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Master's degree earned by start date.
One to three years of experience working in college housing. Two years of GA experience is equivalent to one year full-time.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct supervision of 1-2 RDs, 6-9 RAs, and indirect supervision of 12-15 RAs.
Oversee RD supervision of their individual halls.
Conduct bi-monthly one-on-one meetings with all staff.
Conduct weekly staff meetings with RA staff and bi-monthly area meetings with RD staff.
Provide on-going staff training and development.
Complete formal evaluations of staff once each semester.
Oversee management of programming and staff development budgets.
Work to create an environment of mutual support and encouragement of teamwork.
Assist with the selection and training of all student staff members.
Advise the Hall Council of the building, oversee RDs in advising Hall Councils, and promote the Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary.
Organize meetings of the Leadership Team at least once a month, including a spring planning retreat.
Collaborate with partnering departments to facilitate social and educational activities for the community regularly.
Assist in the Leadership Team's development of goals for the community on an annual basis.
Be accessible, visible and present to students in the building and area.
Assist in the design, development, and implementation of the Residential Curriculum.
Organize, manage the facilitation, and assessment of the residential curriculum lesson plans.
Provide educational and social activities in order to minimize campus behavioral issues .
Attend staff-planned activities and educational programs.
Develop collaborative relationships with campus partners, including designated liaisons in the Counseling and Psychological Services and University Police.
Provide leadership to staff and students during crises in the residence hall and in the greater campus community.
Participate in a rotating weekly on-call system providing emergency assistance to staff and residents.
Monitor and maintain in-hall RA duty rotation.
Provide duty coverage during one university break.
Become familiar with and follow institutional and departmental guidelines regarding emergencies.
Case Management for Student Wellness and Conduct
Review all incident reports and documentations and refer appropriate incident reports to Student Conduct.
Coordinate resolution of most first and second-time University Housing and Code of Conduct violations.
Clearly communicate, interpret and enforce department and university policies to staff and students.
Ensure staff members are appropriately confronting and documenting behavior issues and concerns.
Serve as the primary case manager for student concerns and intervention within the area of responsibility, including coordinating wellness checks, follow-up, and coordination with the Dean of Students.
Serve as a resource or referral for information concerning University life.
Serve on departmental committees such as RA or GA training and development, RA or GA recruitment and selection, Residential Curriculum, Assessment, etc.
Serve on departmental and division committees, task forces and selection committees as requested or approved by supervisor.
Along with the Residence Life staff team, develop and assist in achieving University Housing department goals.
Discuss, implement and evaluate policy-making decisions affecting Residence Life.
Complete semester reports for the Senior Associate Director of University Housing for Residence Life.
Attend staff training and professional development events in University Housing and Student Development.
Attend and participate in weekly Residence Life full-time meetings and bi-monthly GA meetings.
Attend monthly University Housing meetings and Student Development meetings when feasible.
Meet bi-monthly with Assistant Director of Residence Life.
Develop and complete a professional development plan.
Post and maintain office hours as required by supervisor.
Work closely with the Housing Administration staff regarding room changes, consolidations, occupancy reports, withdrawals, etc.
Perform administrative tasks as delegated by the Senior Associate Director of Residence Life.
Complete summer responsibilities including, but not limited to summer school, orientation, and special projects.
Keep complete and accurate information of all residents including building rosters, room condition forms, emergency contact information, key inventories (hall and staff), etc.
Assume responsibility for hall opening and closing and coordinate check-in and check-out procedures.
Maintain monthly contact with building maintenance staff, housekeeping staff, and area supervisors.
Conduct fire drills in the residence hall once a semester.
Challenge colleagues and supervisees to recognize their biases and grow in their understanding of themselves and their role in social justice advocacy.
Identify discriminatory policies and develop solutions through collaboration with campus partners.
Develop and utilize skills to work with diverse student populations.
Maintain sensitivity to different perspectives and identities.
Appropriately address all bias-related comments and/or behaviors.
Learn inclusive ways to advocate for the needs of all students.
Facilitate the creation of a space that promotes education of students and colleagues around topics of social justice.
Actively engage in reflection of personal identity and how it influences work with students and colleagues, which includes professional development opportunities.
Hold self, students and staff members accountable to departmental expectations of creating an inclusive environment in the residence halls.
Teaching & Presentations
Teach one university course per year, as needed.
Coordinate presentations for fall and spring GA and RA trainings.
Facilitate periodic professional development sessions for University Housing staff.
Master's degree in College Student Development, Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling, or related field.
Demonstrated experience regarding commitment to inclusion, diversity, and social justice.
Full-time experience working in college housing.
Crisis and case management experience.
Experience working with a Residential Curriculum model.
Professional involvement in the field.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Typically Mon-Fri, (9am-5pm), Night/Weekend commitments fulfill additional 5 hours/week
Department: University Housing-Residence Life - 325000
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.