Detailed Job Description
The Assistant Director of Residential Life is a live on member of the residential life leadership team and reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Residential Life. The Assistant Director oversees the operation of a residential community of approximately 1500 students. Primary areas of responsibility include: staff supervision, paraprofessional staff recruitment and selection, student development, marketing and administration.
Staff Supervision and Development
1.Supervise professional Residence Hall Directors.
2.Assist with the development and execution of a comprehensive training program for all Residence Hall Directors.
3.Establish and maintain expectations of staff members.
4.Indirectly supervise 34-46 Resident Assistants.
5.Ensure area staff have operational knowledge of procedures, policies and practices essential to the effective functioning of the residence halls.
6.Participate in the recruitment and selection of professional staff.
7.Evaluate staff members' performance according to Divisional evaluation guidelines.
Paraprofessional Staff Selection and Recruitment
1.Coordinate paraprofessional staff recruitment and selection.
2.Chair the paraprofessional staff selection committee.
3.Develop recruitment materials for paraprofessional staff.
4.Train the department on selection processes.
5.Attend and participate in meetings and conferences, as deemed necessary.
1.Assist in the coordination and implementation of institutional and departmental goals, policies and procedures.
2.Participate in departmental, divisional and institutional committees as assigned.
3.Perform on-call responsibilities.
4.Consult with students, parents and members of the university as appropriate.
5.Fulfill other duties as assigned.
1.Ensure residential curriculum is designed to effectively meet the needs of the student population.
2.Provide oversight to the Residence Hall Council through the advisors.
3.Provide assessment of departmental programming learning outcomes.
4.Advise and support students in areas regarding personal growth.
5.Enforce university and residential life policies through the university conduct system.
1.Develop and manage content for the residential life webpage.
2.Create and approve department publications and marketing materials.
3.Oversee departmental branding efforts.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- A Master's Degree in Student Personnel or a related field, previous supervisory experience, strong communication and administrative skills, programming experience, decision-making abilities, interest in student development and a strong commitment to the profession.
A minimum of 3 years, postgraduate and professional residential life experience is required.