Assistant Director, Living-Learning & Roadmap - 502043

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Assistant Director, Living-Learning & Roadmap - 502043


The Assistant Director position is an integral team member within the Office of Living-Learning and Roadmap Programs. The Assistant Director will work directly with and manage key signature University programs - Roadmap to Success, Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR), The Richmond Endeavor, and other living-learning programs.


Program Management

Directly advises and works with Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR), Richmond Endeavor, and living-learning communities, by working with the faculty to develop and implement experiential learning components; serve as the point of contact for the faculty and students within those communities.

Leads a team to plan, coordinate, and implement the Roadmap to Success pre-orientation program.

Develops a series of programs throughout the academic year designed to address the developmental and psychosocial needs of program participants: Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR), The Richmond Endeavor, and The Roadmap to Success programs. This includes partnering with campus units, like Career and Alumni Services, the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, the Academic Advising Resource Center, and others.

Manages the websites for Living-Learning Programs and Roadmap to Success.

Develops, coordinates, and manages social media presence for the Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR), Richmond Endeavor, and the Roadmap to Success programs, in consultation with the Division of University Communications and other campus units.

Student Engagement

Recruits, hires, trains, and evaluates orientation assistants for the Roadmap to Success program, as well as collaborates with staff from other pre-orientation and New Student Orientation programs.

Leads, plans, and implements the student recruitment and selection processes for The Richmond Endeavor, Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR), living-learning communities, and the Roadmap to Success program.

Advises the Living-Learning Community Council.

Develops and implements an innovative program that empowers students to create special interest communities and activities in the residence halls. The development would include the selection, training, and supervision of student leaders who serve as facilitators for the programs.

Assessment and Learning Outcomes

Implements assessment protocols, surveys and focus groups, as well as interprets and develops assessment reports for the Sophomore Scholars in Residence, Roadmap to Success and The Richmond Endeavor programs.

In collaboration with faculty, staff and students, develops learning outcomes for new living-learning communities.

Other responsibilities related to the Division of Student Development

Serves as a WELL 085 instructor: instruct sessions of the University of Richmond's alcohol awareness course, attend trainings, coordinate with co-instructors, and provide feedback to the Manager of Health Education and Wellness regarding curriculum and course design.

Serves on a variety of university and divisional committees, as determined by the Director of Living-Learning and Roadmap Programs.Other duties as assigned by the Director of Living-Learning and Roadmap Programs.


Comprehensive knowledge of college student development theory, program assessment, and high-impact practices research

Ability to apply theory, best practices and precedent to make decisions

Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, parents, and external community partners

Collaborate, co-create, and build partnerships with faculty and key administrative offices

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, changing environment

Manage budgets and work creatively within budgetary constraints

Required: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to produce a driving record with a minimum of 3 years of driving history in good standing


Master's degree or equivalent in higher education administration, college student personnel, or counseling is required.

At least 1-3 years of experience in residence life, campus programming, academic advising, career services, or student affairs is required. Experience working with living-learning communities and/or first-year and sophomore students is preferred.


Full-time, exempt position

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week

Working periodic evenings and on weekends is a requirement of the position, as well as domestic and international travel with student groups over break periods.

We advise any interested applicants to apply as soon as possible as begin resumes/applications will be reviewed on March 5, 2018.


Pay Grade 6

To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE




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Job No: req1458
Posted: 2/12/2018
Application Due: 3/5/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable