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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Academic Advising
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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Residence Life
The Associate Director provides leadership for the area of residence life, which also incorporates aspects of campus partnerships, learning-living communities, assessment and evaluation, and enrollment management and retention. This is a twelve-month position, which requires evening and weekend hours, reports to the Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life. This individual works closely with the Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life to develop a residential environment that promotes personal and academic growth for students. The position assists the Office of Residence Life in the fulfillment of the mission of the university and the department by providing a safe, inclusive and comfortable living environment by striving to model Catholic virtues by building a community of respect, honesty, integrity, love and compassion.
Provides leadership for the area of residence life, which also incorporates aspects of campus partnerships, living-learning communities, assessment and evaluation, and enrollment management and retention.
Works closely with the Dean of Students/Director to develop a residential environment that promotes personal and academic growth for students.
Oversee the Residence Life portion of the Mount Cares program and works with Residence Life staff, Dean of Students/Director's Office, and Learning Services team members to manage referrals for residential students. This position has decision-making/problem solving authority for the residence life portion of the Mount Cares program under the guidance of Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life.
Responsibilities for campus partnerships and living-learning communities includes: developing partnerships with constituents across the university, forming lasting relationships with integrated campus partners through living-learning communities and learning initiatives; and developing, refining, and maintaining living-learning communities in partnership with faculty, staff, and other university offices.
Responsibilities for enrollment management and retention include: tracking retention statistics gathered through assessment methods and making necessary programmatic changes; participating in the campus-wide Retention Team Committee; representing the department at campus events; and updating material related to residence life on the departmental website.
HOUSING OPERATIONS TASKS
Oversee daily administrative hall operations including, but not limited to, occupancy management, room inspections, and housing selection processes. Coordinate the collection of various data such as annual report data, retention, and quality of life survey data. Track, reconcile and submit scheduled reports for residence life and enrollment management operations.
Conduct the Housing Selection process during the spring semester for the following school year.
Manage the interim housing process.
Coordinate housing assignments, withdrawals and room changes.
Communicate all room changes to the RAs, Public Safety and roommates.
Manage the Summer I and II housing placements for summer students.
Coordinate and manage the placements of all first-year students in June, July and August.
Assign housing for all transfer and new students throughout the school year.
Organize and plan all schedules and materials for the opening (in August) and closings (at each break and in May) of the residence halls.
Organize the system for Room Condition Reports for recording damages for each residential student.
Generate reports (such as occupancy numbers, number of residential students, etc.) through the housing system for Accounting & Finance and Dean of Students.
RESIDENCE LIFE TASKS
Supervise residents (upper-class students) living in on-campus houses.
Provide overall supervision and management of assigned residential area(s).
Work with individual students to resolve various residential issues such as roommate conflicts, facility concerns, etc.
Work with individual students to assist and support them with academic, social and transitional concerns.
Hold conduct conferences with students who have violated the Student Code of Conduct as assigned by the Dean of Students/Director.
Work closely with colleagues to develop and implement annual Resident Assistant selection, training and ongoing in-service training.
Manage the process for damages during the closing of the residence halls in May.
Assist with major repairs and projects for the upcoming year by collaborating with Physical Plant and outside vendors.
Serve on university committees as assigned by the Dean of Students or Vice President of Student Life.
Participate in Admissions programs such as: Open Houses and Accepted Students Day.
Participate in professional development opportunities.
Serve in the on-call rotation as scheduled to respond to emergency/crisis situations in conjunction with Resident Assistants, Public Safety and Counseling Services.
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
The successful candidate will possess a master's degree in a relevant field and have a proven record of success in higher education leadership. Should have previous experience working in Residence Life and experience with Simplicity housing management program and Jenzabar student information programs.
The position includes an on campus house with laundry, parking, cable and internet included in the house. The salaried position is also eligible for the full university benefit package. Competitive salary commensurate to experience.
Ways to Apply
Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter to:
Mount St. Mary’s University Department of Human Resources Associate Director of Residence Life Search 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd. Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Mount St. Mary's University is a dynamic, Catholic, liberal arts university in Emmitsburg, Maryland with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s graduates ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of significance in service to God and others. EOE