Director of Residence Life

Park University  |  Parkville, MO

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Job Overview

Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Residence Life

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Parkville, MO
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 30765
Application Deadline: 05/20/2019

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Park University provides a competitive compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, generous paid time off, and paid undergraduate tuition for employees and dependents.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Park University provides a competitive compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, generous paid time off, and paid undergraduate tuition for employees and dependents.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

The Director of Residence Life is a live-in staff member and works with Park University faculty, staff, and students to ensure that the residential experience aligns with the vision and mission of Park University. The Director manages three residential buildings including assignments, accounts, maintenance and facility needs, summer conferences and events, and related budgets. The Director works closely with faculty and staff to develop and administer high-impact programs and services for the residential students. The Director provides oversight to the Residence Hall Council operations and advisor. The Director supervises the Residence Life Coordinator and Graduate Assistants and indirectly supervises the Resident Assistants and work study students. Park University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. 

Position Accountabilities

  • Manages the residential areas including staff, budgets, marketing and communications, facilities, assessments, assignments, inventory, camps and conferences, technology, and programs.
  • Supervise and support the Residence Life Coordinator ensuring appropriate functioning of staff, programs and procedures.  Provides direction and guidance to the Residence Life Coordinator who advises the Residence Hall Council, co-supervises Resident Assistants and work studies.
  • Serves as the Senior Judicial Officer for all Park University residential students, and assists the Dean of Students as an appointed designee.
  • Responsible for on-call rotation system that responds to any number and variety of incidents that occur within the residential areas. The on-call rotation includes 3 levels of reporting accountability.
  • Assess training and development needs for staff in a manner that ensures timely delivery and high-impact results.
  • Ensure a wide scope of engagement, leadership, and collaborative opportunities that comprehensively impacts retention and includes faculty, staff, and students at Park University across the various residential programs.
  • Serve as key member of Park University’s Behavioral Intervention Team.
  • Manage and build a summer conferences and camps program to build relationships with the community and create revenue for the department.

Job Requirements

  • Position requires Master’s degree in a related field, and an understanding of college student development and student learning.
  • Applicants must have least 2 years professional experience in residence life including residential accounts, assignments, budgeting, environmental services, and crisis response.
  • The candidate must be able to live in the 2 bedroom apartment that is provided a no charge.
  • The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Applicants should have experience with developing student learning outcomes and providing regular assessments of programs and services.
  • Experience with both student conduct and crisis management are required.
  • The successful candidate will have working knowledge of a variety of organizational units in order to build collaborative relationships and programs
  • Applicants should have strong interpersonal communication skills, cross-cultural sensitivity, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Applicants should have strong computer and technology skills with experience and passion for communicating with students through relevant online platforms.
  • Experience in supervising staff is required.
  • Experience with training and/or teaching college students in a classroom or workshop setting is required.
  • Experience with developing websites and knowledge of new technologies is preferred.
  • The ability to speak multiple languages is preferred.

Application Information

We request that all applications be submitted thorough the Jobs at Park website, using the link provided. Qualified applicants must upload a resume and cover letter that includes salary requirements. The application deadline is April 19, but priority review will begin on April 10.

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