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Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations

Earlham College
Richmond, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 19, 2023

Job Details

Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that's just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.

Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham's institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.

Earlham College is seeking an Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations to join our team!

Summary: Earlham College seeks an innovative administrator to provide direction, supervision, and management as part of the Office of Residence Life's leadership team. We seek a welcoming individual to collaborate with campus constituents to provide oversight of housing operations supporting a dynamic residence education program. This is a full-time, live-on position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

The Assistant Director of Residence Life has overall operational responsibility for a comprehensive residential life program of approximately 800-1000 student beds and facility management of eight residence halls, an apartment complex, and about a dozen houses central to a progressive, residential liberal arts college.

Essential Functions:
  • Community Development, Leadership, & Role-Modeling
  • Administrative & Operational Tasks
  • Facilities Management
  • Student Engagement & Programming
  • Student Staff Supervision & Development
  • Crisis Management & On-Call Response
  • Student Conduct & Well-Being
  • Serve as the primary system administrator for Earlham College's housing management system – which includes billing of room and meal charges.
  • Manage all room selection and housing assignment processes.
  • Enforce housing policies on occupancy, eligibility for housing, refund policies, and community living in accordance with Earlham's Principles and Practices.
  • Assist with the training and ongoing development of three full-time Area Directors as needed and, by extension, approximately 45 student staff members as directed.
  • Responsible for regular communications, including updates to College webpages, and prepares and distributes documentation of housing processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrates an active commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while assisting with student retention initiatives that work to improve the student experience at Earlham.
  • Gives direct support for college-wide crisis intervention and conflict management. An example includes serving as part of the on-call response team.
  • A more comprehensive list of responsibilities is available upon request.
  • Minimum of three years experience of full-time professional experience in Residence Life.
  • Experience using BANNER or another comparable student information systems database is required.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Candidates should clearly understand the role of residence life at a private liberal arts college.
  • A graduate degree in student personnel, higher education, or a related field is preferred.
  • Preference will also be given to those with experience in student affairs assessment.
  • Experience using housing management software for room assignments is strongly preferred.
  • Experience using Maxient case management software is preferred.
  • Be a positive example and resource to all Earlham Students
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply
  • Please submit the following application materials through our Earlham Careers Portal
  • Cover letter - Please address your thinking and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as it relates and specifically pertains to this position.
  • Resume
  • List of Three References with Contact Information
Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Earlham College

Founded in 1847, Earlham College is a nationally-ranked liberal arts college that aspires to change lives for good. Our community is shaped by the perspectives and values of the Religious Society of Friends—commonly known as Quakers—but you don’t have to be Quaker to work or study here. (In fact, most of us aren’t!) Instead, our community comes together around our shared Principles and Practices: respect for persons, integrity, peace and justice, simplicity, and community. Through our common understanding of these values and our shared governance structure, each member of the Earlham community is encouraged to participate fully, applying their personal expertise and experience to moving the College forward.

Earlham welcomes a broadly diverse student body, faculty and staff to its campus.

With a quarter of our students identifying as domestic minorities and another 20 percent coming to Earlham from homes outside the United States, our classrooms, clubs and activities benefit from the wide variety of perspectives and experiences our students bring.

Our 800-acre campus is nestled in the heart of Richmond, Indiana. Richmond and Earlham share a mutually beneficial connection, and our location allows for the best of both worlds—big city amenities aren’t far away, and outdoor activities abound.

We’re delighted that you’re interested in joining the Earlham community and look forward to learning more about you through the application process.

The health and financial security of you and your family is important to us. Earlham College is proud to offer you competitive, comprehensive benefits that enhance the lives of you and your family. These benefits are intended to protect your well-being and financial health. You have the flexibility to select the plans that best meet your needs and the opportunity to elect additional benefits that protect you and your family and balance your life outside of work.

Oh, and by the way—it’s pronounced “Ur-luhm”!


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