Assistant Director, Residence Life #497878

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Assistant Director, Residence Life #497878



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Cardinal Village Operations

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Job Summary:
The Assistant Director for Residential Life position is a 12-month live-in position, which reports to the Director of Residence Life as an essential member of the central staff of the Office of Residence Life and is chiefly responsible for facilitating all aspects of departmental student Resident Assistant staff selection, training, and ongoing development and supervises one fulltime Residence Director. Additionally, the AD for Residential Life delivers a comprehensive residential experience to residents of a 500-bed residence hall on the campus of Lamar University. This includes direct supervision of a student staff of Resident Assistants and Desk Assistants; planning and executing quality residence hall programming; promoting community interaction and student engagement; advising hall council; adjudicating student conduct cases; supporting student retention efforts through academic initiatives and responding to emergency and crisis situations.

Essential Job Functions:
Staff Supervision:
•Coordinate weekly staff meetings with RAs at which information is communicated, ongoing training is offered, and team-building opportunities are provided.
•Make clear your expectations of your student staff and hold them accountable through periodic staff evaluations and plans for continuous improvement.
•Conduct weekly or bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with RAs.
•Oversee the Programming & Residence Education Committee, which is chaired by one or more Residence Directors.

Staff Selection & Development:
•Participate in the Staff Selection Committee, which is charged with recruiting and selecting motivated student leaders to fill Resident Assistant and Desk Assistant positions.
•Participate in the Staff Training & Development Committee, which is charged with finding creative and engaging ways to make residence hall staff members competent to carry out the duties. Specifically, the duties of the committee include the following:

Community Development:
•Monitor and provide support and guidance in the implementation of a programming model put forth by the Office of Housing & Residence Life.
•Attend programs and events, maintaining visibility throughout the hall community.
•Create a culture of care by conducting ongoing risk assessments of residential students of concern, reporting issues and information to the CARE team.
•Support the academic mission of Lamar University by developing a comprehensive academic model to foster student success.
•Create and maintain an environment conducive to diversity, inclusivity, and respect.

Administration/Hall Operations:
•Facilitate the move-in, move-out, and room change processes.
•Process paperwork in a timely manner in accordance with all policies and procedures.
•Issue violation notices and fine letters for housing and handbook violations.
•Create and manage the work schedules of RAs and DAs to maintain office/desk coverage.

Facilities Management/Summer Responsibilities:
•Conducting thorough room-to-room summer maintenance inspections, maintaining an accurate, working knowledge of room statuses throughout the summer
•Maintain open lines of communication with Facilities Management staff
•Conduct fire drills in conjunction with Risk Management
•Management of Summer Camp Operations

Other Duties/Responsibilities:
•Serve on an a professional and para-professional 24-hour on-call rotation for emergency situations that arise after-hours, weekends, including some holidays
•Develop and implement policies and procedures in collaboration with the Director of Residence Life
•Serve on various committees as requested or approved by the Director of Residence Life
•Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with the evacuation process of residence students to an off-site location for tropical storm or hurricane.

This position is classified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the Clery Act and a responsible employee under Title IX. Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education Required:
Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education is required.

Minimum Experience Required:
Two years full-time professional experience in working in a Housing and/or Residence Life program in higher education.
Prefer experience with Maxient, Banner and StaRez.

Physical Requirements:
Moderate physical activity. Can require handling objects of average-weight up to 30 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.

Willingness to work flexible schedule, which may include evening and weekend hours as required and emergency management and/or crisis management.

Willing to assist with the evacuation process of residence students to an off-site location for tropical storm or hurricane.
•Must be able to remain in stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
•Must be able to have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement to work on computer and/or related office equipment.
•Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.
•Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
•Communicating with others to exchange information.

Job Conditions:
Frequent prolonged and irregular hours.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:
Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Posted: 3/24/2021
Application Due: 6/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time