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Assistant Director for Residential Education
Stevens Institute of Technology

Date Posted Sep. 17, 2021
Title Assistant Director for Residential Education
University Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Residential Life

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Director of Residential Education, the Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating and guiding a residential area housing of approximately 1000 students, directly supervises 2-3 Resident Directors and is responsible for indirectly supervising 1-2 Graduate Assistants, and 30-35 Resident Assistants. The Assistant Director is also responsible for coordinating the programming efforts of the residential professional and student staff in their area of responsibility.  Further, the Assistant Director makes appropriate decisions and/or recommendations to the Director of Residence Education regarding management and supervision of the area. The Assistant Director provides direction for and coordinates the activities of staff members in areas related to academic initiatives, student behavior, personnel and administrative policies and procedures, student and community development, physical environment concerns, and staff supervision and development. The Assistant Directors manage student leadership recruitment, training, and advisement of the Residence Hall Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary including the Hall Councils. The Assistant Directors also split responsibilities for Residential Curriculum, Living Learning Community development and implementation, and other departmental initiatives and committees in coordination with the Director of Residential Education.  The Assistant Director is a live-on position that requires emergency contact outside of normal office hours and on weekends on a rotating basis.


Directly supervises 2 Resident Directors by coaching, mentoring, and evaluating staff to their highest performance.
Indirectly supervises Graduate Assistants, Resident Assistants, and other student staff.
Assists in the establishment and implementation of efficient administrative policies, programs, and procedures within Stevens and departmental guidelines.
Approves work schedules, payrolls, and leave for staff for their areas of responsibility.
Serves as a Hearing Officer for students involved in both Student Code of Conduct and housing policy violations. Assigns and tracks conduct cases for their area.
Coordinates and compiles monthly and annual reports from their area of responsibility.
Coordinates, in conjunction with Residential and Dining Services, all opening, closing and transition related activities in their area of responsibility.
Collaborates and communicates with other campus partner offices for updates, program development and other initiatives.
Respond to student and/or family requests for information as appropriate and within the guise of FERPA.
Serve in Administrator On-Call duty rotation, to support staff in managing crisis and emergency response.

Develops, assesses, and makes recommendations regarding the Residential Curriculum.
Works with the Director for Residential Education to develop a philosophy of living learning communities within assigned residential area.
Guides professional and paraprofessional staff on developing, executing, and assessing programs.
Works with Resident Director to increase resident participation in other Stevens events and initiatives.
Assists professional and paraprofessionals staff in establishing programming relationships with non-residence hall organizations, including but not limited to: Student Government Association, Student Life, CAPS, Career Center, Wellness.
Works collaboratively with the community directors to monitor student needs and to respond to those needs with appropriate resources and programs.
Create and maintain a visible presence in assigned residential area.
Serve as a resource to students, paraprofessional, and professional staff.
Promote an atmosphere conducive to academic, social, and emotional development.

The Assistant Director will have direct oversight and management of at least one of the following departmental initiatives.

a. Staff Training and Development
Develops, implements, and evaluates comprehensive fall and spring training programs for the professional Resident Directors, Graduate Assistants Directors and Resident Assistants. Coordinates events, speakers, consultants, meals, materials, and social activities to ensure professional implementation of all training programs. Oversees the RA Staff Training Committee; in assigning roles and tasks to all committee members. Reports progress of committee to Director. Develops, monitors, and maintains the Department’s budget for all training and staff development related initiatives. Designs, implements, and evaluates the para-professional development in-services for student and graduate staff.

Staff Recruitment and Selection
Develops, implements, and evaluates recruitment and selections processes for Resident Directors, Graduate Assistants, and Resident Assistants.
Designs and prepares resources and materials for recruitment and selections processes, including but not limited to interview questions, scoring rubrics, marketing materials, and status letters.
Maintains the Office of Residential Education staff roster and coordinate all hiring process needs with appropriate departmental and university representatives.
Coordinates information sessions, conference recruitment activities, and other staff recruitment events for professional, graduate, and student staff selections.
Coordinates group and individual interview processes for student selections.
Oversee the Student and Professional Staff Selections Committees, and delegates tasks to all committee members.
Develops, monitors, and maintains the Department budget for recruitment and selections processes.

c. Residential Hall Association Advisement
Works with the Director of Residential Education to establish a consistent student hall governance program including a central Residence Hall Association and a hall council within each residential community.
Assists Resident Directors developing hall councils to contribute towards developing community within each respective residential area.
Additional ancillary assignments may be added based on the needs of the department and at the discretion of the Director.

Demonstrates initiative, dependability, a positive attitude, professionalism, sensitivity, and ethics.
Participates in Residential Education and Residential and Dining Services projects as they occur.
Responsible for managing the area of student programming, staff development and office supply budgets.
Attends and actively participates in general staff meetings and divisional meetings.
Advises, chairs, or participates as a member of various inter and intra-department committees on behalf of the Residential Education.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in higher education administration, student personnel, or related field.
Minimum of four (4) years full-times, post-master’s residence life/live-in experience.
Strong supervisory and management experience of graduate and student staff.
Experience with student staff recruitment and selection, and/or training committee work.


Supervision of professional staff
Experience developing or working with a residential curriculum model
Experience working with living-learning communities and/or residential academic initiatives
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
One year work experience directly related to event planning, programming, or residential curriculum is preferred.

This is a twelve (12) month, live-on position. A meal plan is also provided.
Annual starting salary is $55,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Office of Residential Education
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