Apr 13, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description: The Associate Director, Residence Life - Academic Initiatives (AD) primary role is to ensure that the academic needs of residence hall students are addressed and that the necessary policies, procedures and programs are implemented and supported in an effective manner. This position reports to the Director of Residence Life and serves as a member of the Residence Life Management Team. The AD supervises three Coordinators, co-supervises the Assistant Director for Living Learning Communities, and one Graduate Coordinator, half-time, who assists with academic planning, assessment, and administration. The AD oversees the development of a wide variety of student learning functions in the residence halls including specialized living options, academic support, academic advisors in the halls and the integration of academics in the halls. This position distributes, trains and monitors staff on their Academic Community plans. The AD will serve on committees to enhance partnerships with academics. The AD will serve as the liaison between Campus Living and Academic Support Services and will train the Coordinators on Starfish. The AD will also recognize students who perform well academically. The AD will communicate expectations to Coordinators regarding Academic Initiatives. This position will serve as Residence Life's primary liaison with the Office for Undergraduate Studies on matters pertaining to academic programs, policies and procedures. The AD coordinates all academic recognition for the department including compiling the Honor Roll, awarding hall and floor honors, and distributing individual recognition for all residence hall scholars, including NSO and RA staff. The AD utilizes innovative measures to ensure that faculty/student interaction occurs within the halls on a continual basis. The AD will review and distribute Academic Difficulty Report (ADR) lists to Residence Life Coordinators and establish an in-hall process for Coordinators to utilize when following up with residence hall students. The AD will check all GA/RA grades and conduct grade meetings and follow up with action plans, documentation, etc. The AD will coordinate ECU Works with the help of a committee. The AD will serve on the ECU Orientation Committee during the academic school year and actively take part in Summer Orientation per the discretion of the Director for Orientation and First Year Experience. The AD will oversee and coordinate the National Student Exchange Program. This includes annual attendance at the matching conference each March. The AD will also compile information to utilize for the marketing of NSE and recruitment of participants. The AD will attend meetings and programs to actively market NSE. The AD will oversee assessment, including TracDat for Residence Life within Campus Living. This includes coordinating reports and statistics for publications as needed for the department and completing other research. This includes working with the Residence Life Administrative Associate to oversee the submission of TracDat information, excel reports and materials, including the Annual Report. The AD will serve on the divisional Assessment Committee. The AD develops, coordinates and oversees the accredited RA course each semester. This position develops the syllabus, contacts presenters, and establishes all assignments, exams and grade criteria for COAD 2001. The AD works with the COAD office in establishing course participants and assists with registering and scheduling students and facilities. The AD trains the teachers and complete mid-semester and end of semester grade sheets and submits these to the Director of Residence Life. The AD assists with course evaluations, both in house and on the university level. The AD discusses grade and classroom issues on an on-going and as needed basis with students and teachers.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in College Student Personnel or related field and a minimum of two years live-in residence hall experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants: In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit a candidate profile, a letter of interest, current resume/vitae, and a list of references including contact information online. Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and three original signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire. East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 04-26-2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

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