Director of Student Leadership & Residential Life
Director of Student Leadership & Residential Life
SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
Date of First Consideration: August 27th, 2018
Salary Range: $60,000 to $68,340 yearly salary, commensurate with qualifications & experience
TO APPLY: please visit www.shoreline.edu/hr for full job announcement and application steps. We accept submissions made only through Shoreline Community College’s HR website.
Student Life at Shoreline Community College promotes adult development, student success, and cultural diversity on campus and assists in recruitment, retention, and development of a spirit of community on-campus. Student activities are organized to create an atmosphere of self-directed learning and an opportunity for encountering diverse cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles, with an emphasis on program variety and service to diverse populations.
Under the direction of the Vice President for Students, Equity & Success, the Director for Student Leadership & Residential Life provides administrative direction and planning for activities in Student Life, including supervision of the Multicultural Center, Gender Equity Center, and Residential Life. The Director supervises an Assistant Director who is responsible for advisement to student leaders serving in the Associated Student Government, Arts & Entertainment Board, United Club Council, and On-Campus Housing Council.
Starting in Fall 2019, Shoreline Community College will welcome its first residence hall to campus and the Director will play a critical role in the planning, development and implementation of student leadership programming and operations in Residential Life.
Shoreline Community College is dedicated to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student success, and community building. Shoreline serves the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities through the core themes of educational attainment and student success, program excellence, community building, access and diversity, and College stewardship. Shoreline Community College is a place of open inquiry and learning, with a campus that models ideals set out in our Community Standard*. We are committed to upholding a culture of free expression, as well as maintaining a supportive and respectful learning and working environment for all.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
- Provides leadership development and direction to programming and operations in Student Leadership, Residential Life, and Student Life
- Serves on the management team for the Vice President for Students, Equity & Success and on committees and outside events as appropriate to ensure student needs and concerns are represented
- In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Student Life, provides administrative oversight, support, training, and guidance to the Associated Student Government (ASG) and its leadership for their responsibilities related to ASG programs, allocation and budgeting of student fee funds, work plans, and filling of vacant positions
- Plans and organizes leadership trainings for student leadership programs, including New Student Orientation, Leadership Institute, and workshops
- Provides administrative oversight, planning, and guidance on Student Life programming such as campus events and commencement
- Collaborates with other departments on the development, implementation, and administration of a Residential Life program responsive to the needs of the students and the College
- Leads collaborative efforts in the development of a community student housing environment and implementing operational procedures such as: training and supervising resident assistants, implementing safety protocols, and coordinating social and educational activities
- Represents Student Life within the College, in the community and county, in professional organizations, with school districts and other agencies. Serves as a campus representative to the statewide Council of Unions and Student Programs (CUSP)
- Prepares, allocates, and administers budgets, including staffing and operational requirements; approving and monitoring expenditures including all fee funds associated with Associated Student Government, Student Services & Activities, Student Technology, and Sustainability and Commuter Options
- Other duties as assigned of a similar level/nature
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s degree related to Student Affairs
- Two (2) years of experience in Student Activities, Student Leadership and Involvement, Student Services, Residential Life OR equivalent experience
- Three (3) years of managerial or leadership experience within higher education
- Experience recruiting, training, and supervising resident assistants
- Experience serving diverse students such as historically underrepresented minorities, first generation, low-income, students with disabilities, veterans, and students whose first language is not English
- Valid unrestricted Washington State driver’s license
- Clean driving record (maximum of one (1) moving violation in the last 12 months, no suspension/revocation of license for reckless driving, hit and run, leaving an accident scene, failure to appear, DUI, or other vehicle-related misdemeanor in the last 5 years)
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Title IX
- Student development theory and student government best practices
- Best practices in housing and residential life
- Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook applications and electronic record management systems
- Fiscal management and best practices in the budgeting and allocation of funds
- Establishing learning/living environment that promotes a sense of belonging and academic success
- Fostering a climate of equity and belonging through multicultural awareness and competence
- Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate co-curricular programs promoting student engagement, achievement, cultural competence, social , and inclusivity while reducing barriers to success
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships at all organizational levels
- Attention to detail, time management and the ability to multitask and handle competing deadlines
- Ability to remain calm and adapt to changing needs due to emergent situations
- Facilitating group discussions and small group training sessions
- Flexibility; working well as part of a team to achieve common objectives
- Developing and directing departmental activities; preparing clear and concise materials
- Interpreting applicable laws, regulations, and policies
- Handling sensitive situations, using sound independent judgment within legal guidelines
- Effective communication (oral, written, and active listening) with individuals at all levels
TO APPLY: please visit www.shoreline.edu/hr for complete job announcement and application steps. We accept submissions made only through Shoreline Community College’s HR website.