Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director for Residence Life. The Assistant Director for Residence Life has primary responsibility for the Resident Advisors and implementation of a comprehensive residential program which supports the mission, values and goals of Wells College. Reporting to the Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct, the Assistant Director is an integral member of the Student Affairs division, providing operational support for programs and services under a cross-functional team strategy.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The Resident Advisors Program:
Recruit, hire, train and supervise 14-17 Resident Advisors (RA’s)
Coordinate RA staffing, duty scheduling, and meet regularly with RA staff in a one-on-one setting and within weekly staff meetings to discuss performance, personal leadership development goals, their residents and any issues or concerns
Provide conflict mediation among resident students
Coordinate break housing services, including RA coverage
Track and document roommate agreements for students in residence
Track keys, lockout information and housing Contracts
Community Development & Support:
Develop the residential learning program focused on student success and retention
Create programming opportunities to build engagement among students
Supervise RA's in their programmatic requirements which includes tracking all programs, managing receipts and the RA programming budget, and utilizing assessment
Oversee processes for the repair of damages to individual rooms or common areas
Advise first year and sophomore class officers and class committees
Serve in the 24-hour on-call rotation, acting as a first responder when necessary
Act as a conduct hearing officer and participate in administrative conduct meetings
On-going policy review and revision in collaboration with Student Affairs staff
Be present on-site at designated “high risk” campus events, such as dances and senior week
Serve as a Title IX first responder when on duty and as Investigator when assigned
Oversee RA check-in/check-out and opening/closing procedures as the supervisor of RA’s
Perform other duties as assigned
Student Affairs Cross-Functional Team Member:
Collaborate with Student Affairs staff in the development of student support strategies aimed at increasing student retention.
Participate in new student orientation and other activities to aid in the transition to college.
Respond to inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Serve on College committees and task forces, as assigned
Required Qualifications: Master’s in student personnel administration, higher education, or a related field. Minimum one-year experience in managing a residential learning program. Experience serving students from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to cultivate positive relationships with students and student organizations. Effective verbal and written communication skills, computer skills, presentation and training skills.
This position requires the staff member to live in the provided on-campus apartment. A meal plan is provided for the employee during the academic year when classes are in session.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in Residence Life or Student Affairs. Experience in responding to incidents of sexual violence and compliance with Title IX.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment and include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references. All materials submitted should be in PDF. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be made to: Charles Kenyon, Dean of Students, at 315.364.3311 or [email protected]
The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others.