Assistant Director, Residence Life & Student Conduct
Job location: University Campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-06-04
Job Description SummaryAs an integral live-on member of the Residence Life team, the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct fosters a safe, collaborative, inclusive, and engaging living-learning community that promotes students’ academic and personal growth. Through clear policy development and consistent enforcement, the Assistant Director coordinates the student conduct process in a compassionate, learning oriented way. The Assistant Director provides direct supervision and leadership to the Graduate Assistants and Resident Assistant Directors, and indirection supervision to Residents Assistants.Job Description
DUTIES & TASKS:
- Administer all aspects of the University’s conduct process and serve as the primary conduct officer.
- Actively demonstrate sensitivity to the concerns and developmental needs of all Saint Leo students while helping students understand University policies/procedures
- Compile statistical information and provide accurate data from incident and CARE reports on regular basis to the Director regarding current trends and issues related to student behavior on/off campus
- Develop intentional and purposeful educational programs that facilitate an understanding of University policy, and address current trends identified in the community
- Provide training to all conduct officers, assign cases for adjudication, and ensure that all cases are resolved appropriately within an appropriate time frame
- Responsible for ongoing revisions of University student conduct policies, procedures, and process
- In collaboration with appropriate areas, ensure University’s compliance with federal laws and guidelines relative to student conduct (including but not limited to Title IX, Clery Act, and Campus Save Act: including VAWA)
- Serve as a competent and professional liaison by fostering positive intentional interactions with all offices and divisions of the University, especially including Academic Affairs, Security, Dining Services, and Facilities
- Serve on the University’s Care Team, which is a multidisciplinary team that identifies students who may be at risk and then develops plans that help them achieve success
- Other duties as assigned
- Assess residents’ needs and assist RAs in the development of challenging and diverse programs within the residence halls
- Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the RA manual, recruitment and selection(s) process, and subsequent training(s) of the Resident Assistants and other student staff
- Assist in the tracking of Residence Hall programming throughout the year and implementation of specific initiatives when needed
- Assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive residential programming and community development model for a Catholic, co-educational University keeping in mind issues of wellness, diversity, and pertinent student concerns
- Development of and implementation of tracking and planning process for all programming budgets implemented by Residence Life
- Encourage and initiate positive interaction among residents, faculty, and staff
- Participate in a rotating duty schedule with ADRLs and Director to provide emergency coverage on campus.
- Provide direction, development, evaluation, training, supervision, and motivation for Resident Assistants/Resident Assistant Directors
- Teach and role model the University Core Values in all aspects of the position
- Represent the Office of Residence Life and the Division of Student Affairs on appropriate committees, task forces, and projects
- Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Commitment to developing residential learning communities and student development
- Ability to analyze complex situations and to make sound judgments and decisions
- Knowledge of FERPA, Title IX, Clery Act, and Campus Save Act (including VAWA)
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS:
- Master’s degree in Higher Education or related field from a regionally accredited college or university
- One to five years of professional experience in Residence Life and/or Student Conduct
- Will need to be able to stand for extended periods
- Will need to be able to walk up/down multiple flights of stairs
The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.