Assistant Director of Residence Life - 2 Positions Available

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Position Number:S87390-20190613 Title:Assistant Director of Residence Life - 2 Positions Available Department:DOS - Residence Life Category:Professional/Managerial Job Family:Student Life Website: Posting Date:06/13/2019 Summary:

The Assistant Director (AD) of Residence Life is a professional, full-time, live-in member of the Office of Residence Life staff. The AD is one of five Assistant Directors and reports to the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life. The AD is responsible for the on-site stewardship and overall management of their residential area. The AD directly supervises a team of paraprofessional residence hall student staff (Gryphons). In addition, the AD will assist with the implementation of a residential curriculum, will support theme communities located in their residential area, will have department committee responsibilities, in addition to supporting department staff selection and training processes. The AD shares on-call duty responsibilities for the residential campus. Regular evening and weekend commitments are required.

  1. Gryphon supervision and development
    • Provide direct supervision to a team of Gryphons and Head Gryphons
    • Facilitate weekly staff meetings on Tuesday nights
    • Conduct weekly one-on-one supervisory conversations with Head Gryphons and bi-weekly one-on-ones with Gryphons
    • Monitor Gryphon performance to provide continuous development, implementing progressive discipline as needed and evaluating Gryphons each semester
    • Support area Head Gryphons in their advisement of residence hall councils
    • Balance regular and consistent office hours in both residential area office and a shared central Assistant Director office
  2. Community engagement and bLUeprint
    • Oversee the implementation and refinement of a variety of educational and community development strategies to foster residents’ continued engagement with bLUeprint, Lehigh’s student life curriculum
    • Assess learning goals and outcomes of the curriculum strategies in tandem with bLUeprint’s five foundations for student success
    • Oversee continued training and development to further Gryphons’ understanding of bLUeprint strategies
    • Provide leadership in the continued development and execution of theme community programs within the residential area, including collaboration with Faculty Fellows and Community Coordinators
    • Assist with implementation of Faculty-in-Residence program
    • Maintain visibility within the residential community and attend Gryphon and hall council programs; provide program feedback for continuous improvement
    • Execute financial stewardship over area budget
  3. Community expectations, resident support and crisis management
    • Identify, support and refer students who exhibit personal, social, academic and/or behavioral problems to appropriate campus offices
    • Monitor submission and follow-up on incident reports from residential area; provide feedback and coaching to Gryphons on incident response and documentation
    • Serve as an administrative hearing officer in support of Student Conduct & Community Expectations processes
    • Manage assigned cases in a timely manner within the Maxient case management system
    • Meet with students to resolve roommate conflicts and community living concerns
    • Serve on the Assistant Director duty rotation with other Assistant Directors, responding to crises and engaging appropriate campus services as needed. Assistant Directors are on-duty twenty-four/seven for week-long shifts throughout the calendar year
    • Communicate with family members/guardians as needed in accordance with FERPA guidelines
    • Support the implementation of Lehigh's Principles of our Equitable Community, responding as needed with community interventions
    • Opportunities are also available to serve on the University Committee on Discipline, as well as become a Gender Violence Education and Support Advocate
  4. Residence Life committees, special projects, strategic planning and Dean of Students involvement
    • Assist with implementation of Gryphon Training and ongoing professional development programs for Gryphons
    • Assist with Gryphon recruitment and selection processes
    • Provide leadership for departmental committees as assigned
    • Participate in Residence Life strategic planning and assessment efforts throughout the year
    • Manage special projects determined in conjunction with the Assistant Dean/Director
    • Actively participate in professional development opportunities and share insights and learning to inform Residence Life practices and procedures
    • Participate in Dean of Students committees, cross-functional teams, collateral assignments, and attend all Dean of Students staff meetings
    • Attend University, Division of Student Affairs, and departmental functions throughout the academic year to represent Residence Life and support campus partner offices
    • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Dean/Director
  5. Facilities management
    • Evaluate condition of residence halls, submit and follow-up with maintenance requests to ensure timely response
    • Monitor residence hall damages and coordinate follow-up with appropriate campus offices
    • Conduct weekly building walk-throughs to assess building needs and areas of concern
    • Supervise and assist Gryphons in opening and closing of residential buildings, including student check-in and check-out procedures
    • Monitor student room assignments, and complete room change and vacancy paperwork
    • Responsible for temporary access card and master key security for residential area and ensure Gryphons follow appropriate policies
    • Coordinate regular room safety inspections throughout the year
    • Manage lounge reservation requests for designated residential areas
  1. Master's Degree in Counseling, Higher Education or related degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. One to three years related work experience
  3. RHA advising experience strongly preferred
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  5. Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  6. Sound analytical, decision making and problem solving skills
  7. Engaging presentation and facilitation skills
  8. Adaptability when managing through change
  9. Demonstrated autonomy and an ability to manage projects independently but actively contribute to the team Solid writing ability and organizational skills
  10. Supervisory experience preferred
  11. Solid computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software
  12. Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, county and national criminal background checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance. Based upon the requirements of the position Lehigh may also request credit history reports, motor vehicle checks and professional license/certification verification
Special Considerations:
  • This position is considered Essential Services Staff; Essential Services Staff are required to report to campus and remain during inclement weather and other emergency situations; they are defined as those needed to deliver student services and maintain campus facilities, campus safety and security
  • This is a live in position
  • This position is staffed 48 weeks out of 52 weeks per year
  • Required to be on call on a rotating schedule
  • Periods of high volume/workload may be required for staff training in August and January
  • Occasional evening, holiday or weekend hours
  • Occasional travel to attend training
FTE:92.31% Grade and Hiring Minimum:7-40 Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary adjustments for internal candidates comply with University policy. For more information contact Human Resources. Required Documents Message:Cover Letter, Resume




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Posted: 6/15/2019
Application Due: 8/14/2019
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