The Assistant Director of Residence Education is responsible for assisting the Director of Housing and Residence Education with the overall administration of the student housing program that includes supervision of Student Life Coordinators (SLCs), building management, marketing, personnel management and development, programming, and technology. The Assistant Director is a member of the Office of Housing leadership team and interacts with administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the general public including prospective students and their families.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise and evaluate Student Life Coordinators (SLCs).
Assist Director of Housing and Residence Education with development of departmental goals.
Assist with implementation of comprehensive plan to assess student satisfaction with housing facilities, programs, and policies.
Assist with creation of annual summary report related to assessment data.
Plan and implement recruitment and selection of professional and paraprofessional staff.
Plan and implementation training programs for professional and paraprofessional staff.
Plan and implement evaluation protocol for professional and paraprofessional staff using University guidelines.
Create and implement a comprehensive residence education programming model which adheres to best-practices, student needs, and places a strong emphasis upon community development philosophies.
Create an annual report related to programs and activities sponsored by housing staff.
Coordinate all aspects associated with closed circuit housing channel on the University cable system to include compliance with University policy, copyright law, and appropriate licensing agreements.
Serve as a member of emergency on-call team.
Address student concerns in a timely and efficient manner.
Assist with creation and implementation of policies and procedures that promote the development of strong residential communities which place an emphasis upon academic success, social development, and accountability.
Assist with development and implementation of policies and procedures to promote safe and accessible residential facilities.
Administer payroll procedures for students employed by the housing office.
Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate summer student staff members.
Create and implement guidelines and procedures regarding reporting and tracking of housing work order requests.
Assist Director of Housing and Residence Education with creation and implementation of protocol related to the annual assessment of housing facilities (i.e., furnishings, common areas, recreational equipment, etc.).
Create annual recommendations for facility enhancement based upon assessment data.
Collaborate with other University personnel to identify residential students with special concerns (i.e., poor grades, transferring, withdrawing, etc.) and assist those students in an effort to retain them.
Demonstrate strong commitment to customer service through actions and policy/program development.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as a member of the housing leadership team.
Serve as a strong role model and leader within department and campus community.
Represent Office of Housing at recruitment activities (i.e., Open House and S.O.A.R. Programs) as appropriate and necessary.
Exhibit a working knowledge and understanding of the concepts of student development, student rights and responsibilities, and University/housing policies and procedures through statement and example.
Review, research, and evaluate housing models to ensure optimum understanding of student/staff needs, concerns, attitudes, etc. and develop policies, programs, and procedures designed to meet those needs.
Counsel, consult, and advise students on an individual and group basis and make appropriate referrals as necessary.
Represent department on University committees as necessary and appropriate.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Housing and Residence Education.
The Assistant Director of Residence Education reports to the Director of Housing and Residence Education, and supervises the Student Life Coordinators (SLCs). The Assistant Director of Residence Education also works closely with the Assistant Director of Housing Operations, Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students and the Vice President for Student Life. The Assistant Director of Housing Operations interacts with Enrollment Services, Academic Outreach and Support, Accounting and Budgetary Control, Athletics, Facilities Management, Registrar, Retention, Graduate Programs, and Undergraduate Programs.
Master’s degree in higher education, college student personnel or related field and a minimum of three (3) years progressive responsibility and successful experience in student housing or a related field. Individual must demonstrate a clear understanding of student development theories and have the ability to apply the theories in practical situations. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrate a strong customer service orientation, and demonstrate computer proficiency with standard office applications.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
Experience with Colleague application. Experience using assessment related software.
Regular office hours (as outlined by the University) in a high traffic environment with frequent evening and weekend work. This is a 12-month position. This person must work with a high volume of students, parents, University administrators, faculty, and staff.
Special Information/Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin April 4, 2013 and will continue until position is filled. Morehead State University is an EO/AA educator and employer with a strong commitment to community engagement.