Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
As a key team member of the Housing and Residential Life team, you would work together with colleagues to further the educational mission of Cornell while preparing students to become culturally competent, contributing community members. We provide a welcoming and inclusive community that respects the individual while promoting community values. We are dedicated to helping students thrive in all stages of their Cornell career through student organization involvement, living and learning opportunities, and a multitude of leadership and engagement experiences.
The Office of Residential Programs is committed to providing a residential experience of the highest quality for each of our residents. Residential Programs provides a safe, inclusive, and purposeful living and learning environment aligned with the university's learning goals to support students holistically. Paramount to achieving our mission is advocacy for academic inquiry, student development, respect for the individual, and the promotion of just communities. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, residential experience designed to educate, challenge and develop our students. The department's unique programs create a dynamic work environment, resulting in career growth through valuable professional experiences.
Reporting to the Director of Residential Programs, the Assistant Director of Residential Programs will be a member of the department's leadership team, and will participate in strategic planning and decision making for the area. This position provides leadership for the unit's efforts around equality, inclusion, and diversity. The Assistant Director participates in the organization and function of Staff Orientation and On-boarding, Student Move-In and Orientation, Summer Programs, major Operational Processes and selected unit and campus committees meetings. You will serve as a liaison to the Title 9 office and provide education for all student staff and professional staff in Residential Programs, addressing issues surrounding sexual violence prevention. This position will assist in the ongoing implementation and development of the residential curriculum. The Assistant Director will supervise professional staff (residential hall directors) and be an important contributor to the development of the residential experience.
Key Success Factors:
Strong leadership, in both vision and the ability to organize others through implementation.
Previous experience in supervising and developing professional staff at the resident hall director level is necessary, with significant experience in professional career development.
Experience working effectively with student governance groups and significant experience working collaboratively and successfully with faculty are essential.
Proven success in persuading others, adapting communication to various audiences, and facilitating presentations is required.
Comfort with a decentralized institution and solid experience with building and maintaining both broad and deep relationships with key stakeholders that support the health and well-being of students is necessary.
A deep understanding of the educational value of a diverse community, coupled with a demonstrated record of accomplishment advancing diversity and enhancing inclusiveness are required.
Bachelor's degree in Student Development /Higher Education or relevant field, and 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination.
Experience in supervision, administration, training and development
Understanding of the residential living/learning experience
At least 2 years of experience in residential living/student services
Master's degree in Student Development /Higher Education
Experience advancing a Residential Curriculum Model
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:
Manager Residential Life
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