Residence Hall Manager

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Mar 11, 2014
The Residence Hall Manager in collaboration with their Residential Area Manager, has primary responsibility for community development within their assigned residence hall(s). The Residence Hall Manager will select, train, and supervise student staff; advise residents on personal/academic concerns; provide support and referral to students in crisis; participate in on-call rotation; assist with administrative/programmatic components of comprehensive residence life program; collaborate with other staff and faculty to enhance student learning and to promote positive change. Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Duties): Manage, under the supervision of their Residential Area Manager, assigned residence hall(s) of 230-450 resident students. Train, supervise, and evaluate 7-14 Resident Assistants. Enforce and interpret University and Residence Life policies. Serve as judicial hearing officer to adjudicate violations of University policies. Rotate weekday, weekend, and University Holiday on- call duty with the other Residence Life Staff. Facilitate area programming and community development based on the departmental programming model and University-wide programs, lectures, and events. Effectively manage budget responsibilities. Assist with the coordination of and actively participate in Residence Life Staff selection, training, and evaluation, Housing Selection Process, daily office operations and special projects. Work closely with the entire Residence Life staff to ensure that the department is fulfilling its responsibility to provide a positive educational, social, cultural, and spiritual campus-living experience for all residents. In cooperation with the Housing & Operations staff, assess and actively manage the physical condition of the residence halls relative to their cleanliness and maintenance needs. Complete routine health and safety inspections. Keep accurate records of damages and fines for student billing. Develop and maintain a productive working relationship with the members of Facilities Management, Housekeeping, Dining Services, and the Student Life Team. Assist with and/or actively participate in summer projects: Summer Conferences, Summer School Housing, Summer Passport Program, Housing Assignments, Orientation, Revision of publications and staff manuals, planning of Fall Training, and other special projects. Secondary Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with members of Student Life and others members of the University community to support the integration the Divisional Transformative Learning Goals and establishing a positive campus environment in which students excel academically, spiritually, and personally. Attend professional seminars, and/or conferences relevant to the responsibilities of the position. Participate in and contribute to the professional development efforts of the Office of Residence Life and the Division of Student Life. Coordinate and/or actively participate in departmental projects, such as Living Learning, housing selection, programs and activities, Hawk Vision, staff training, etc. Work respectfully with all staff, students, and parents regardless of their race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, or disability. Communicate the Jesuit philosophy and University policies to the residential community, to parents, students, and personnel as appropriate. Maintain a high degree of professionalism and serve as a positive role model to staff and student. Serve on University and Student Life committees as necessary. Other assigned duties. Minimum Qualifications (Education/Training and Experience Required): A bachelor's degree and prior Residence Life or student leadership experience, 1 to 2 years at the undergraduate level. Successful background check clearance under Saint Joseph's University's "Minors on Campus Policy" (PA Criminal Records Check, FBI Fingerprinting Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance Check). Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates will also be student focused, have a collaborative work style, have an appreciation for the Jesuit mission of Saint Joseph's University, and be committed to nurturing living learning communities within the residence halls. Physical Requirements or Unusual Work Hours: Shared on-call duty rotation for evenings, weekends, and University holidays; significant evening hours in order to attend programs, training sessions, and meet with students. While employed in this position, you are required to live in one of the University's residence halls. As such, included in your employment offer is the use of a furnished apartment in a residence hall with utilities and local telephone use paid by the University. In addition, a full university meal plan is available to you while the University is in session.