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Assistant Director of Residence Life|
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Director of Residence Life|
Under general supervision, the Assistant Director of Residential Life is responsible for the management of the residence life program including development of living/learning and community standards programs in all residences; recruitment, hiring, training and supervision of all residence hall staff; oversight of programming and community development in all residences; and the resolution of student personnel and management problems in the halls.
Develops residence hall community.
Supervises, selects, recruits, trains and terminates residence hall staff (including professional residence directors and paraprofessional student staff); executes performance evaluations.
Oversees budget allocations for residence hall staff and hall council.
Enhances safety and security of all students and residence facilities on campus.
Serves as a resource person and makes appropriate referrals.
Investigates student and staff complaints.
Enhances the learning environment on campus.
Oversees operational housing functions.
Enhances physical aspects of residences.
Compiles business and statistical data and performs assessment.
Acts as on-call resource for emergency and crisis situations.
Reviews and applies all policies and procedures outlined in the university Affirmative Action Plan.
Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University. Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
50% Develops residence hall community to include physical and programmatic aspects of engaging and retaining students.
25% Hires, terminates, trains, supervises and evaluates residence hall staff.
10% Investigates student and staff complaints.
5% Collects, proofreads, signs and turns in student timesheets.
5% Serves as resource person, makes referrals, on-call responsibility.
5% Manages budget, business/statistical data and assessment functions.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Ability to work evenings and weekends, to include attendance at student programs; ability to receive telephone calls and e-mail from staff at home.
2. Ability to provide objectivity and patience, to be creative and a team player; to display a commitment to fostering diversity and to demonstrate a commitment to student development.
3. Proficiency to handle various office machines including by not limited to: computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine and fax.
4. Ability to receive telephone calls and e-mails, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone and/or electronically.
5. Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
6. Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle in the U.S. and Canada for the purpose of university business.
The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a typewriter or computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve extensive wrist and hand movement. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.
1. Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related field is required.
2. 2 to 4 years post-Masters residence life experience.
3. Valid driver’s license required. License must meet insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria.
Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:
The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.
Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: