The Associate Director of Residence Life is responsible for advancing the vision, mission, goals, and priorities of the Residence Life department. This position will lead the residence life staff to facilitate the development of a community environment within each residence hall area and the entire department. This community environment will support as well as contribute to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, occupational, spiritual, and cultural growth of the residents and staff.
Serves on the departmental leadership team to provide vision, oversight, and assist in decisions related to Residence Life operations as well as the department as a whole. Serves on departmental committees to collaborate with other professional staff members and student employees in furthering the mission and vision of University Housing. Represents the department on campus-wide committees as asked to do so.
Supervises and works closely with the Assistant Director of Residence Life to manage and support all programs, initiatives, and operations of Residence Life including playing a key role in developing inclusive and supportive residential programs, overseeing and managing the housing student conduct process, and responding to needs of supervisees.
Develops and maintains the Residence Life budget and strategic plan. Provides strategic leadership in the development and management of initiatives and goals for Residence Life. Develops and oversees the implementation of Resident Life policies and procedures.
Provides leadership and oversees programs which support student success including Residential Learning Communities, the Faculty in Residence program, and any new initiatives introduced for on-campus housing. Builds relationships with campus partners and works collaboratively with other departments to create and maintain programs that support student success and traditions.
Administers annual Resident Assessment/survey of departmental programs, analyzes data and disseminates information to the department, campus partners and other stakeholders.
Acts in an on-call capacity and responds effectively to student crisis and campus-wide situations affecting students on campus including responding promptly, making quick decisions and adapting as necessary, and creating and carrying out communication to residents, parents, and stakeholders during and following any emergencies.
Provides response and support to parents, students, and residents with elevated concerns about their residential experiences. Decides how to resolve issues as they arise, who needs to know about the issue including department leadership, other departments, or current residents, and how best to communicate those issues and resolutions.