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Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 4, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace, and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses, and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is hiring an Assistant Director to support the Housing and Residence Life team. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Job Summary:

The Assistant Director position shares in the responsibility for overall direction of a comprehensive Housing and Residence Life department serving approximately 1,400 residents. Primary focus on creating environments in the halls where residents and staff are able to thrive academically, professionally, and personally. Accomplish these goals by exemplifying the department’s core values of Customer Service, Connections, and Care. Responsible for full-time and para-professional staff selection, training, and evaluation. Serves as a member to, and coordinates HRL’s involvement in, the Behavioral Intervention Team. Adjudicates high, medium, and low-level University and Housing conduct.

Full-time, live-off or live-on, twelve-month position.

Job Duties:

Staff Supervision and Development – Provide supervision and guidance to Area Coordinators, Assistant Area Coordinators, and Resident Assistants (supervisees). Focus on staff selection, training, and professional growth.
  • Meet weekly with Area Coordinators to provide direct supervision, assess needs/interventions for Assistant Area Coordinators and Resident Assistants
  • Develop and implement both formal and informal staff evaluation processes
  • Develop and implement strategies and concepts that promote staff “team spirit” and effective work relationships
Staff Selection and Training – Coordinate and implement staff selection and training.
  • Maintain/update job descriptions for supervisees to reflect the work being done and changes in expectations
  • Execute comprehensive screening and selection process for supervisees based on job description and HRL core values of Customer Service, Connections, and Care.
  • Develop comprehensive and year-round training program(s) for supervisees. Basic and advanced job training should be focused at the beginning of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
  • Create, maintain, and update Professional On Duty, RA supervisor, and RA manuals.
Housing and Residence Life Administration – Actively participate in the overall administration of the Housing and Residence Life operation
  • Create, track, and assess programming model focused on meeting the needs and wants of the residential population and with an emphasis on outside of the classroom learning.
  • Represent the Department of Housing and Residence Life on various University and Prescott Campus meetings/committees. Participate in the planning and execution of campus events such as Orientation, Admissions tour days, and OctoberWest.
  • Respond to student and parental concerns in a timely and professional manner.
  • Serve in the HRL Professional On Duty (POD) and Director On Call (DOC) rotation as needed.
  • Regularly utilize different dining locations on campus and provide feedback on food services as needed.
  • Clery and Title IX reporting requirements
  • When needed, run HRL summer operations, including Summer Housing and coordination of conferences.
  • Create and maintain HRL groups and workflow in EagleLife (campus groups).
  • Create and maintain HRL specific outreach letters/configurations in Maxient.
Student Conduct/Behavioral Intervention Team – senior-level conduct officer and BIT member.
  • Adjudicate student conduct cases, up to and including dismissal from ERAU.
  • Provide feedback on the Student Handbook and conduct process.
  • Active member of the BIT – work assigned cases.
  • Coordinate all HRL BIT follow up.
Other job duties as assigned.

ERAU benefits include:
  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights


Master’s degree. Area of study: Student Affairs, Student Development, Counseling, Leadership, or similar.

Minimum of three to five years of workrelated experience.

Required skills, knowledge, abilities:

Past experience in residence hall operations, including live-in/live-on call responsibilities and supervision of Resident Assistants or similar position. Previous experience adjudicating student conduct cases and addressing student behavioral concerns.

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