The Associate Director of Residence Life for Academic Partnerships is a member of the central management team, supporting the academic mission of the department, division and the university. This position incorporates the academic mission of the university into the residential experience; supervises three (3) Residential Case Managers; provides departmental leadership with residential living-learning communities, departmental retention efforts, other student success initiatives, and departmental committees; serves as a consultant and resource to department staff in the areas of academic integration in the residence halls; and provides direction and training to the department for working with at-risk students. This is a live-on position. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Residence Life.
Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Education, Human Services, Higher Education in Student Affairs or related field.
Minimum three (3) to five (5) years experience coordinating student learning activities in a higher education environment.
Understanding of student retention issues, programs, policies, etc.
Outstanding organizational, planning, communication, training, and interpersonal skills.
Experience integrating academics into a living and learning environment.
Experience enhancing students' academic achievement through teaching classes or working with academic enhancement programs, living-learning communities and faculty strongly preferred.
Minimum three (3) to five (5) years professional live-in experience managing a residence hall.
Experience at an Assistant Director level or above.
Experience responding to crisis and emergency situations in a residential setting.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, you must apply online. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references to complete the application process. For questions or additional information, please contact Zarana Adial at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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