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Assistant Director, Staffing and Upper Division

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Position Information

Position Information

Requisition Number: 0170529
Position Type: Staff
Division: Student Affairs
Department: Student Housing
Organizational Unit:
HR Classification Title: Assistant Director, Staffing and Upper Division
Work Status: Full-time Regular
Hours Per Week: 40
Days of Week: Varies
Shift Schedule:
Specific Work Schedule:
Posting Options: Internal and External
Position Summary:
  • The AD for Residence Life, Staffing and Upper Division is primarily responsible for the recruitment, selection, training and performance review of Residence Life student staff and Resident Director staff. The AD also oversees two upper division Resident Directors in their work to provide opportunities for community development, leadership development, programming and training to Resident Advisors. The AD provides resident students with a safe and healthy environment conducive to academic excellence and opportunities for personal growth and development in mind, body and spirit. The Assistant Director for Residence Life Staffing and Upper Division, is supervised by the Director of Student Housing.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for student staff recruitment, selection, training and review processes as well as the oversight of Student Housing departmental intercultural and diversity initiatives.
  • Responsible for coordination of Resident Director staff recruitment, selection, training, development and staff review processes.
  • Responsible for the Upper Division residential experience within the overall Residence Life program.
  • Recruit, train, evaluate performance, guide and supervise two Resident Directors responsible for upper division buildings, front desks, student staff, Building Governments, programming and all aspects of community development in their realm of responsibilities. Work with Resident Services in the oversight of staff serving off-campus housing students (Playa del Oro) to implement Residential Life services and programs.
  • Responsible for providing guidance for the Student Housing theme programs and living-learning communities in their area.
  • Facilitate, lead and present content at significant Residence Life initiatives including training, selection processes and intercultural/diversity initiatives for other professional staff positions as needed.
  • Serve as the Chair for the Upper Division Initiatives in Residence Life, liaison for senior year initiatives within the division and other divisional/university committees as assigned.
  • Responsible for maintaining the Upper Division Area budget under the direction of the Director of Student Housing in coordination with the Associate Director of Resident Services.
  • Serve in the Assistant Director on-call rotation for Residence Life.
  • Serve as a Judicial Officer.
  • Oversee RDs responsible for summer housing program including the selection and training of the Summer Resident Director.
  • Represent Student Housing/Residence Life within the LMU community and at professional organizations or associations, serve on committees as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested by the Director of Student Housing.
Experience/Qualifications:
  • Minimum 2 years post master’s residence life experience in progressively responsible positions. The successful candidate will be familiar with and sensitive to the goals of a Catholic higher education in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of Student Development theory; housing management principles, including motivation and performance appraisal; needs assessment and programming; staff training methods and programs; crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques; legal issues relevant to student housing.
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information. Coordinate the efforts of a residence life staff to provide programs for a diverse resident student population. Communicate effectively (orally and written) with individuals and groups. Good organizational, time management, and decision-making skills. Develop creative programs and training opportunities appropriate to student, staff and professional staff needs.
  • Success in this position will require the incumbent to perform diverse tasks and roles simultaneously; display sensitivity to student concerns; work with a diverse student population; make sound judgments in ambiguous situations; utilize tact, diplomacy and provide fair and consistent treatment of all students.
  • Provide direction and guidance to the Residence Life professional staff, students and student staff. Make sound decisions in crisis situations. Work autonomously and as a team member.
  • Must live in an assigned University residence.
  • Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of Microsoft systems.
Required Education:
  • Typically a Master Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling or related field or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
Physical Demands (if applicable)
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Constantly required to sit, feel, use finger movement, speak clearly, hear conversation, see near and far. Frequently required to stand and walk. Occasionally required to lift, carry and push up to 25 lbs., stoop, kneel, reach high and low, use depth perception.
Special Instructions
Exemption Status: Exempt
Salary Grade Minimum: **
Salary Grade Midpoint: **
Posting Date 09/13/2017
Application Deadline Date:

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
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  2. Resume/CV
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