The Student Life Team (SLT) is a unit with responsibility for developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating co-curricular programming for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students attending the National Technical Institute for the Deaf as well as providing significant residential supervision for middle school and high school student summer camp programs hosted by NTID. The SLT consists of a team of five fulltime professional staff, a senior support staff, a number of temporary summer staff, and a large student paraprofessional staff. The SLT promotes ongoing collaborations with NTID’s Academic Affairs, NTID’s Counseling & Academic Advising Services Department, the NTID Center on Employment, RIT’s Public Safety, Center for Women and Gender, and several offices across RIT’s Division of Student Affairs to ensure that students are provided diverse opportunities to optimize their collegiate experiences. The SLT’s co-curricular and educational programming, spiritual/religious and civility exploration workshops, self-advocacy and community accountability mentoring services, social and cultural programs, fraternity and sorority event collaborations, and organization advising are avenues for outreaching to and networking with all NTID-supported students.
The director reports to and works closely with the Assistant Vice President of Student and Academic Services.
The director will utilize university and college strategic plans and goals to establish and implement a consistent and relevant department program that is both proactive in charting a plan for student life, and responsive to current and future trends and needs within the Deaf and hard-of-hearing student community at NTID.
The director will oversee a budget of ≥$500K insuring support of overall department operations and maintain direct accountability for SLT staff compliance with institute accounting, budgeting, and liability policies and procedures in their management and delegation.
The director will provide daily supervision, guidance, direction, and support to SLT staff, student paraprofessional staff and community through departmental meetings, trainings, and one-on-one interaction.
The director will maintain accountability for performance of student staff employees during the academic year and through the summer concerning intersectional Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled/(DeafPlus), Deaf Student of Color, Deaf International, Deaf LGBTQIAP and hard- of-hearing student communities.
The director is advisor to NTID Student Congress, a campus major student organization and liaise with RIT’s Conduct Office, NTID Outreach Consortium, RIT Center for Campus Life, and RIT Residence Life.
Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Human and Social Services, Organizational Development, Psychology, Communications or closely related field.
Experience: Minimum of five years of administrative experience leading programs/services in an educational setting (K-12 or post-secondary) serving deaf/hard of hearing students.
Personnel supervision and evaluation
Fluency in ASL and extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture
Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and the intersectional deaf and hard of hearing student community.
Curriculum Vitae or Resume Cover Letter List of References
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THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career ...education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”