We are currently hiring for the Assistant Director for Charleston & Gardens which oversees an area housing approximately 744 residents of all class years in an apartment-style community.
The Assistant Director (AD) position is a challenging and rewarding role for professionals interested in further pursuing careers in residence life, student conduct, housing operations, and beyond. Within their areas, Assistant Directors are responsible for developing and leading the GRC and RA staffs, designing area-specific community development plans, adjudicating and delegating the area’s student conduct caseload, communicating with parents and other stakeholders, and organizing opening and closing processes. In addition, the AD is responsible for the coordination of a departmental committee – often leading the development and implementation of many of the office’s major processes. On a small, collaborative campus, Assistant Directors also have the opportunity to be involved in campus-wide initiatives that will expose them to a number of different areas in student development and higher education.
Primary Job Responsibilities
- Supervise 4 Graduate Residence Coordinators (GRCs) and 1 Senior Resident Assistant; indirectly supervise 17 Resident Assistants (RAs)
- Provide on-going training and development for all staff members
- Support both the departmental and divisional goals focused on diversity, inclusion, and equity
- Develop and implement strategies and initiatives to create a safe, healthy, educational, and inclusive residential environment
- Create and design area specific community development plans based on the office’s social and educational aims. Provide direct leadership to GRCs and RAs for overall community development
- Coordinate housing operation processes for your residential area including room condition reports, roommate agreements, periodic room inspections, and opening/closing processes
- Chair a departments committees and/or task force such as RA Recruitment, RA Training, GRC Recruitment, Residence Hall Association, etc.
- Serve as a University hearing officer and primary manager of the conduct caseload within the residential area
- Constructively resolve a variety of student and parent issues and concerns
- Provide support during crisis situations meeting with students as needed and providing referrals to University resources.
- Communicate and respond to concerns from parents, guardians, and other constituents reporting all student concerns through appropriate channels.
- Serve in the on-call duty rotation for campus-wide emergencies, 2-3 weeks per semester or as needed, potentially responding to emergencies in all areas of residential living
- Participate in the continual assessment and improvement of Student Life initiatives
- Collaborate with colleagues in the development and management of Loyola's Living Learning Initiative - Messina.
- Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, and/or counseling or related field
- 1-3 years post-graduate professional experience with 1-3 years serving as a student conduct officer
- Demonstrated ability to support and advocate for underrepresented students
- Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and interpersonal).
- Demonstrated ability to create opportunities dedicated to developing students’ understanding of identity development, activism, privilege/oppression, social justice, equity, and/or inclusive language/actions
- Experience with on-call crisis response and as a student conduct officer
- Experience supervising Resident Assistants or other residential paraprofessional staff
- Availability during night and weekend hours
- Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations and render fair judgments, maintaining ethical and professional standards
We offer a competitive salary, full benefits, professional development funds, and a one-bedroom, furnished apartment including all utilities, parking, and a meal plan during the academic year.
The online application is available at http://careers.loyola.edu/. A cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references are required and may be attached at the appropriate prompt on the application.
Loyola University Maryland is an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our educational mission.
For more information, please contact Arienne Milkles, Associate Director of Student Life for Recruitment & Staff Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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