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Director of Residential Life

first_imgRequires education generally equivalent to a Master’s Degree inEducational Administration or another relevant discipline.Requires 3-5 years of experience in residence life managerialprocedures.Requires the ability to provide leadership to HallDirector/Student Affairs Generalists to accomplish residential lifegoals.Requires excellent oral and written communication skills toeffectively communicate with alumni, employees, students, parents,and faculty members.Requires the ability to use a personal computer and wordprocessing and spread applications, Jenzabar CX, Adirondack THD,Maxient, and Workday.Requires knowledge of and the ability to use a variety ofstandard office equipment such as a telephone and computerkeyboard. DESCRIPTION OF NONESSENTIAL DUTIES:Participate in campus-wide and divisional committee work.Provide student development through presentations, training, andworkshops.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly supervises theAssistant Director of Residential Life and administrativeprofessional staff. Carries out supervisory duties in accordancewith college policies and applicable employment laws.Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and trainingemployees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraisingperformance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressingcomplaints and resolving problems.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (To perform this jobsuccessfully, an individual must be able to perform each essentialduty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below arerepresentative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired.) The Director of Residential Life oversees housing and residencelife operations, serving as a leadership team member for theDivision of Student Affairs. The Director of Residential Life alsoprovides services relating to other aspects of residential life,including student conduct, Title IX compliance, on call response,and student success.DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Function as the Carthage College chief housing officer. Overseeall housing procedures, including room assignments and changes,roommate pairing and enforcement of the residency requirement.(40%)Track relevant data regarding housing occupancy and providepredictive forecasting regarding housing occupancy levels.(20%)Supervise Assistant Director and Administrative staff,providing guidance, support and accountability to their role andadvice relating to their professional development. (10%)Function as a conduct officer for campus wide incidents,providing guidance to students and appropriate sanctioning.(5%)Provide overall residence life oversight and direction,including the creation of a residential curriculum and accompanyingprogramming models. (5%)Function as a member of the Student Affairs leadership teamproviding overall mission and direction to the entire division.(5%)Assist students both one on one and in groups to provideresources and problem solve issues related to student success,creating healthy communities, and solving conflict. (5%)Function as a Title IX investigator and hearing advisor.(5%)Participate in an on call duty rotation, providing support toProfessional staff during critical incidents, responding to campusas necessary, and serving as a contact for families and otherstakeholders (3%)Maintain hiring processes and employment files for all studentparaprofessional staff members. (1%)Maintain the residential life fiscal budget (1%)Other duties as assigned. Apply OnlinePROTECTIVE CLOTHING REQUIRED:NonePHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here arerepresentatives of those that must be met by an employee tosuccessfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the essential functions. The phrases“occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to thefollowing definitions: “occasionally” means up to 1/3 of workingtime, “regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and“frequently” means 2/3 and more of working time.)While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequentlyrequired to sit, talk or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle,or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionallyrequired to stand and/or walk. The employee must regularly liftand/or move between 1 and 5 pounds while moving files, folders, orbooks. Specific vision abilities required by this job include closevision and the ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those an employee encounterswhile performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential functions.) Work is performed in an officeenvironment. The employee must occasionally travel on collegebusiness. The noise level in the work environment is usuallymoderate.The above statements reflect the general details necessary todescribe the principle functions of the occupation described andshall not be construed as a detailed description of all the workrequirements that may be inherent in the occupation.Institutional InformationFounded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment ofreflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation,so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As afour-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutherantradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral andintellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin,midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students theopportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautifulcampus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is hometo 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-timestudents. Our rich academic experience equips students withfoundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to belifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, includingmembers of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals withdisabilities. All qualified applicants will receive considerationfor employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex,gender expression, gender identity, sexualorientation,national origin, protected veteran status or statusas an individual with a disability.last_img

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