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Assistant Director of Residence Life

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Georgia College & State University
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Job Title: Assistant Director of Residence Life
Location: Georgia College & State Univ
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 269200
About Us

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is the state's designated public liberal arts university, where students learn the essential skills to compete in a fast-paced and technology-driven global society. The university prepares students for successful careers, leadership in communities, problem solving and life-long learning through personalized attention in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through its award-winning, high-impact practices. One of only three selective universities within the University System of Georgia and a top 10 ranked public university in the Southeast, GCSU offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 majors, 34 graduate programs, doctorates in education and nursing, professional certificates and continuing education programs.

As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), GCSU is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values academic preeminence, interdisciplinary inquiry and an inclusive learning community. GCSU enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and nationally ranked programs according to US News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction - among other ranking sources.

Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of a private liberal arts college with the affordability of a public university. Faculty and staff are dedicated to student engagement and experiential learning through high-impact practices such as internships, service- and community-based learning, diversity, study abroad opportunities, mentored undergraduate research and a capstone project that fosters intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry and critical thinking.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, and only 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, '45, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the university. Milledgeville is located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville - Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College & State University is committed to protecting academic freedom in addition to supporting the freedom of expression as outlined in the University System of Georgia's Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom policy and its Ethics Code of Conduct. For more information, visit us online at gcsu.edu.

Job Summary

An Assistant Director is a full-time, live off position within University Housing and Residence Life that provides the overall administration of student learning and housing components in an area which houses approximately 1100 students in a comprehensive residential living program. The AD reports to the Director of Residence Life and makes appropriate decisions/or recommendations regarding the management and supervision of their assigned area, and supervises and assists in the development of professional and paraprofessional staff. This position provides an excellent opportunity to enrich the educational experiences of residential students.

Responsibilities

Supervision - 20
In conjunction with the Director of Residence Life, lead a team of professional staff and paraprofessional student staff including Community Directors, Community Advisors, and a graduate assistant.

Provide direct supervision for a team of 3-4 Community Directors and support them in their supervision of Community Advisors. Knowledge of effective human resources management practices and supervisory skills, including motivation, training, professional development, conflict resolution and progressive discipline. In addition to individual supervision sessions, AD will hold regular team meetings with staff of assigned buildings.

Clearly define performance expectations, ensure accountability, and provide ongoing informal feedback, coaching and mentoring. Conduct formal performance evaluations.

Programming - 20
Develop a curriculum that meets the academic and social needs of the students who live within the community and create a sense of belonging for students.

Work in collaboration to provide oversight for residence hall budgets under area of responsibility. Provide budget reports monthly.

Coordinate leadership training retreats and workshops throughout each academic year for on- campus student leaders.

Collaborate with the Director of Residence Life to establish policies, procedures, and programs that provide for the safety, security and comfort of residents and ensure an environment that supports academic progress and student success.

Meet regularly with departments across Student Life to determine opportunities for collaborative programming and across the residential community.

Plan professional development for Residence Life professional staff that supports staff understanding of today¿s residential student.

Plan, develop, and implement formal and informal educational and social programs to promote community development among students, staff and campus-wide.

Participate as an active member for institution and department wide committees geared towards implementing restorative justice best practices for student education.

Administration - 20
Serve as a resource for students, parents/support networks and other departments.

Assist in the oversight of recruitment and selection, training, advising and development for the department.

Establish goals for the year and develop a strategic plan by which the team achieves these goals.

Develop a curriculum that meets the academic and social needs of the students who live within the community.

Maintain high visibility and availability throughout assigned residence halls and promote an inclusive community through role modeling, challenging others and emphasizing respect.

Intentionally and regularly interact with residential students to assess needs of the community. Serve as a student advocate and communicate input to various student life departments.

Reports to Director of Residence Life on concerns/incidents that may include intervention from the CARE Team, Dean of Students Office, and Title IX Investigative Team.

Submit and disseminate statistical reports as requested.

In collaboration with the Chief Conduct Officer and Director of Residence Life, coordinate with CDs to ensure the timely and thorough completion of conduct processes and case workflow.

Set weekly office hours and be available during this time.

Check and promptly return voicemail, email, and other correspondences.

Other - 10
Collaborate with key stakeholders both within Student Life and across the university community to ensure maximum service and success of residential population.

Coordinate social media promotion of residential life events.

Serve on University committees and task forces and respond to and coordinate issues involving Student Life.

Excellent customer service experience, including ability to represent University Housing and Residence Life in a professional and conscientious manner.

Supports the department in all aspects of opening and closing of the residence halls.

Operations - 15
Supervises the opening and closing of assigned residence halls at the beginning and end of a semester and at breaks.

Works with the Coordinator of Occupancy Management and the Associate Director of University Housing for Operations to ensure accurate occupancy reports and implementation of all assignments processes.

Coordinates computerized databases and technical needs of the assigned areas.

Conducts regular health and safety and damage inspections. Communicates all maintenance and housekeeping problems to the Executive Director of University Housing.

Conducts weekly tours and walkthroughs of residential facilities.

Coordinates with CDs all building management duties including but not limited to room assignments, maintenance/repairs and other housing operational tasks. Conducts regular key audits and ensures keys are secured and organized.

Emergency Response - 15
Work evenings and weekends as needed and/or directed to support and properly manage departmental functions, student emergencies and crises. This includes responding to student emergencies including physical and emotional/mental health concerns, facilities issues, student conflicts, and students in crisis/distress.

Participate in the professional staff on-call rotation, providing crisis intervention in emergency situations, including contact with Public Safety, Health and Counseling Services, and provide direction to CDs and CAs.

Facilitate outreach and resource follow-up in coordination with the Dean of Students Office and the Director of Student Care and Outreach.

Assist with resident escalations as they arise.

Provide individual and small group advising and roommate mediation as needed. Must be able to appropriately maintain confidentiality and boundaries.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling, or closely related field

Other Required Qualifications
Ability to work on-call in the evenings and weekends as needed.

Working knowledge of principles, practices, and theories of student learning and development; understanding of the cultural, social, and educational needs of students in residential communities.

Required Experience
5 years of relevant progressive experience in Housing and Residence Life

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Experience with implementation of a residential curriculum and special interest communities preferred.
Demonstrated ability to manage and lead various projects independently and also work effectively as part of a team; must be able to work within a department that values initiative, strong work ethic and teamwork.
Candidate must have a demonstrated knowledge in judicial programs, crisis management, student leadership, student activities.
Experience advising student groups in a college or university environment; experience with NACURH or regional RHA organizations.
Demonstrated skills in leadership, crisis intervention, group dynamics, flexibility, and programming in a residence hall setting.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, students and the general public.
Strong technology skills; experience with creation of spread sheets and data bases as well as word processing programs.
Ability to bend, stoop, climb stairs and lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
Ability to hear, read, understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Required Documents to Attach
  • List of References
Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by GCSU.

Georgia College & State University is a national award-winning institution in areas of student success and achievement. It strives to achieve excellence in the composition of its community, educational programs, university policies, research and scholarship, campus life, employment practices, extracurricular activities, and community outreach. It is a priority of the university to be a welcoming and inclusive environment so that its campus culture will enhance the ability of its community members to succeed in their endeavors, to be respected as individuals, and to feel a sense of belonging. Please visit Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.

Other Information

This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position requires a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit Check

Organization

Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students -5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the College.  Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.

Company info
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Telephone
478-445-5004
Location
231 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville
GA
31061
United States

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