Assistant Director, Residential Academic

Northwestern University  |  Evanston, IL

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Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director, Residential Academic

Job Type: Student Affairs Administration
Location: Evanston, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 1762
Application Deadline: 08/02/2018

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

Northwestern University Opportunity (Job ID 33876):

Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.

Currently, we have a career opportunity as an Assistant Director, Residential Academic (Evanston Campus).

Job Summary:
As a member of the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives, the Assistant Director will collaborate with the Director in developing a vision and plan for a residential experience marked by broad academic support, deep faculty engagement, and an intentional slate of programs. The Assistant Director will facilitate new campus-wide initiatives with academic partners, help manage residence-based academic offerings, contribute to development of the residential experience (through research, assessment, and committee work), and support communications efforts.

Please Note: Occasional evening and weekend commitments should be expected.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as ORAI's liaison to the Resident Directors in Residential Life by collaborating with the Assistant Director of Residential Life to ensure scheduling, promotion, execution, and reporting for residential programs involving academic partners and organized by ORAI. Work will include communication about the nature of programs and requirements (scheduling, space, etc.). In addition, the Assistant Director will, as appropriate, facilitate marketing and features about programs.
  • In conjunction with academic partners and faculty in large introductory courses, manage distribution of academic support/enrichment programs, courses, and course sections across residential buildings to ensure coverage and equity. Work will include coordinating with the Office of the Registrar, arranging access for participants, and communicating with internal Residential Services stakeholders (e.g., Facilities & Construction about room sets).
  • Manage selection, training, and supervision of graduate assistants who work under residential faculty leaders. Work will include training graduate assistants to support faculty programming, and fulfill other duties in support of the residential experience (e.g., reporting on programs).
  • Oversee administrative aspects of the residence-based seminar program (up to 20 courses per year), including building courses in CAESAR, scheduling spaces, and communicating with instructors about enrollment procedures (e.g., permission numbers, enrollment caps).
  • Advance planning for and implementation of a new single residential model. Conduct research into relevant higher education scholarship and benchmarking against other institutions to inform strategic planning and programmatic adjustments for the two-year residential experience. Reach out to academic departments and offices about opportunities for sustained participation in and contributions to a new residential experience. Develop and deliver written and oral presentations to diverse audiences ranging from students to senior leadership. Organize and contribute content to active digital repositories used by multiple committee members. Support the Director in planning and content development. Serve as the ex officio member of the steering committee for the overall residential experience initiative, which is chaired by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education; this involves managing communications, preparing minutes, etc.
  • Conduct assessment of campus-wide initiatives (e.g., residential academic support) and elements of the residential experience that coincide with two-year residency requirement. Work will include assessing the outcomes of projects, but also evaluating coordination and communication between ORAI and partner offices to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, or a related field. OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • Two or more years (one of which must be in a role working with residential learning communities, academic and/or non-residential learning communities, academic bridge programs, academic program enhancement or academic support programs) in a university housing operation.
  • Experience working with faculty.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Knowledge and understanding of assessment and evaluation in student affairs.
  • Strong problem-solving skills in the context of interpersonal and group relations, strong analytical skills, and strong oral communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and write about scholarship and data, make public presentations, and manage information.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D./Ed.D. preferred.

Working at Northwestern University:

Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.

Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will apply for current openings. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 33876.

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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.





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