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Director of Residential Life: Training & Development
|Onsite Event Position ID:||2228|
|Job Type:||Housing/Residence Life|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 11,000 Students|
The Director of Residential Life for Training and Development reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Residential Life (AVP-RL) and serves as a member of the Residential Life leadership team. Charged with the integrated formation of exempt staff, this position supervises and supports the work of 10-12 undergraduate residence hall rectors and functions in a tiered, emergency on-call rotation. As a distinctive member of the Residential Life leadership team, the Director oversees a functional area of expertise aimed at training and development for professional staff, including rectors and the housing operations team. Ultimately, the Director assists the AVP-RL by increasing the flow of information and communication with rectors and by collaborating with University partners to promote the building of Christian communities in keeping with Notre Dame’s Catholic, Holy Cross tradition.
Rector Supervision: • Supports the work of 10-12 undergraduate residence hall rectors in their primary roles of pastoral leader, chief administrator, community builder and University resource • Provides direction and accountability regarding consistent implementation of standard operating procedures for the sake of student safety and security • Acts as a resource and consultant for rectors mediating conflict resolution; enforcing community standards; addressing Hall Staff personnel issues; vetting student cases, student crises and high-risk students of concern; and managing communication with internal and external constituents, including faculty, staff, parents and families • Collaborates with the Residential Life leadership team to calibrate performance, provide feedback and coaching, and devise performance improvement plans when necessary • Consults with the Residential Life leadership team regarding best practices for rector supervision
Training and Development: • Designs and implements a Residential Life professional development model featuring a cohortbased curriculum targeting the areas of: student development theory; higher education administration; pastoral theology; and ministry in the church, particularly through the lens of Notre Dame’s Catholic, Holy Cross tradition • Assists the AVP-RL with designing and implementing professional training and development opportunities for rectors and the housing operations team • Manages evaluations and assessment of the efficacy of the training and development model • Networks with Holy Cross institutions and private, Catholic colleges and universities to create a distinctively Catholic, Holy Cross training and development model for professional staff • Showcases the model on regional and national levels to distinguish Notre Dame as flagship institution with an innovative approach to professional staff training and development
Residential Life Leadership Team: • Assists the AVP-RL by increasing the flow of information and communication between rectors and the AVP-RL; between rectors and the housing operations team; and between rectors and campus partners internal and external to the division of Student Affairs • Collaborates with the AVP-RL and the leadership team to establish standard operating procedures and identify best practices for Residential Life • Serves in a tiered, emergency on-call system for the Division of Student Affairs responsible for responding to student emergencies and supporting and advising Hall Staff in crisis situations
Minimum Qualifications: • Master's degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Theology, Pastoral Ministry or a related field • At least seven years of experience in a related field such as higher education, student personnel, non-profit administration, counseling or pastoral ministry • At least five years of experience serving as a direct supervisor with a demonstrated ability for leadership and supervision of professional staff • Understanding of the identity, mission, and values of institutions of Catholic higher education • Familiarity with the congregation of Holy Cross and the Holy Cross charism • Entrepreneurial spirit who actively seeks out change and embraces critical questioning, innovation and continuous improvement • Effective interpersonal skills including a demonstrated commitment to diversity and to creating a welcoming environment for all people • Knowledge of student life issues with a proven track record managing student crises and mediating conflict resolution • Evidence of an ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, parents and students • Ability to design, coordinate, implement and evaluate programs with and for students • Ability to manage complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, mixing longterm projects with urgent or immediate demands • Capacity to manage stress and maintain personal and emotional stability in a demanding work environment • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, with a facility for public speaking • Strong organizational skills, with a demonstrated attention to detail • Competent with technology (MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook) and ability to learn new systems
Preferred Qualifications: • Serves as an active and visible witness to Catholic identity, mission and values • At least five years of experience working in Catholic higher education • Proven experience serving as a member of a leadership team Serves as an active and visible witness to Catholic identity, mission and values
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