This position is a valued member of the Residence Life Senior Leadership Team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic, challenging, and growing department. This position will develop opportunities to engage students, create and promote inclusive programs that support the retention, progression, and graduation goals as well as close the achievement gaps of the university. The position is responsible for the overall development of the residential program for approximately 3,600 undergraduate students who reside in 2 suite style and 8 apartment style buildings.
The position directly supervises 3 Assistant Directors and indirectly supervises approximately 7 full-time Resident Directors, 4 Graduate Assistants, and approximately 125 student employees (RAs and DAs). The position will have responsibilities for programming budget, conduct, residential curriculum, all residential learning programs (i.e. Residential Colleges, Living Learning Communities, Theme Learning Communities, and Faculty-In-Residence), and will work closely with Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Campus Police, and Safety & Risk Management. Duties include the following:
Develops, monitors, and evaluates residence life policies and procedures; updates Housing and Residence Life policy information in departmental and university publications and websites; directs all residence life committees and programs including, but not limited to training, recruitment, in-service programs, and assessment; responsible for overseeing Residence Hall Association (RHA); collects and compiles data on student interactions, referral, disciplinary action, and all residential learning programs; prepare reports on a regular basis; helps establish departmental short- and long-term goals and objectives, develops learning outcomes and strategic goals for the department; maintains professional growth and the professional development of staff by participating in educational programs, professional organizations and activities to maintain knowledge of national trends and promote leading edge expertise within the department; assists in department's assessment efforts utilizing EBI and other assessment tools; and serve on departmental, division, and university committees.
Assists in managing all aspects of the disciplinary process in the residence hall with consultation with the Student Conduct Office; assists in coordinating Assistant Directors, Resident Directors, and RAs, training in policy, conduct, and behavioral issues maintaining community standards and conflict resolution; and identifies and promotes opportunities for academic programming within the residence halls, community service, cultural awareness, and diversity programming.
On a day-to-day basis handles crisis management cases for residential students; participates actively on the Student of Concern (SOC) weekly meetings; and makes referrals to the office of Student Outreach and Support (SOS).
The position will be required to work some evening and weekend hours as well as holidays. This position also participates in the Residence Life Professional On-Call rotation.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Ability to recruit, select and supervise staff.
Operational management knowledge in a complex, multi-layered organization.
Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
Knowledge of the curricular approach for residential students.
Knowledge of student conduct and crisis management.
Ability to contribute to effective collaboration with diverse groups of students/faculty/staff and external constituents.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy and productivity.
Ability to work collaboratively with leadership and as part of a professional team.
Review of applications will begin on March 9, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Internal Number: 195846
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.