Assistant Director of the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION OPENING (Contract)
POSITION: Assistant Director of the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies
POSITION CODE: A6756
DEPARTMENT: Johnston Center for Integrative Studies
APPOINTMENT: Administrative, full-time, 11 months (may require day/evening/night work, including holidays and/or weekends)
STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: 12 months
POSTING DATE: November 22, 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Johnston Director, the Assistant Director plays an important leadership role in the Johnston Center. With primary responsibilities including the management and development of academic and community practices central to a living-learning environment, this position requires a strong commitment to the values of both the liberal arts and intentional communities. Central responsibilities include providing support for students by facilitating community building activities that connect living and learning, modeling effective leadership through overseeing weekly community meetings and helping students navigate their budget, teaching courses on community development and study skills, working on internal and external student admissions, collaborating with Student Life on residence life and conduct issues, conducting academic and personal advising, and assisting the Director with a variety of ongoing and ad hoc community programming. In addition to these on-going activities, the Assistant Director also plans important annual events, including First Year Orientation, Senior Graduation, Vintage Johnston Fundraiser, and Student Retreats. Candidates must demonstrate: the ability to work with traditional college age students, parents, faculty, administrators, and alumni; a general knowledge and understanding of residence hall operations/objectives; the ability to supervise staff; skills for developing and implementing programs; the ability to work effectively in groups; and the ability to multitask and organize.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Counsel students on individual, academic, career, personal, and interpersonal concerns, as well as make appropriate professional referrals to academic advisors, professors, and counseling staff members.
- Work with the Community Interns on projects related to community development.
- Supervise a large number of student work-study positions.
- Network and liaise with various campus units as needed.
- Manage the Internal Transfer process for admissions from the College of Arts and Sciences into the Johnston Center.
- Participate in occasional weekend and evening living-learning events.
- Facilitate the Johnston Study Skills and Orientation classes.
- Coordinate the Johnston Commencement and First Year Orientation.
- Coordinate and attend off campus student retreats.
- Work collaboratively with the Residence Hall Coordinator (professional position in Student Life) in his/her housing and residential life duties within the Johnston Center.
- Assist in the planning and the daily operation of the Johnston Center.
- Work with the Director on fundraising and Alumni Relations projects.
- Interact with Facilities Management as it relates to the Johnston Complex.
- Collaborate with Student Life and Public Safety to ensure the safety of students.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Higher Education or a related field plus a minimum of one (1) to three (3) years’ experience in a related field required. The successful candidate will possess independent judgment; collaborative leadership; excellent listening skills; tolerance and patience with adolescents; boundary setting; and ability to quickly learn and teach Johnston Academic process. Candidate must possess excellent organizational, writing and interpersonal skills and have the ability to work independently while managing multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously. Successful candidate will have knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Must be willing to maintain a strenuous schedule working non-traditional hours focused on afternoons, evenings, and some weekends. A valid driver’s license is required. A current DMV printout demonstrating a good driving record must be presented after offer of employment. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Human Resources, University of Redlands, PO Box 3080, Redlands CA 92373-0999.
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