Residential Services Residence Director / Career Development Associate

Alfred, NY
Feb 28, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Category: Professional

Department: Residential Services

Location: Alfred, NY

Posted: Feb 22, '18

Type: Full-time

Job Description:

Alfred State announces a vacancy for a Residence Director Position that will also work within the Career Development Office.

Alfred State announces both current and anticipated vacancies for Residence Directors for the 2018-2019 academic year. This live-in position includes weekend and evening hours and completion of an on-duty coverage providing campus oversight for all residence halls. Residence Directors are also responsible for selection, training, and supervision of a residential student staff, community development within the living-learning environment, residence hall governance and coordination of residence halls residential curriculums. Residence Directors serve as a liaison between students, faculty and administrators in regards to college policies in residence halls across the campus, along with the enforcement of community standards, the student code of conduct and other aspects of the disciplinary process. Also responsible for the administration of college policies and residence hall operations, including opening and closing activities, demonstration of professionalism in interactions with other campus constituencies as well as guests of the college; plus, the promotion of campus activities and student/faculty initiatives.

Residence Directors simultaneously work as program coordinators throughout the Division of Student Affairs where they provide assistance with planning, program management, administration, program and event implementation, and assessment. This position will work closely with the Career Development Center in providing career related services to all students on both the Alfred and Wellsville campuses. Specific duties may include focused activity on our Applied Technology Campus in Wellsville, as well as work with students on our Alfred campus providing:
  • Instruction/guidance/support with all of our branded online platforms [I.e., CRM/Job Board [Symplicity] JobLink; Online rsum/portfolio builder OptimalRsum, Online Career Resource Center CareerBeam, and online video resource library Candid Career.
  • Preparation for students in all facets of their job/internship search.
  • Assistance with on-campus events including all career fairs, workshops, etc.
  • Data collection and input of graduate survey information for our annual Employment & Continuing Education Report.
  • Collaboration with faculty in providing support unique to their majors.
  • Creative contribution to our various social media platforms to promote Career Development and educate students/potential students.
  • Assistance to students transferring to two-year, four-year, or graduate schools.
  • Other duties that encompass Career Development.

The Residential Life team is a part of the Residential Services Department within the Division of Student Affairs at Alfred State. It is composed of a dedicated, student-oriented group of professionals who create an environment conducive to learning about one's self, community and society. We provide learning opportunities, skill development, and personal contacts that foster successful, well-balanced and fulfilling life experiences for the students of Alfred State and our community.

We will also be searching this position at The Placement Exchange (TPE) Wednesday, February 28 through Saturday, March 3 in Philadelphia.


Successful candidates will have a positive outlook and a student-centered approach. Candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree; Master's prepared candidates are preferred. Successful bachelor's candidates must enroll in master's-level coursework in a related/relevant academic discipline within twelve months of employment.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at . Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must upload a cover letter and resume.Successful candidates will have a positive outlook and a student-centered approach. Candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree; Master's prepared candidates are preferred. Successful bachelor's candidates must enroll in master's-level coursework in a related/relevant academic discipline within twelve months of employment.