Responsible for working with fellow Residence Life staff to select, train, supervise, and evaluate all student staff including North Village Community Assistants, the Resident Assistant for the Greenbelt community, and the Assistant Area Coordinators. Directly supervises 13 student staff.
Makes every effort to create an environment in campus housing which contributes to the total learning and development of students.
Provides personal counseling to students and student staff.
Assists the North Village Community Assistants and Greenbelt Resident Assistant in creating a community atmosphere in campus housing.
Promotes safety and security in campus housing through cooperation with the Department of Public Safety.
Develops and implements check-in and check-out procedures for the beginning and end of each semester.
Conducts regular staff meetings with student staff to convey administrative information and interpret procedures as necessary.
Advises the Residence Life Council, and the Furman University chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary.
Responsible for the development of residential student leadership.
Serves as a staff member of University student conduct panels and adjudicates student conduct cases that originate in the residence halls and apartments.
Evaluates programs and activities to identify student learning outcomes.
Promotes communication among the Division of Student Life, resident students, and student staff members.
Carries a cellular phone daily and must be available to students and student staff five days a week. Serves as part of a weekly on-call rotation with other professional staff members.
Assists in developing and evaluating Housing & Residence Life's mission and goals.
Relays student attitudes, reactions, and needs to the other members of the Division of Student Life staff and administrative officers.
Assists the Associate Director of Residence Life in monitoring budget expenditures, including the Greek Life budget.
Conducts research projects relevant to Housing & Residence Life as assigned.
Serves on University committees and task forces as assigned.
Serves in student affairs organizations on the state and/or regional level.
Pursues professional development to keep pace with demands for services and information.
Lives in University-owned housing. Since housing is provided at the Vinings, staff will be responsible for providing support to the property in the event of inclement weather or an emergency (i.e. ice/snow storm). Responsibilities would include distribution of ice melt and/or assist in other means on the property in the event of inclement weather or an emergency. Must maintain emergency supplies provided within the apartment to ensure a quick response, if needed.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Residence Life in support of the goals and objectives of the Division of Student Life.
Completes performance review process with supervisor/employees to understand job performance expectations and how they fit into the department and University goals.
Daily contact with members of own work unit, immediate supervisor, students, and student workers to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information related to mutual goals.
Frequent contact with other departments to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information related to mutual goals.
Occasional contact with parents and the general public to exchange factual information and explanation of rules, regulations, practices or functions.
Responsibility for Final Decisions:
Functional supervisor of Community Assistants, Greenbelt Resident Assistant, and Assistant Area Coordinators.
Reviews work to ensure compliance with procedures and deadlines.
Tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes or steps. Work involves choosing the appropriate option or procedure to follow and applying established rules and procedures.
Errors may be detected within the department or section in which they occur, but may affect the work of others within the unit to trace errors and make corrections.
Reports To: Associate Director of Residence Life
Work is performed independently on routine work, non-routine issues or questions are referred to the supervisor.
Master's degree in related field required.
Master's degree with two years experience preferred.
Experience with fraternity and sorority life preferred.
Must have excellent organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
Management background with supervisory experience preferred.
Customer service oriented.
Ability to interact with a diverse population and maintain a positive attitude in time of crisis.
Understanding of the importance of student learning outcomes and assessment preferred.
Work Conditions: Work is performed under usual office conditions.
Education Requirements: Masters (Required)
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):
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