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Associate/Assistant Director of Housing Operations

Sarah Lawrence College

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Associate/Assistant Director of Housing Operations

Job Description
Sarah Lawrence College is seeking a full-time, live-in Associate/Assistant Director (AD) of Housing Operations to work within the Office of Residential Life. The AD of Housing Operations oversees a staff of one RF and 0-2 student workers. The AD of Housing Operations is dedicated to ensuring a high-quality and positive experience that is conducive to students’ holistic success, personal development, and well-being and helpful in engendering a positive living community. The work of the AD supports the collaborative approach to accomplishing these goals within the broader department of Student Life. The AD of Housing Operations will report to the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Life. The position comes with a one-bedroom apartment within a student residence hall and funding for professional development opportunities. 

Essential Duties Summary
Essential Functions
  • Manage all aspects of the housing process, including applications, selection, assignments, and waitlists, for both the annual and off-cycle housing processes.
    • Communicate and coordinate with other campus departments regarding relevant housing procedures.
    • Maintain and disseminate housing resources and information, including during College breaks. 
  • Partner with the Assistant Directors of Residential Education and Community Standards to directly oversee the daily operation and strategic planning and implementation of the Office of Residential Life in the area of housing operations.
  • Manage all aspects of the room change process, including the request form, request submissions and responses, and key and access logistics.
  • Manage all aspects of the move-in and check-in processes for both fall and spring semesters, including off-cycle move-ins.
    • Coordinate with other departments to plan communications and processes related to the opening and closing of the College, including move-in eligibility, no-show confirmations, and student check-in.
  • Manage all aspects of the move-out and check-out processes for both fall and spring semesters, including off-cycle move-outs.
  • Manage the various inspections that take place throughout the year, including Health & Safety, state fire safety, and closing inspections.
  • Oversee Overnight Guest Registration process, form, and form submissions.
  • Oversee response process to inquiries sent to the Residential Life email inbox regarding housing operations.
  • Supervise the RF of Housing Operations and 0-2 student workers.
  • Engage and participate in campus life and build connections with Sarah Lawrence students.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Manage and maintain housing data and records of residential spaces and changes made within THD (housing software), Jenzabar (student information record system), and Google Drive.
  • Provide regular census information regarding the number of residential students on campus.
  • Serve on the Committee of Student Life and oversee the Committee on Student Life Housing Subcommittee.
  • Coordinate and oversee the development of content for websites, social media accounts, email accounts, and MySLC (student website) pages and forms.
  • Attend relevant conferences to learn and apply best practices and oversee execution of benchmarking with other campuses.
  • Provide training to student leaders relating to housing operations.
  • Coordinate logistics of key management and swipe card access with Campus Operations.
  • Partner with the Title IX office on Title IX housing accommodations.
  • Serve in a primary on-call rotation alongside the other Assistant Directors and RFs during evenings and weekends to support the safety and well-being of students in any elevated incidental circumstances. Serves on-call for about three cumulative weeks per semester.
  • Serve as a hearing officer for incidents reported on campus that violate the College’s Community Standards.

Required Qualifications
Skills and Abilities
  • Motivated and specific interest in community building and working proactively toward enhancing the well-being of community members.
  • Capability of, and comfort with, upholding and enforcing community standards, as well as the College’s Principles of Mutual Respect.
  • A keen understanding of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Computer and database literacy and ability to effectively utilize technology.
  • Ability to effectively manage several complex, concurrent, and overlapping responsibilities.
  • Proactive, thorough, and effective communication style.
  • Comfort working and living in a professional and residential setting.
  • A valid state driver’s license.
  • Ability to create and manage complex spreadsheets.
  • Motivated and specific interest in building and refining processes.
  • Computer and database literacy and ability to effectively utilize technology.
 Education and Experience
  • 1-2 years of experience working within Residential Life or a similar field.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Master’s degree in Higher Education or related field preferred 

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Number: S00373P
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Open Until Filled: Yes
Salary: $62,400

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Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study, conduct independent research, and connect a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan.

In addition to our round-table classrooms, Sarah Lawrence has outstanding theatres, art and performance studios, and music spaces; modern science labs; state-of-the-art graphic computing equipment; competitive sports facilities; a 60,000-square-foot visual arts center; and recently renovated dining facilities.

Our students are men and women who share an enthusiasm for intellectual rigor, academic risk taking, creativity in all disciplines, and original and interdisciplinary work. We are particularly committed to having our faculty, administration, and student body reflect the social, racial, and economic diversity that characterizes our society. The College’s 1,377 undergraduate students come from nearly every state and from 53 countries; 84 percent of undergrads live on campus.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country.

Working At Sarah Lawrence College

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees. · Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore.
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