The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is inviting applications for the Assistant Director of Residence Life. The Assistant Director of Residential Life reports to the Director of Residential Life and is responsible for the management and development of Residence Hall staff and support staff; coordinate the development of programming; provide leadership for discipline and crisis intervention; and provide billing and budget support to the department. This position will serve as a backup to the Director of Residence Life and serve as a campus liaison as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervision, recruitment and training
- Coordinate department wide employee recruitment process for professional and paraprofessional staff.
- Supervise residence hall staff including Hall Directors (HD), Resident Advisors (RA), student desk workers, program assistant(s), and office workers.
- Coordinate training and ongoing development of all Residence Life staff.
- Compile and update resources and manage the Residence Life Resource library.
- Coordinate the annual updating of the RA and HD training manuals.
- Coordinate the participation at RA conferences and attend student staff conferences upon request.
Programming and Leadership Development
- Coordinate and facilitate the development of programming in the residence halls on a campus wide basis and train residence hall staff in the philosophy of programming, idea development available resources and program evaluation.
- Develop curriculum for and manage themed housing programs.
- Oversee program resource rooms.
- Coordinate educational components of sustainability efforts.
- Serve as a liason with other university and community programming and leadership efforts.
Discipline and Crisis Intervention
- Serve as a disciplinary agent of the Residence Life office.
- Oversee crisis intervention and mediation.
- Coordinate the residence hall student conduct system including training of staff, utilization of Maxient, and serve as a continued resource.
- Revise and edit the Residence Life Policy Handbook.
Administrative and Financial
- Participate in the overall administration of the Residence Life program by serving on committees, attending staff meetings, representing the office as requested and assisting with financial management.
- Coordinate and manage departmental assessment.
- Assist with coordinating the residence hall assignment process and conference program.
- Coordinate the damage and vandalism billing. Work with staff on monitoring and charging students for appropriate damages, and manage the appeals process.
- Coordinate all aspects of marketing and public relations.
- Develop and monitor budget of the residential life aspect of the operation.
- Oversee the resource rooms.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Comprehensive knowledge of managing successful residence hall communities
- Comprehensive knowledge of how to develop and implement educational and social programs
- Considerable knowledge of student development theory, issues and trends
- Considerable knowledge of and skill in staff development and teamwork
- Considerable supervisory skills including effective delegation, training and development including student staff
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to compile and analyze results of residence hall programming and assessment.
- Supervisory skills including effective delegation, training, and development, including student staff.
- Demonstrated ability to use MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
- Ability to participate in work groups; and coordinate, develop and implement projects.
- Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems.
- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects.
- Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective professional working relationship with individuals at all organizational levels both with the campus community and with external institutions, community leaders, agencies, and others.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse student populations, administration and other constituencies
- Ability to establish collaborative relationships, utilize reasoned judgment in complex, sensitive and confidential situations
- Ability to develop and administer policies and procedures regarding residence life programming
- Ability to utilize word processing, database and spreadsheet programs
- Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.
- Ability to participate in work groups; and coordinate, develop and implement projects
- Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems
- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects
- Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration or related field
- Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in University Housing and Residence Life or a closely related area
- Experience working with a housing assignment software
- Experience working with a campus judicial software
- Experience with marketing
UW-Parkside currently enrolls 5,300 students, many of whom are first-generation and nontraditional. UW-Parkside is the most ethnically diverse campus in the University of Wisconsin System with more than 20% students of color and 19% faculty of color. UW-Parkside benefits from the cultural diversity of the communities it serves in southeast Wisconsin.
Application Deadline: Applications submitted by July 6th, 2012 will have full consideration; position is open until filled.
Interested candidates should submit the following, preferably in electronic format:
- a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position
- list of 3 or more professional references with contact information
Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail submissions attention: Lisa Jacobs, Search Committee: Assistant Director of Residence Life, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, WI 53141.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer