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Assistant Director Learning Community

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 27, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus), Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Job # 037256 Department Code 20212-2067 Department Academic Affairs Job Title Assistant Director Learning Community Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Assistant Director for the Office of Learning Communities assists with the development, implementation, and assessment of more than twenty-five residential living learning communities (LLCs) serving approximately 1100 students. They also serve as one of the primary contact people for the faculty and staff teams who work with the individual learning communities. The Assistant Director supervises the Coordinator for Learning Communities. This position also leads the assessment and evaluation of the impact of living learning communities on the student experience, directs the vision for LLC student staff implementation, and coordinates training and ongoing development for the LLC faculty and staff. The Assistant Director is also charged with the development and teaching of a Gallup Clifton Strengths based LLC course as well as the design and implementation of the LLC Industry Fellows program. This position also serves as a member of the leadership team for the Office of Student Living. Qualifications
Master’s degree required and 3 years of progressive experience post-master’s in a higher education setting. 4 years progressive experience post-masters and experience with the design and implementation of living learning communities strongly preferred. Job Specific Qualifications
The Assistant Director of Learning Communities must be well versed in aspects of residential living, student development theory and the design and implementation of living learning communities. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the following areas:
  • Fulltime Staff Supervision and Staff Support
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Counseling/Advisement
  • Student Development, Education, and Engagement
  • Training, Teaching, and Learning Theory
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Residence Education
  • Faculty Partnerships
The Assistant Director also supports the development of an inclusive living learning community experience and demonstrates cultural competency in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.

Additional Qualifications:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, On-line, E-mail.
  • Skills in assessment and evaluation software; i.e. Qualtrics, Machforms.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, budget, and interpersonal skills.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Good customer service attitude.
Assists the director with leading the creation and implementation of the overall vision for living learning communities at Syracuse University, including the collaboration with university stakeholders as well as the recruitment of living learning community students. Specifically, this position:
  • Leads the recruitment and enrollment efforts for the upper-class living learning communities targeting sophomore, junior, and senior students;
  • Directs the vision for LLC student staff ( LLCRA and LLC Peer Mentors), which includes supervising the Coordinator of Learning Communities in the implementation of said vision;
  • Coordinates the training and on-going development of the faculty and staff working with the living learning community program.
Directs the design and implementation of two signature areas of the LC Program; the Gallup Clifton Strengths based academic course for LLC students and the LLC Industry Fellows program that connects LLC students with local industries to provide experiential engagement opportunities.

Leads the design and implementation of 5-10 individual living learning communities; including regular meetings, design and implementation of LLC engagement initiatives, and connecting with LLC students. Functional supervision of the live-in Office of Student Living staff members concerning their work with living learning communities.

Recruits, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Coordinator of Learning Communities.

Leads the assessment, evaluation, and reporting of the impact of living learning communities on the student experience which includes assessing broad LLC program goals and outcomes, LLC specific outcomes, and student participation tracking, reporting, and accountability efforts related to the LLC engagement model. Act as a liaison with the Office Institutional Research and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 07/27/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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