The Assistant Director for Training and the Residential Curriculum position is an integral part of the central office management team, with a primary focus on the promotion of student and staff learning through implementation and assessment of department training, development, and co-curricular initiatives. The Assistant Director provides direct oversight of the coordination and execution of student staff training and other departmental committees. The selected individual supervises and evaluates professional staff, manages student staff accountability, and is a resource to all Resident Assistants. The Assistant Director participates in the 24-hour on-call rotation and executes summer responsibilities as assigned.
This is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative & Professional Staff (A&PS) position reporting to the Assistant Dean/Director of Residential Education.
Responsibilities: Professional Staff Supervision Supervise, evaluate, and develop three (3) master’s level Area Coordinators. Provides indirect supervision to paraprofessional staff. Administrative Management Assists the Assistant Dean/Director in overseeing the daily operations of the Office of Residential Education. In consultation with the Assistant Dean/Director, provides oversight of all department committees. In conjunction with campus-wide first-year experience and co-curricular initiatives, provide oversight of first-year and theme-based residential communities and programs. Training & Development Oversee, coordinate and evaluate para-/professional staff training. Provide leadership to Residential Education curricular initiatives. Collaborating as a member of the departmental leadership team on goal setting, strategic planning, assessment, evaluation, and policy development. Recruitment, Selection, and Orientation Assists in developing the vision and oversight in the hiring, training, and on-going development/assessment of Residential Education professional and student staff. Conduct & Crisis Intervention Manages a student conduct caseload for incidents pertaining to residence hall policies and procedures as assigned by the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Serves in campus-wide on-call rotation with other senior-level staff. Responds to and provides appropriate referrals on crisis/emergency situations; provides guidance to para-/professional staff members and students. Departmental Communication Respond to higher level student concerns and questions and parent communication in consultation with Assistant Dean/Director. In coordination with other leadership staff and functional units, disseminates critical messages relating to the health/safety and service delivery to residents. Assists in disseminating information to staff and/or students relating to appropriate department events and processes. This list is not all-inclusive and all employees are expected to perform other duties as assigned.
Required qualifications: Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, education or a related field. Experience in crisis management, problem solving, collaboration, and counseling/human relationships. Prior experience as live-in professional residence life staff member Significant experience in training, team building/facilitation, co-curricular development/learning outcomes, assessment, and mentoring/coaching with diverse constituencies. Excellent customer service, collaboration, event planning, facilitation, and organizational skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft and Google Office Suites. Must demonstrate a desire to work with and be inclusive toward diverse students, faculty, and staff. Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in Residence Life.
Salary is competitive depending on experience with an option to live-on in a college-owned apartment. A generous benefits package is available that includes health benefits, 22 days paid vacation per year, retirement plan, and a meal plan when dining services are operational.
Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music. Combined, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,900 students. Founded in 1833, Oberlin College & Conservatory was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission-traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, OH, Oberlin College & Conservatory has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and academic and technological resources. Learn more at http://new.oberlin.edu/about