As a member of the Office of Residential Life team, the Assistant Director of Residential Life is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of an array of campus-wide and departmental services that both enhance residential life on campus and promote student engagement. The Assistant Director reports to the Associate Director of Residential Life. Primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director surround the direct supervision of the various Residence Directors and the respective programmatic developments in the First Year Experience or Second Year Experience communities; and the indirect supervision of the paraprofessional staff and their respective Residential Experience Plans.
Essential Job Functions: The Assistant Director’s major responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Supervision, Training, and Leadership:
Directly recruit, hire, supervise, train, manage and evaluate 2-3 Residence Directors within assigned community and indirectly the paraprofessional staff in said community.
Manage and supervise the collateral assignments for the Residence Director(s), keep accurate documentation of expectations and projects, and maintain strong partnership and communication with the connected campus partner/office.
Support the Residence Directors’ roles as advisors to the various Community Councils in the building(s), by providing indirect oversight and budgetary guidance.
Supervise, train, manage, and evaluate 2-3 Program Advisors (student employment positions).
Serve as the point of contact for approvals, edits, form routing, and reporting for eRezLife, StarRez, and BlackBoard S2, as it relates to their specific staff needs.
Assist Residential Life leadership with various recruitment, selection, training, and development opportunities for both student and professional staff.
Community Development & Project Management:
Serve as designated contact for community development based on FYE/SYE building assignments and respective Residence Director oversight, which includes collaborative working relationships with relevant campus partners.
First Year Experience (Orientation, required programming, signature events, etc.)
Second Year Experience (SYE Links Coaching, Second Year September, Off-Campus Housing connections, etc.)
Manage and direct community-wide programming sponsored by the department and work to create new traditions through student engagement and collaboration.
Management and maintenance of programming budgets, community budgets, office space, supplies, and resources in concert with the Administrative Coordinator and the allocated budgets.
Champion initiatives and support a commitment to sustainability within the department.
Act as ResLife liaison to staff and student groups conducting programming including Admissions, Athletics, Center for Health Education and Wellness, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Leadership & Involvement, Center for Community, Diversity, and Inclusion, FYE/SYE, Center for Student Success, and other campus partners.
Serve as a resource for student and professional staff in Residential Life and Homewood Student Affairs to help increase student engagement and enhance the undergraduate experience.
Serve on at least one Community Living Working Group: Assessment, Technology, Staff Appreciation, Opening/Closing, Health & Safety, etc.
Student Care and Conduct
Work to ensure follow-up and responsibilities as it relates to physical and mental student health needs of residential communities.
Responsible for uploading security reports into Advocate on a daily basis, following-up with Residential Life staff as necessary.
Serve as an appellate officer for residential student conduct cases.
Serve as a member of the Hazing Investigations team.
Serve as a member of the Demonstration Response Team for Homewood Student Affairs.
Serve as a member of the Secondary On-Call Administrator team.
Serve as departmental resource and partner to the Counseling Center, Academic Advising, Case Managers, Conduct Office, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Disability Services, Campus Safety and Security, and Community Liaisons through Conduct Behavioral Team and HopReach Case Management Team.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree required in Student Personnel, Higher Education, or related field.
Three years of full-time experience in Residential Life or other related student affairs offices in higher education required.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:
Successful candidates will bring the following experiences and demonstrate these characteristics:
Supervision of full-time, professional staff is preferred.
A strong understanding of student development in a residential setting.
Knowledge and experience working with students and staff in development and implementation of programming curriculum to meet the needs of various student populations.
Demonstrated success in a complex, multi-layered and data-driven organization.
Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds (e.g. class, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, etc.) and to lead and foster sensitivity to diversity and an inclusive campus and community culture.
Well-developed administrative and management skills.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Weekend and evening hours are required. This position will be required to be on-call on a rotating schedule and is considered essential personnel when asked to assist with any university emergencies that affect the student population.
Classified Title: Residential Life Manager Working Title: Assistant Director Residential Life Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60004476-Residential Life Operations Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs
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