: Staff and AdministratorsSubscribe:
: 3221 (RLH Housing - administration)Locations:
: Worcester, MAPosted:
: May 3, 2022Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Full-time - ExemptPosition ID:
About Clark University:
Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.
The Assistant Director (AD) of Residential Life and Housing for Residential Education works closely with the Director of Residential Life and Housing to provide a supportive living and learning environment for the approximately 1750 undergraduate and graduate students living in the Clark community. As a leader in Campus Life, the AD will collaborate with campus partners to ensure substantial leadership development, first year experience, and social justice programming for students, paraprofessional staff, and professional staff in Residential Life and Housing. This individual is responsible for supervision of four (4) full-time Community Directors; the planning and implementation of student leader trainings and in services for Resident Advisers and Peer Advisers; managing the residential education curriculum model; collaborating with other departments to provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom for both staff and students; and implementation and development of the Residence Hall Association. The position includes a partially furnished live-in apartment (required) and serves in the professional staff on duty rotation for Residential Life and Housing.
- Directly supervise the Community Director staff (three to four, full-time staff members).
- Develop and implement student leader trainings, in-services, and mentorship program.
- Manage the residential education curriculum model.
- Develop multiple methods for on-going training of student leaders, including workshops, seminars, online modules, printed materials, and more.
- Advise the National Residence Hall Honorary and Residence Hall Association.
- Manage the budget lines related to residential education (RA Training, RA Appreciation, Programming in the Residence Halls, etc.).
- Coordinate departmental efforts to provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom with a focus on first year experience, leadership development, and social justice.
- Collaborate with campus partners on identifying and managing issues with students of concern.
- Serve as on-duty staff person for the residential community on a rotating basis.
- Serve as a member of the University Conduct Board and hold conduct meetings to educate students regarding community standards.
- Assist and mentor students on an individual and group basis regarding personal, academic, and housing-related concerns, including roommate conflicts.
- Develop and implement the Residence Hall Association.
- Assist with student leader recruitment and selection.
- Working with the Director of Campus Life for Student Leadership & Programming, advise an assigned group of clubs and organizations.
- Work at student and departmental events as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, or related field preferred; bachelor's degree required.
- Minimum of three years residence hall employment experience.
- Experience with supervision, student conduct, crisis response, educational programming, working with faculty, and working with a diverse population is desirable.
- Demonstrated skill at managing crisis situations.
- Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
- Must demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion, strong multicultural competencies, and an understanding of the experiences of underrepresented and marginalized student populations in higher education. Demonstrated supervisory experience, preferably with full-time staff.
- Familiarity with academic support and development programs.
- Strong administrative and problem-solving skills.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
HR to select: A successful background check is required upon acceptance.