Managing Director for Residential Well-being and Inclusion

Employer
Virginia Tech
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Job Description

Reporting to the Director for Residential Well-being and in partnership with Student Affairs’ Chief Inclusion and Belonging Officer, the Managing Director for Residential Well-being and Inclusion champions a welcoming, inclusive, and holistic experience for residential students that prioritizes students’ well-being and helps them discover paths for a life of flourishing. With an innovative, flexible, and student-centered mindset, the Managing Director contributes to Virginia Tech’s bold vision to transform the traditional residential experience to one focused on well-being and the Aspirations for Student Learning, where knowing, mentoring, and supporting each student is the collective work of Student Affairs.

Working in partnership with four other Managing Directors, the Managing Director is responsible for convening a multidisciplinary team of talented colleagues from across Student Affairs to cultivate a synergistic approach to student well-being and success. This includes a Coordinator for ExperienceVT, a Coordinator for Well-being, and a Coordinator for Case Management, for whom the Managing Director provides primary supervision in partnership with colleagues in the areas of ExperienceVT, well-being, and the Dean of Students, who provide functional supervision and support. The group convened by the Managing Director also includes an embedded counselor from Cook Counseling and faculty/staff coaches from across the university. Through this convening model, the Managing Director provides leadership that leverages the full power and expertise of Student Affairs and the potential impact of the residential environment for student success. As a result, students will pursue the Aspirations for Student Learning and ExperienceVT by finding belonging, embracing their strengths, finding purpose and meaning, and creating a personalized plan for meeting their goals.

The Managing Director also champions the Principles of Community and diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the residential experience. As an advisor to the Chief Belonging and Inclusion Officer, the Managing Director identifies trends and opportunities for dialogue, intervention, and programming. In addition, the Managing Director supervises a group of student leaders for Inclusion and Belonging, whose charge is to develop relationships with their peers and provide experiences that foster an environment of acceptance and civility, where students can share who they are and connect with others from different backgrounds, identities, and perspectives.

As a Residential Well-being leader, the Managing Director engages in continuous improvement of the Residential Well-being model to facilitate ongoing systemic, community, and individual transformations for students. In addition, the Managing Director provides student support through mentoring, referral to resources, incident response, on-call duties, and other duties, as assigned.

For more information regarding the Residential Well-being area, visit our website at https://hokiewellness.vt.edu/rwb.html

Required Qualifications

The selected candidate must demonstrate a passion for student development and an unrelenting commitment to student success, well-being, and inclusion. A master's degree in a related field is required, including higher education or areas related to well-being, diversity and inclusion, etc. Experience in and a commitment to diversity and inclusion and an understanding of the developmental needs of undergraduate and graduate students is essential. The Managing Director should be collaborative, innovative, and adaptable with strong organizational and communication skills. The enthusiastic support of Student Affairs’ Aspirations for Student Learning, the mission of Virginia Tech, including Inclusive VT, Beyond Boundaries, and our land grant spirit are required.

The candidate should possess the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities; take initiative in a dynamic, fast paced environment; develop strong faculty and professional partnerships and engagement; and lead through influence. In addition, the candidate should have experience convening and engaging teams of professionals and/or students to support a shared vision.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualification include experience with budget development and management; strategic planning; program development; and peer advising or peer-mentorship initiatives.

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 accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Appointment Type

Regular

Review Date

3/16/2022

Additional Information

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 military 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 Ennis McCrery at emcrery@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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