Responsible for the day to day operations of first year residence hall including staff supervision, programming, student organization advising, and conduct.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
(1) Assist with the overall departmental functions: Including office operations, staff selection and training and development, implementing and enforcing policies and procedures, recognition and evaluation. (2) Provide leadership to an area staff in the achievement of the programmatic goals and objectives of that area with supervision of hall staff. (3) Coordinate residence life programming events for the university community. (4) Serve as a judicial hearing officer for Residence Life (5) Assist with coordination of in-service training for area staff complementing department wide training efforts, with particular attention to community development skills and diversity. (6) Represent Residence Life at university events, such as SOAR, Visit Days etc. (7) Serve as a liaison to university departments. (8) Serve as a chair and/or committee member of paraprofessional recruitment and selection process and other designated committees for Residence Life, Student Affairs and the University. (9) Monitor budgets and expenditures for programs, staff and services within assigned area. (10) Organize and facilitate regularly scheduled staff meetings, individual meetings with the director, individual meetings with staff members and Residence Life meetings. (11) Assist in the professional staff responsibilities of all residential openings and closings. (12) Serve as on call staff for Residence Life on a rotation basis for nights, weekends, and holidays. (13) Serve as coordinator and support for emergency and serious incidents. This may include escorting residential students to the hospital if needed. (14) Assist in the coordination of summer conferences and support for summer school staff. (15) Support other staff members in fulfilling the ORL mission, programs and initiatives. (16) Perform other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor Degree required; Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Student Development, Higher Education or related field (preferred)
1-2 years of experience in Residence Life or related Student Affairs
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A strong desire to work with college students
Demonstrated skills in the following areas: leadership, group dynamics, flexibility, professionalism, technology, and programming in a residence hall setting.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Commensurate with experience
Monday - Friday 9:30am-5:00pm Some nights and weekends Position does have on-call responsibilities
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.