House Assistant Dean, Alice Cook House - West Campus Housing System
Location: Ithaca, New York
Internal Number: 3-72360
House Assistant Dean, Alice Cook House - West Campus Housing System
Student and Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. We provide support and services to roughly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on multiple campuses in the U.S. and abroad.
As program of SCL and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the West Campus House System offers a living and learning experience for sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Cornell University and is charged with bringing students and faculty together in a spirit of inquiry and active citizenship. Each House in the West Campus House System is overseen by a House Professor-Dean, a tenured faculty member who guides and directs the House's educational program, and a House Assistant Dean, a student affairs professional who directs the multiple functions of the House and shares responsibility with the House Professor-Dean for the realization of House's educational mission.
The House Assistant Dean (HAD) supports the overall mission and culture of the house by working in consultation and close partnership with the House Professor-Dean (the leader of the house community), graduate and undergraduate staff, and student leadership. This position has a direct impact on student development by serving as a resource and role model for student staff and residents, while also striving to cultivate a strong sense of community and belonging among residents through implementing the house program and helping maintain the welfare of the house community and its individual members through assisting with crisis support and conflict resolution. In this role, the HAD manages all house operations, administrative processes and systems, house budget, and provides critical administrative and logistical support for house academic programs. The HAD serves on a team of House Assistant Deans responsible for developing, optimizing, and implementing operational policies and procedures for the West Campus House System in cooperation with other units and departments that support the West Campus House System. Additionally, the HAD is the primary liaison of the residential support staff--including dining management, facilities, and Building Care staff--and is tasked with resolving most issues independently.
The House Assistant Dean's (HAD) successful performance will depend on the ability to build a vibrant, engaged and supportive community within the house through creative leadership, collaborative relationships and effective communication with key constituencies in the House, across West campus, and among partners in the wider University community. Additionally, the HAD will demonstrate a passion for leadership by regularly making sound decisions, autonomously and collaboratively, to ensure optimal effectiveness, especially in times of crisis. Success is dependent on excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities effectively.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Community Organizing, Higher Education Administration or other appropriate field, and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a relevant educational leadership position, or some equivalent combination of the two.
Must demonstrate experience in community building, leadership, outreach, and engagement including work experience with culturally, socially and economically diverse communities
Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, time management and organizational skills.
High level of competency in basic desktop programs (Outlook, Word, Excel) as well as database, budget and website management.
Must be able to live in the house and interact on a regular basis with students and staff. To meet these requirements, the House Assistant Dean is provided with a furnished two-bedroom apartment, a parking permit, and basic internet service and utilities (excluding cable service). The incumbent and immediate family members also receive an academic-year house meal plan for the purpose of dining with students, staff and other work-related contacts in ways that support their role as House Assistant Dean
Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
Demonstrated skill in understanding of cultural differences.
The House Assistant Dean is appointed to an initial three-year term with the option to renew thereafter based on successful performance and mutual agreement.
Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Community Organizing, Higher Education Administration or other appropriate field is highly preferred.
Experience in crisis intervention, conflict management, budget management, student records and information systems are highly preferred.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This position is located in Ithaca, New York. The successful applicant would be expected to work fully on campus.
University Job Title:
Res Hall Assoc III
Pay Rate Type:
$59,511.00 - $72,735.00
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
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