The Office of Housing & Residence Life believes in building a community that strives to help Hawks soar together through the values of the SNJM sisters and the residential curriculum. The Graduate Assistant Hall Director (GAHD) position is a 24-hour per week, live-on commitment within the campus community. Primary responsibilities include resident assistant supervision, housing occupancy assistance, and participating in the administrative on-call rotation. The GAHD is supervised by the Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT Residential Education - implement the core principles and values of the Residential Curriculum in developing and coordinating residential programs. Supervision - Responsible for assisting in selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating a team of resident assistants with advisement from supervisor and in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life. Advise Individuals & Groups – Serve as a consultant, mentor, and/or role model to students, staff and colleagues. Assessment of Student Needs and Interests – Understand how to determine student needs and interests through formal and informal assessment measures. Work with staff to develop and implement a plan to address needs and interests, most specifically as it pertains to training and programming. Leadership – model and teach student employees in leadership development.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Community Development – Understand and articulate the role of community in a residence hall setting and how to promote a positive community environment. Programming – Articulate to various constituents the benefits of curricular and co-curricular programs, activities, and communities in the residence halls. Implement and provide resources for programs that support community and student development. Cultural Competence - Awareness and recognition of current, changing, and diverse identities, demographics, and needs of college students at HNU. Commitment to equity, accessible practices, inclusion, and social justice.
INTERVENTION & RESPONSE Behavior Education – Use current principles of Restorative Justice Practices in conjunction with the HNU Student Code of Conduct and Residential Community Standards to maintain and monitor the judicial system. Conduct Officer - Assist the Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life in adjudicating student conduct cases and consistently enforce University and residence hall regulations through counseling, educational discipline, and effectively following University judicial policy. Crisis Management - Serve in administrative on-call rotation with the Office of Housing & Residence Life, providing after-hours emergency response to the residential community. Conflict Mediation - Recognize and manage conflict effectively among students. Intervene when necessary to promote compromise and/or resolution. Resource Agent – Understand and interpret student concerns, needs, and goals to effectively assist or refer to campus resources.
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES Participate in professional development opportunities and professional conferences. Attend all Department, Student Affairs, and University wide trainings and staff meetings. Participate in professional development opportunities and professional conferences. Effectively utilize online applications and computer programs to perform job functions and maintain communication with students and staff (ex: Blackboard, Advocate, Residence, Outlook, Microsoft Office, Qualtrics, etc).
DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES Assist in all aspects of housing operations: opening, closing, room changes, guest housing, health and safety inspections, etc. Responsible for assisting in selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating of Student Leaders with advisement from and in collaboration with the SD&E Pro-Staff. Participate in collaborative projects or events within Student Development & Engagement. Assist and/or attend campus wide events such as Convocation & Commencement.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree required. Prior experience in housing and residence life or hospitality industry preferred. Enrolled in Master Program. Start date: July 1, 2021. 24 hours/week, M-F. Some evenings and weekends required.
To Apply: *We are unable to offer remote work outside of the state of California. The review of applications will begin immediately. For consideration, applicants should submit a Holy Names University staff employment application, cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Holy Names University Oakland's Holy Names University was founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the university's mission is to empower and prepare a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service in a complex world. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education through 15 undergraduate majors and 7 master's degree programs. HNU's student-centered education, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, meets the current needs of adult learners, including first-generation students and working adults. The University's idyllic, 60-acre campus is nestled in the Oakland hills of California and offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. To learn more, visit www.hnu.edu.
Holy Names University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from the community, alumni and the general public. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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Nestled in the Oakland, CA hills with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay, HNU is rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, empowering a diverse student body for leadership and service. Guided by the core values of the Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, HNU is a progressive, inclusive, and rigorous academic community offering a liberal arts and professional education. We prepare students to think critically and imaginatively, to understand and employ the veraious modes of knowledge, to communicate clearly and persuasively, and to promote the common good. Visit our website at www.hnu.edu to learn more about Holy Names University.