* * * The position is a full-time, 12-month, and live-off appointment. * * *
The Associate Director of Residential Life - Student Development & Assessment serves as a member of the department's leadership team and reports to the Director of Residential Life. The Associate Director shares in the comprehensive development and management of the residential life program grounded in student development theory that supports the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Temple University. The Associate Director is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of student development and assessment initiatives for the residential life program housing approximately 6,000 students. Additionally, the Associate Director will utilize competency-based development to directly supervise two Assistant Directors and indirectly supervise residence hall staff, including professional and student staff, and leaders within their assigned area. The Associate Director of Residential Life also performs other duties as assigned.
The Associate Director of Residential Life has primary responsibility to:
Serve as a member of Residential Life's leadership team and assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive residential life program grounded in student development theory that supports the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Temple University.
Directly supervise 2 Assistant Directors (Assistant Director - Student Development & Community Engagement and the Assistant Director - Leadership Development & Inclusivity) one graduate student, and indirectly supervise residence hall professional and student staff and leaders within assigned area.
Facilitate the development of academic initiatives in the residence halls, including living learning communities, tutoring, and academic support services.
Develop and implement professional and student staff training on academic initiatives and support services.
Oversee the training and development of 13 living learning community Peer Mentors.
Oversee the department's student development and community engagement initiatives focused on holistic development, including transition issues, leadership development, and inclusivity.
Direct the development and implementation of new student orientation programs for on-campus students, including Open Houses, Experience Temple Days, and Welcome Week programming.
Direct all assessment efforts within the department, including the measurement of learning outcomes, retention, student success, and satisfaction.
Oversee the financial the development, implementation, and management of assigned area totaling approximately $330K, while maintaining compliancy with University procurement policies and procedures.
Serve as the department's liaison with other offices throughout the University, including Office of Academic Affairs and Assessment, the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Dean of Students, Assignments & Billing, Student Activities, and the Office of Orientation.
Serve in an on-call capacity and respond to student behavioral issues.
Serve as referral resource for faculty, staff, students, and parents
Required Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or closely related field and a minimum of six years progressive, post-Masters live-in professional experience in residential life and central housing operations; Experience in building collaborative partnerships with faculty, administrators, students, parents/families, and community partners.
Experience with academic initiatives in residence halls, including living learning communities and academic support services.
Experience with assessment, including the measurement of retention, student success, and satisfaction. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Applied mastery of student development theory, including the impact of residential life on academic success.
*Familiarity with leadership development and inclusivity.
*Experience supervising, developing, mentoring, and motivating a large and diverse professional and student staff team.
*Demonstrate crisis management, problem solving and critical thinking skills .
*Fiscal management competencies.
*Ability to manage multiple collaborative projects and systems in a fast-paced environment.
*Experience working with diverse populations.
*Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and efficiently.
*Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
*Must be able to reach campus within one hour of on-call requests and be able to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
*Ability to manage administrative systems and to develop operational procedures and processes .
*Demonstrated project management skills and committee oversight expertise.
*Experience with facility management, including opening new or renovated facilities.
*Familiarity with various assessment methodologies and application of those methodologies in strategic planning.
*Experience developing academic initiatives in housing, including living learning communities and academic support services.
*Experience with strategic development and fiscal management.
To apply for this position, and view other Temple opportunities, please visit our website at www.temple.edu , and click on Jobs @ temple. Please apply to Requisition # TU-16205. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.