The Director for the Center for Residence Life provides leadership and direction for all areas within RIT's on-campus residential program, including responsibility for supervision of a large professional and paraprofessional staff, over $3.5 million budget, and for providing the residential students with a comprehensive program of educational, social and co-curricular experiences focused around the department's core values of Student Success, Well-Being, Collaboration, Inclusion and Community Engagement. The Director will work closely with campus partners in Housing Operations, Dining and Student Auxiliary Services, Public Safety, Facilities Management and will have a thorough understanding of both the operational and educational aspects of residential communities.
Direct supervision of 4-5 professional and administrative staff on the leadership team and central office support team; Oversight of all department staff and paraprofessionals including supervision, training and professional development.
Manage department budgets and strategic financial planning. Ensure that all department staff are fully trained and supported in the execution of standard budgetary protocols and cultivate a culture of stewardship for University resources.
Develop and maintain a residential community and curriculum for 7,500+ students that fosters and advances the core values of the department and the strategic focus of the division and aligns with the University Strategic Plan.
Develop and advance partnerships and collaborative relationships within Student Affairs as well as key university stakeholders to strategically develop long range planning, make data-driven and resource sensitive decisions and enhance the overall experience of on-campus living.
Serve as a critical incident contact person for residential incidents, rotating on-call duty with other department leaders as needed.
Serve on division and university committees, task forces and special projects as assigned.
Participate in professional development with a special focus on competency in diversity and inclusion, technology and administrative leadership.
Education Masters Degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel or related field required
Experience 8-10 years of progressive leadership experience is required. Professional and administrative experience in higher education is strongly preferred
Skills The successful candidate will exhibit skills and experience with:
Supervision of professional staff
Financial management and budget analysis
Critical Incident/Crisis management
Negotiation and mediation
Strategic planning and data-driven decision making
Learning and operational outcome assessment
Maintaining and protecting confidential and private information
Use of technology and systems to support administrative and educational programs
Leading diverse teams and supporting diverse student communities
Additional preferred skills:
Knowledge and experience in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to learn
Experience with StarRez, Maxient, PeopleSoft Student Information Systems, EMS and Oracle Financial systems or willingness to learn
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.”