Develops and implements all aspects of the residence life program, manages residence halls and apartments on campus, and administrates the Student Conduct System. Supports the Dean for Students in providing direction of student services and student life programs through leadership development.
Ensures quality of residence life by formulating, communicating and enforcing policies and procedures that provide an atmosphere conducive to student rest, development and community life. Serves as primary Student Conduct Officer and administrates the Student Conduct process with the assistance of student conduct software. Supports Restorative Justice and Conflict Resolution efforts on campus. Selects and trains Conduct Board members. Determines which cases will be sent to the Conduct Board. Tracks sanctions assigned to ensure quality, timely completion and student growth. Serves on the Student Care Team (SCT) and actively monitors residential student issues. Also serves in the Administrator on Duty rotation for evenings, weekends, and holidays. Responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Residence Life staff including the Assistant Director of Residence Life, Residence Hall Director, Resident Assistants and work-study students. Serves as an advisor to a major student organization, like Student Government or the Campus Programming Board (SPARHC). Establishes and communicates program plans that enable and support residents’ academic, personal, social, spiritual, and physical development. Oversees the residency requirement and exemption policies. Collaborates with university’s custodial staff to provide hall maintenance services by establishing and maintaining effective communication regarding cleaning and repairs with buildings and grounds supervisors and staff. Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Residence Life annual budget. Requires the ability to formulate proposals and requests for price to ensure the proper use of University resources (i.e. purchasing furniture and equipment, services, and supplies for the residence halls). Establishes, reviews, and maintains active job descriptions for resident assistant staff. Coordinates bi-annual training programs to provide new resident assistants with the knowledge, skills, and ability required for the position. Provide clear direction and expectations to all Residence Life staff regarding their jobs and functions. Provides formal evaluation to Assistant Director of Residence Life, Residence Hall Director, Resident Assistants and Community Living Assistants. Develops continual education and training for Residence Life Staff that relates to current trends and issues facing the department. Establishment of clear and measurable departmental goals and objectives that relate to the University’s strategic initiatives. Provide feedback on the progress and direction of department. Responsible for establishing and recommending room and board rates to Dean for Students for presentation to the Administration. Recruits and co-leads the Dining Advisory Board with Chartwells management. Establishes and enforces residence hall and apartment policies to establish annual residency policies and ensure the best customer service levels possible. Responsible for researching and benchmarking best in class “Student Code of Conduct manuals to ensure that Siena Heights remains abreast of any changing regulations, laws, or ideal processes. Annually revise the Saints Guide and Student Code of Conduct in conjunction with the Dean for Students. Accountable for the expansion and maintenance of the Student Life website. Must ensure that the website is functionally meeting the student’s needs. Assessment projects as assigned by Dean for Students. Serves on University committees as assigned by the Dean for Students. Other duties within scope of department’s responsibilities as defined by supervisor.
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in University Student Personnel required. Related disciplines such as Guidance, Counseling or Social Work may be considered. Requires prior leadership experience in Residence Life. Prior experience leading a student conduct process is a priority. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to motivate and hold accountable staff and students; must be able to model professional positive behavior to staff and students. Strong management skills including record keeping, budgeting, analysis, scheduling, changing priorities and supervision of subordinates. Ability to determine appropriate responses to emergencies and maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, and a list of professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is classified as a benefit eligible exempt position. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE