The New School was founded by forward-thinking educators in 1919 to defy the intellectual constraints of a traditional college education. We are seeking a highly motivated, socially engaged, and creative thinker to serve as the Assistant Director for Housing Operations to work in the department of Housing and Residential Education (HRE).
The Associate Director for Residential Education serves as a member of the Housing and Residential Education (HRE) leadership team and reports to the Director of Housing and Residential Education. The Associate Director shares in the comprehensive development and management of HRE and supports the mission of Student Success and The New School by serving a population of 2,000 residential students. The Associate Director manages all aspects of on-campus experience, including the residential curriculum, student behavior, leadership opportunities, and all HRE staff hiring, training, and supervision. Additionally, this role works in conjunction with the Associate Director of Housing Operations to develop, implement, and manage housing operations, including opening, closing, room changes, safety inspections, and damage billing. Finally, this position supervises four direct reports, which includes Residence Hall Directors. This is a full-time, 12-month, live-on position and serves on-call, and supports evening and weekend activities.
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.
Serves as a member of the Housing & Residential Education leadership team and assists in the development, implementation, support, and assessment of the departmental mission
Provides direct supervision and on-going development opportunities for five full-time Resident Directors
Develop, implement, manage, and assess student engagement and community development initiatives utilizing a residential curricular approach grounded in student development theory
Facilitates all human resource processes for HRE, including the selection, hiring, onboarding, evaluation, and separation of all professional and student staff
Oversees all professional and student staff training and development initiatives
Directs the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the university's student conduct system within Housing & Residential Education
Oversees educational sanctioning grounded in the department's residential curriculum
Serves as the department's liaison with campus partners, including Student Conduct & Community Standards and Campus Safety
Develops the creation and implementation of a residence hall association
Oversees the hall council system, focusing on community engagement and advocacy
Assists the Associate Director for Housing Operations with all housing operations, including opening, closing, room changes, safety inspections, damage billing, etc.
Serves on departmental and university committees and leads initiatives as needed
Assists in the development and management of the Residential Education budget, totaling approximately $400K annually while maintaining compliance with university procurement policies and procedures
Serves in an on-call capacity and responds to student incidents as needed
Serves as a liaison for The New School community and acts as a referral resource for faculty, staff, student, parents, and families
Engages in occasional evening and weekend work
Other duties as assigned
Master's degree in higher education leadership or a similar concentration
Five (5) to eight (8) years of progressive experience in Housing and Residential Life
Experience implementing and managing a Residential Curriculum
Experience as a university hearing officer and knowledge of due process
Knowledge of student behavioral interventions, including conflict resolution, safety initiatives, and civility education
Demonstrated crisis management skills, including problem-solving and critical thinking
Applied understanding of student development theory, including the impact of residential life on academic success
Demonstrated experience supervising, developing, mentoring, and motivating a diverse staff team, while directly supervising professional staff
Experience building collaborative partnerships with faculty, administrators, students, parents, and community partners
Experience with fiscal management, including the managing and oversight of a multilayered budget
Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, including sensitivity to cultural differences and working in diverse populations
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Ability to manage multiple collaborative projects and systems in a fast-paced environment
Ability to adhere to university COVID-19 policies and protocols
Ability to navigate StarRez, Banner, Starfish, & Campus Labs
Familiarity with Google suite
Experience developing and implementing a new residential curriculum
Experience with managing student conduct processes and crisis management systems
Experience with developing academic initiatives, including, academic support and faculty engagement
Oversight of student behavioral interventions and sanctions, utilizing moral development and responsible decision making
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.