Assistant Director of Residence Life

Ohio University-Main Campus  |  Athens, OH

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Job Overview

Posted 3 days ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Athens, OH
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 16102
Application Deadline: 09/30/2021

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Commensurate with education and years of experience. In addition to a competitive salary, employees also enjoy a generous benefits package such as paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, and more. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Commensurate with education and years of experience. In addition to a competitive salary, employees also enjoy a generous benefits package such as paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, and more. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
2-4 Years

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

Position Description

Ohio University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life is committed to helping every Bobcat discover their potential and make a meaningful impact. The department is committed to the design and implementation of an inclusive and intentional residential experience for each resident using a curricular and community development framework.

The Assistant Director has the primary responsibility of supporting the day-to-day operations of Residence Life for a residential program with 36 residence halls housing approximately 7000 students, which includes the training, supervision, development and evaluation of the residence hall staff, student engagement, development and problem solving, crisis management, collaboration between Residence Life and other departments on campus to educate staff and hold students accountable on behavior that have an impact on community.  This position supports the mission of the Department of Housing and Residence Life, the Division and the University while creating an inclusive, safe and supportive residential experience.   This position serves on the Department of Housing and Residence Life leadership team to further advance current and newly emerging departmental priorities.   This position will serve on a duty rotation necessary 365 days per year 24 hours a day to address campus crises and emergencies on campus in residential housing. 

Oversee the day-to-day operation of the assigned supervision area.

  • Directly supervise, develop and evaluate full-time Resident Directors (4-5) and part-time Graduate Assistants/Graduate Resident Directors (3-4). Indirectly supervise approximately 40-80 student staff members.
  • Assists with the recruitment, selection, and training of full-time Resident Directors, part-time Graduate Assistants/Graduate Resident Director and student staff members.
  • Oversee the day-to-day function of assigned staff and residence halls to support mission of the Department of Residence Life and Housing
  • Provide one-on-one supervision to Resident Directors
  • Facilitate weekly staff team meetings 
  • Educate professional staff on the student staff evaluation and disciplinary process 
  • Oversee hall and programming budgets for fiduciary responsibilities and compliance standards
  • Oversee the management of day-to-day operations and activities of assigned supervision area
  • Oversee the implementation of community development, integrated learning, student engagement and wellbeing initiatives for assigned supervision area
  • Provide direction to ensure staff build inclusive communities in support of the Division of Student Affairs commitment and definition of social justice
  • Serve in departmental leadership meetings, providing strategic planning and decision making for the department in conjunction with other departmental leaders
  • Provide mentorship and guidance for Resident Directors and Graduate Assistants/Resident Directors to promote growth, development and advancement.
  • Serve on the Residence Life On-Call Rotation to provide support and guidance to staff during crises and emergencies 


Collaborate with campus partners to provide communication, support, and oversight to assigned supervision area.

  • Develop relationships with campus partners that have a direct impact on the residential experiences (ie. Athletics, International Student and Faculty Services, ROTC etc.)
  • Provide oversight and support for residential student conduct cases, including serving as a hearing officer for high level cases
  • Serve as a liaison with campus partners such as Residential Custodial Services, Maintenance, Counseling and Psychological Services, Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility and OUPD to improve and strengthen relationships and shape policies and student expectations/experiences as outlined in duty and incident responses, the Housing Handbook, Student Code of Conduct and compliance with law. 

Provide leadership and oversight to at least one departmental functional area or team as assigned. 

  • Chair or Co-Chair for Departmental committees or Teams   Departmental committees strongly enhance student and staff sense of belonging and wellbeing (equity and inclusion, student leadership, recognition, integrated learning initiatives, professional staff recruitment, training and development, admissions)
  • Provide vision and direction for assigned functional area and identify strategies to integrate into the day to day expectations
  • Responsible for the overall coordination of events and activities in support of engagement, community development, integrated learning, or wellbeing initiatives
  • Facilitate meetings and discussions as appropriate with assigned staff in support of departmental functional area priorities. 


Provide support to university, division and departmental efforts.

  • Support university, divisional and departmental missions, visions, goals and strategic plans. 
  • Comply with all university, divisional and departmental policies, practices and expectations. 
  • Attend, prepare and participate in trainings, staff meetings, committees and other meetings as assigned.  
  • Represent Housing and Residence Life through committee involvement and participation, report out at staff meetings and provide updates to Director of Residence Life. 
  • Actively participate in departmental student and professional staff recruitment and selection activities
  • Participate in the coordination of move-in and move-out 


Division of Student Affairs – Statement on Social Justice
In the Division of Student Affairs, we demonstrate effort for all to understand their individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments and use a perspective of Social Justice in their work. We define Social Justice as an active process and commitment to promoting equity through the 1) identification and removal of barriers, 2) facilitation of learning, 3) cultivation of community, and 4) empowerment of people. We work to address needs related to student development and well-being in order to increase retention, academic progress and graduation rates. We dedicate ourselves to advancing cultural competency at Ohio University, the surrounding community, and the world.

This position is a live-in on campus. 

To Apply:

Complete the online application (http:www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/38007) and attach a cover letter, resume, and names/phone numbers of three current references.  One reference must be your current or most recent supervisor.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and position will remain open until filled.  For full consideration, please apply by September 30, 2021.

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related field required
  • 3-5 years of experience required
  • Experience in Housing and Residence Life highly preferred


Successful Candidates will possess the following skills:

  • Commitment to supporting development of strong, inclusive residential communities.
  • Experience integrating intentional learning into work with students, including development of educational and engagement strategies.
  • Mentor and coach staff with intentionality through on-going developmental supervision using inclusionary practices.
  • Effectively manage administrative responsibilities and interpersonal communication with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to issues and matters relating to the field of Student Affairs.

This position is a live-in on campus position.

Application Information

​Complete the online application (http:www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/38007) and attach a cover letter, resume, and names/phone numbers of three current references. One reference must be your current or most recent supervisor. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by September 30, 2021.

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