Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing for Assessment and Student Success

Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Apr 22, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time




Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing for Assessment and Student Success

Residential Life and Housing

JOB SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing for Assessment and Student Success is a live-on-campus position with leadership and management of two residence halls, including student paraprofessional staff.

The Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing for Assessment and Student Success specializes in providing residential assessment strategies based on learning outcomes and operational effectiveness. This position will facilitate residential first-year and second-year retention initiatives, including assistance with New Student Orientation, First-Year Experience, and career readiness services offered by the Center for Career and Professional Development.

This position will identify common trends and barriers impacting residential students' success and collectively strategize success pathways. This position will make use of various software platforms to support student success (e.g., Maxient, SAAS, Smartsheets & EAB Navigate).

The Assistant Director will support Adelphi students' development in a safe and inclusive community and encourage a commitment to on-campus leadership, multicultural engagement, career readiness, and global citizenship through intentional social, cultural, and experiential educational engagement.

REPORTS TO: Director of Residential Life and Housing

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
  1. Live in one residence hall on campus and provide emergency responses and routine referrals for that building and others on campus as necessary.
  2. Provide guidance and supervision to resident student and paraprofessional (Resident Assistant, Hall Attendant) staff in two residence halls.
  3. Oversee maintenance and repair of structure and furnishings in two residence halls.
  4. Identify the interests and needs of communities and individual students in assigned residence halls and provide support and programming to advance in those areas.
  5. Participate in departmental emergency on-call rotation.
  6. Serve as conduct officer in minor disciplinary incidents. This may include conducting administrative hearings, mediating conflicts, enforcing sanctions, and any necessary supplementary follow-up.
  7. Demonstrate sensitivity to students, faculty, and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  8. Engage in problem-solving with students, staff, faculty, parents, and community members..
  9. Implement routine administrative procedures such as weekly reports, furniture inventories, key code lists, monthly damage billings, disciplinary files, accurate rosters, and other building records.
  10. Serve as conduct officer in minor disciplinary incidents. This may include conducting administrative hearings, mediating conflicts, enforcing sanctions, and any necessary supplementary follow-up.
  11. Intervene in any crisis that arises on campus, regardless of whether formally on-call. This includes an appropriate response to these crises consistent with established department and university procedures.
  12. Responsible for the development and maintenance of Residential Life and Housing assessment strategies; ensures timely completion of activities in the assessment plans.
  13. Collaborate with campus partners, including staff of the Division of Student Affairs, regarding assessment strategies.
  14. Utilize departmental databases such as StaRez and Roompact.
  15. Serve as a liaison to various departments such as Information Technology, the Center for Student and Community Engagement, and the Career Center for Professional Development
  16. Participate in all RA and RHD training events.
  17. Participate in the planning for the upcoming academic year, including all aspects of the room selection process
  18. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: (Knowledge, skills and abilities)
  1. Knowledge and experience with student development programming.
  2. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  3. Ability to serve as a role model and mentor for students and staff.
  4. Good interpersonal skills.
  5. Knowledge of housing and other technology solutions software (e.g., StarRez, Maxient,
  6. Smartsheets).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Must live in the assigned residence hall in the apartment provided.
  2. May require frequent walking.
  3. May require frequent climbing of stairs.
  4. May require moderate or heavy lifting.
  5. May require frequent moving of equipment/furniture.
  6. Requires frequent typing for extended periods of time.

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. Master's degree preferred.
  3. Two to three years of experience as a Residence Hall Director and/or Database Administrator required.

POSITION(S) SUPERVISED:
  1. Resident Assistants (10).
  2. Hall Attendants (20+).

ABOUT ADELPHI:
Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate programs, more than 65 master's degree and doctoral programs, and more than 35 certificate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 116,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 43 states and 64 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.


To apply, visit https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ADELPHI&cws=39&rid=2520

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