The Associate Director of Residence Life position has the primary responsibility of leading the day-to-day operations of Residence Life, which include the management of the residence hall staff, student problem solving, crisis management, and collaboration between Residence Life and other department on campus. This includes the assessment of several efforts that evaluates professional staff, student staff and overall student satisfaction of a comprehensive housing and dining experience. The Associate Director will work in collaboration with departmental partners to develop communication and outreach strategies that support student yield and retention efforts.
1. Oversees the day-to day operation of the Residence Life program.
Directs essential Residence Life functions, responsibilities, events and experiences that have an impact on the student transition, student development, community development, student accountability and student success.
Oversee the day-to-day operation of Residence Life, which includes the management of in-hall staff, move in experiences, closing responsibilities, establish duty expectations of both professional and student staff, develop and enforce health and safety measures, and address student behaviors and respond to student of concerns.
Directly train, supervise, and evaluate 3 Assistant Directors.
Indirectly train, supervise, and evaluate 14 Resident Directors, 11 Graduate Resident Directors, and 300 + student staff members.
Facilitate Assistant Director and Residence Life meetings for effective communication on university events, departmental priorities, needs and expectations and generation of new ideas.
Collaborate with departmental partners for cross functional needs and operational impacts.
Oversee the student staff evaluation and discipline process.
Coordinates and oversees holiday staffing needs, interim housing and summer school staffing needs and duty expectations.
Serve in the Housing and Residence Life duty rotation
2. Facilitate Partnerships to Support Day-to-Day Functions of Residence Life
Serve as the primary point of contact between offices, in hall professional and student staff to address behavioral and facilities concerns that impact a students' academic, wellbeing and living experiences
Collaborate with Ohio University Police Department, the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility, and the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance on student behavior, policy enforcement, staff expectations/protocols for response in support the Housing Handbook, Student Code of Conduct and behaviors that violate law and/or civil rights.
Work closely with the Dean of Students to address and respond to students of concern. · Establish partnership with academic units (ie. Fine Arts, OHIO Honors) to support students of concern or address behaviors that place a student at risk of retention.
Establish partnerships with departments in which have specialized living experiences (ROTC, Athletics) to create a supportive living experience.
Collaborate with facilities management (Residential Custodial Services, Maintenance, and Environmental Health and Safety) to establish expectations for student behavior that minimize facility and issues, educates students and staff on expectations/protocols to report issues, and responds to behaviors that contributes towards facility issues.
Collaborate with Access Control to create and coordinate a key management protocol to include core changes, access control expectations and needs for staff.
3. Coordinates Community Engagement Efforts ·
Create, implement, and lead the department's efforts related to the Bobcat Living Experience
Responsible for leading the development of learning outcomes for residential students.
Develop assessment tools to assess the needs of residential students and the success of departmental efforts.
Oversee departmental engagements and large scale programming efforts (Martie & Stewie, Ohio Late Nights, etc.)
4. Additional Responsibilities
Facilitate monthly advisory boards (both graduate resident directors and resident directors) to discuss best practices, current trends, events and experiences creating impact, generation of new ideas and creating space for staff to advocate for continuous improvement and necessary change.
Serve on departmental, divisional, and University committees as invited or assigned.
Division of Student Affairs – Statement on Social Justice
In the Division of Student Affairs, we demonstrate effort for all to understand their individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments and use a perspective of Social Justice in their work. We define Social Justice as an active process and commitment to promoting equity through the 1) identification and removal of barriers, 2) facilitation of learning, 3) cultivation of community, and 4) empowerment of people. We work to address needs related to student development and well-being in order to increase retention, academic progress and graduation rates. We dedicate ourselves to advancing cultural competency at Ohio University, the surrounding community, and the world.
Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related field required
3 years of experience required
Experience in Housing and Residence Life highly preferred
Commitment to supporting development of strong, inclusive residential communities.
Experience integrating intentional learning into work with students, including development of educational and engagement strategies.
Mentor and coach staff with intentionality through on-going developmental supervision using inclusionary practices.
Effectively manage administrative responsibilities and interpersonal communication with students, faculty, and staff.
Demonstrate a commitment to issues and matters relating to the field of Student Affairs.
Planning Unit: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Residence Life, Director's Office
Employment Type: full-time regular
$51,281 – $85,325, commensurate with candidate's experience and qualifications.
Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including health benefits, paid time off, and education benefits for employees and qualified dependents.
In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, and more. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.