Assistant Director for Campus Life
Salve Regina University 9 reviews - Newport, RI

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The Assistant Director for Campus Life will provide the facilitation and organization of a high quality, mission-driven residence education program designed to enrich the academic and social quality of life within the residence halls. The Assistant Director will also manage a comprehensive assessment system for all areas of Campus Life, such as office reporting and evaluation system for students, residence hall facility assessments, electronic measures for bi-annual reviews of Resident Advisors and Area Coordinators and all office reporting systems, with the goal of formulating data driven results and establishing weekly, monthly, and annual housing project plans and calendars.

The Assistant Director will be self-motivated, energetic, inclusive, and possess a strong sense of customer service orientation. Working collaboratively with students and staff, the Assistant Director will collaborate with the Campus Life team in managing an extraordinary living environment with multiple and diverse communities. The Assistant Director will demonstrate a commitment to building inclusive communities that focus on learning, leadership, and sensitivity to people of different and diverse backgrounds. The Assistant Director will also possess a commitment to Salve Regina University’s Mission and the Mercy Catholic tradition.

This is a full-time, 12-month, live-on position situated on a historic oceanfront campus with a residence population of over 1,200 students.

Residence Education and Training
• Plan and implement a mission-driven, comprehensive residence education program.
• Develop educational, cultural, and academic activities designed to meet the diverse developmental needs of students in conjunction with the Resident Advisory Council and Resident Advisor staff.
• Provide leadership, support, and direction to all educational initiatives and programs and collaborate closely with Academic Affairs.
• Oversee all department programming with a focus on student learning, equity and inclusion, and community development.
• Develop and implement an effective training program for 41 Resident Advisors.
• Effectively manage the office reporting and evaluation system for Resident Advisors and students, and create assessments to achieve data-driven goals and projections.
• Regularly conduct formal and informal assessments to determine the needs of residents.
• Create electronic measures for bi-annual reviews of Resident Advisors, Area Coordinators.
• Produce directories by name and by building of all students living on and off the campus.
• Assessment of Campus Life student learning outcomes.

• Provide the Associate Director with assessment data for the ongoing management of the Housing Information System (Cbord) and other operations related to Housing.
• Be available for evening/night duties, on-call rotations, and other responsibilities as assigned.
• Centralize and effectively manage all aspects of the Campus Life communications system.

Leadership & Collaboration
• Serve as a role model and mentor for students as a member of the campus community.
• Providing leadership for the expansion and ongoing development of the Residence Advisory Council.
• Manage and update the Campus Life web page and other social media sites.
• Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with key campus partners.
• Serve as a member of the Residential Life and Education leadership team.
• Oversee the recruitment and selection process for 41 Resident Advisors.
• Create a strong sense of community in the residence hall in which the Assistant Director lives in.

Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education or closely related field required. Prior experience in college-level Residential Life administration and student-centered interpersonal relations skills required. Experience living in a residence hall setting, experience with the Datatel system (or similar operating system), and academic or work experience in residence life assessment preferred. Must possess a strong ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and cooperatively with faculty, staff and students, and possess strong interpersonal communication, planning, decision-making, critical-thinking and demonstrate progressive responsibilities.

Excellent oral and written communication skills required, with the ability to interpret and communicate institutional policies, plans, and objectives. The successful candidate must possess an understanding of and commitment to the Mercy, Catholic mission, and values. Possess a demonstrated sensitivity to students, staff, and faculty of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, race, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, geographic origin, and ethnicity.

Additional Information:
Candidates must apply on-line only at

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including: health and dental coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, 403B plan, tuition benefits and more.

Salve Regina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Application Instructions:
Please upload with your online application a cover letter and resume.

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