The Director oversees all on-campus housing assignments and residential programming and has direct responsibility for the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of creative programming and services that promote a living/learning environment and enrich the experience of our students as well as the administration, and management of the Office of Residential Life. The Director is responsible for leading, recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating the professional and paraprofessional residence life staff, participating in the disciplinary process by hearing cases and completing investigations, assisting with assessment and planning projects for future campus housing needs, serving on College wide committees as needed, and coordinating the development of emergency procedures for the residence halls. The Director will interact with students and parents regarding residential concerns and collaborate with other campus offices on matters requiring departmental interactions.
Master's degree in higher education administration and seven years of progressive responsibility in student affairs is required, with at least five years of residential life experience and Assistant Director experience preferred. Excellent communication skills, experience in supervising and developing professionals, and experience working with a diverse student population is desired. Must have a flexible management style and the ability to work and communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators at all levels.
Review of application materials will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only finalists will be notified. Please submit a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and Union College employment application ( http://www.union.edu/offices/human-resources/_documents/forms/Application_2007.pdf).