|Ã¯ The Assistant Director supervises 5 master level Resident Directors and student staff in various residential units providing support to the academic mission of the University by contributing to studentsÃ out of classroom learning and transition to and through the academy. Using professional student services theories and concepts provides guidance on the development of an inclusive learning residential community, sets and executes departmental vision and priorities, and solves complex and sensitive situations. Recommends and initiates improvements to policies, practices, and procedures of the department. Independently oversees day-to-day operations, and determines goals and performance expectations of subordinates. Make recommendations concerning improvements of program/function to manager. |
Ã¯ The Assistant Director also provides direct supervision, coaching, training, evaluation and performance management for employees, as well as the design and supervision of professional development plans. Recommends hiring, and separation of employees when appropriate. Conducts regular check-in meetings, staff meetings, and annual performance appraisals; makes merit recommendations and other recognition's.
Ã¯ In Addition the Assistant Director works with direct reports and other staff to design innovative workshops, develop curricula and instructional materials. Identify and implement innovative teaching strategies. Ensure staff design, develop, implement, and deliver multi-format programs and to enhance the learning and teaching process for students. Create direction, train and advise on academic success and community development programs in each residential community. Ensure program standards are met and are responsive to studentÃs needs. Provide stewardship and strong risk management oversight of University resources. Develop assessment processes for residential programs and activities.
Ã¯ The Assistant Director will also manage, coordinate, and recommend modification of departmental and multi-unit projects and programs within Residential Education designed to achieve specific learning outcomes and to enhance program effectiveness. (E.g. theme programs administration, Resident Faculty and campus partner programming collaborations.) Establish and maintain partnerships with internal teams including Residential Faculty, Facility Managers as well as collaborative partners on the broader campus, including the College of Letters & Science and the Dean of Students office on outreach, orientation, academic strategy, tutoring, and enrichment workshops, community building events, and activities. Represent Residential Education with campus colleagues on issues impacting student success and advocacy. Chair a Residential Education committee and serve on campus committees
Ã¯ The Assistant Director will participate in the rotation of the Ã¬administrator on callÃ® in order to provide immediate consultative support to staff managing crisis interventions and student mental health issues. Oversee all programming in supervisory area, including implementation of innovative teaching and tutoring strategies within the tutoring program.Ã¯ Advanced knowledge in learning theories, advising, and counseling techniques. Ã¯ Knowledge of student development theories and practice. Ã¯ Cognizant of specific learning styles and residential curriculum models. Ã¯ Knowledge of how learning skills issues apply to a research institution. Ã¯ Knowledge of academic curricula and student academic support services. Ã¯ Knowledge in designing and implementing learning and pedagogical models. Ã¯ Knowledge in strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting. Ã¯ Advanced oral and written communication skills. Ã¯ Interpersonal skills and intercultural competence, including a strong understanding of diversity, inclusion and social justice. Ã¯ Demonstrated experience in judgment and decision-making, problem-solving and organizational skills in a student life environment. Ã¯ Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements. Ã¯ Knowledge of risk assessment principles and demonstrated experience in evaluating risks in a student life environment. Ã¯ Knowledge in the areas of counseling and crisis intervention, conflict mediation, student and leadership development theory, student conduct administration, multicultural and educational programming, academic support, and safety and security programs.
Education and Experience: Ã¯ MasterÃs degree in counseling, higher education or student affairs and 5 or more years of Professional work in a Residential Life or equivalent experience required.