Director of Residence Life

Agnes Scott College  |  Decatur, GA

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Job Overview

Posted May 17, 2018 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Residence Life

Onsite Event Position ID: 1749
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Decatur, GA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 1,000 Students
Employer ID: 28184
Application Deadline: 07/01/2018

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
COMPENSATION: • Salary commensurate with experience • Apartment adjacent to campus (2 bedroom/2 baths) • Domestic partner and pet-friendly • Professional development funding • Comprehensive benefits • Parking space near the residence • Laptop for professional use • Cell phone for professional use
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
COMPENSATION: • Salary commensurate with experience • Apartment adjacent to campus (2 bedroom/2 baths) • Domestic partner and pet-friendly • Professional development funding • Comprehensive benefits • Parking space near the residence • Laptop for professional use • Cell phone for professional use
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:
5-7 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:
5-7 Years

Position Description

Provides vision, leadership, and direction for a comprehensive and holistic housing and residence life program at a residential liberal arts college which houses approximately 800 students in seven residence halls, three theme houses, and an apartment complex. Utilizing best practices in student development, the director leads the development of an engaging living and learning environment that supports the intellectual, personal and professional growth of students within the guidelines of federal, state, and local laws and college and departmental policies and procedures. The residential learning environment is aligned with the College’s focus to provide leadership development and global engagement opportunities for all students. Responsibilities include staff supervision, programming and community development, communications, policies, housing operations, budget management, and overall administration of the program. The director sets department goals; coordinates assessment efforts; and establishes learning outcomes and implementation strategies for the department.  The director serves as a leader within the division of Student Affairs.


Job Requirements

Essential Job Functions:
  • Staff Leadership & Development – Responsible for selection, training, professional development, supervision and evaluation of the residence life staff includes 4 graduate assistants, 31 resident assistants, operations coordinator, assistant director of residence life and assistant director of residential education.
  • Community & Programming Development – Focus on building community and developmental/educational programming by enhancing current efforts and coordinating new initiatives, including first-year programs, theme houses, and living-learning communities. Initiate work with faculty and staff colleagues to enhance programming where possible. Align programming with SUMMIT initiatives.
  • Crisis Response & Student Conduct– Responsible for crisis and risk management. Responds to campus and student emergencies as needed and serves as a resource in the on-call duty rotation for graduate hall directors. Serves as part of a team of professionals responding to student conduct issues and critical incidents. Provides support and counsel in situations involving student behaviors of concern as appropriate.
  • Administration – Provides fiscal management for department budget and develops the annual budget. Assists with projections for budget forecasting related to Residence Life. Evaluates and assesses College’s housing and residence life operations including but not limited to housing occupancy, furniture and equipment inventory, retention, and projection trends. Ensures an effective key management and security system. Manages other department operations including, but not limited to, schedules, room condition reports, and maintenance schedules.  Negotiates financial agreements with outside vendors and related commercial enterprises. 
  • Housing Selection and Assignment – Supervise the housing selection, assignment, and transition process for all students. Oversees roommate matching and adjustment challenges when they arise. Coordinates room assignments and changes; mediate roommate conflicts; administers and manages housing contracts and confirms that all room assignments and billings are completed and communicated to students and to appropriate College constituencies.
  • Communications – Communicates with residents and parents regarding residence life policies and questions, and identify appropriate solutions when issues or concerns emerge. In consultation with the Communications office, develops webpage information and various other materials to inform residents about relevant policies, processes and other factors of the Residence Life program and community.
  • Policies & Procedures – Develops effective policies, protocols, processes, and structures to ensure the health, safety, security, and welfare of students. Ensures compliance with all relevant policies, procedures, standards, and laws.  Reviews student requests for exemption.
  • Collaboration – Serves as a liaison between Residence Life and Public Safety, Information Technology, Admissions and Financial Aid, Dining Services, and other departments of the College. Collaborates closely with the Facilities Management to identify and respond to immediate maintenance needs, as well as to provide input to plans for deferred maintenance and capital requests. Provides key leadership, expertise, and input to the College’s Master Planning process in developing a short and long-range plan to update, transform and renovate residential spaces on campus that align with best practices, student retention and student success in the Residence Halls.  Assists with New Student Orientation, overseeing move-in activities and introduction to residence life and programming in particular. Partners with Academic Affairs staff, faculty,  SUMMIT to develop a co-curricular experience for students. Serves on other campus-wide committees as requested.  Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Application Information

Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application and the names and contact information of three references.

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