Staff - Associate Director of Residence Life
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opportunities through exceptional worldwide internships,
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meaningful life. The Susquehanna River Valley with its fresh air
and overall pleasant year-round climate, provides four distinct
seasons amidst a backdrop of vibrant autumn foliage, occasional
winter snowfalls, flower-filled springs and warm summer evenings
illuminated by fireflies. Nearby outdoor recreational areas for
hiking, kayaking, fishing and skiing — and the bustling cultural
and commerce hubs of New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore and
Philadelphia within a three-hour drive — present abundant
opportunities for learning and discovery.
Reporting to the Director of
Residence Life, the Associate Director has the primary
responsibility of supporting the day-to-day operations of a
residential program housing most of the campus population at
approximately 2300 students. This position collaborates with the
Director to further advance current and newly emerging departmental
priorities and best practices in meeting the needs of residential
students. This position is an exempt position according to FLSA
- Directly supervise, develop, and evaluate two to four full-time
exempt Area Coordinators.
- Indirectly supervise 40-80 paraprofessional student staff
members (Resident Assistants).
- Oversee the recruitment, selection, and training of the
Resident Assistant position in collaboration with members of the
department, as well as division and university partners.
- Manages budget lines related to programming and resident
- Coordinates and implements residential student communications,
including promoting social media presence and brand alignment.
- Facilitates training for the Residence Life staff and on-call
partners related to best practices in student support, crisis
response, and conflict resolution.
- Build inclusive communities in collaboration with campus
partners to promote personal responsibility and awareness of
individual/group impact in a communal residential setting.
- Participate in strategic planning and decision-making for the
department in conjunction with division leaders and campus
- Acts as a conduct officer, which includes ongoing training and
development, conducting mandatory and medical amnesty meetings,
adjudicating lower to mid-level conduct conferences, and assisting
with or participating on University Conduct Boards as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Experience working collaboratively on strategies for the
development of student well-being, including student conduct
responses, prevention programming, and Title IX.
- Skilled in crisis and emergency management and response
- Demonstrated experience with housing assignment, occupancy
management, and other processes
- Strong technical skills and knowledge of database management
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public relations
skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with
- Experience in assessment, including developing learning
outcomes and using data to evaluate and adjust programmatic
functions or services.
- Effective and significant management experience, including
budgeting, supervising, and strategic planning.
- Demonstrated skill in small group development and
Master’s degree in College Student
Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or related field
A minimum of five years of
progressive and transformative leadership experience in residence
life, student conduct, housing operations, or similar fields is
required. Additional Requirements
· Serve in
the Residence Life On-Call Rotation to provide support and guidance
to campus partners and student staff during crises and
emergencies.· This position is required to live on campus.· Staff
may be required to work some nights and weekends.
· The position requires the
ability to move about the campus, sometimes frequently throughout
the workday.· Position requires the ability to give and receive
instruction.· The position requires the ability to communicate in
person, by phone, via email, and other electronic means.· Position
requires the ability to read printed and handwritten text on paper
and computer monitors.· Working conditions are primarily
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 12 months
Other Number of Months:
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Open Until Filled: No
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: AH01048
To apply, visit https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/3533