Assistant Director of Residence Life - Student Development
Saint Louis University
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: 2022-05293
The Department of Housing and Residence Life as part of the Division of Student Development helps students develop as leaders who are spiritually formed, critically reflective, and socially and personally responsible.Â Â
As a member of the Leadership Team, the Assistant Director of Residence Life, as an educator, provides direction, leadership and supervision of an educational area of five to six buildings/complexes housing 1500-2000 students.Â The Saint Louis University Department of Housing and Residence Life is committed to the total development of the student within an inclusive community through community standards, community experiences, intentional conversations, reflection, and group dialogues. The Department of Housing and Residence Life program is built on a student learning philosophy that values social justice, community, spiritual and personal growth, and academic success.
The Department is committed to creating and maintaining communities that are welcoming and accepting of people of all races, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, disability, age and veteran status. Our goal is to instill respect and foster a sense of community by creating, promoting, and supporting residential environments where students, faculty, and staff are provided opportunities to understand, accept, and appreciate each other. Housing and Residence Life is committed to confronting situations of intolerance that result from lack of respect, knowledge, or awareness.
The Assistant Director of Residence Life is a vital member of the residence hall community and a staff leader for the Housing and Residence Life Department.Â The Assistant Director of Residence Life, supervised by the Associate Director of Housing & Residence Life, is expected to work with other departmental staff in establishing goals and strategies for Housing and Residence Life.Â This position is responsible for the successful implementation of the goals and strategies in their area while remaining true to the mission and vision of the department.Â Â Â
Supervision, Training, and Development
Supervise and mentor three to four Residence Hall Coordinators, with indirect supervision of Graduate Hall Coordinators, and student staff
Facilitate weekly one-on-one meetings with professional staff to discuss progress on goals, opportunities for new initiatives or collaboration, and professional development
Evaluate staff efforts and progress based on formal and informal needs assessments, targeted goals, and learning objectives
Assist with training and development opportunities for professional, graduate, and student staff that aligns with individual needs and departmental goals
Participate in all aspects of recruitment and selection for all Housing and Residence Life staff positions
Recognize, celebrate, and reward staff accomplishments to build a positive work environment
Assist with staff corrective counseling process to maintain expectations
Support residence hall staff with building management, facilities concerns, and yearly building opening/closing
On-Call, Community Standards, & Crisis Intervention
Serve in an on-call rotation with other departmental leadership team members to provide support to Professional and Graduate staff on-call and respond to escalated or critical campus incidents
Serve as a key member of weekly Incident Debrief meetings
Collaborate with essential university departments, such as the Dean of Students, Department of Public Safety, University Counseling Center, Office of Student Responsibilities and Community Standards, Campus Ministry, and Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity in response to issues or incidents in the residential spaces
Advise Professional and Graduate staff in the management of community standards in their buildings
Provide advisement or active participation in the resolution of community standards issues and concerns in a timely manner, including student and family concerns
Serve as a hearing officer for cases and conduct meetings with students while utilizing a restorative approach
Utilize the Maxient Conduct Manager software to track student incidents and manage assigned conduct cases
Review community development plans, learning outcomes, and evaluated programs/events for supervision areas in support of the departmental residential curriculum
Provide support and guidance to Residence Hall Coordinators in relation to the Learning Community program
Advise professional and graduate staff in establishing goals and priorities for building inclusive residential communities
Collaborate with various partners to identify and implement educational learning opportunities connected retention initiativesÂ
Provide support to departmental student leadership organizations
Give guidance to Community Council advisors for supervision areas
Capture feedback from residents and department staff about academic, personal, and/or community success, issues, or concerns
Maintain a balanced schedule of office hours for committee and conduct meetings, staff one-on-ones, and walk-in appointments
Complete documentation in a timely manner, including budget, incident, performance, quarterly, and annual reports
Attend and facilitate weekly departmental and leadership team meetings
Serve on and/or lead various departmental committees, including but not limited to student and/or professional staff training and development, recruitment and selection, and student organization advising (Desk Managers and Lead Resident Advisors)
Oversee budget lines for assigned supervision areas and/or committees
Work to support divisional strategic priorities and university-wide learning outcomes
Represent the department on divisional or institutional task forces or search committees
Support and administer approved department and/or divisional assessment programs or initiatives
Possess a masters degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, College Student Development or related field
Three to five years of full-time experience in housing/residence life or a closely related student affairs role
Be willing to submit a state and national criminal history and background check
Three to five years of full-time supervisory experience working at a college or university within a housing and residence life department.
The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, have an appreciation for technology and process improvement, and work well on their own and in a team environment.
The Assistant Director must be committed to working within an innovative environment that is focused on the education of individuals and groups of college students within a residential setting through the development of cohesive living and learning communities.
Candidates must have a passion for working with a diverse student population, be committed to student learning and development, possess strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, demonstrate initiative, communicate effectively, have a positive attitude, and an ability to manage in structured autonomy.
Vaccine Protocol Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations and a booster dose for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the Universitys vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employees start date will result in termination of the employment. Â Proof of vaccine will be submitted through an online portal made available to you during your Workday onboarding tasks.
The University will require all students, faculty and staff to obtain a booster vaccine dose for the spring semester, This applies to: Â Â Â - All adults over the age of 18 years who completed their vaccine series with Pfizer or Moderna at least 6 months ago. Â Â Â Â - Those who received the J&J vaccine at least two months ago.Â Â
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.