Residential Community Director - Upperclass Experience
Job Title: Residential Community Director - Upperclass Experience
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8909
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Provide comprehensive leadership and support for a community of 500 to 800 upperclass students. Immersed in their community, the director acts as a primary point of contact for these students, monitoring and supporting their holistic academic, social and personal development throughout their upperclass years. (10%)Design and provide vision to the development of the residential community, ensuring that students create a just and humane community that cultivates meaningful interactions, fosters individual student success and creates purposeful environments to support the Division of Student Affairs student learning domains: Social and emotional competence, Purpose and intentionality, Cultural and human appreciation, Community engagement and Problem solving. (10%)In collaboration with Undergraduate Studies, Student Advancement, Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education and Student Affairs and campus departments, implement a developmental, intentional and comprehensive upperclass experience for the entire upperclass undergraduate population through community focused programs, services and partnerships. (10%)Provide leadership in planning, presenting and implementing departmental paraprofessional staff recruitment, selection and training of graduate Assistant Residential Community Director and undergraduate Resident Assistants. (10%)Serve as the point of contact for Student Advancement for students in the Residential Community, monitoring and supporting their transition through and out of their undergraduate experience by fostering engagement with appropriate resources and opportunities, providing general advice, assisting them with the navigation of university policies, procedures and requirements, responding to their inquiries and helping them establish educational goals. (10%)Direct the Community Leadership Team consisting of 1 graduate Assistant Residential Community Director, 8 to12 undergraduate Resident Assistants and a community council in establishing programs, initiatives, projects and procedures that create the academic and residential experience, support departmental objectives and work toward divisional strategic goals and learning outcomes. (10%) Assess the needs and interests of upperclass students and create residential communities that cultivate meaningful interactions and purposeful environments through programs that complement and enhance the Undergraduate Experience Model with emphasis on the Upperclass Experience, the transitions to and from the Upperclass experience and the connections between the Upperclass experience and other critical points in the student journey. (10%)Maintain, manage and execute a system of intervention and referral in collaboration with the Dean of Students Office to support the health, wellness and safety of residential students through personal contacts with students and faculty and staff partners across campus. Serve in a supervisor on call rotation and direct response to student crises for 4,000 undergraduate students outside of business hours. Conduct educational interventions for student issues through the student conduct or other systems. (10%)Assume leadership responsibility or representative participation in one or more committees as assigned by supervisors determined by regular review of committee composition or requested by the director according to professional interest. (10%)Partner with the Office of University Housing, Facilities Services, Property Management and Capstone Management to create an environment that supports resident development, ensures the smooth functioning of the residential facilities and is responsive to resident concerns. Instruct and guide staff and residents in completing occupancy, room inventory, room change, work order and facility emergency response procedures. (5%)Manage residential community budget, monitoring program and council expenses for the community, authorize routine expenditures, arrange for payment or reimbursement procedures and maintain accurate records and oversight of financial expenditures within the budget. Perform generalized administrative tasks to support the residential community. (5%)
- Commitment to and appreciation of working with diverse groups of individuals, including age, race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic and educational background and ability.Ability to maintain a work environment that is marked by inclusiveness and respect for others. Ability to apply independent judgment and decision-making skills within university policies and procedures. Demonstrated awareness and experience addressing developmental needs and concerns of upperclass students.Excellent interpersonal and administrative skills.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Ability to meet consistent attendance.Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.