Assistant Dean, Residential Commons

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  |  Troy, NY

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Job Overview

Posted December 03, 2018 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Dean, Residential Commons

Onsite Event Position ID: 1819
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Troy, NY
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 1720

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute cares about your health and well-being, and we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to you and your family. Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program continues to be instrumental in ensuring stable employment and stable pay growth for our faculty and staff, and our benefits program accounts for a significant portion of the Total Compensation Program.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute cares about your health and well-being, and we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to you and your family. Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program continues to be instrumental in ensuring stable employment and stable pay growth for our faculty and staff, and our benefits program accounts for a significant portion of the Total Compensation Program.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY was founded in 1824, and is America’s first technological research institute. For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is Seeking:  Assistant Dean, Residential Commons

The Assistant Dean is responsible for ensuring Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students (CLASS) is fully realized through the Residential Commons. As a live-in Student Life professional, the Assistant Dean will maintain high visibility with residents and foster the development of living and learning communities that enhance student learning and success. The Assistant Dean will develop and deliver educational programming, provide student advocacy and support, participate in regular on-call duty rotation, supervise staff and serve as a conduct officer of the institution.

(CLASS)- Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students is a comprehensive approach to the student experience at Rensselaer. Through ongoing support, guidance, and co-curricular activities, CLASS connects students to a network of faculty, staff, and other students, ensuring that they are part of a strong community of learners. As students strive to become the leaders of tomorrow, CLASS helps them develop the intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and global awareness that will enable them to change the world.


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel or related field
  • Two (2) years of experience in Student Affairs directly working with college students, preferably in a residence life setting

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of student development theories and their application to students attending a highly selective, residential research university
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Experience with assessment, budgeting and strategic planning preferred
  • Experience advising, coaching, mentoring, and counseling college students 
  • Demonstrate experience, skill, and ability in leading one of the primary residential assignments, e.g. recruitment and staffing, training, judicial, program development, and/or working with special and diverse student populations.
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Requires strong organizational skills
  • Requires excellent customer service skills
  • Requires ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives.
  • Requires planning, organizing and effective time management skills.

Application Information

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Individuals who apply before February 22, 2019 will receive first consideration. To apply, visit http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/7388 to complete a short online application, and to upload a current CV, a letter of interest and contact information for three (3) references. Please direct questions about the application process to Brandy Pascazio pascab@rpi.edu.

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