Residential College Director

New York University  |  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Job Overview

Posted January 16, 2020 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residential College Director

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life International Student Services
Location: United Arab Emirates
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 21826
Application Deadline: 02/23/2020

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Residential Education, the Residential College Director (RCD) directs all aspects of the community development programs and services for an assigned Residential College. The RCD directly supervises a student-staff of 12-24 Resident Assistants (RAs). As a member of the residential college leadership team, this live-in position manages the day-to-day community engagement initiatives in an effort to foster a sense of community to enrich the students’ university experience. The RCD serves as a student conduct hearing officer, collaborates with the Faculty Fellow in Residence, serves on departmental committees, and oversees administrative aspects of the residential college. The RCD also participates in the recruitment, selection, and training processes of the RAs.  The RCD is a member of the on-call duty rotation team and has some evening and weekend responsibilities.

Resident Assistant Supervision 
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings with the Resident Assistants to discuss trends in the residential college community, provide necessary departmental/institutional updates, review program initiatives, and recognize staff contributions 
  • Facilitate one on one meetings with Resident Assistants on a biweekly basis to assess the development and skills of the Resident Assistants while providing individualized opportunities to challenge and support their development as student leaders 
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection process for the Resident Assistants including, but not limited to, hosting information sessions, scoring applications, facilitating group interviews, and conducting individual interviews
Community Development 
  • Collaborate with Faculty Fellow in Residence to develop community-specific programs and initiatives 
  • Lead several community development programs and initiatives within the Residential College 
  • Supervise the residential college's programming curriculum including defining monthly Resident Assistant expectations, reviewing program proposals and evaluations, providing feedback and tracking the program requirements 
Residential College Administration 
  • Manage and control residential college expenditures for the Resident Assistants and Faculty Fellow in Residence including the oversight of programming budgets, petty cash, and financial records 
  • Serve as the Residential College's primary student conduct officer to help hold students accountable for their actions and educating them on the expectations of positive community living
  • In conjunction with the Residential College Operations Manager, communicate and explain community standards and university procedures and regulations to residents and residential college
Para-professional Counselor 
  • Develop informal mentoring and counseling relationships with students; provide appropriate post-crisis follow up necessary to re-normalize the student's life through advice, information, referral, and support 
  • Serve as a resource for students through the engagement of critical conversations when addressing student behavior and providing necessary referrals to assist students in making educated decisions 
  • Provide advice and support to students with personal or interpersonal problems and refer students, as necessary, to other offices and resources at NYUAD 
  • Participate in the 24/7 "on-call' rotation, responding to student incidents, emergencies, or crises such as medical, mental health and facilities emergencies
Organizations, Committees, Special Initiatives, & Task Force Member 
  • Co-facilitate training for the Resident Assistant team
  • Connect with other university offices such as Public Safety, Facilities, and Health Center, and make referrals when deemed appropriate 
  • Maintain partnerships with other university offices and departments to identify collaboration opportunities, inform students of relevant information, and offer/solicit support for community efforts
  • Represent the department as a member of university-wide committees as well as participate in staff development opportunities offered by other campus offices 

Job Requirements

  • 2 years of related experience within a residential education program (including program development and implementation, facility management, and staff supervision) or equivalent combination.
  • Display exceptional customer service skills; maintain and exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and work effectively with multiple diverse populations. Experience and commitment to working with an international community is essential.
  • An appreciation for the relationship between the academic and residence life programs at a private liberal arts institution is essential.
  • Experience in program development, personal counseling/crisis intervention, and prior involvement with Resident Assistants are crucial. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of individuals is essential.
  • Must be highly motivated, energetic, and ready to assume the responsibility for a comprehensive program; must be imaginative and creative; able to promote and motivate high enthusiasm for the residence life program.

Application Information

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter through the TPE portal. Priority Deadline is February 23, 2020.

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