ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE
|Req #: ||142693 |
|Department: ||UW BOTHELL STUDENT AFFAIRS |
|Job Location: || UW Bothell |
|Posting Date: ||03/01/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our website Benefits page. |
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington. Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
Our Student Affairs, Residential Life Program has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director of Residential Life.This individual will be responsible for:
Oversee and develop the Residential Curriculum implementation.
Align Residential Life practices with the educational goals and outcomes of the developed Residential Curriculum.
Evaluate the department process and operations to ensure that it is meeting the needs of our diverse student population in creating an inclusive environment.
Actively promote diversity and social justice within the department and foster an environment within housing that supports inclusion and identity development.
Develop social justice education and identity development for staff and students.
Coordinate the alignment of curriculum goals and learning outcomes with First Year Pre-Major Programs and Living Learning Community.
Develop a budget with the Director that reflects the department goals and learning outcomes.
Develop and implement assessment tools for the Residential Curriculum and use the findings to make changes.
Oversee recruitment, selection and training for Resident Advisors, who report to the Resident Directors, and ensure alignment with the residential curriculum model.
Consult and work with Resident Directors and Assistant Director of Student Conduct in adjudicating Residential Life conduct cases. This includes overseeing the case load of the Resident Directors, adjudicating residential life conduct cases and utilizing educational sanctions in accordance with established guidelines.
Living Learning Communities Program:
Oversee the hiring and supervision of Peer Instructors for the LLC Program.
Approve all Peer Instructor syllabus, lesson plans, and all LLC programs.
Meet with Peer Instructors and LLC Faculty for each LLC twice a month to collaborate on and coordinate LLC programming.
Meet with LLC Advisory Committee once a quarter to do strategic planning for the program.
Support all LLC Peer Instructors in their LLC events/programs and classroom teaching.
Assist in resident placement into the LLC Program.
Coordinate LLC marketing and communications plan.
Coordinate LLC activities with other Residential Life professional staff and RAs. In addition, make sure that Residential Life staff is kept informed on what is happening with the LLC program.
Crisis Response and Intervention:
Serve on Housing Administrator on-call rotation which provides support to the RD on Duty and is shared with the Director.
Understand and implement the University's protocols for responding to emergencies and crises.
Coordinate response and mediations in situations such as roommate conflicts and disagreement to ensure that the staff are providing the appropriate level of support.
Appropriately collaborate and consult with other Student Affairs professionals regarding students needing additional support and resources.
Provide necessary follow-up with students, campus services and parents as necessary.
Directly hire, train, supervise, and evaluate eight part-time Community Assistant staff that operate the front desk (student positions).
Provide opportunities for professional development and growth for the staff you supervise.
Stay abreast of best practices and federal requirements as it relates to residential life.
Represent Student Affairs to the greater campus community and serve on committee including the Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Facilities Housing Meeting.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residential Life & Student Conduct.
Maintain close communication with Auxiliary Services in regards to housing occupancy. This will include facilitating room changes, room assignments and occupancy turns.
Manage openings and closings of residence halls; including early arrivals process.
Perform regular facility tours with the Resident Directors to monitor and proactively address any issues.
Organize and oversee the implementation of one apartment inspections in the residence halls per semester.
Coordinate life safety programs in the residence halls. This includes: dissemination of safety material, scheduling and oversee four fire drills per year in each residence hall building, maintaining student and staff awareness of emergency procedures and coordinating other activities pertinent to hall safety.
Summer Program & Conferences:
Coordinate with Auxiliary Services to maintain summer housing and conference services.
Oversee the recruitment, hiring and training of Summer Conference Assistants.
Oversee the programming for Orientation Overnights (First-Year Orientation) that happen periodically throughout the summer.
| Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or a related field. |
At least two years of progressively responsible experience in residence hall administration
Commitment to working with and advocating for traditionally underrepresented groups
Must possess outstanding organizational, planning, communication, training, and interpersonal skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Three to five years of professional, full-time experience in residence hall administration |
Knowledge and experience with Residential Curriculum or Living Learning Communities
Demonstrated commitment to student development, experience working with diverse constituencies and the ability to balance students' needs with institutional goals
Demonstrated excellence in leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to supervise and lead a student and professional staff
Conflict mediation knowledge
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| Position requires that Assistant Director be available after hours for Housing Administration on-call |
Work evening and occasional weekends throughout the year
Limited extended vacations during summer quarter, winter break and spring break
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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