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A member of the College Houses & Academic Services (CHAS) staff
the House Director is a senior full-time administrative position
within a College House and is responsible for the daily
programmatic operations of a House. The House Director provides
academic support and enrichment opportunities to meet the
developmental needs of the house residents, and carries out the
mission of CHAS. The House Director works directly with the
undergraduate residents of the House and the RA team. The House
Director, along with the House Faculty Director & House
Fellows, form the senior leadership of each College House and
collaborates to provide academic, intellectual, social, and
community engagement opportunities for all residents in the house.
The House Director coordinates communications and events for the
house; is responsible for managing the house finances with
direction from CHAS; and implements numerous procedures and
policies from across the university. The House Director is an
essential staff member and must live on campus in assigned housing
to respond to crises, attend programs, and be a strong present in
1. The House Director is responsible for development,
implementation and evaluation of a diverse and cohesive array of
programs designed to create community within their house, to
provide academic support and enrichment opportunities, to meet the
developmental needs of the residents, and to carry out the mission
2. The House Director collaborates with and provides support to the
resident House Faculty Director and House Fellows to provide
academic, intellectual, social, and community engagement
opportunities for all residents in the house.
3. The House Director is responsible for collaboration across CHAS
with the other House Directors and with campus partners.
4, The House Director supervises a full-time administrative
assistant, RA Team, and paid student workers. This includes
selection, training, and evaluation. The training includes both
house specific areas and CHAS procedures and policies. House
Directors are expected to provide clear written expectations and
direction to this set of staff and to develop and implement
operational procedures for management of the house office.
5. The House Director provides residents with counsel and guidance
on general matters of personal well-being, provide referrals and
alert campus partners of critical student situations. Work closely
with campus partners to resolve crises as needed. Serves as House
Director on call on a rotating basis.
6. The House Director serves as a pre-major advisor in the College
of Arts & Sciences to students assigned by that office;
collaborates with each of the 4 undergraduate schools in support of
their educational objectives and priorities; provides academic
support and personal counseling to College House residents. This
position provides in-residence academic programming to House
residents from the College, Wharton, Nursing, and Engineering
programs; provides referrals considering each school's respective
educational objectives and policies.
7. The House Director enforces Penn's Code of Student Conduct and
other policies, and administers such policies along with general
CHAS policies. The House Director will develop and implement
House-specific community standards along with internal adjudication
processes for behavioral resolution in accordance with University
and CHAS standards.
8. The House Director coordinates communications and events for the
house; is responsible for managing the house finances with
direction from CHAS; and implements numerous procedures and
policies from across the university. The House Director will plan
an annual budget in consultation with the House Faculty Director
and manage all the House finances in accordance with University
policy/best practices. Working in accordance with general
guidelines and specific requests of CHAS, attend regular budget
meetings; reconcile purchases in a timely fashion; oversee
student/administrative staff use of procurement processes; work
with residential senior staff to determine their financial needs
9. The House Director work with in-House Residential Services (RHS)
manager for house facilities and room change processes. The House
Director set guidelines for RA team on management of roommate
conflicts and intervenes in such conflicts when necessary. Support
RHS efforts for move-in and move-out processes. Work with RHS to
review maintenance and housekeeping concerns in the House.
10. Other duties as assigned. Serve on numerous CHAS workgroups and
committees. Participate in ongoing training and professional
development. Work with CHAS Tech to coordinate AV support, ongoing
web development and assessment technology. As needed, House
Director will assist in overseeing another college houses.
This is an essential position as a live-in position, with a meal
plan, parking space, and a two-bedroom apartment provided.
A Master's Degree and 3 years to 5 years of professional full-time
work experience required. The required experience should include
work with undergraduates and faculty in a residential setting,
financial management, teaching or advising, supervision and
community building. Must have demonstrated experience of successful
partnership and collaboration in a complex organizational network,
being able to balance independent responsibilities with carrying
out directives when necessary. Must be adaptable and service
oriented. Experience working with residential academic programs or
living learning communities and experience with learning outcome
development, implementation and assessment is required. Evening and
weekend hours are required.
A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this
position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to
upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.
Budgeted Pay Range:
$60K -- $65K commensurate with education and experience
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
College Houses and Academic Services
$61,046.00 - $95,972.00
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cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the
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