Offices & Directories

Assistant Director of Residence Life & Housing

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION OPENING

POSITION:    Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing
POSITON CODE:   A6788
DEPARTMENT:
   Student Life – Residence Life and Housing
APPOINTMENT:   40 hours/12 months
COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience (This is a live-in position, rent-free in a fully furnished apartment)
AVAILABLE:    July 1, 2014
POSTING DATE:   June 6, 2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled

DESCRIPTION: Under supervision of the Director of Residence Life and Housing, the Assistant Director position is an integral part of the department team- this position will supervise and train 3-4 Resident Directors (RD), 2 undergraduate Community Directors (CD) and a graduate student Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC), and indirectly supervise approximately 24 Community Assistants. The Assistant Director will be responsible for professional development, mentoring, and training of this staff.

The Assistant Director implement programming and community development in 6 residential communities and support the Office of Student Life in first year retention efforts and case management. The Assistant Director supports Residence Life and Housing in all campus wide projects such as room draw, staff selection, and other projects assigned. A major function of this position is also liaising with numerous offices on campus and collaborating to develop co-curricular programs. S/he will also provide vision and support for multiple living-learning or themed communities in the areas of wellness, social justice/community service, environmental consciousness, music, transfer integration, and more.

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages and supervises all Residence Life and Housing (RLH) staff and functions:
    • Oversees the management of residence halls by the RDs, CDs, and RHC to ensure they are completing all tasks; 
    • Advises student organizations and Community Assistant Committees; and
    • Attends, instructs, and actively participates in all scheduled trainings prior to the start of school.
  • Provides case management of students with conduct and mental health issues as assigned by the Director of Student Conduct and Associate Dean of Student Life. 
  • Manages and implements all campus wide projects (shared with the Director and other Assistant Director), including, but not limited to: Housing Selection and Placement process, staff selection, training, website management, assessment, etc. 
  • Acts as liaison between Residence Life and Housing and other offices and academic departments on campus to develop collaborative, co-curricular programming. 
  • Identifies students with personal, behavioral or developmental concerns and refers them to appropriate resources for consultation and assistance; adjudicates student conduct cases within the residence halls as delegated by the Director of Student Conduct; enforces all campus policies, hall rules and regulations; 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, vacation, new, and returning students.
  • Supervises Resident Directors, Community Assistants, and the Resident Hall Coordinators; conducts annual performance evaluations on staff and provide feedback for colleagues and supervisors for their annual reports; provides professional development.
  • Serves as back-up administrator in the on-campus duty rotation for crisis intervention and emergency coverage and serve as a conduct officer for all Community Director-led residence halls.
  • Attends appropriate Division and department meetings as required; performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree required plus a minimum of 1-3 years of related professional experience (Resident Director, Assistant Director, etc.) and/or work performed with community based organizations. The ideal candidate is committed to an understanding of the values of higher education, student and community development, and diversity. 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, use independent judgment and display decision-making ability.  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. Experience using the Internet, e-mail and competence using a variety of Windows-based computer programs is desired. 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 apply@redlands.edu or mail to: Human Resources, University of Redlands, PO Box 3080, Redlands CA 92373-0999.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL OUR JOBLINE AT 909/748-8883 OR VISIT
www.redlands.edu/offices-directories/human-resources/jobs.aspx

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