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Director of Residence Life|
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Dean of Students|
To administer all aspects of the
residence life program, including approximately 1400 students living in
traditional and apartment style complexes. The director will provide leadership
to all staff within the department which includes an office manager, an
assistant director, three resident directors, and 55 paraprofessional
staff. The Director will work to insure
that the residential program promotes a living/learning environment conducive
to academic achievement and personal development of all students. Additionally, the Director will provide
leadership to all levels of the university community in reference to the department.
The Director is expected to be able to provide an immediate and frequent
response to campus issues.
- Oversee all
department operations, including but not limited to, housing selection,
occupancy reports, furniture inventory, and all web-related functions.
- Direct supervision
the Assistant Director and office manager.
- Oversee the
process of hiring, training and evaluation of all full-time, part-time and
- Manage the
department’s monitoring system for all residential students and student staff.
oversight for the residential Community Standards program and serve as a campus
conduct officer for suspension level violations
attend and/or facilitate weeknight/weekend programs.
- Develop, monitor
and manage the department budget.
and manage all department publicity, publications, and website
- Oversee and
coordinate all vendor contracts for residence halls.
- Serve as the
primary liaison with Facility Services.
the department on various University committees.
in the Administrator On-Call rotation.
- Serve on the
Crisis Response Team and obtain preparatory training.
- 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.
and apply all policies pursuant to the Affirmative Action plan
duties as assigned.
40% Supervision and management of all employees
who report to this position, including an annual performance review for each
employee at a time recommended by human resources.
30% Coordination of housing operations,
including but not limited to, assignments, tracking, reports, projections, room
changes and withdrawals; oversee Community Standards program.
20% Respond to campus/resident issues, including
parent inquiries, suspension level violations,
the sector/department on university committees and at campus events, such as
open houses, orientation and accepted student receptions.
planning and management.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
to work evenings and weekends.
manual dexterity to handle various office machines including but not
limited to: computer keyboard, calculator,
copy machine and fax.
to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with
others by telephone.
of computer software applications.
- 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. Some amount of
stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other
movements may be required. Tasks
involving working on a typewriter, 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.
- Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel/Counseling, or related field required.
- 3-5 years, full time live-in experience in a residence life program required.
- 2-4 years, full-time professional experience at the area coordinator or assistant director level preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in program planning, student conduct, management of daily operations of a residence life program including ability to supervise professional, paraprofessional and support staff; strong interpersonal customer service and communication skills and ability to manage multiple tasks required.
- A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Successful candidate must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.
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: