Associate Director of Residential Education for Living Learning Programs and Academic Initiatives

Dartmouth College  |  Hanover, NH

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Posted 4 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Associate Director of Residential Education for Living Learning Programs and Academic Initiatives

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life Management Student Affairs Administration
Location: Hanover, NH
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 19157

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs
5-7 Years

Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs
5-7 Years

Position Description

Position Purpose

Under general supervision, directs all aspects of the Residential Education program to develop and administer positive and engaging communities and programs that support student success, foster integrative learning, offer opportunities for student growth and development, and nurture students to be responsible members of the residence hall system. Provides particular oversight and support of living-learning programs and academic initiatives. Supervises live-in professional staff.

Supervision and Staff Development

  • Under the direction and supervision of the Associate Dean of Residential Life and in collaboration with the Deputy Director, sets and carries out the vision for and provides general management of the Residential Education program.
  • Trains, supervises, and evaluates full time professional live-in staff members as well as live-in graduate student staff; indirect supervision of undergraduate student staff.
  • Coordinates hiring, staffing, training, and role definition of student employees in the living learning communities as well as for other academic initiatives and programs.
  • Coordinates and facilitates living learning programs and academic initiatives committees and workgroups.
  • Oversight of First Year Residential Experience program, especially as it relates to the House Program.

Program Administration

  • Develops, implements, and supports comprehensive living-learning programs that engage students in the intellectual life of the college; leads, counsels and forms productive partnerships with students/student groups, faculty, and staff in exploring and proposing ideas for effective social, cultural and educational living-learning programs. Convenes and facilitates meetings with faculty and other sponsors and stakeholders as needed.
  • Oversees and advises on all aspects of the living learning programs, including stewardship and support of individual programs in meeting their goals and learning outcomes and serving as compelling options for student engagement. Serves as primary point of contact for parents, students, staff, and faculty about these programs.
  • Promotes and strengthens inclusivity and diversity awareness in the residence halls.
  • Advises on and conducts marketing and outreach with members of the campus community to advance living learning programs—collectively and individually—and fosters student involvement, including coordination of web and social media resources.
  • In coordination with Institutional Research, develops assessment plans and conducts outcomes-based assessment of programs, and fully participates in all Residential Education assessment efforts.
  • Works collaboratively with the Undergraduate Housing Office and individual program advisors to support effective program application and room assignment processes that help achieve program goals; resolves matters of room occupancy and roommate issues through collaboration and communication with program advisors, professional live-in-staff, and Housing Office.
  • Works collaboratively with Residential Operations colleagues to manage physical plant needs and issues for living learning communities and affinity and special interest programs and to advocate for improvements to ensure that the physical plant is supporting program needs and fostering student success.
  • Supports and advises live-in professional staff in implementing and managing living-learning communities in their assigned residential spaces.
  • Addresses and resolves problematic student behavior and other issues that affect the quality of life in the residence halls.
  • Works with students, parents, Undergraduate Deans, Residential Life staff, faculty, and other colleagues to provide guidance and address concerns that may arise.
  • Directs and manages staff-wide programming efforts, ensuring consistency and quality across clusters.
  • Manages budgets related to the collective living learning programs and academic initiatives and for any other assigned departmental programs and committees.


  • Serves as part of the central office leadership team.
  • Serves on divisional and College committees as directed or invited.
  • Serves in Dean-on-Call rotation.
  • Attends Dartmouth professional training programs and participates in appropriate professional organizations, conferences, and research activities to remain current in the field.
  • Actively pursues opportunities to establish and maintain professional network and formally present information to colleagues.
  • Contributes to general residential education and residential life functioning as needed.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs or a Counseling-related discipline, or the equivalent.
  • Four to six years of progressive, relevant professional student affairs experience, preferably with a residential life focus, or the equivalent.
  • Experience supervising undergraduate level staff.
  • Familiarity with liberal arts institution(s).
  • Demonstrated programmatic leadership.
  • Familiarity with living-learning and/or special interest programs in residence halls.
  • Experience working collaboratively with faculty.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree.
  • Experience supervising graduate or professional staff.
  • Familiarity with highly selective, liberal arts institution(s).
  • Experience managing living-learning and/or special interest programs in residence halls.
  • Experience with first-year residential curricular models.
  • Aptitude for use of web and social media.
  • Experience with OrgSync, StarRez, Maxient, and Excel software systems.

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Application Information

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