Assistant Residence Hall Director - Outdoor Programs (Contract)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE NON-EXEMPT POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Assistant Residence Hall Director (Outdoor Programs and Environmental Consciousness)
POSITON CODE: A6711
DEPARTMENT: Student Life – Residence Life and Housing
APPOINTMENT: 40 hours/12 months
COMPENSATION: $13.00 per hour/ housing included
AVAILABLE: July 1, 2013
POSTING DATE: March 1, 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing, the Assistant Residence Hall Director (ARHD) provides students with resources and experiences that complement academics to create and maintain a “sense of community” in an environment conducive to engagement, growth, learning and meaningful interpersonal skills. This ARHD supervises Community Assistants (CA’s) in the Environmental Consciousness living community and participates in the campus duty rotations for crisis intervention and emergency coverage. The ARHD also serves in half-time collateral assignments within the Student Life Division supporting Outdoor Programs and Intramural Sport in the Student Leadership and Involvement Center. Collateral assignments will be supervised by another administrator in the Student Life Division, outside of Residence Life and Housing.
The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Manages the residence hall (e.g. reports damage, conducts safety checks, advises community assistants in submitting work requests, etc); actively plans, participates in, and assesses programming efforts both within the residence halls and areas of collateral assignment; conducts weekly staff meetings to address programmatic needs, student concerns, community-building, and other issues; advises student organizations and Community Assistant Committees; attends, instructs, and actively participates in all scheduled trainings throughout the year.
- Coordinates and enhances the environmental consciousness theme within Merriam Hall by working with staff and community members to integrate environmental and outdoor programming, involve community members in service and action, and help make Merriam Hall the catalyst for campus-wide environmental action.
- Facilitates Outdoor Programs; lead outdoor trips, train, supervise, and evaluate student staff and trip leaders, manage the on-campus Rental Shop, oversee and schedule outdoor trips, programs, and events.
- Identifies students with personal, behavioral or developmental concerns and refers them to appropriate resources for consultation and assistance; writes appropriate communication records; adjudicates student conduct cases within the residence halls as delegated by the Director of Student Conduct; enforces all campus policies, hall rules and regulations.
- Supervises two to three Community Assistants; conducts annual performance evaluations and provides feedback for colleagues and supervisors for their annual reports; assists in the organization and development of Residence Hall staff selections and actively participates in the selection process.
- Develops strong interpersonal relationships, social interactions, and community cohesiveness between staff, residents and University students; participates in special assignments, annual events and projects as assigned through Student Life: including, housing assignment process for summer, new, and returning students.
- Participates in the Administrator On-Call Duty Rotation and responds to crisis situations.
- Attends appropriate Division and department meetings; prepares monthly reports and other work as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required at the time of hire plus a minimum of six months of similar student related work (Resident Assistant, etc) and work with outdoor recreation activities. Due to the outdoor education component of this position, a desirable candidate will have experience in at least one of the following three areas: rock climbing, wilderness medicine, and/or community service leadership. The ideal candidate has a basic knowledge of desert, ocean, and mountain terrain, risk and risk management, and trip facilitation and activity-planning. The ideal candidate is committed to an understanding of the values of higher education, student and community development, and a strong understanding of social justice. Candidate must have the sensitivity and ability to work with the traditional college age student, advise staff, develop and implement programs, produce effective outcomes, work effectively both individually and with groups. Flexibility to adjust work schedule to meet the needs of students and staff is necessary and will require attendance at evening and weekend events, as well as overnight retreats and training. Position requires good physical condition with the ability to walk for long periods, climb hills and stairs, work outdoors, and lift up to 50 lbs. Tuition remission for Master's Degree. Upon offer of employment, a physical examination must be successfully completed. A copy of a valid Class C driver’s license with a current DMV printout with a good driving record, and a Wilderness First Responder Certificate required upon date of hire. Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call 909/748-8040.
TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume, salary history, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references to email@example.com or mail to: Human Resources, University of Redlands, PO Box 3080, Redlands CA 92373-0999.
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