Associate Director of Residence LifePosition Number::
002000Full-time or Part-time::
Residence LifePosting Number::
EHRA (Non-Faculty) Job Category::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceMinimum salary::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceMaximum salary::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceOverall Position Competency::
Flat RateDescription of primary duties and responsibilities::
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
The Department of Residence Life works diligently to provide a comfortable and safe environment structured to enhance the academic climate at FSU. The department is dedicated to providing efficient and effective programs that integrate education and out of class learning, while promoting opportunities for leadership, citizenship and campus involvement.
Primary Purpose of the Position:
The Associate Director assists with the overall operation of the residential life program by providing supervision and support for the staff and students in assigned buildings/areas. Additionally, the Associate Director oversees the recruitment, selection, training, and on-going staff development for professional and paraprofessional employees. The Associate Director is a member of the department’s senior management team and is responsible for providing departmental leadership in crisis situations. In addition, this position coordinates a comprehensive residential student conduct process in conjunction with the Dean of Students and is responsible for the education of students regarding Residential expectations and policies as stipulated in the FSU Housing Contract. The position provides direct supervision and leadership for approximately 10 full time employees and indirect supervision for over 45 student employees who support the programs and manage crisis in the residence halls.
Staff Recruitment, Selection and Training The Associate Director is responsible for the development and implementation of the on-going departmental process used to recruit, select and train a highly empowered staff team
Departmental and University Wide Activities
- Working with a committee to develop and implement a comprehensive and dynamic staff selection process;
- Ensuring compliance with all Federal, State and University policies regarding employment recommendations
- Developing and implementing comprehensive staff training programs
- Coordinating the performance review process for all assigned staff
- Developing staff handbooks
The Associate Director is responsible for assisting with a variety of departmental and University committees and projects. Specific responsibilities include:
Staff Supervision and Development
- Participating actively in departmental training and staff development programs;
- Participating in the Housing Recruitment Process, First Steps and Orientation programs;
- Assisting with divisional projects;
- Creating and maintaining liaison relationships with many campus and community partners.
The Associate Director is responsible for providing leadership, supervision, and development for the staff in assigned residential communities. Specific responsibilities include:
Departmental Leadership and Management
- direct supervision of Residence Hall Staff; direct supervision of Graduate Assistants, shared supervision of Administrative Assistants and indirect supervision of Resident Associates and other student employees.
The Associate Director is responsible for serving as a member of the department’s senior management team that provides overall leadership and direction to departmental staff. Specific responsibilities include:
Description of Work Continued::
- participating in processes enacted to set policies and/or develop procedures;
- providing input during the annual budget review cycle;
- assisting with long-range planning efforts;
- assisting in the creation and completion of the annual goals;
- reviewing and utilizing assessment data.
Community Development and Academic SupportThe Associate Director is responsible for working with the staff in assigned residential communities to ensure the development of vibrant residential communities. Specific responsibilities include:
- Working with the Center for Personal Development staff and Residence Hall staff in assigned residential communities to create an environment where the educational potential of the residential environment can be realized including the planning and implementing of live/learn programs and activities designed to meet the diverse developmental needs of students;
- Working with the Office of Student Activities in assigned residential communities in the development of hall councils and other leadership development opportunities;
- providing continuity to any lifestyle programs that are housed in assigned residential communities;
- Coordinating the department’s response to student conduct cases, roommate conflicts, and other resident concerns (including serving as a hearing officer for cases in assigned residential communities).
- Resolving student and parent concerns.
The Associate Director is responsible for working with the staff in assigned residential communities to ensure that administrative and operational procedures in assigned residential communities are well managed. Specific responsibilities include:
- Responsible for updating department forms and publications related to personnel matters and residential hall operations
- Ensuring that the overall administrative operations in assigned residential communities are properly managed including area/building occupancy and assignment procedures, damage accountability and billing processes, and management of keys;
- Assisting staff in assigned residential communities in the development of relationships with support staff, housekeeping, maintenance, and security guards;
- Working with the staff in assigned residential communities to ensure that budgetary
- Providing support communication between Residence Life, Facilities Management & Maintenance and Police & Public Safety.
The Associate Director is responsible for the management and referral of critical incidents; especially those that occur in assigned residential communities. Specific responsibilities include:
This position consists of evening and weekend hours on a regular basis including participation in an on-call response rotation. This position is considered essential and required to report during emergency situations.Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::
- Identifying potential problems and engages in problem solving techniques
- Assisting staff in assigned residential communities in the development of relationships with Police and Public Safety, Center for Personal Development, Student Health and other offices necessary to manage crisis situations.
- Ensuring that staff in assigned residential communities maintain awareness of campus response protocols and resources
- Participating in year-round on-call duty rotation which provides support to the staff and residential population
Required qualifications include a master’s degree in student development, student personnel, counseling or other related profession.Preferred Qualifications::
5-7 years of relevant experience working in Residence Life preferred. Open Until Filled::
YesAdditional Information for Applicants:
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.EEO Statement::
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable). Veteran's Statement:
Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
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