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Assistant Director of Residence Life
|Onsite Event Position ID:||2012|
|Job Type:||Housing/Residence Life|
|Location:||San Pedro, CA|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 1,000 Students|
Supervise ~6 undergraduate students working as Resident Advisors (RAs) in a residential community.
Supervisor 1-2 Graduate Assistant(s), 4 Summer Resident Advisor staff, and 2 Facilities student workers during summers.
Assume "on-call" responsibility for the residential community on a scheduled basis.
Lead recruitment, selection, training, leadership development, and evaluation of 12 academic year paraprofessional staff; monitor work performance for accuracy and completeness in accordance with Department and Universities goals and objectives.
Lead summer conference recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of student and graduate student staff. Supervise summer/facilities staff and create their work schedule and work assignments.
Conduct weekly supervision meetings with Resident Advisors and weekly all student staff meetings.
Coordinate Residential Life Programs, incorporating the programming model which includes both student development and social programs.
Develop and implement staff training and developmental opportunities to focus on Residential Life, Student Conduct and Summer Conferences.
Oversee residential student programming budget, including allocations for Resident Advisor programming, RHA, staff development and supplies. Monitor expenditures.
Create residential life programming calendar, integration into University programming group and residential life departmental timeline.
Establish student learning outcomes and assess learning through student services and programs.
Work with RAs to assess student needs and interests; anticipate and promote educational, cultural, social, recreational, and service programs to develop the residential community.
Manage and coordinate all room assignments and changes in the units in conjunction with the General Office Assistant. Respond to all inquiries and concerns from students, staff, and parents related to the residential community.
Participate in the overall planning and management of the residential community and provide input in the development of policies and procedures. Participation on task forces, group goal planning and objective setting.
Serve as department liaison for Kings College Program to help streamline communication and efforts with the international student population.
Serve as primary personal counseling/mentorship resource for RAs and students in dealing with roommate conflicts, personal and emotional problems, diversity issues, and other developmental concerns. Be cognizant of the special needs and concerns of special populations and initiate programming and other efforts in the residential community to address these needs and concerns.
Develop a familiarity with campus and community resources to ensure timely, efficient referrals when appropriate.
Establish and maintain communication with students living in residences through community living agreements, meetings, and discussions. Serve as a mediator/facilitator when necessary to provide resolutions for interpersonal conflicts. Coordinate implementation of Community Living agreement.
Specific Student Conduct Responsibilities:
Serve as a student conduct hearing officer for students referred for disciplinary concerns; enact appropriate sanctions to effectively resolve disciplinary problems.
Assemble and train all conduct hearing officers. Review conduct policies and procedures. Work with the Title IX Coordinator to create a coordinated University response to each complaint. Serve on University’s Title IX task force/ERP. *
Develop and maintain awareness of community issues for students in residences through communication with Assistant Dean of Students and Dean of Residential Campus and initiate efforts to respond to such issues.
Attend Behavior Assessment and Response Team meetings to provide residential campus climate and specific follow up for residents.
Specific Facilities Responsibilities:
Oversee all aspects of Facilities within the residential community such as student key distribution and collection, damage assessment, reporting and billing, maintenance requests, community projects, vendor purchases, and openings and closings.
Meet weekly with Environmental Services to set, monitor, and adjust timelines as the University continues to grow.
Plan and execute emergency preparation including evacuation drills, fire safety and earthquake preparedness collaboratively with Campus Safety.
Coordinate and conduct monthly safety and wellness inspections for the residential community.
Maintain effective working relationships with Office of Environmental Services (EVS), Campus Safety & Security, Counseling Center, and other campus offices.
Specific Summer Responsibilities:
Represent Marymount California University to summer conference clients staying in the residential community. Responsible to communicate University policy, expectations and procedures to clients (consisting of administrators, professors, etc.).
Produce and maintain the calendar, schedule, and budget for summer conferences in the residential area. Coordinate summer conference occupancy and tracking, such as check-in and check-out times. Oversee key control, linen distribution and exchange, housekeeping, turnarounds, and special set-ups with campus partners/vendors where applicable.
Work directly and extensively with students providing leadership, training, and guidance. Provide guidance and accountability to student staff regarding customer service.
Coordinates the conference group needs with the food service and facilities programs. Coordinates schedule with facilities management personnel to accommodate facilities renovation and maintenance and repair project dates as well as coordinating the custodial services required for conference groups.
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook)
Conduct or student data management systems
Previous residential life Experience, previous Conflict Medication Experience
Must live-in campus provided housing
This position requires vision, energy, flexibility, the ability to work nights and weekends, and a commitment to ethical and moral leadership development of students and diversity. The candidate must be a passionate, energetic and self-motivated team player with sound judgment, management and problem-solving skills, flexibility and the ability to manage multiple projects.
This position works in an environment that is constantly changing to reflect the needs of a diverse student body. The incumbent must possess the judgment to apply broad policies to problems and situations not falling clearly within precedent and must be flexible in methodology used to meet changing conditions.
Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge and thorough understanding of student academic and social development; student development theory; student engagement and learning strategies. Candidate must have knowledge of, sensitivity to and experience working with students of diverse backgrounds and the underrepresented populations. Incumbent individual must be familiar with recreational rules and guidelines, CPR and first aid. Knowledge of web design software, social media platforms, proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, desktop publishing software.
Skills: Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, customer service, and written and oral communication skills. Experience with creative program development and implementation. Must be able to demonstrate and exercise sound judgment, management and problem-solving skills, flexibility and ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines. Must be able to manage crisis and mediate conflict. Must be able to inspire and collaborate with students, faculty and staff in support of programming and Residence Life.
Abilities: Affinity for working with college students. Ability to relate well to students, faculty and staff of diverse populations and personalities. Relate to, and advocate for, students. Meet deadlines and keep time lines under pressure. Ability to perform duties with tact, discretion, and respect for confidentiality. Ability to train and provide instruction when needed to users of Student Life software. Ability to work evenings,
weekends and extended hours when needed.
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