Residence Hall Director - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908


United States
(2014-1604)

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Detailed Job Description

The Residence Hall Director is a member of the residential life professional staff and reports to a member of the senior staff.  Residence Hall Director’s supervise 7- 12 Resident Assistants.  Areas of responsibility include:  staff selection, supervision and development, student development, programming, administration and professional development.  Residential areas range in size from 300 to 550 resident students.

The Residence Hall Director is a 12-month, live-in appointment from July 1 to June 30. The anticipated start date for this position is January 5, 2015. Benefits include:  a furnished apartment with utilities including cable, phone, internet, and a food stipend while classes are in session.  Also included are: choice of medical plan, twenty-two vacation days after first year, opportunity to enroll in TIAA/CREF and tuition waiver.  Starting salary is highly competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.

Responsibilities

Staff Supervision & Development:
Assist with the development and execution of a comprehensive training program for all Resident Assistants as well as ongoing developmental opportunities.
Supervise and evaluate Resident Assistants; hold weekly staff meetings and other meetings as necessary.
Establish, explain and maintain expectations of staff members according to departmental guidelines.
Participate in the recruitment and selection of paraprofessional staff.

Student Development & Programming:
Implement a shared residential experience for the specific population served, focused on the department's four core values.
Be available for general advisement and referral of resident students.
Manage individual residence hall budget.
Advise and support area councils in collaboration with the Residence Hall Council. 

Administration:
Assist in the coordination and implementation of policies and procedures.
Enforce University and residence hall policies through the University Conduct System.
Serve as a primary conduct hearing officer.
Create and coordinate divisional/ departmental programs and projects as assigned.
Assume responsibility for the maintenance of residence hall facilities in cooperation with the Facilities Department.
Assist with all openings and closings of the residential areas.
Participate in the room lottery process.
Serve in on-duty rotation with other Residence Hall Directors.
Assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Professional Development:
Attend staff trainings as required.
Participate in seminars, workshops, conferences and regional professional associations.
Serve on departmental and divisional committees as assigned.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

A Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related field and residence hall experience is required. 

Other qualifications include:  supervisory and administrative skills, programming experience, decision-making abilities, interest in student development and a strong commitment to our profession.

  

TO APPLY:

  

Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position.  Contact information for three references must be submitted on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2014-1604

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter