Assistant Director for Residence Education

Springfield, MA
May 24, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling, Residence Life
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

  • Directly supervises 3-4 full-time Residence Directors and undergraduate Resident Advisor staff, in creating safe, caring, and inclusive learning-centered communities.
  • Shares responsibility for adjudicating student conduct meetings for alleged policy violations.
  • Develops and implements training for residence director and resident advisor staff including annual fall and spring training as well as ongoing in-services and initiatives.
  • Works closely with the Director of Residence Life to implement the overall philosophy, programming model, vision and strategic plan for AIC's residence life program.
  • Develop positive collaborative relationships with departments, including but not limited to Maintenance & Housekeeping, Campus Police, Dinning Services, Counseling Services, and Health Services.
  • Serves in an "on-call" rotation and works with emergency response for the campus community.
  • Develops and manages the resident advisor and residence director recruitment and selection processes.
  • Devotes significant time to working with students with leadership skills, personal responsibility, community development and general mentorship.
  • Responsible for further developing the residence education curriculum through living/learning communities, special interest housing, and campus-wide programming.
  • Coordinates building opening and closing procedures.
  • Develops and implements campus-wide student training sessions regarding community standards, sexual misconduct, bystander intervention, etc.
  • Participate and assist in supervision of major events held by the College such as: New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, Homecoming, etc.

  • Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or other related field required
  • Higher Education Administration preferred
  • Two years of professional experience preferably in higher education preferred
  • Experience with housing placements in residential facility or hotel reservations preferred

  • Ability to interpret and analyze information to create reports and summarize data
  • Proficiency with performing basic mathematical operations (additions, subtractions, etc.) and calculating figures and amounts such as percentages and proportions
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Experience working with diverse populations as well as sensitive and confidential information

The Assistant Director for Residence Education is a full time, twelve (12) month, exempt position not limited to 35 hours per week. Normal Office Hours are 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m., with hours of work flexible to the needs of the department. Frequent night and weekend work is required. This is a live-on, benefit eligible position.

Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application.

AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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