Asst Dir Residential Life Student Dev & Comm Engagement

Philadelphia, USA, Pennsylvania
Apr 28, 2017
Temple University
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Assistant Director of Residential Life for Student Development and Community Engagement serves as a member of the department's leadership team and reports to the Associate Director of Residential Life for Student Development and Assessment. The Assistant Director shares in the comprehensive development and management of the residential life program grounded in student development theory that supports the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Temple University. Serves as the lead staff member for all departmental student development and community engagement initiatives for the residential life program housing approximately 6,000 students. Assists with the development, implementation, and oversight of a new Residential Curriculum. Additionally, the Assistant Director will utilize competency-based development to directly supervises (3) to (4) full-time professional/bargaining staff and (1) graduate student, and indirectly supervise (2) administrative staff and 60 student employees within their assigned areas. Furthermore, the Assistant Director oversees all aspects of the residential life program in their designated supervisory area, including academic initiatives and support services, student engagement and community development, student behavior, and administrative processes. The Assistant Director serves in an on-call capacity and responds to student behavior issues as needed. The position is a full-time, 12-month, and live-off appointment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or closely related field. At least four years progressive, post-Masters live-in professional experience in residential life and central housing operations. Demonstrated experience supervising, developing, mentoring, and motivating a large and diverse professional and student staff team. Experience with student engagement and development programming, focused on first-year, upper-class, and graduate student's developmental needs. Experience with Residential Life Curriculum and in building collaborative partnerships with faculty, administrators, students, parents/families, and community partners. Experience working with diverse populations. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Applied understanding of student development theory, including the impact of residential life on academic success.
*Demonstrated crisis management skills, including problem-solving and critical thinking.
*Knowledge of budget development, tracking, and reconciliation.
*Ability to manage multiple collaborative projects and systems in a fast-paced environment.
*Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and efficiently.
*Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
*Must live within one hour of campus for on-call responsibilities and be able to occasionally work evenings and weekends.

*Experience with the development, implementation, and management of Residential Life Curriculum.
*Experience with large-scale programmatic efforts focused on student engagement and development.
*Experience with advising student groups.
*Excellent project management skills and committee oversight.

This position requires a background check.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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