Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Residential Education, the Assistant Director is a member of the Office of Residential Education and Services team who takes the lead role in coordinating and guiding a residential area housing 1700 – 2300 students and directly supervises 4 Community Directors and is responsible for in-directly supervising 1-2 Assistant Community Directors, 40-60 Community Assistants and 50-70 service area staff. The Assistant Director is also responsible for coordinating the programming efforts of the residential professional and student staff in their area of responsibility. Further, the Assistant Director makes appropriate decisions and/or recommendations to the Director of Residence Life regarding management and supervision of the area. The Assistant Director provides direction for and coordinates the activities of staff members in areas related to academic initiatives, student behavior, personnel and administrative policies and procedures, student and community development, physical environment concerns, and staff supervision and development. The Assistant Directors split responsibility for coordinating the orientation, training, selection, recruitment and development of 8 Community Directors, 5 Graduate staff, and 300 student staff. The Assistant Directors manages student leadership recruitment, training, and co-advising including the Residential Leadership Council and Hall Councils and planning and implementing staff development initiatives. The Assistant Director establishes working relationships with other University partners to these ends. The Assistant Director is a live-out position, but requires off site emergency contact outside of normal office hours and on weekends.
Qualifications & Requirements
Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in higher education administration, student personnel services or related field.
4 – 6 years of full-time (post – masters experience) residence life/live in experience.
Strong supervisory and management experience of professional, graduate, and student staff.
Experience with professional and student staff recruitment, selection and training committees.
Experience working with living/learning programs and/or residence hall based academic initiatives.
Experience leading major staff training and development initiatives.
Experience advising a Residence Hall Association, a Community Council, or other student groups.
Experience with Housing and Residence Life administrative processes, committees, facility management and departmental initiatives.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
APPLY BY Until Filled
Commensurate with experience
Anticipated Start Date
April 1, 2013
Send cover letter and resume to
(include vacancy # if above)
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043
Preferred Method: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Mario Rapetti, Associate Director of Residential Education
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Montclair State University - 22 months ago