The Interim 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 Interim AD also oversees three two upper division Resident Directors in their work to provide opportunities for community development, leadership development, programming and training to Resident Advisors. The Interim 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 Interim Assistant Director for Residence Life Staffing and Upper Division, is supervised by the Director of Student Housing.
This is a term position with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2022.
Typically a Masters 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.
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.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.