Assistant Director of Residential Life, #2014

Claremont, Los Angeles County
May 02, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
The Assistant Director of Residential Life along with the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residential Life is responsible for the development, implementation, and leadership of a comprehensive residential life program which supports a vibrant student living/learning environment and enhances student growth and development. The Assistant Director will create and implement programs which serve the educational, social, and cultural interests of students. The Assistant Director assists with the overall management of the Dean of Students Office (DOS) programs and services. Essential Functions: - Manage the student apartment complex including: apartment selection and assignment process, supervising the apartment Resident Assistants, community building programs, and apartment specific policies and procedures. - Coordinate and manage the summer housing process including Resident Assistant selection, training, and supervision, programming and room assignments. - Create and implement on-going Resident Assistant education and development program. - Advise students and Resident Assistants in resolving student conflicts and concerns. - Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Residential Life website and other social media. - Assist with housing operations including new student assignments, room draw process, dorm damage, and residence hall opening and closing. - Select, train, and supervise Resident Assistants. - Provide supervision and event management for evening and weekend events. - Responsible for leading DOS education, prevention, and training efforts for a specific programming area (e.g.: disordered eating, alcohol and other drugs, diversity and identity, etc.). - Serve as an administrative hearing officer making independent decisions regarding conduct issues. - Serve as a member of the College's Incident Management Team. - Member of the On-Call Dean staff (approximately 3-4 weeks per semester) responding in a timely manner and exercising judgment and discretion in dealing with issues as they arise and advising and counseling students as necessary. - Serve as a member of the College's Incident Management Team. - Provide crisis intervention using professional judgment and discretion to stabilize situations, investigate and resolve concerns, and coordinate notifications in accordance with College policies. - Collaborate and co-sponsor programs with other departments and student organizations. - Represent the DOS office to students, parents, CMC staff and faculty, and prospective students. - Assist with student crisis intervention and communicate with other CMC and DOS staff regarding student issues and individual student concerns. - Develop, interpret, and enforce College policies. - Other duties as assigned. Although not a specific task, it is expected that the Assistant Director will keep up-to-date with current issues in student activities, including: legal issues, new state and federal regulations, technology, and best practices. Education: Master's degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education or related field required. Experience: Event planning and management, programming, and advising experience. Programming, advising, and risk management experience within a residential, collegiate environment. Experience successfully supervising resident assistants. Preferred experience working with in a small college, residential environment. Must have proven organizational skills, superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to use tact and exercise a high level of discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters. Must be self-motivated and comfortable working with minimal direction. Individual must have proven ability to prioritize concerns and respond accordingly using sound judgment. Licenses: Valid driver's license and the ability to be insured under the College's authorized driver's policy. Hours: The regular hours for this position are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Hours may vary due to needs of the College or department. Some evening and weekend work is required to support campus programs and activities. Classification and Status: This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt level, benefits-eligible position. On-campus, two-bedroom apartment provided. Reports to: Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residential Life