Assistant Director of Residence Life, Training and Development

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Overview

The Assistant Director for Training and Development assumes the primary leadership role for the comprehensive learning, training and evaluation for all student and professional staff positions within a diverse residential community housing almost 5000 students in residence halls and university owned apartment buildings. Ensuring student and professional staff support and education for diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Assistant Director coordinates all residential curriculum and leadership development efforts to ensure that a caring and welcoming living community is created consistent with the principles of a Catholic, Jesuit university and a department commitment to connecting students’ in and out of class experiences in the residence halls.

Additionally, the Assistant Director is responsible for supervision of three to four full time Residence Hall Directors (RHD). This requires setting clear expectations for and guiding the work of residence hall staff under their supervision to ensure the creation of caring, welcoming communities that enhance the university’s mission of excellence, faith, leadership and service. The Assistant Director for Training and Development works closely the Assistant Director for University Apartments and the Assistant Director for Residence Life Education to ensure a seamless delivery of programs and services to students living in the residence halls and University owned apartments.

    Duties and Responsibilities

1. Coordinates the training and development programs for student staff including, Resident Assistant fall, winter and spring training; for student managers fall and spring training; desk receptionist staff fall training; and for graduate assistants fall and spring training.
2. Coordinates the training and development programs for professional staff including RHD fall and winter training along with ongoing professional development sessions during the academic year.
3. Oversees the Residential Curriculum and provides annual updates and assessment.
4. Provides direction and support for leadership development in residence halls and University owned housing including setting direction for community programming councils.
5. Responsible for diversity planning around student support such as student staff affinity groups and department wide training. This includes guiding the Central staff to ensure training, affinity groups, and campus wide collaborations are addressing the concerns of minoritized students.
6. Coordinate performance management through employee engagement methods, performance appraisal process, professional development plans, and RHD goal setting.
a. Provide structures for performance accountability and support employee investigations, coordinating with MU Human Resources, MU Police, and General Counsel where appropriate.
b. Review student staff compensation.
c. Utilize instructional design methods to create online training for professional and student staff.
7. Supervise three to four RHDs and the Graduate Assistant for Residence Life Programs, serving as a direct source of communication between individual residence halls and the Office of Residence Life.
a. Meets regularly with residence hall directors to set and clarify expectations, assist with solving complex problems, and represent the interests and concerns of the area staff
b. and others within the department.
c. Through the RHDs and Facility Managers (FMs), provides indirect supervision to all student staff in the residence hall area.
d. Provides ongoing feedback and conducts annual performance appraisals for the RHDs.
8. Assists with crisis intervention responses across the residence hall and University apartment communities in a back-up capacity.
9. Serves as a university conduct administrator, adjudicating discipline cases as assigned by the University’s conduct office.
10. Coordinates and teaches MARQ 1500, “Principles of Peer Facilitation Among College Students” for newly hired Resident Assistants each semester.
11. Develops and assesses curriculum used in MARQ 1500, “Principles of Peer Facilitation Among College Students.”
12. Coordinates programming efforts with other offices including the Office of Engagement and Inclusion with special focus on Homecoming and National Marquette Day.
13. Ensures professional staff and student staff job manuals are up to date.
14. Serves as a liaison with Campus Ministry and Hall Ministers.
15. Serves on University and Division wide committees as appropriate or needed, including divisional assessment committee.
16. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• A master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Student Personnel or related field is required.
• 5 -7 years post master’s degree experience is required with increasing responsibilities.
• Understanding and experience in learning and training.
• Experience with leading training, including online training
• Proven history of working in a collaborative cross department environment.
• Attention to detail.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Learning and development
Talent development


It is the policy of Marquette University to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.

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