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The Director of Housing and Residential Education at Emerson College provides day to day leadership and direction of their team while ensuring a high quality, holistic and educational experience for the 2,600 students residing in Emerson College residence halls.
Your work will be innovative and grounded in best practice and current national trends and themes. Primary areas of responsibility include providing strong management of community development within the residence halls, strategic facility and occupancy management and ongoing partnership with the Director of Community Standards that intentionally supports the institutional and divisional mission. You and your staff will develop and implement policies, procedures, and programmatic innovations to create a vibrant, inclusive and welcoming campus community.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Campus Life, you will work collaboratively and positively to create a caring approach to developing relationships with students and creating positive support networks.
Work closely with the Associate Dean for Campus Life to develop, prepare and evaluate the residential and housing operations program of 2,600 beds. This person serves as chief housing officer and budget manager for their area.
Develop practices and approaches to create a welcoming and caring sense of place within the residence halls and around campus where students can grow and develop during their time at Emerson, especially as the College creates a first-year, residential curriculum based residence hall environment.
Partner with appropriate college staff to support the overall residential student experience (Student Accessibility Services, Student Success Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services, Center for Health & Wellness, Title IX, Business Services, Healing and Advocacy Collective, Student Accounts, etc.).
Support the development of an active and engaged campus community by working closely with the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership.
Collaborate with the Director of Student Care and Support to help provide a strong sense of support and care for all students.
Supervise the Associate Director of Residential Education who supervises the residential education live-in staff and is tasked to create a strong sense of community which fosters student growth.
Supervise the Associate Director of Housing Operations and their team to ensure quality housing facilities and experiences.
Collaborate closely with the Director of Community Standards to deliver a conduct process that is educational, fair and grounded in current practices which result in high levels of consistency of accountability.
Represent their areas on the Care, Assistance and Support Team (CAST).
Serves in the administrator on-call rotation.
Minimum seven years of progressive experience in student affairs
Prior experience working in residence life, housing operations, community standards or related areas
Master's degree in student affairs or related field or equivalent experience
About Us Emerson College is the nations only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.
Diversity Statement Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.