As a professional staff member in the Department of Residential Life, The Associate Director for Residential Life and Coordinator of Community Standards and Integrity works closely to guide and shape the student code of conduct in support of Wellesley’s historic honor code. In this role, the Associate Director manages and coordinates all elements of the student conduct process inclusive of honor code hearings, and the management and supervision of professional student life staff who adjudicate infractions. The Associate Director researches and advances best practices for student conduct within the context of a small private liberal arts environment. They interface with faculty and academic deans around academic integrity issues, helping to advise around policies and practices that support the academic mission of the College. They develop trainings, presentations and series around notions of integrity, civility and respect. Significantly, the Associate Director works closely with the student Chief Justice to build a honor code system, reflective of the culture and norms at Wellesley.
As a senior member of the Residential Life team, this Associate Director also directly supervises 4 professional Community Directors who live in residence and work to support the well-being of undergraduate women at an elite private institution. They demonstrate skills in supervision, professionalism, team development and are engaged as an active member of the Wellesley community.
This position requires frequent evening and weekend hours and the ability to effectively respond to student and campus emergencies with composure and maturity. The Associate Director is considered “essential personnel” during campus or community crisis. Other duties for the Associate Director include: 1) follow policies and procedures of Residential Life and Housing departments; 2) 24 hour emergency on-call member; 3) represent the department in all-campus committees; 4) advise House Presidents Council along with the Director of Residential Life; 5) oversee the budgets for Community Directors; 6) invest in professional development of the team ; 7) create and design student-centered programs and opportunities; 8) provide administrative backup to the Office of Residential Life and Housing.
Primary Position Responsibilities
(50%): Oversee the Honor Code and the student code of conduct for Wellesley College. Create, assess and implement initiatives to bring the objectives of the Honor Code to the campus community. Interface with faculty and academic deans around academic integrity violations. Conducts all honor code hearings.
(40%): Supervise four professional level Community Directors in their management of a residential community.
(5%): Other duties as assigned by the department.
(5%): Contributions to college and divisional mission through committee work, event support, and overall engagement to the life of the College.
Communicates regularly with student staff. Gives ongoing feedback and evaluation.
Presents professional and detailed communication regarding the student conduct process.
Engenders a sense of trust from other through evidence of reliability and dedication.
Is highly collaborative with other departments on campus and seen as a resourceful member of the community.
Supervises four professional level community directors and indirectly supervises paraprofessional staff.
Masters degree required. Experience in student conduct is required.
3-5 years of combined experience in student conduct and residential life.
Skills and Abilities Required
Experience of living in a diverse residential life community
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Ability to create and manage a student conduct model
Organizational and time management skills.
Understanding of development issues for young adult women.
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.