Director, Residential Life
The Director of Residence Life serves as a member of University Housing and Residential Life's senior leadership team and reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Housing. This position shares in the strategic development and management of a comprehensive housing program for approximately 6,000 on-campus students that supports the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Temple University. The Director oversees the strategic development, implementation, and assessment of the department's residence life program that is grounded in student development theory and utilizes a residential curriculum approach to learning and development. This includes student learning and development, community engagement, leadership development, social and cultural awareness, faculty involvement, and support services. Additionally, the Director oversees all student behavior, including community living standards, conflict resolution, crisis response, student conduct, and serves as conduct appeal officer and member of the University's behavioral threat assessment and sexual misconduct teams. Furthermore, the director leads all staff recruitment, hiring, onboarding, ongoing training and development, and performance management of 30 full-time and 312 student employees. This role supervises four direct reports, including two Associate Directors, one Assistant Director, and Administrative Coordinator. Moreover, this position oversees the implementation of residence hall-level operations, including opening/closing, front desks, occupancy, and emergency procedures. This position serves as a senior administrator on-call, and responds to student and facility related emergencies. Performs other duties as assigned.
*Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or closely related field.
*At least eight to ten (8-10) years of progressive experience in residence life and education, student conduct, crisis management, staff training and development, and financial management.
*Experience with developing, implementing, and evaluating student learning and development through a residential curriculum.
*Demonstrated experience with managing student behavior issues.
*Experience with emergency planning and managing crisis related situations.
*Experience overseeing and managing staff recruitment, hiring, development, and performance management.
*Familiarity with different assessment methodologies and application in strategic planning.
*Demonstrated experience supervising, developing, mentoring, and motivating a diverse staff team, while directly supervising mid-level professional staff.
*Experience building collaborative partnerships with faculty, administrators, students, parents/families, and community partners.
*Experience supervising in a union work environment.*An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and Abilities:
*Applied understanding of student development theory, including the impact of residential life on academic success.
*Excellent organizational skills, along with the ability to work independently and efficiently.
*Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
*Ability to manage multiple collaborative projects and systems in a fast-paced environment.
*Knowledge of university housing and residential life best practices and industry trends.
*Understanding of the objectives of higher education.
*Doctoral Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or closely related field.
*Experience with developing academic initiatives, including living learning communities, academic support, and faculty engagement.
*Progressive track record of advanced leadership and management in residential life and/or student affairs.
*Experience with curricular instruction.
This position requires a background check.
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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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