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Central Michigan University Assistant Director / Residence Life in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / RESIDENCE LIFE

Position Number: S-3331

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director for Residence Life ensures the effective daily operations of a residential community housing 1,100-2,200 students. The Assistant Director is responsible for training, supervision, and evaluation of assigned professional and student staff; safety and security; and supervising the implementation of a residential curriculum. The Assistant Director works collaboratively with Care Advocates, Building Maintenance Workers, Community Police Officers, and other campus partners to ensure the development of a community that fosters intellectual growth, development, and emotional wellbeing. This is a live-out position and serves on a second layer on-call duty rotation. The Assistant Director must be able to respond to campus within 60 minutes. 

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree. At least three years of experience in university housing or residence life work at a college or university. Experience supervising, training, and leading others. Possess a working knowledge of student development theory and student learning theory; demonstrated commitment to student learning and development. Demonstrated organizational, administrative, and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated cultural competency skills. Demonstrated effective public relations and communications skills, both oral and written. Working knowledge of computer applications and word processing software. Able to work evenings and weekends as needed. Must be able to respond to emergencies within 60 minutes when on call.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

Supervises 4-5 residence hall directors, which includes holding regular staff meetings and one-on-one meetings; indirectly supervises 30-56 paraprofessional staff and 48-75 desk receptionists. Actively contributes to the creation of a learning organization. Facilitates staff response to crisis and emergency situations. Provides direction in the coordination, planning, development, and implementation of programs and initiatives to enhance student growth and learning. Coordinates Student Expectation Meetings. Regularly reviews, implements, and enhances housing program procedures/operations. Works closely with assigned residential college administrators and hall staff to facilitate multiple learning communities. Ensures residential operations and facilities task accountability in coordination with the Associate Director for Facilities Operation. Ensures proper administrative occupancy management (room changes, hall changes, cancels etc.) in coordination with the Assistant Director for Housing Assignments. Monitors incident reports including reviewing incidents, ensuring accuracy, consistency, and appropriate follow up. In coordination with the Assistant Director of Residential Education, implements, and supports a curricular approach to residential education. Contributes to a comprehensive assessment plan that encompasses satisfaction, retention, and student learning outcomes. Oversees the administration and student staffing of a Student Success Center Office and/or Assistant Director Office. Assists with department-wide projects and processes such as recruitment and marketing events. Serves on the Residence Life senior leadership team on-call year-round duty rotation including breaks and summer (approximately 10 weekends, including opening and closings, during the academic year and two weeks in the summer). Chairs department-wide committee(s) and/or leads department initiatives. Examples of such are: Paraprofessional Staff Recruitment, Student Leadership and Recognition, Inclusion Assistant Program, advise RHA , advise NRHH , etc. Scope and charge will be determined yearly. Executes summer responsibilities, which may include, but are not limited to: overseeing summe

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