Assistant Director of Residence Life
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.
Reporting to the Director of Residence Life, the Assistant Director of Residence Life for Student Conduct assumes primary supervision of the Area Coordinators, coordinates development and in-services for both the professional and student staff and has oversight of facilities and operational tasks for the residential program. The Assistant Director, working closely with the Dean of Students & Campus Life, develops and promotes community standards while also ensuring appropriate responses to alleged violations of these standards. This position includes residence life staff supervision and rotating, on-call responsibilities and is a full-time, 12-month, live-in position.
Coordinate the hiring, training, development and supervision of professional Area Coordinators.
Coordinate recruitment, selection and training of student team members.
Develop residential programs with focus on living and learning communities, first year experience programs, and sophomore transitions along with independent living environments for juniors and seniors.
Understand the creation of a culturally inclusive community.
Demonstrate sophistication with establishing a strategic tone for residence hall communities and holding staff accountable for obtaining and maintaining that tone.
Responsible for the administrative and operational duties for a designated residential area.
Collaborate with Facilities and Public Safety colleagues on facilities concerns and needs.
Collaborate with the Director of Residence Life to create a comprehensive residential experience and housing program.
Participate in an on-call rotation with other members of the Residence Life professional staff.
Serve as a conduct hearing officer for the University Conduct Process.
Experience working collaboratively on strategies for the development of student well-being including student conduct responses, prevention programming, Title IX, etc.
Contribute to the overall success of the Office of Residence Life, the Division of Student Life, and the University by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Significant collaboration with other departments and the university broadly on a variety of committees and initiatives.
Representation of the department in the absence of the Director of Residence Life.
Divisional collaboration with other departments toward informed activity and shared resources related to the residential student experience.
Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move easily about the campus and respond to crisis. Position requires the ability to speak to a wide range of audiences and individuals and to hear and process instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires the ability to climb stairs, drive a variety of vehicles, and walk for extended periods of time on occasion. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Working conditions are indoor predominately but there are occasional work tasks outdoors.
This is an on-campus, live-in appointment.
Earned master's degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, or related field. Minimum of three to five years of progressive and transformative leadership experience in residence life. Commitment to diversity and inclusively of thought, idea, background, and experience and to creating an environment which is inclusive with demonstrated evidence of cultural competency. Demonstrated success in developing or supporting a comprehensive residence life program, advanced knowledge of student development and student learning theory, and strong leadership and administrative skills. Positive attitude, sound work ethic, strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills, and good sense of humor.
An interest in working in a dynamic environment where initiative, innovation and creativity are encouraged and a collaborative orientation is valued.
Benefits Eligible Yes
Number of Months 12 months
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week Administrative/Salaried
Posting date 01/04/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Apply now at: https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/1029
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