Assistant Director for Residence Life

McKendree University  |  Lebanon, IL

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Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director for Residence Life

Onsite Event Position ID: 1247
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Lebanon, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 2,000 Students
Employer ID: 21804

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$40,000 - $42,500
Additional Compensation:
12-month, renewable contract - professional development and extensive training opportunities within the Office of Residence Life, the Office for Student Affairs, and the University at-large - partial meal plan at University Dining Hall - 20 days of vacation per academic year, sick time accumulates monthly - excellent benefits package including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, retirement plan, and partial tuition waiver
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$40,000 - $42,500
Additional Compensation:
12-month, renewable contract - professional development and extensive training opportunities within the Office of Residence Life, the Office for Student Affairs, and the University at-large - partial meal plan at University Dining Hall - 20 days of vacation per academic year, sick time accumulates monthly - excellent benefits package including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, retirement plan, and partial tuition waiver
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

The Assistant Director for Residence Life is an innovative full-time, professional staff member of a dynamic department committed to creating an atmosphere that encourages personal, social, and academic development by fostering self-responsibility, trust, inclusion, and respect for others in a comfortable and accepting environment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on supervisor discretion and institutional needs. The Assistant Director is a full-time position and will assume responsibility for the following areas in consultation with the Director of Residence Life.

  • Directly supervise 2-4 full-time professional staff members
  • Oversee 2-4 departmental committee assignments in consultation with the Director
  • Coordinate the housing assignments process for the Office of Residence Life, including, but not limited to:
    • Communicate with key constituents regarding housing assignment
    • Facilitate student billing through use of the Datatel Colleague system
    • Manage new and transfer student housing placement
    • Oversee returning student housing selection in the spring semester
    • Coordinate early arrivals and extended stay residents
    • Facilitate the room change process
    • Oversee departmental Housing Committee
    • Assist Director with annual furniture replacement process
    • Attend to summer duties, such as summer housing needs, camps, and special projects
    • Organize the Housing Waiver Committee and residency waiver documentation
  • Respond to campus concerns via a rotating “on call” schedule and act as central campus contact in absence of Director
  • Aid in strategic planning for the Residence Life Department
  • Serve as a conduct hearing officer
    • Adjudicate and enforce violations of the student handbook for higher level violations
    • Develop and implement educational sanctioning
    • Educate students and staff on the policies in the student handbook
  • Assist with recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of full-time, professional and student staff
  • Collaborate with professional staff, student staff, University Public Safety staff, and local police in intervening in situations involving violations of University policy and/or state or local law
  • Advise, counsel, and seek to develop students in alignment with the department and University’s mission to create and sustain personal, social, and academic development
  • Contribute to the establishment of goals for the University, within the Department of Student Affairs in general, and the Office of Residence Life specifically
  • Develop personal goals compatible with the mission of the department and/or University.
  • Support planning and implementation of social, educational, and cultural programming sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, or by individual living units within the Residence Life program
  • Supervise Residential Living Learning Communities
  • Attend regular staff meetings
  • Serve as a resource person and referral agent for students with personal, academic, judicial and other concerns, and works to develop proactive approaches to dealing with student issues
  • Serve on committees or task forces convened by the University, as assigned
  • Directly supervised by the Director of Residence Life

Job Requirements

Essential Skills Needed

  • Must possess the ability to maintain an effective and cooperative working relationship with supervisors, supervisees, co-workers, and academic and community partners
  • Must possess demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and managerial skills
  • Must possess above average administrative, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
  • Must possess above average critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Must possess excellent verbal, written, and computer communication skills
  • Must possess a sense of humor
  • Must demonstrate willingness to serve as a role model for residential students, student staff members, and co-workers in work ethic, initiative, and attitude
  • Must demonstrate willingness to role model acceptance and advocacy of diverse student populations by creating an environment committed to valuing diversity and social justice
  • Must be willing to assume additional responsibilities within the department as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful applicant must possess a Master’s degree with 4 or more years of professional post-baccalaureate experience in the residential setting (graduate assistantships may be considered)
  • Successful applicant must be willing to submit to a criminal history background check

Desired Qualifications

  • Successful applicants will have a Master’s degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education or a related field
  • Successful applicants will have knowledge of student learning and development
  • Successful applicants will have experience in staff hiring and training
  • Successful applicants will have supervision experience of full time professional staff
  • Successful applicants will have experience working with a housing assignment process

Application Information

Interested candidates should forward a letter of application referencing job DRL109, current resume, and three professional references to Shirley A. Baugh, Director of Human Resources at hr@mckendree.edu.

Interviews for this position are being conducted at the TPE Onsite event.

February 28 - March 3, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA
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