Director, Residence Life - Pomona College in Claremont California

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Pomona College

Claremont, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Pomona College was established in 1887 on a campus designed to recreate the best of the eastern Ivy League universities, while at the same time offering the beautiful Southern California lifestyle. Located in Claremont, CA, Pomona has approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1. Rather than growing beyond our small college roots, we later chose Oxford and Cambridge as our model for founding the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven independent institutions on adjoining campuses unlike any other higher education experience in America.

We are continually ranked among the best colleges in the nation on Kiplinger's Personal Finance, The Princeton Review, and the Fiske Guide to Colleges. We inspire our students to take risks and we support them in their mission to make a real difference in the world. We seek to engage and reward our employees who are professionals of the highest caliber and quality, who value our College’s intimate community and historic roots, and who contribute to the ethics, talents and excellence of our administration and faculty in a collaborative environment of equal opportunity, intellectual development, personal growth, and liberal arts education that leads the nation and the world.

Pomona College is seeking a Director, Residence Life to provide leadership, supervision, and management to the Office of Housing & Residence Life in support of the Associate Dean of Students/Dean of Campus Life.  This position oversees sponsor programs, new student programs, and provides programs and services to support the transitional, educational, co-curricular, and developmental needs of first-year students.  The Director,  Residence Life also coordinates elements of a new student orientation program and must be available to meet after hours with students on a regular basis, including meals and/or meetings and events.  This position serves in various College roles and collaborations on behalf of the Student Affairs division and the Campus Life department.  The Director, Residence Life is responsible for the direction and oversight of the student employees and all of the activities and services provided by this position in the Office of Housing & Residence Life.

Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, business administration, a liberal arts field, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s degree is preferred.  A valid driver’s license is required or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events.  A minimum of 5 years of campus/residential life program experience at an academic institution of higher education is preferred.  Professional skills in campus/residential life program management, in collaboration with colleagues to best promote the College’s strategic interests.  Excellent written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills and works well within a team environment.  Able to operate computers with basic Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Front Page), associated professional software (such as Blackboard Transaction System {BBTS}, Jenzabar, CX CARS, menu-driven databases) and social media networking.  Demonstrated understanding of the use of technology in assessing and improving Residence Life systems and processes to achieve annual goals and maintain confidentiality.  Must have exceptional organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and attention to detail.

The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Weekend and evening work hours will be required, especially when serving as On-Call Dean.  Travel may be required.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or physical handicap in its employment practices and in admission of students to educational programs and activities, in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws.

Keyword Phrases

  • Campus Life
  • Director, Residence Life
  • engage and reward the highest caliber and quality
  • collaborative environment of equal opportunity
  • inspired with probing inquiry & creative learning
  • Residence Life and Housing
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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