Complex Director

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Title Complex Director Overview

Serve and support a diverse professional and paraprofessional staff. Ensure that an appropriate quality of life is provided to an increasingly diverse resident community. Responsible for the overall administration, supervision, and leadership in the complex, and for creating a residential community that is conducive to the intellectual, personal, social, and spiritual development of the complex residents. Reside on campus year round. This position will be responsible for managing a residence hall complex that may house students in various stages of COVID -19 quarantine and isolation.

Essential Duties:

1. Participate in the fall, winter, and spring training sessions for the RA’s; supervise and evaluate performance of assigned RA’s; provide feedback and encouragement to RA’s for personal and paraprofessional growth; manage and process RA administrative reports such as weekly reports, duty logs, and duty schedules; meet regularly with the RA’s both individually and in weekly staff meetings; supervise and evaluate performance of at least one Graduate Hall Director; provide feedback and encouragement to Graduate Hall Director’s personal and professional growth; and meet regularly with Graduate Hall Director to review current concerns and questions.

2. Maintain up-to-date knowledge and clear understanding of the regulations outlined in the Student Handbook, as well as related legal regulations; enforce all applicable regulations as needed; communicate behavioral expectations to students through periodic floor and building meetings with complex residents; conduct judicial conferences of referred cases for students documented for policy violations; complete and submit infraction reports to the Associate Director; develop strategies to reduce inappropriate behavior in the complex; serve as a member of the on-call rotation team for the campus; and deal with crises and follow appropriate College and Residence Life procedures and submit all duty reports in a timely fashion. Conduct Brief Motivational Interview alcohol interventions as assigned.

3. Assume responsibility for the daily operation of the complex community. Keep the Director and Associate Directors informed about apartment complex activities, emergencies, and other issues of significance. Assist in annual housing selection process and periodic room changes. Oversee the periodic building inventories and make appropriate requests for furniture and equipment, maintenance/cleaning work requests, fire safety inspections/drills, and periodic replacement of appliances and furniture.

4. Create and support a comfortable, academically focused, and respectful residential community. Be accessible to residents by being available and visible in the complex; become aware of, and respond to, the needs, interests, and concerns of residents and make appropriate referrals to other College offices; develop and maintain a complex community by supporting, attending, and evaluating RA programs; assist RA staff in planning and developing programs; attend individual floor meetings whenever possible; and monitor and supervise RA programming, ensuring that all RA’s meet programming requirements. Manage the complex programming budget, providing an accounting of all programming expenses and supporting paperwork to Residence Life.

5. Coordinator of administrative projects including training and development, housing and facilities, and programming.

Marginal Duties:

1. Perform all other duties as may be required.

Education and Experience Required

• Bachelor’s degree in counseling, student personnel services, higher education, or related field from an accredited institution required, Master’s degree preferred.

• Minimum of two years of full-time experience in Student Affairs.

• Demonstrated experience in the areas of supporting underrepresented students and staff, curriculum development and implementation, facilities management, staff training and development, crisis intervention, and student conduct.

• Must exhibit good time management skills and ability to prioritize.

• Demonstrated skills conducive to an abnormal workload and extreme time commitments.

• Must possess good fiscal management skills and sound judgment.

Physical Demands Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic
origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop,
and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the
part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

Requisition Number AS465P Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation

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