Assistant Director of Residence Life for Community Development
July 10, 2018
Bronx, New York
Higher Education Institution
Assistant Director for Community Development
Full Time/days & evenings with significant evening work to include accompaniment of students on cocurricular trips and excursions.
This is a live-in position.
Oversee daily residence hall operations Supervise, motivate, train, and support Resident Assistant and Professional Staff in assigned area Supervise/implement appropriate procedures during emergency/crisis situations in residence halls, in conjunction with supervisor, Physical Plant, Public Safety, Health Services, Counseling, and off-campus agencies (local authorities, medical facilities/personnel, etc.) as required Assist, guide, and support resident students Work with Director and department to ensure consistency in function of residential program Supervise, oversee, coordinate, or carry out a variety of tasks related to physical maintenance of assigned housing facilities; monitor physical status of buildings regularly and report any needed maintenance work/repairs to Physical Plant or other appropriate personnel and/or departments; assist with assessment, prorating, and billing of damage costs to students; assist in planning and implementation of damage prevention programs In cooperation with RA staff, promote the development of community through passive and active programming, supporting the academic and developmental needs of a residential student population Respond in a timely manner to all referral requests Coordinate area-specific RA calendar, including but not limited to programming, duty schedules, departmental needs, and special assignments, etc. Make regular rounds of assigned facilities Interpret and enforce a wide variety of College and residence life policies governing student behavior Participate in and implement appropriate formal and informal disciplinary procedures as necessary and conduct judicial reviews as necessary Confer regularly with immediate supervisor, Student Life staff, and other College personnel to plan, coordinate, and evaluate programs/activities/policies, exchange information, investigate and resolve problems, and refer students Attend all departmental meetings and other pertinent meetings Assist in recruitment, selection, and training of Resident Assistants and professional staff Perform other duties as assigned
Assistant Directors have particular responsibility in focus areas. The focus area for this position is community development and integrated living and learning:
Develop, supervise, and support current and future living/learning and common interest communities including marketing, recruitment, collaborating with faculty and campus partners, programming, developing and leading off-campus trips/excursions, and assessment Review and apply best practices relating to residential programming and integrated living and learning Oversee programming efforts across the residence halls with graduate assistant
Master's degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field, and 3+ prior full-time, professional experience required Demonstrated skills in human development, oral and written communication, and ability to interpret policies, plans, objectives, rules, and regulations to subordinates Experience with judicial affairs and familiarity with Title IX issues Positive attitude, team-oriented, collaborative approach to Residence Life and student affairs Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of superior project management Must possess sound judgment in dealing with students Competency in Word and Excel at a minimum
Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Applicants from historically under-represented segments of the population are encouraged to apply, as well as those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V
About Manhattan College
Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V