Assistant Director of Residence Life [Anticipated]

Saint Louis University-Main Campus  |  St. Louis, MO

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Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Assistant Director of Residence Life [Anticipated]

Onsite Event Position ID: 1260
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: St. Louis, MO
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 23573

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$43,000 - $46,000
Additional Compensation:
The Assistant Director of Residence Life position is a 12-month position with a $43,000- $46,000 annual salary. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including choices in healthcare, investment opportunities and tuition remission for up to 18 graduate credit hours per calendar year. Of these hours, $5250 in tuition is tax-free. There is a live-on option for the Assistant Director of Residence Life. A furnished, air-conditioned apartment, including utilities, extended basic cable, internet (wired and wireless) connection, personal washer and dryer, and a meal plan is provided.
Housing for Position:
Optional
Benefits
Salary Range:
$43,000 - $46,000
Additional Compensation:
The Assistant Director of Residence Life position is a 12-month position with a $43,000- $46,000 annual salary. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including choices in healthcare, investment opportunities and tuition remission for up to 18 graduate credit hours per calendar year. Of these hours, $5250 in tuition is tax-free. There is a live-on option for the Assistant Director of Residence Life. A furnished, air-conditioned apartment, including utilities, extended basic cable, internet (wired and wireless) connection, personal washer and dryer, and a meal plan is provided.
Housing for Position:
Optional
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
2-4 Years

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

Position Description

The Department of Housing, Residence Life and Student Involvement as part of the Division of Student Development helps students develop as leaders who are spiritually formed, critically reflective, and socially and personally responsible.   

As a member of the Leadership Team, the Assistant Director of Residence Life, as an educator, provides direction, leadership and supervision of an educational area of five to six buildings/complexes housing 1500-2000 students.  The Saint Louis University Department of Housing and Residence Life is committed to the total development of the student within an inclusive community through community standards, community experiences, intentional conversations, reflection, and group dialogues. The Department of Housing and Residence Life program is built on a student learning philosophy that values social justice, community, spiritual and personal growth, and academic success.

This Department is committed to creating and maintaining communities that are welcoming and accepting of people of all races, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, disability, age and veteran status. Our goal is to instill respect and foster a sense of community by creating, promoting, and supporting residential environments where students, faculty, and staff are provided opportunities to understand, accept, and appreciate each other. Housing and Residence Life is committed to confronting situations of intolerance that result from lack of respect, knowledge, or awareness. 

Staff positions in Housing, Residence Life and Student Involvement are not traditional 8-5/M-F jobs.  Schedules are influenced by student and community needs.  There will be times throughout the year when the Residence Hall Coordinator will be expected to work evenings and weekends.  Availability during this time will be determined in conjunction with the supervisor.

Position Description 

The Assistant Director of Residence Life is a vital member of the residence hall community and a staff leader for the Housing and Residence Life Department.  The Assistant Director of Residence Life, supervised by the Associate Director of Residential Education, is expected to work with the Director and other departmental staff in establishing goals and strategies for Housing and Residence Life.  This position is responsible for the successful implementation of the goals and strategies in their area while remaining true to the mission and vision of the department.    

Supervision
• Supervise and mentor five to six Residence Hall Coordinators
• Indirectly supervise 45-50 Resident Advisors and Desk Managers
• Evaluate staff efforts/progress based on formal and informal needs assessment, targeted goals, learning outcomes 
• Facilitate meetings with professional and student staff to discuss progress on goals, opportunities for new initiatives or collaborative projects
• Recognize and support staff that work in your building/ area

Recruitment, Training and Development
• Provide training and development opportunities for Residence Hall Coordinators and Resident Advisors
• Actively engage staff in their professional development plans
• Participate in all aspects of recruitment and selection for Residence Hall Coordinators and Resident Advisors
• Assist with coordinating recognition for students and staff

Residential Curriculum
• Review learning outcome focused lesson plans for area
• Incorporate Servant Leadership values into community experiences, service and student development
• Establish goals and priorities for building inclusive communities

Community Standards
• Advise Hall Coordinators in the management of community standards in their buildings
• Be actively involved in resolution of issues and concerns in a timely manner including behaviors that degrade or oppress students of different faiths and backgrounds
• Utilize Maxient (conduct database) to track student incidents and manage assigned cases

Academic/ Learning Community Support
• Participate in meetings to discuss opportunities, issues, and strategies to promote student learning 
• Work with faculty, staff, and student stakeholders to develop integrated experiences for learning communities 
• Coordinate academic achievement recognition/incentive programs
• Provide support and guidance for Residence Hall Coordinators and Resident Advisors in relation to University Learning Community program
• Work with various departments (Center for Service and Community Engagement, Student Involvement Center) to identify and implement opportunities for service learning activities

Administrative Responsibilities
• Maintain a balanced schedule of office hours for committee and conduct meetings, staff one-on-ones, and walk-in appointments
• Provide written reports (weekly student/ facility report, on call incident reports, quarterly reports)
• Participate in budget planning discussions and the development of the fiscal year budget with proposed and revised budget planning; oversee budget lines for assigned areas and/or committee
• Assist with coordinating facilities and housekeeping projects and/or renovations for the area

Assessment
• Utilize quantitative and qualitative assessment to produce positive changes and provide quality service to students
• Support and administer approved department and/or division assessment programs/initiatives
• Capture feedback from residents about academic, personal or community success/issues/concerns
• Track and assess intervention efforts for reporting purposes
• Serve as a direct connect with students through the MAP-Works first-year assessment survey

Crisis Intervention/Response
• Work with Dean of Students, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Student Health and Counseling Center, Office of Community Standards, Campus Ministry, Title IX Coordinator in response to issues/incidents in the halls
• Provide information for the Incident Debrief Meeting and Behavioral Concerns Committee
• Provide support and guidance to staff with student and family concerns

Collaboration
• Assist campus partners with student recruitment initiatives (scholarship weekends, campus visit days)
• Collaborate with other departments and/or other student support offices 
• Work to support Division of Student Development Strategic Priorities and University-Wide Undergraduate Learning Outcomes 

Committee Involvement
• Serve on various departmental and/or division committees
• Advise the Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary or;
• Supervise all student staff recruitment and selection processes 

On-Call Rotation
• Serve on leadership team on-call rotation


Job Requirements

A Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or College Student Development or related field is required.  At least 3-5 years of full-time experience is required (residence hall experience is preferred).  The Assistant Director position is considered a security sensitive position.  Finalists will be subjected to a background check and will be required to submit fingerprints as a part of the process. All candidates will be required to submit academic transcripts to verify education.  

The Assistant Director must be committed to working within an innovative environment that is focused on the education of individuals and groups of college students within a residential setting through the development of cohesive living and learning communities.  The successful staff member must have a passion for working with a diverse student population, be committed to student learning and development, possess strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, demonstrate initiative, communicate effectively, have a positive attitude, and an ability to manage structured autonomy.  

Application Information

For more Information: To inquire about the Assistant Director opportunity available at Saint Louis University, please contact: Manisha Ford-Thomas, Associate Director for Residence Life Housing, Residence Life and Student Involvement, Division of Student Development, Saint Louis University 221 North Grand Blvd., DuBourg Hall, Room 157, Saint Louis, MO 63103 P 314-977-5510 | F 314-977-1510 | E manisha.fordthomas@slu.edu | W http://www.slu.edu/housing

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

February 28 - March 3, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA
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