Assistant Director, Residence Life

Washington College  |  Chestertown, MD

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Job Overview

Posted about 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director, Residence Life

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Chestertown, MD
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 2,000 Students
Employer ID: 21078
Application Deadline: 09/17/2021

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$30,000 - $36,000
Additional Compensation:
room and board
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Salary Range:
$30,000 - $36,000
Additional Compensation:
room and board
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

Washington College, a private liberal arts and sciences college in Chestertown, Maryland serving about 1,100 undergraduate students through emphasizing excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research, seeks employees committed to advancing inclusion and equity and to cultivating a community that welcomes all people, regardless of race, gender, disability, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression. Of special interest are candidates who can further the College’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The College is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.  For more information about the College, please consult the college’s website (www.washcoll.edu) and view the college’s diversity statement (https://www.washcoll.edu/people_departments/offices/president/diversitystatement.php).

Assistant Director of Residential Life

The Assistant Director is a 10-month, live-in administrative position with the Office of Residential Life. The Assistant Director directly supervises and coordinates the development of the day-to-day operations of residence halls comprised of approximately 1000 students and 30 +/- student RAs. Serves as a positive role model in the position.

Responsibilities

Supervision:

  • Lead recruitment, selection, supervision and training of student RA staff (40 +/-)
  • Supervise, and evaluate the Resident Assistants and Senior Resident Assistant (SRA) staff
  • Provide training and ongoing development opportunities for all supervisees
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings that update and reinforce staff development
  • Conduct regular one on one meetings with SRAs
  • Collaborate with student staff to develop action plans for growth
  • Participate in department meetings, including weekly Residence Life meetings

Community Development:

  • Facilitate the development of a positive and inclusive community, working particularly with the Office of Intercultural Affairs, Career Center, Counseling Services and Public Safety
  • Develop marketing and outreach for  to new and current students
  • Develop meaningful connections with students and staff by being available during office hours
  • Coordinate, implement, and assess the developmental programming model, the freshmen residential experience, and LLC student experiences
  • Facilitate use of roommate and community agreements to identify student expectations and encourage development
  • Encourage and actively structure processes, programs and outreach to increase student. involvement and participation in activities, student councils, and other student organizations on campus
  • Conduct wellness checks of students when needed in collaboration with Student Affairs office to ensure well-being of students and help identify and address issues impacting academic progress

Student Development:

  • Serve as a hearing officer for the student conduct process and provide facilitation for conflict resolution and mediation.  Resolution of all minor infractions of hall and College policies  Potentially serve as a Hearing officer in formal adjudication processes
  • Collaborate with other members of the campus community to  promote the academic success and overall development of students
  • Identify and address the developmental needs of students through educational interactions, crisis response protocol, and mediations
  • Ensure that developmental, social and educational programming is provided through the RA staff
  • Assist in management of student success and retention efforts
  • Demonstrate commitment to the development of students and student groups. Provide counsel and advice in the broad areas of academic, career, and personal concerns, or refer them to the appropriate office

Leadership/Professional Development

  • Participate in various Residential Life functions including, but not limited to, Resident Assistant selection and training, housing assignment processes, social media outreach and departmental marketing, and collaborative campus events planning and management
  • Assist in the development and implementation of goals and priorities for the individual zone area halls, overall zone, department and division
  • Participate in departmental meetings, professional development opportunities, and any mandatory professional development events sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs

Administrative/Organization

  • Serve in on-call crisis response duty rotation after business hours
  • Respond to crises, incidents, and facility needs in residence halls
  • Coordinate and oversee the administrative responsibilities, including room changes, damage billing, incident reports, conduct paperwork, etc.
  • In conjunction with Public Safety, coordinate fire drills at the start of each term
  • Hold regular office hours for student and student staff walk-ins
  • Conduct weekly walk-throughs/inspections of all halls in assigned area
  • Conduct exterior building inspections twice a month
  • Report and follow up on facility and maintenance issues until resolved and share student needs and recommendations
  • Acts as the on-site liaison to the Department of Public Safety regarding issues affecting the safety and security of resident students
  • Facilitate Health and Safety inspections with student staff in accordance with Residential Life policies and protocol
  • Consistently enforces policies which prevent and react to damage and vandalism in order to decrease occurrences

Job Requirements

Considerations

  • A genuine interest in Residence Life and the multifaceted lifestyle required to manage residence halls
  • Required to live on campus. Accommodations vary dependent on assignment
  • Flexible time management skills
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Prior residential life or similar staff experience required

How to Apply:

When applying please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal (https://washcoll.hrmdirect.com/employment/index.php). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Application Information

When applying please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal (https://washcoll.hrmdirect.com/employment/index.php). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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