Assistant Director of Residence Life

Bryant University  |  Smithfield, RI

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Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Smithfield, RI
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 28077

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred,
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred,
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Position Description

This position reports to the Director of Residence Life, and is accountable for the creation, management and evaluation of high quality Residential Education Programming. The Assistant Director also works with other members of the Residence Life Leadership Team to ensure a safe and attractive living area for students, which is conducive to intellectual, social, and personal growth. The Office of Residence Life, which this position is part of, provides programs that meet the cultural and recreational needs of students; provides support, counseling and referral services; and promotes student responsibility, accountability and leadership experiences.

This is a 12-month, full-time position, live-off position. This position will require the ability to work nights and weekends.

This position is best served by a person with:

• Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or other related field. Additional training in student development theory preferred.
• 3-5 years of progressive Residence Life experience, specifically in handling crisis response, conduct and mediation.
• Prior experience supervising student staff.
• Experience with StarRez software and assessment software (i.e. Qualtrics and Orgsync) preferred.


Job Requirements

1. Own the planning, management and evaluation of Residential Education Programming in the Residence Halls. Ensure that the education programs are of high quality and implement changes when needed.
2. Collaborate with other members of the community on Living Learning Communities and Special Interest Housing program development.
3. Provide support to the Director with the activities required to ensure a proper, safe and clean living environment for resident students.
4. Assist the Director and/or Associate Director with Residence Life department operations, including support of front-desk office operations during high volume times, department marketing initiatives and social media, budget tracking, strategic planning, and major departmental processes (i.e. closing, housing inspections). 
5. Provide department representation on various committees, professional organizations and at major events (e.g., Convocation, Admitted Student Day, Orientation, etc.).
6. Coordinate HRA and RA selection, evaluation and rehire processes. 
7. Effectively supervise, train, support and evaluate the Resident Assistant Staff, including August training, on-going in-service training and Winter training. 
8. Assist with RD recruitment, selection and on-boarding processes.
9. Assist with professional staff recruitment, development and training.
10. Provide support and guidance to RDs and RAs in high-conflict situations (i.e. roommate conflicts).
11. Create collaborative and effective working relationships with various campus partners (i.e. Orientation, CSLI, Greek Life, etc.).
12. Provide support, counseling and referral services for students.
13. Promote student responsibility, accountability and leadership experiences.
14. Maintain accurate records and files associated with residence halls.
15. Maintain a detailed knowledge of University policies and procedures related to residence life and work with the Resident/Area Directors and Resident Assistants to ensure that these are effectively communicated to resident students and the Community.
16. Administer departmental assessment tools, collect data, monitor occupancy rates, and provide recommendations and reports. Assist in coordinating metrics for strategic initiatives.
17. Serve as manager on duty during weekdays and as part of the weekend rotation, as well as serve as emergency back-up for AD/RD on call rotation as needed.
18. The Assistant Director serves in the absence of the Director and the Associate Director in all matters pertaining to Residence Life.
19. Other duties as assigned

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS:
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural competence with the ability to positively work with and support diverse groups of students.
• Ability to develop credibility and trust with a wide range of constituent groups to be a successful resource to the Bryant campus community, students and families.
• Ability to work autonomously, take initiative, use sound judgement, and decision making skills.
• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships.
• Demonstrate flexibility and the ability to handle multiple priorities.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Open and responsive to direction and feedback.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain composure, solve problems creatively and respond to questions and concerns in a timely and supportive manner.

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