Assistant Director of Residence Life

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Position Summary

Applications are being accepted for the full-time, year-round position of Assistant Director of Residence Life. This position serves as a live-in area coordinator with responsibility for supervising the day to day community development and operations of one of two residential areas housing approximately 450 students.  Assistant directors have responsibilities in 1) intramurals and wellness; or 2) upper-class living learning programs.

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students to learn at the speed of life with more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Master's degree in college student personnel, counseling, social work or related field with residence life experience preferred; candidates with Bachelor's degree should have significant experience in residence life and educational program development.  Experience with or knowledge of student life at a small, residential liberal arts college is preferred. Responsibilities and title will be based on professional experience and interest, and current staffing needs.

Preferred Skills

Ability to influence, motivate and educate others.  Knowledge of student development, group dynamics, leadership training and student group advising.  Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff and parents. Willingness to live in a residence hall and maintain flexible work hours, including some evenings and weekends (residence hall apartment is fully furnished; requests for pets will be considered per established parameters).

Working Conditions

All requirements may be subject to change over time, with possible modifications made to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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Job No: 763168
Posted: 4/9/2018
Application Due: 5/29/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Salary