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Department: 242202 - Living and Learning Initiatives
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Associate Director, Residential Learning is a member of University Housing's Leadership team who provides strategic visioning for a robust, inclusive and experiential living and learning centered ethos grounded in the living and learning Community Best Practices Model by Karen Inkelas. The Associate Director harnesses a diversity of thoughts, ideas, strengths and resources to develop and promote a learning and student-centered living experience for Academic Initiatives. This role facilitates the integration of a homogeneous curricular approach centered on residential education to assist with creating a seamless learning experience within University Housing. The Associate Director leads the effort to foster strategic partnerships with Colleges and Campus Units that cultivate innovative curricular and co-curricular learning experiences through faculty engagement and interdisciplinary collaborations. The Associate Director serves as a departmental representative on assigned University and Division of Academic and Student Affairs committees as needed. The Associate Director for Academic Initiatives reports to the Director of Academic Initiatives and Residence Education.
Principal Functions and Responsibilities:
Serving as a member of the University Housing's leadership team
Supervising University Housing Village Directors, one Residential Learning Coordinator, Graduate Assistants and Graduate Interns.
Cultivating and supporting ongoing staff cross-collaboration within residential communities in relation to community building, residential curriculum and living and learning village experiences in collaboration with Director, Residential Learning and Director, Residence Life.
In collaboration with the Associate Director, Residential Learning to develop experiential learning opportunities beyond living and learning villages that promote a seamless residential learning experience.
Representing University Housing within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs and University through appointed opportunities, recruitment efforts, and volunteer activities.
Practicing ways of teaching and developing curriculum that is innovative and at the forefront of teaching and learning.
Engaging in professional development experiences to expand personal knowledge of best practices in Academic Initiatives as outlined in the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International Competencies.
Examining and evaluating Academic Initiatives to identify as well as justify resources that support and elevate the Academic Initiatives program holistically.
Recruitment, Selection, and Training:
Developing, leading, and managing a centralized recruitment and hiring process for living and learning Village mentors in collaboration with Village Directors, the Assistant Director, Residential Learning and the Associate Director, Residential Learning.
Devising and governing an effective marketing and outreach plan to recruit a diverse Village -Mentor team utilizing the DASA Marketing and Communications team.
Composing and facilitating a holistic learning and student-centered training and development model that integrates opportunities for collaboration with Resident Advisor Training.
Based on evolving community needs and to promoting a seamless residential learning experience, identifying and practicing continuous developmental needs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional staff in collaboration with the Associate Director, Residential Learning.
Coordinating the recruitment, selection, and hiring of Village Graduate Assistants and Interns in collaboration with the Associate Director of Residential Learning, College of Education's Higher Education Program, The Graduate School's GSSP.
Leading the recruitment, selection, hiring and onboarding of Village Directors with support from the Assistant Director, Residential Learning and the Associate Director, Residential Learning.
Coordinating the recruitment, selection, onboarding, and offboarding of Scholar-in-Residence and Guest Artist-In-Residence. Work with the University Housing Finance team and actively maintain partnerships with the Division of Academic and Student Affairs Finance Team to align hiring practices with division and university policies, practices and guidelines.
Using relevant student development theory and evidence-based best practices to develop and institutionalize academic initiatives that support student needs and meet strategic goals.
In collaboration with the Associate Director for Residence Education, facilitating the seamless integration, scaffold, and evaluation of the curricular approach to Academic Initiatives.
Developing, cultivating, and stewarding relationships with academic and campus units to promote and expand Academic Initiative offerings that speak to department goals for residential education in alignment with division and university goals.
Leading the effort to develop and promote Faculty Engagement opportunities such as Scholar-in-Residence, Guest Artist-In-Residence and Faculty Fellows within Academic Initiatives.
Overseeing the development and ongoing effectiveness of living and learning Villages and other co-curricular initiatives.
Identifying, developing, and managing resources to support the ongoing need for professional development and training of staff and campus partners affiliated with academic initiatives.
Assisting in leading a taskforce of strategic partners and University Housing staff to evaluate ideas to sunrise and/or sunset living and learning Villages.
Assisting in developing and executing a strategic plan to create and/or enhance Academic Initiatives.
Participating in the evaluation of living and learning villages through intentional assessment and periodic program reviews that align with standards outlined by the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I), the Council for the Advance of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), Association of American College & Universities (AACU) and other Higher Education Organizations.
Collaborating with the Assistant Director for Research, Assessment and Evaluation to develop and manage assessment projects that align with department assessment goals and the departmental assessment plan.
Examining, recommending, and executing the strategic placement of Academic Initiatives within residential communities that align with University Housing's Master Plan and strategic goals.
Operation and Administration:
Leading the review, development, and implementation of policies and practices that promote operational efficiency and effectiveness of Academic Initiatives.
Collaborating with University Housing Administration and Occupancy Management to streamline the Village Application and Assignment processes, manage Village
Mentoring assignments, and Village occupancy.
Assisting with the management of departmental administrative calendars representing Academic Initiatives.
Assisting in the management and oversight of budgets allocated to Academic Initiatives including budget proposals, monthly reconciliation and end of year reporting.
Executing and holding accountable partners identified in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Coordinating and attending university recruitment events sponsored by Admissions/University Housing/Colleges/Campus Units to effectively promote and recruit for living and learning Villages.
Collaborating with University and Division Marketing and Communications teams as needed to coordinate and assess efforts to promote Academic Initiatives through web, social media and use of other innovative platforms.
Collaborating with the Assistant Director of Assessment, Research, and Evaluation on annual end of year reporting for living and learning villages providing an executive summary of highlights, assessment and future plans making recommendations for program changes as needed.
Maintaining and providing accurate administrative and governance records and update as needed.
Other duties may be assigned as needed at the discretion of the Director, Residential Learning.
This position requires some night and weekend work in order to support the campus community. This position is expected to serve in a Director-level on-call system for the department and may have to respond to campus to provide leadership and support during emergency situations after hours.
This position is required to handle confidential information appropriately and is bound by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This position is also a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the Clery Act as well as Responsible Employees under Title IX and are mandatory reporters for any crimes of incidents of sex discrimination which they are made aware. In addition to reporting, training is required for these designations.
Additional opportunities will be available based on co-construction between candidate's interests and the Director, Residential Learning (eg. teaching, research, publication, grant writing, conference planning, conference presentation development).
Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
Master's Degree in College Student Personnel or Higher Education Administration strongly preferred.
Three (3) years experience with the recruitment, selection, training and ongoing development of full-time and student staff. Participation in the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) Academic Initiatives Conference, the Institute on the Curricular Approach or other closely related Academic Initiative or High-Impact Practice Conference. Experience working at institutions with a residential curriculum. Experience with the assessment of student learning in curricular or co-curricular spaces
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00004272
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