Assistant Director of Residence Life for West Campus

University of Dayton in Ohio

Deadline March 17, 2014
Date Posted February 24, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a Top Ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

The Assistant Director of Residence Life for West Campus is a key 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 and administrative/clerical staffs in the Garden Apartments, the South Quad living area, and the North and South Student Neighborhoods. Reporting to the Director of Residence Life, the Assistant Director of Residence Life for West Campus will collaborate with his/her staff to implement an educational curriculum for students in residence that fosters community and interpersonal development, intercultural competence and the integration of learning with living. Additionally, the person in this position will oversee and supervise the design and implementation of community development plans in his/her living areas, manage the budgets for the west campus residential communities and collaborate with the Housing and Residence Life senior leadership to establish and maintain partnerships with external neighbors and constituents. As a representative of the Dean of Students office, the Assistant Director of Residence life for West Campus provides support for the Dean of Students Advocates on call, 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. The individual who assumes this role will be required to live on campus in order to provide the necessary support and supervision for his/her staff. A house located in the student neighborhood will be provided as part of the compensation.


Mimimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree.

Five years post Master’s professional experience in residence life.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of student development theory and practice.

Demonstrated experience in supervising undergraduate and professional staff.

Demonstrated experience working with an increasingly diverse campus community.

Demonstrated experience in adjudicating student conduct.

Demonstrated experience in responding to and managing emergency situations as part of an on call crisis/duty rotation.

Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing and implementing staff development and training programs in residential life.

Demonstrated successful experience in cultivating and maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders in a university setting.

Demonstrated experience in analyzing, synthesizing, and summarizing data and presenting information both in writing and in presentations to a variety of constituents.

Demonstrated experience in managing departmental budgets.

Demonstration of strong written skills.

Ability to work weekends and evenings.


Preferred Qualifications:

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 student desk, graduate and administrative/clerical staff.

Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and practices in higher education.

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.

Demonstrated application of ethical practices.


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