Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL), this live-in position oversees community development and provides a living learning experience for undergraduate students living in FSL. Residence Hall Directors (RHDs) are responsible for program development, student staff supervision, and advisement of FSL chapters and councils. RHDs provide crisis intervention, resolve issues, or refer as appropriate. RHDs conduct initial investigation of alleged University, FSL, and residence hall policy violations. RHDs must be able to work autonomously, demonstrate initiative, display strong commitment to student learning, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with colleagues offices across the University. This position is assigned rotational on-call duties after-hours/weekend/holiday to address residential emergencies.
-Staff supervision & development: RHD will recruit, select, train and supervise 10 student staff members, facilitate weekly staff meetings, and initiate individual and team development. RHD is an active and visible presence at events beyond business hours.
-Student & community development: Advise 10-12 organizations on academic achievement, chapter operations, officer transition, community relations, programming, and policy compliance to support efforts in meeting annual goals and standards. Advise 1-2 governing councils: Inter Greek Council, Multicultural Greek Council, Inter Fraternity Council, and Panhellenic Council. Attend weekly council meetings and council programs. Assist in the implementation of programs that promote scholarship, leadership and service. Assess needs and outcomes of a successful values-based FSL. Have knowledge of emerging trends within the field of FSL and make recommendations how to incorporate appropriate trends. Assist in overseeing ALPHA Standards implementation.
-Student conduct & wellness: Assist students in taking responsibility for the safety and well-being of fellow community members and the physical environment. Document conduct concerns and provide follow-up. Oversee adjudication and educational sanctioning, written warnings, and/or fines. Keep accurate records in accordance with federal reporting standards of the Clery Act. Know and communicate all school-specific and University rules and regulations in relation to residential living.
-Collateral Assignments/Partnerships and Committee Work: Work with appropriate staff to monitor the up-keep of the residence halls; supervise a monthly building tour; support students' efforts to maintain residence halls. Serve as Chair, Co-Chair, or member of departmental committee. Staff large-scale, community events. Serve on additional teams or committees within Undergraduate Student Life or the University.
-Health & Safety and On-Call: Serve on the emergency crisis reponse team and adhere to University and department protocols and policies; share on-call coverage for campus. Serve as on-site responder and follow-up on incidents, provide direction to undergraduate staff, contact other professionals around facilities, health, emotional and behavioral emergencies, suicidal behavior, and police activity; liaise with medical facilities/hospitals; and appropriately notify parents and guardians. Counsel, advise, and provide referrals.
-Administration: Attend required meetings, including departmental, area, committee, one-on-ones, and FSL council meetings as appropriate. Support check-in and check-out, including summer session if applicable. Responsible for hall budget and day-to-day spending.
-Professional Development: Commit to on-going professional growth and learning. Assess programs to improve the quality of the residential experience.
-Perform other related duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. A minimum of two years of related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Successful candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of residence life, fraternity and sorority life, living and learning communities, leadership development, multicultural theory and program development. Must have strong communication skills with young adults from diverse backgrounds. Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy and discretion are essential. Well-organized administrative skills and computer literacy required. Specifically, must be well versed in using web-based programs, Microsoft Office, and email.
*Must be available for after-hours/weekend/holiday on-call duties on a rotational basis to address any residential emergency*
**Applications must be submitted with a resume and cover letter to be considered**
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling or related field preferred. Fraternity or sorority affiliation preferred
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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