Ireland Hall Area Director
University of Saint Thomas - Saint Paul, MN

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Job Summary
The University of St. Thomas seeks applicants for an Area Director for Ireland Hall.

The Area Director is a full-time live-in position with a furnished apartment, meal plan and parking. Because this is an all-male residence hall, it is a bona-fide occupational qualification that interested applicants be male.

Responsibilities:
The Area Director plays an integral role in the department through a variety of responsibilities and tasks. The Area Director works collaboratively with a variety of groups and individuals to create an inclusive, character-based community within the hall and on campus. The Area Director provides the primary leadership for the all male Ireland Hall, one of the university’s eight residence halls. The Area Director reports to the Associate Director for Residence Life.

Leadership and Community Development:

Supervision
-Supervise one hall director and one part time graduate student employee
-Select, train, and supervise the 9 Resident Advisors and one Operations Manager.
-Schedule and facilitate weekly staff meetings and one on ones.
-Participate in the Student Leader selection process

Staff Training
-Assist in the implementation of leadership training opportunities, departmental training sessions, and large leadership initiatives
-Provide regular training for the building staff, based on that staff’s particular interests and needs
-Serve as a resource to staff so they may explore independent staff development opportunities

Advising
-Hall Council Advisor
-Opportunity for club advising

Student Assistance
-Act as a resource for students seeking assistance in resolving personal and/or community-related conflicts
-Advise students with personal concerns, or refer them to other appropriate campus resources for assistance
-Respond to crisis situations involving either individual students or groups of students

Programming Coordination
-To establish an expectation and atmosphere among staff members which promotes diversity, education, and service within the community
-Initiate, coordinate, and facilitate community, educational, and developmental programs within the hall
-Promote faculty/staff involvement within the hall
-Promote programming through the hall council

Student Conduct
-Act as the institutional representative in explaining and interpreting university and residence hall policies and procedures. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records on students
-Act as the initial hearing officer for student conduct matters and serve on campus judicial boards

Administration
-Coordinate the completion of various administrative tasks within area, including room and floor condition reports, work orders, room changes, hall openings and closings, discipline and programming reports
-Act as the hall liaison to the physical plant and building service workers; monitor custodial performance within area
-Act as liaison to public safety and parking services office
-Act as the campus-wide Staff Member On Call during scheduled evenings and weekends
-Coordinate the operation of the information desk within the building; in conjunction with the Operations Manager, supervise approximately ten student desk employees, develop policies and procedures, monitor overall operations, and provide service to residents and visitors
-Monitor night access attendant and guest registration procedures in conjunction with operations manager
-Develop, monitor and evaluate staff individual and hall-wide goals

Qualifications
Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or related field is preferred, with prior student affairs experience. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Counseling, Education, or a closely related field and two years of experience in residence hall life.

The Department of Residence Life creates the foundation for inclusive communities that encourage students to think, act and work purposefully towards a lifetime of service to others. We are looking for candidates with demonstrated ability to collaborate with other departments to create an inclusive environment for all students.

Start date is no later than April 1, 2013 . Compensation package includes competitive salary, $35,500 – $37,000, room and board, complete benefit package, and professional development funds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; to sit, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; to be mobile in a residence hall that may not be handicapped accessible; to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

Posting Date
02/20/2013

Closing Date

Open Until Filled
Yes

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Founded in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is a Catholic, diocesan university based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The...