Assistant Director of Residence Life

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 20, 2021
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Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to an Associate Director for Residence Life, the Assistant Director for Residence Life is a champion for student learning; provides leadership and coordination for a residential area; plans and coordinates major departmental initiatives; and participates on the Housing & Residence Life Leadership Team and the Residence Life Leadership Team.

Core Responsibilities:
*Champion the Division of Student Affairs Aspirations for Student Learning through enacting ExperienceVT initiatives in the residential setting through the lens of student engagement, wellness and housing services.
*Provide leadership, vision, development and coordination for a residential area housing approximately 4,000 –5,000 undergraduate and graduate students who live in a variety of housing facilities including traditional, suite-style, co-ed, and single-gender.
*Responsible for implementing the mission, values, and goals of Housing and Residence Life within the area of responsibility.
*Provide ongoing supervision, training and mentorship, to full-time professional Residential Learning Coordinators, Assistant Residential Learning Coordinators (Graduate Assistants), and indirectly supervise residence hall student staff members, emphasizing the tenets of a learning organization model.
*Cultivate the development of professional and para-professional staff through an area model focused on team, professional and personal development integration. Provide vision and leadership to area through weekly meetings and supervision. Create and implement team-developed vision for residential area.
*Provide leadership for the design and implementation of a major departmental and divisional initiatives, committees, and workgroups that are determined annually.
*Advise a housing student organization such as Residence Hall Federation or National Residence Hall Honorary.
*Coordinate needed administrative process that impacts resident students, resident staff and stakeholders including but not limited to move-in and move out, break housing, health and safety inspections and coordinator training and development.
*Support, enforce and ensure compliance with all University and departmental policies and regulations.
*Partner with the Office of Student Conduct through advising coordinators in student conduct adjudication, providing referrals and Maxient dashboard management to ensure timely completion of conduct processes. Assist as a conduct hearing officer as needed.
*Work with Housing Services staff regarding administrative process in residence halls and utilization of StarRez database.; oversee occupancy and damage billing process.
*Demonstrate and uphold the Virginia Tech Principles of Community and the values of InclusiveVT; foster a supportive and challenging multicultural environment through staff selection, training, community programming, and interpersonal contact with students and colleagues.
*Builds strategic relationship with campus partners including but not limited to Residential Housekeeping, Facilities, Dean of Students, Title IX, Virginia Tech Police, Living Learning Programs, Cook Counseling and the Office of Learning Partnerships.
*Oversee behavioral and crisis management process for residential student experience. Providing appropriate support, mediation and referral for individual students and staff when needed.
*Serve on emergency response duty rotation schedule for campus of 10,000 residents; assist with protocol training and review for direct reports who serve in emergency response duty.
*Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

-Masters Degree in student affairs/higher education or related field.
-Ability to work with a diverse student body, foster sensitivity to diversity issues in the university community.
-Demonstrates a commitment to a socially just learning environment.
-Ability to display an understanding of developmental needs of undergraduate and graduate students.
-Demonstrated experience related to college student development.
-Demonstrated ability in staff supervision and administrative work.
-Experience in selection, training, organization advising, development, organization and/or planning.
-Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

-Prior work experience in a live-in housing role.
-Has three or more years of professional experience, including supervision, training and community development
-Demonstrates initiative and ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
-Collaborative, collegial leadership style.
-Experience or knowledge of engaging students in meaningful co-curricular learning experiences.
-Experience in the areas of student organization advising; crisis management and emergency response, budget development and management; strategic planning; training program development.
-Experience with resolving conflict, team development, group dynamics and critical thinking.
-Values partnerships and engagement in the student learning process

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About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs’ Aspirations for Student Learning serve as a framework for our roles as educators as we work alongside students to encapsulate their learning into a strengths-based discovery of their talent so they may: commit to unwavering curiosity ; pursue self-understanding and integrity ; practice civility ; prepare for a life of courageous leadership ; and ultimately , embrace Ut Prosim as a way of life . We operationalize these aspirations through ExperienceVT whereby we work alongside undergraduate, graduate and professional students to create a customized plan for their experience designed to accomplish their individual goals. We measure our success by the success of our students. To that end, we will do whatever it takes to support the individual well-being and success of every student at Virginia Tech

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Amber Mullen at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: July 20, 2021
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