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The Assistant Director for Off Campus Undergraduate Student Life (ADOCUSL) is responsible for supporting and providing education for both undergraduate and graduate students living in neighborhoods surrounding Washington University’s Danforth campus. The ADOCUSL supervises three neighborhood liaisons in their part-time role as advocates and mediators for student and neighbor relations in three primary neighborhoods surrounding campus. This person chairs the Neighborhood C.A.R.E. (Connect. Advocate. Respect. Engage.) team, a university-wide interdisciplinary group, focused on promoting connection, advocacy, respect, and engagement. The ADOCUSL collaborates with the following campus partners on a regular basis:
Office of Government and Community Relations
Dean of Students Office
Washington University Police Department
Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as the central point person for student and community relations and proactively address patterns and concerns related to student presence in the neighborhoods.
Create opportunities for communication and build collaborative relationships between students, neighbors, landlords, law enforcement, and the University.
Maintain a database of off-campus students.
Chair the Neighborhood C.A.R.E. group leading regular meetings, retreats, creating a year-long calendar, and maintaining group goals and expectations.
Provide community focused events and programs, including bringing neighbors to campus and doing programs in the neighborhoods (ex. Neighbor Day Basketball Game, Lightening Your Load).
Off Campus Undergraduate Student Engagement and Support.
Develop a regular communication strategy with the goal of promoting responsible citizenship, improving student behavior, enhancing student safety and security, and responding to key issues.
Understand, communicate, and hold students accountable to University policies and procedures.
On behalf of the Dean of Students, respond to emergency off-campus housing crisis needs. Serve on after-hours and on-call duty visiting the neighborhoods for identified times of the year when there is an increase in student visitors and high potential for concerning behavior to occur, including W.I.L.D., Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Move-In, and Move-Out.
Build partnerships with the WUPD, Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, local law enforcement, alcohol distributors, and bar/restaurant owners to help address student behaviors in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus.
Off Campus Student Living Education.
Provide educational resources related to independent and off-campus living for undergraduate students.
Create educational campaigns around positive student behavior and positive interaction in the neighborhoods.
Build a curriculum for a “responsible renter program” and connect students to resources for safety inspections and legal services related to renting apartments.
Maintain and manage an off-campus living guide, provide an orientation for students living off campus, and help maintain a website with tenant resources.
Assist with referrals for roommate resources and foster relationships between leasing agent/owners and potential renters.
Maintain a website, social media platforms and marketing campaigns that will promote engagement and dissemination of information to students living off campus.
Other duties as assigned.
Serve on various committees and initiatives in order to maintain a strong connection to the University community and surrounding communities to ensure a broad array of programs and advocacy for students.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Master’s degree in counseling, social work, student personnel administration, or a related field with three to five years of post-master's experience in residence life and/or student conduct.
Three to five years of relevant progressively responsible experience in higher education, student affairs, counseling, health services, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience working with off campus student engagement and supporting students living in apartment-style housing.
Strong administrative and communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
The hiring range for this position is $48,087 - $50,000 annually. Housing is also provided by the University.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Residential Life. The position is located at the South Forty House. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Excellent analytical, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to exercise superior judgment and discretion, as well as maintain integrity and confidentiality.
Proven ability to handle multiple priorities while maintaining a high level of professionalism and attention to detail.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position includes an apartment in one of the neighborhoods near campus and the employee is required to reside in that apartment as a condition of employment.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.