Director of Residential Learning Communities
The Director of Residential Learning Communities is responsible for leading and managing the overall operation and administration of the Residence Hall Program, which houses approximately 1500 students and is integral to retention efforts. Responsibilities include: supervision of professional, graduate and undergraduate staff members; oversight of selection, training and evaluation of staff; departmental strategic planning and assessment; development and implementation of all Residential Learning Communities policies and procedures; participation in student conduct system; oversight of all aspects of housing operations, including departmental budgets, programming and room assignments; coordination with Facilities on facility management; addressing individual student and parent needs and concerns; and participation in Student Affairs Division On-Call Team involving night and weekend on-call availability.
- Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, Education or related field required
- Progressive experience in a Residential Learning Communities office, including three years above the RD level.
- Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills; public speaking and presentation skills; interpersonal skills.
- Understanding of student development theory and leadership theories
- Development and assessment of co-curricular programming
- Effective interactions with multiple constituencies
- Staff recruitment, training and supervision
- Budgeting; proficiency with technology applications, including housing software and reporting
- Manage housing numbers, contracts and projections
- Flexibility and adaptability; well organized and able to work under pressure with multiple deadlines in an ever-changing
- Fast-paced environment; time management skills with ability to effectively prioritize work.
- Student-centered approach
- Crisis intervention and management; emergency response; good judgment and decision making
- Leadership and ability to develop a vision
- Ability to multi-task and follow through on projects
- Conflict resolution, mediation and problem-solving skills to resolve complex, multifaceted, and sometimes emotionally-charged disputes to assist parties in reaching agreement
- Ability to maintain confidential information involving privacy and discretion
- Understanding of the connection of Residential Learning Communities to student retention.
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.