Student Life Specialist

Stony Brook University  |  Southampton, NY

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Job Overview

Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Student Life Specialist

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Southampton, NY
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 21725

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$44,450 - $44,450
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Salary Range:
$44,450 - $44,450
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

This position is at the beautiful Stony Brook Southampton Campus.   
Become part of a small but elite team of professionals who strive to improve the experience for the students, faculty, staff, and guests that inhabit the Southampton campus. Assist in the development and support of graduate students and future health care professionals. Welcome and facilitate the comfort of conference guests. Lead on self-created projects to provide more resources to the campus community. Assist and direct in executing campus wide programs for a population of 500-600 students. Be part of the team work and foundation that goes into developing a small but thriving campus. Enjoy the best parts of living and working in Hamptons while making a difference in the lives of students everyday! 

The Student Life Specialist (SLS) is responsible for the overall management of the residential facilities housing up to 250 students, largely comprised of a graduate population.  Additionally, the SLS assists with the development and promotion of campus-wide programming efforts for all students on the Southampton Campus.  The SLS strives to establish an environment academic achievement, personal development, and safety and security of affairs, or working in an environment closely related to that of a residence hall or apartment complex. 

The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

Programming and Advising - Works with Resident Assistant staff to promote and implement a wide variety of social and educational programs for residents.  Assist with the development and implementation of campus-wide programming efforts targeting non-residential student population.  As such, there will be a need for working nights and weekends as needed to address these populations.  Lastly, this position will assist with the facilitation of summer housing and conference groups.

Crisis Intervention – Handles immediate crisis situations and provides informal counseling and mediation.  Serves as resource / referral agent for campus and community resources such as Counseling, Health Concerns, University Police, etc.  As part of the incumbent's professional obligation, s/he will serve as part of the campus-wide on-call duty rotation schedule which includes working nights and weekends as needed. 

Supervises Student Staff - Assists in the recruitment, selection and evaluation of student staff members. Provides direction, support and development for student staff through daily supervision and regular staff meetings.  Participates in the development and implementation of the on-going training process for student staff members.  Supports staff in implementation of departmental programs and activities.

Community Standards Officer - Interprets, develops, and enforces policies for the residence hall. Establishes and maintains expectations of behavioral standards. Serves as an initial investigator for incidents regarding all student conduct cases.  Serve as a student advisor for higher-level judicial hearings when requested.  Administrative functions to include maintaining judicial files, database management, coordinate and schedule hearings, review paperwork (Incidence Reports), conduct regular follow-up with all students regarding sanctions, determine judicial level for each case, review dalily police reports; distribute and follow-up as necessary, review/distribute/respond to "unusual occurrence" notices, respond to inquiries regarding policies and procedures; respond to parental inquiries and concerns, assist with periodic revision of Conduct Code and University policies such as alcohol policy, recruit, select and train Community Standard and Education staff and Conduct  Board members

Facility Oversight - Maintains inventory of furnishings and equipment within the residence halls.  Assess and report damages to individual rooms and common areas.  Maintains daily contact with maintenance and custodial departments.  Reports and follows-up with maintenance and custodial service requests.  Reports and follows-up with safety and security concerns of the facility.  Supports resident initiatives for facility improvement.

Committee Responsibilities - Serves on University committees as needed.

Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission. 

Travel between Southampton & Stony Brook main campus is required


Job Requirements

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor's Degree. One (1) year experience living on campus, working in Student Affairs, or working in an environment closely related to that of a Residence Hall or apartment complex. Student experience will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Master's Degree.  Prior supervision and management of student staff. Experience with one or more of the following: student conduct/judicial processes, crisis intervention and management, facility oversight/supervision, student program development, and experience advising student groups.

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