Assistant Director of Residence Life

Meadville, Pennsylvania
Mar 22, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Residence Life.  This is a full-time exempt administrative position reporting to the Associate Dean & Director of Residence Life. Approximately 1750 students live in eleven residence halls, three apartment complexes and a variety of houses that surround the campus.  Allegheny’s residence life program is actively involved in student programming, education, orientation and retention.

As a member of the Division of Student Life, the Assistant Director is a student-centered professional who responsible for cultivating a residential education community that supports student’s academic, personal and professional success.  The Assistant Director will work with a team of Residence Life professional and paraprofessional student staff to create an engaging residential community experience.  This includes community development, residential education and programming, staff recruitment, selection and orientation, supervision, mentoring and leadership development, participating in the on-call rotation, incident and crisis management,  leadership development, facilities, housekeeping and coordination of maintenance, serving on College committees, and as a liaisons with other college offices, parents, families and student groups. This position is designed to support the College’s strategic priorities of inspiring and developing student leaders who are prepared to live and work in an increasingly diverse global community.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A Master’s Degree in higher education administration, student personnel counseling, or related field. It is expected that the candidate will have a history of enthusiastically embracing the value and mission of liberal arts education.  The candidate will als have 1-3 years residence life and housing experience, including incident and crisis response/management. The candidate must also have strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. 

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach. 

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to hr@allegheny.eduApplication deadline for full consideration is March 31, 2017.  An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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