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Assistant Director Res Life East Campus

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: Housing & Residence Life - 700550
Pay Grade: B - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Join UD's Housing & Residence Life department as an Assistant Director for traditional residence halls. This position works to design intentional learning and living environment that is integral to the personal and social development of the University of Dayton student. Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing services, programs and facilities that foster the development of leadership, community, civility and faith in the Catholic and Marianist tradition. This is a full time benefit eligible position that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay.

The Assistant Director of Residence Life for East Campus is a member of the Housing and Residence Life leadership team and the Dean of Students office who is responsible for supervising, overseeing and evaluating the professional, graduate, paraprofessional staffs in Marycrest Complex, Stuart Complex, Virginia Kettering Hall, Founders Hall and Marianist Hall. Reporting to the Director of Residence Life, the Assistant Director of Residence Life for East Campus will oversee the implementation of the department’s residential curriculum for first and second year students in residence. Additionally, the person in this position will manage the budgets for the East campus residential communities and collaborate with the Associate Vice President for Student Development & Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean of Students & Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life, the Director of Residence Life and the Associate Dean for Integrated Learning and Curriculum to establish the vision and implementation strategy for learning living communities in the first year residence halls. As a representative of the Dean of Students office, the Assistant Director of Residence Life for East Campus serves a supervisor for the Housing and Residence Life on-call rotation to provide staff on call with after-hours support, supervision, and assistance, responds to students who have threatened to and/or attempted to commit self-harm, serves as a resource for students who have been accused of violating the student code of conduct and supports community members who have been impacted by disruptive behavior.

Serve as the direct supervisor for a non-exempt administrative assistant and five Master’s level Area Coordinators who oversee Marycrest Complex, Stuart Complex, Virginia Kettering Hall, Founders Hall and Marianist Hall. This responsibility includes meeting with staff individually to provide supervision and address performance management issues that could result in termination of staff, facilitating staff meetings with the east campus staff to address larger issues that impact all of the East campus residential communities, conducting annual performance appraisals, determining merit increases, and designing professional development opportunities for direct reports. Provide oversight and indirect supervision for and evaluation of the East Campus staff that is composed of 8 graduate staff and 84 paraprofessional staff.

Oversee the implementation of the department’s residential curriculum for the 1,898 first year and 1,022 second year residents that reside in the East campus residential areas. Oversee the implementation of after-hour and weekend programming for East Campus residents.

Serve as a University hearing officer to ensure the enforcement of University policy and local, state and federal laws. Supervise the East campus staff in implementation of the University’s conduct process. Educate students on University policy. Facilitate perspective meetings with students placed on disciplinary probation. Serve as a conduct adviser for students going through the University Hearing Board process.

Serve as supervisor in the Housing & Residence Life on call rotation for crisis response after hours. Provide supervision and support for the staff on-call. Serve as a contact in the Dean of Students office for parents and guardians who have concerns regarding their student’s experience in residence and/or behavior.

Manage cases involving students who have experienced bias, sexual violence or who have been accused of violating the code of conduct. This responsibility entails meeting with students to provide support and assistance with University resources, documenting all cases appropriately, supporting the community impacted by the behavior and liaising with parents, families and community members as appropriate.

Cultivate and maintain relationships with campus partners and stakeholders within and outside the Division of Student Development to promote the University’s vision for integrated learning and living. Serve as a contact and resource for external neighbors/constituents of the university.

Manage budgets for the east campus residential communities that total to $1,809,840 utilizing Cognos. Approve expenditures for the East campus staff to ensure alignment with the department’s strategic priorities and goals. Review bimonthly payroll distribution reports for accuracy and accountability of resources.

Serve as a Title IX investigator and support person for students going through the Title IX investigation process.

Serve on division and University wide committees as assigned.

Assist the Associate Vice President for Student Development & Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean of Students & Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life and the Director of Residence Life with other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree.
Five years of professional experience in residence life.
Knowledge and understanding of student development theory and practice.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office word, excel, power point.
Experience in supervising undergraduate staff.
Experience working with an increasingly diverse campus community.
Experience in adjudicating student conduct.
Experience in responding to and managing emergency situations as part of an on call crisis rotation.
Experience in planning, organizing or implementing staff development and training programs in residential life.
Experience in managing departmental budgets.
Experience in presenting information to a variety of constituents.
Strong written skills.
Willingness and ability to work weekends and evenings.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Master's Degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel, Higher Education, or related field.
Six or more years post Master's professional experience in residence life.
Familiarity with and value for Catholic Higher Education.
Demonstrated successful experience in supervising professional, student desk, graduate or administrative/clerical staff.
Demonstrated successful experience in cultivating and maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders in a university setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and practices in higher education.
Demonstrated experience in analyzing, synthesizing, and summarizing data.
Demonstrated experience in handling multiple projects, setting priorities and meeting deadlines while maintaining a high level of performance. Demonstrated experience with conflict management and resolutions practices (i.e.; mediation, restorative justice).
Evidence of strong organizational skills.
Evidence of strong verbal communication skills.
Evidence of strong problem solving skills.
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills.
Evidence of training on managing situations involving self harm, sexual violence, and supporting students who have been accused of violating the student code of conduct.
Evidence of training on the Title IX investigation process.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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