The Director of Residence Life is a full-time position that reports to the Dean of Students. The Director of Residence Life is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the residence life and student housing program. The Director is a senior member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team, crisis response team, and serves in the senior on-call rotation.
Recruits, trains, supervises, and supports the development of three Assistant Directors and a senior student leadership team
Recruits, trains, supervises, and supports the development of over 60 student staff members, including Resident Advisors, Special Interest Housing (SPINT) Program Coordinators, Key Room Manager & Assistants, and Room Inventory Crew
Supports a resident student population of approximately 1600 students through the use of a curricular approach to tie Ursinus Quest to the residential experience
Serves as a member of the academic core implementation committee
Serves as a senior member of the Student Affairs leadership team
Creates and enforces policies and procedures for student housing selection and occupancy, room change, move in/move out, and residence hall safety
Leads department initiatives such as RA selection and training, housing selection, opening and closing, and summer programs
Maintains student housing data for all residence halls, including 5 traditional halls and the residential village (40 houses)
Collaborates with the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE) Coordinators on co-curricular events and initiatives
Encourages the development of self-governance in the residential community through Special Interest Housing (SPINT), and affinity housing
Directs crisis response in the senior staff duty rotation; serves on team that determines case management; coordinates crisis response coverage at the Assistant Director and Resident Advisor level
Serves as a senior conduct officer in administrative, investigative, and panel hearing processes
Acts as a case manager for students of concern; provides support and resources to students with emotional and behavioral concerns
Provides significant campus visibility during evenings and weekends and supports special events such as Orientation, Family Day, Homecoming, and Commencement
Assists in developing and implementing student affairs policies and procedures
Other duties as assigned
Master's degree in an appropriate field and at least 7-10 years of relevant professional experience and increasing responsibility within student affairs
Commitment to and demonstrated experience promoting inclusivity across difference
Previous experience implementing a residential curriculum
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build partnerships and collaborate with students, staff, faculty, families, and administration
Experience responding to and managing student incidents and crises
Substantial staff supervision and administrative experience
Strong communication skills
Innovative and creative approach to student development
Previous experience at a residential liberal arts institution preferred
Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.
Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.
About Ursinus College
Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.