Assistant Director of Student Life for Housing Operations

SUNY College at Geneseo  |  Geneseo, NY

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Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Student Life for Housing Operations

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Geneseo, NY
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 29804
Application Deadline: 01/22/2019


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs

Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs

Position Description

Student Life, a department in the Division of Student and Campus Life, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Student Life for Housing Operations. The Department of Student Life administers the campus living program, manages the MacVittie College Union, and oversees select co-curricular educational and assessment initiatives. Opportunities for student engagement and learning within the department include the living learning communities, all-college hour speaker series, Geneseo Late Knight, student organizations, Upstate Escapes, the Victor E. Knight mascot program, and Weeks of Welcome, as well as a number of student leadership and applied learning opportunities. We pursue ways to collaborate with Geneseo students, faculty, and staff to support our students as they pursue their individual educational goals by challenging students to better themselves, demonstrating an ethic of individual care, and building a strong, vibrant campus community. The current Student Life Educational Priority is the development of socially responsible citizens who promote a sense of community as engaged learners.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervise and coordinate all room assignments, openings, closings, card access and keys, and paperwork for all residence halls.
• Supervise and coordinate all aspects of the housing assignment processes for returning students including publication revision, online process supervision, townhouse selection, and suite and individual room selection.
• Supervise and coordinate all aspects of the new student assignment process including publication revision, fall and spring assignment processes, and assignment letter printing, assembly, and mailing.
• Oversee Area Coordinators (ACs) and indirectly supervise student staff including Residence Director Interns (RDIs), Assistant Residence Directors (ARDs), and Resident Assistants (RAs) in all aspects of housing assignments and resident hall operation.
• Ensure maintenance issues in the area are brought to the attention of the appropriate personnel.
• Oversee furniture replacement funds allocated by Dormitory Authority and order replacement furniture pieces and mattresses for existing residence halls as appropriate.
• Select and purchase furnishings for new and renovated residence halls.
• Maintain and update occupancy charts and statistical information related to past and present occupancy, trends, future projections, and programming tallies.
• Participate in the coordination of staff development opportunities for the professional Student Life staff including in-service training, professional staff participation in regional conferences, and fall and spring professional staff training.
• Chair the Housing Committee for the department.
• Coordinate Student Life information with Admissions and International Student Services and Scholars.
• Schedule and facilitate distribution of Student Life information to new students.
• Research and teach to the professional and paraprofessional staff the principles of residential education.
• Participate in developing assessment plans for residential education.
• Track data for residential education (all halls).
• May supervise Area Coordinator(s).
• Serve as a liaison with other campus departments including: CAS, Facilities Services, Facilities Planning, University Police, CIT, Admissions, Intercollegiate Athletics, International Student and Scholar Services, Disability Services, Access Opportunity Program, and other Student and Campus Life departments.

As a representative of the department, the assistant director will be expected to participate in special college events throughout the academic year. The assistant director will be required to work some evenings and weekends throughout the academic year.

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates will demonstrate experiences and skills that will foster and augment community and student development and the department mission. Qualified candidates will demonstrate strong organizational and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively with others. The demonstration of strong communication and organizational skills is required.
Qualified candidates will have a basic understanding of programming and event management responsibilities. Qualified candidates must be creative, flexible, enthusiastic and self-motivated. Qualified candidates must display a commitment to diversity and be culturally competent.
The coordinator will be required to work evenings and weekends throughout the academic year.

A Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, education, or related field is required.

Qualified candidates should have related experience managing the room selection process, including assignment of roommates and key management. This experience should include but is not limited to:

• Experience with Simplicity Housing Software or related housing software
• Experience with Web TMA or related Work Order System
• Experience with Basis G or card access software
• Exposure to the overall student conduct process

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in residence life, student housing, and facilities management
• Experience supervising staff
• Experience with residence hall management
• Experience in Hall Council Advisement
• Previous development of Residential Education Plans
• Experience with Maxient or similar student conduct software

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