Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant Director of Residential Life & Coordinator of Community Standards position. The Assistant Director of Residential Life & Coordinator of Community Standards is a full time, year round position, job group and level SM-2, and reports directly to the Director of Residential Life.
Assistant Director will work to help create a seamless, consistent, and holistic experience for our students. The office focuses on the creation of communities in an environment that is challenging and supportive. The Assistant Director takes appropriate actions to support the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment for all.
The Assistant Director will also provide support to the Director of Community Standards in the role of Coordinator. The Coordinator will manage a CSAP (Community Standards Adjudication Process) caseload of complex or serious community standards violations; works to uphold the Student Code of Conduct, to promote practices and procedures that support students' wellness and interdependence, and to encourage mindfulness related to the wellbeing of the self and of others living together in community.
The Assistant Director's work is central to multiple goals of the Office of Residential Life. As such, daytime, on-call, and non-traditional hours including nights and weekends are required. A semi-furnished, one-bedroom apartment (including all utilities) is provided in recognition that the Assistant Director's contributions are made throughout the week and in variable time frames.
Residential Life Leadership
Supervise a minimum of two Community Development Coordinators (CDCs)
Share a separate director's budget with the Director of Residential Life of approximately $14,000. Co-develop programming, and administer and maintain departmental budget and residence hall programming budgets.
Support the Office of Residential Life with social life, party policy, and programming regarding sexual violence, drug, and alcohol education.
Serve on campus-wide committees
Participation in residence hall events, and campus-wide initiatives. Mentor CDC staff to be present and participatory in the College community.
Work with student staff and broader student community to set high community standards. Uphold College policies governing residence hall communities.
Train CDC staff to mediate roommate conflicts and disputes. Manage mediations which may become elevated and require more senior leadership.
Serve as a liaison with Facilities department to help maintain a safe and effective living environment for students.
Support the Assistant Director of Operations and Housing Assignments in maintaining inventory and compiling damage billing information.
Submit annual reports to the Director of Residential Life each year outlining goals, progress, assessment, residential programs, and developing opportunities.
Participate in strategic planning for the department and the Office of Student Affairs.
Student Campus Support and Case Management
Participate in the Tier-1 Administrator On-Call rotation schedule and respond effectively to crisis situations by following the AOC (Administrator On-Call) Manual.
Work closely to the Associate Dean of Case Management, Case Manager, and Senior Associate Dean on crisis work and wellness interventions.
Work closely with Keefe Student Health Center and the Counseling Center to support the health, safety, and wellbeing of Amherst students.
Serve as the secondary conduct officer.
Co-coordinate (under supervision of the Director of Community Standards) annual review and revisions of residential living guidelines in the Student Code of Conduct.
Assist with designing and implementing educational programming centered on Community Standards and interdependent living.
Assist with developing and delivering student conduct training for Community Development Coordinators, Resident Counselors, Orientation Leaders, incoming students, and/or other student organization leaders as requested by the Director of Community Standards.
Advise, mentor, and support CDC staff with management of low-level CSMs (Community Standards Meetings).
Staff Recruitment, Training, and Development
Support the Assistant Director of Residential Education in recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, leadership development, and evaluation of Residential Life student staff (all Resident Counselors (70).
Assist with applications, hiring process, and trainings for Resident Counselors.
Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Development, Counseling or a related field.
2-3 years of experience in residence life.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Working knowledge of student development theory, demonstrated experience in conflict resolution and learning outcomes.
Prior experience with supervision and demonstrated experience with residential student conduct/community standards adjudications.
Evidence-based commitment to supporting a diverse student community. Commitment to fostering inclusive communities through leadership and programming.
An acceptable criminal offender records information (CORI) check.
Previous experience programming/promoting community living and or diversity initiatives.
Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!
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About Amherst College
Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,800 students in the fall of 2013.