Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives and Learning Communities
Under the general direction of the Director of Residential Life, the Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives and Learning Communities is part of the Residential Life manager team and is responsible for the development and management of a comprehensive Residential Life Program for almost 4,200 residents and staff living in University Housing Services. The program includes the day to day operation of four residence halls housing 2,325 first year students and two apartment complexes housing 1,750 upper division students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. This Assistant Director position provides general guidance, direction, and oversight for the Residential Life Academic Staff which comprises 2 Coordinators for Academics (APC – SSP IV) and student assistant staff members. The Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives and Learning Communities has significant responsibility for implementing initiatives focused on student learning and academic success, Theme Communities, Living and Learning Communities, faculty partnerships, Faculty in Residence, tutoring and academic programs, first year experience, and student retention and persistence efforts. The position is also responsible for administrative duties, budget, crisis management, communication within and outside the university, and works cooperatively with all UHS staff in support and implementation of the UHS mission. The Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives and Learning Communities position requires political acumen as it interfaces with faculty, administrators, media, legal counsel, President’s Cabinet, students’ families, and other key stakeholders. This position also involves complex collaboration with a variety of entities including, but not limited to Student Affairs, Counseling Services, Student Health and Wellness, academic colleges, Student Involvement, Student Retention, Project Succeed and campus auxiliaries. This is a live on position that participates in a 24/7 year round on call duty rotation along with other Live On Residential Life Managers providing crisis management and emergency response.
SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.
Internal Number: 500304
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