Supervises the Assistant Directors of Residence Life.
Meets weekly with the Assistant Directors of Residence Life for their assigned communities.
Provides consultation, development, and support to the Assistant Directors of Residence Life, including with their assigned collateral, and campus department liaison, assignments.
Meets weekly with the Director of Residence Life.
Attends the HRL Senior Leadership meetings to represent the Residence Life team.
Supervises and administers all hall-wide programming efforts for their assigned portfolio. Encourages the development of innovative programs in all areas. Provides direction to signature programs, and Hall and House community development. Provides guidance and support to the Assistant Directors of Residence Life in developing strong, intentional programs for students, staff, and faculty.
Supervises and leads staff by developing programs and initiatives that meet staff professional and technical training needs, provides coaching and guidance to staff, conducts annual performance reviews, and proactively addresses performance issues as required.
Works with the Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life, and Director of Residence Life, to provide support for the Resident Deans that serve the residence halls in their portfolio.
Communicates with Resident Deans, and Program Manager for Residence Life, bi-weekly and if needed, provides administrative support for the Resident Deans and their activities.
Assists Resident Deans if needed with strategic planning, Hall governance, and hiring of Resident Dean Assistants (RDAs).
Responsible for all Campus and Student Life Human Resource processes to ensure RDAs are eligible for work and added to the payroll systems.Â
Oversees budgetary reconciliation for the programs the Resident Deans directly oversee including Hall Council. Provides financial counseling and advising to the Resident Deans.
Assists with the onboarding and training of new Resident Deans.
Works with CSL Human Resources to ensure timely payment for RHs, RAs, and RDAs throughout the academic year.
Serves on the Students of Concern Action Task Force (SOCAT) and as the hub for all information regarding residential students of concern.
Communicates regularly with campus partners in UChicago HELP, Student Wellness, and the College to support students of concern.
Serves with the Director of Residence Life on the Emergency Operations Center (DSS, Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety, etc.) to plan and prepare staff for dealing with crisis (hurricane, fire, active shooter, etc.)Â
Jointly oversees the planning and implementation of the staff training program including pre-term and in-service programs. Conducts annual review and publication of HRL staff manual, Resident Dean manual, and other materials related to resident staff support. Oversees Resident Head and Resident Assistant staff selection and evaluation.
Serves as escalation and consult for conduct issues within the Assistant Directorsâ™ communities.
Serves as a parent referral resource for Assistant Directors of Residence Life.
Serves in an on-call rotation as a point of escalation for the Assistant Director on-call in case of severe emergencies or need for additional support (e.g., death or imminent death of a student, fire or building issue that results in relocation of students, and a case of a missing student where there is a significant cause of concern for studentâ™s well-being).
Liaise with Operations, Occupancy Management, and Conference Services to ensure Residence Life staff execute functions of their role that support the other units, i.e., opening, closing, room changes, room selection, etc.Â
Serves, as needed, on committees of staff and/or students convened to review issues of importance to Housing and Residence Life. Serves as a Housing and Residence Life representative to various academic and administrative offices and committees within the University.
Adheres to Campus and Student Life core values, including, but not limited to student development, customer service, collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness, credibility, responsiveness, quality, accountability, professional development, and mutual respect.
Supervises and evaluates the housing/dining system's professional and support staff. Prepares and implements housing and dining assignment policies and procedures.
Participates in the selection, training, and management of the Residential Life team. Participates in the selection of faculty Resident Masters.
Performs other related work as needed.
Master's degree in student affairs or a related field.
A minimum of 5 years of live-in student housing experience, as well as experience working closely with a college student population.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in University or other residence life program.
Experience in handling crises, supervision of staff, and program development.
Valid Illinois driverâ™s license upon offer of employment and pass the Universityâ™s motor vehicle records process.
May be required to provide and use own vehicle insured in accordance with University requirements.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Proficiency in standard office software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, email, etc.)
Knowledge and experience with a housing information system (e.g., StarRez) and a conduct system (e.g., Maxient).
Strategic leadership skills in a University setting.
Understanding of the developmental and educational objectives of a University residential environment.
Commitment to cultural competence.
Supervisory skills, demonstrated ability to supervise, train and evaluate the work of others.
Highly organized person with well-developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills and work effectively with assertive and/or distressed clientele.
Attend house and resident staff programs or meetings during evenings and weekends.
Knowledge of the University of Chicago, Hyde Park community, or the higher education field.
Work with a diverse range of students, staff and faculty, and managers across the campus.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and listening skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Work both independently, with a high degree of initiative, and collaboratively.
Work in partnership with any other Associate Director of Residence Life as a member of the Associate Director team.
Thoughtful and innovative problem-solving skills.
Budget management skills.
Remain attentive to details, organized and productive while handling multiple concurrent tasks, and during high demand periods.
Remain calm, professional, and productive while interacting with individuals displaying intense emotions.
Respond promptly, directly, and effectively to internal and external inquiries and requests for service while managing competing demands.
Significant knowledge of the higher education profession and climate.
â‹Sense of humor.
Function in a 24-hour on-call environment and maintain productivity.
Work evenings and weekends, as needed.
Work is largely sedentary; sit in front of computer for extended periods; regular attendance, including on evenings and weekends.
Assume on-call responsibility for campus residence halls.
Travel to various on-campus locations.
Use computers and standard office equipment.
The standard work week is Monday through Friday with expectations for evening and weekend work typical of a senior student affairs leader responsible for the residence life program. The Associate Director of Residence Life is expected to be available for consultation after-hours, weekends, and holidays; and available on-campus for emergency response, as needed.
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