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Awarded multiple distinctions including philanthropic awards and research grants in experiential learning and career development, voter engagement, student engagement, health and wellness practices, and quality of residential life.
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). One (1) academic year of professional full-time experience in residence hall administration or two (2) academic years of graduate experience working in Student Affairs (to include one year in residential housing) by May 2021. Experience with programming, engagement and/or residential curricula. Experience responding to crisis and/or early intervention (i.e. on-call for emergency response, conflict mediation, responding to medical or mental health emergencies, fire alarms, etc.). Student employment will be considered.
Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) to be completed by date of hire. Student leadership experience (i.e. participation in student groups, organizations, Resident Assistant, etc.). Teaching experience (i.e. lead or co-instructor, Teaching Assistant, etc.). Experience participating on a committee and/or working group. Experience reporting and following-up on maintenance, safety, and/or security concerns of building facilities. Supervisory experience. Experience with Student Conduct. Experience working with a diverse student population.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Residence Hall Director is responsible for the overall management of a residence hall ranging between 200-500 residents. The Residence Hall Director strives to establish an environment that cultivates academic achievement, personal development, and the physical solace and safety of the residents. Additionally, the Residence Hall Director serves on departmental committees sought at achieving departmental goals.
The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management skills with an outstanding attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.
Student Staff Supervision:
Recruits, selects and evaluates student staff members.
Advises, directs, and supports student staff through daily supervision and regular staff meetings.
Facilitates the ongoing training and skill development for staff members.
Manages the implementation of University and Departmental engagement initiatives and educational activities within the residence halls.
Serves as a member of a Departmental standing committee as well as other Departmental and University committees as needed.
Chairs a committee and/or functional assignment, managing professional staff, RA staff, or other student staff within the Area or Department.
Provides informal counseling.
Serves as resource/referral agent for campus and community resources such as the Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Center, University Police, Financial Aid, etc.
Serves as advisor to building government and other student groups.
Interprets, develops, and enforces policies for the residence hall.
Establishes and maintains expectations of behavioral standards.
Serves as hearing officer for student conduct cases and adjudicates cases; assigns sanctions based on independent judgment.
Serves as student advisor for higher-level conduct hearings.
Instructor of a credit bearing course for first year students or transfers, as applicable, such as FYS 101 or ADV 101. Instruct an additional course outside of FYS 101 or ADV 101 (such as DPE, APE, RA Class).
Assists with Undergraduate College (UGC) activities.
Contributes to experiential learning initiatives of the UGC and academic minor related to the UGC.
Provides resources and mentorship regarding academic advisement and student success.
Creates and implements academic programming based on learning outcomes in collaboration with the UGC team and/or other departments (first year, transfer, upper class, and graduate housing areas).
Programming and Community Engagement:
Implements a wide variety of social and educational programming for a diverse student population. Leads Departmental programming and community engagement model for the building community.
Attends small and large scale programming throughout the building, area, Department, and University, including events such as opening weekend events, end of the semester festivals, etc.
Ensures accurate understanding and use of learning outcomes and assessment methods.
Is visible and available in the residence hall outside of office hours; walks regular rounds of the building to promote community building.
Coordinates building programming budget, assisting with the procurement of items
Recognizes and shows appreciation for students and staff (nominate them for awards, provide formal and informal feedback, support and attend award and recognition events).
Participates in activities sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs (i.e. Convocation, Admitted Students' Day, Homecoming, Professional Staff Conferences, etc.)
Actively engages in building partnerships within Campus Residences and departments within the Division of Student Affairs, such as Faculty Student Association (FSA), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO), or University Police, staff to improve the overall residential experience for students.
Collaborates with Campus Dining Neighborhood to build positive relationships through crafting intentional initiatives, supporting and promoting Campus Dining events.
Facilities and Business Management:
Maintains inventory of furnishings and equipment within the building. Supports resident initiatives for facility improvement.
Assess and report damages of individual rooms and common areas.
Maintains daily contact with maintenance and custodial Departments. Reports and follows-up with service requests.
Walks rounds of the building to promote health, safety and security; reports and follows up with facility issues and concerns.
Conducts Health and Safety inspections of student spaces, ensuring compliance with the Terms of Occupancy and Code of Student Responsibility.
Actively participates in summer conferences daily operations.
Crisis and Risk Management:
Daily oversight and management of a residence hall building, including but not limited to addressing crisis situations or preventing safety and security risks while using discretion and independent judgment regarding escalation of the incident.
Serves on a 24-hour on-call duty rotation for approximately 2500 students, responding to and handling crisis situations after normal business hours.
Manages the general business operations (i.e check in and check out process, room changes, room condition reports, RA duty logs, emails, etc.)
Supports Area Office functions.
Participates in professional staff recruitment and selection process.
Participates in the building, quad, and departmental goal setting process.
Attend all required departmental and divisional professional training and activities.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
This posting is for multiple full time temporary, 12 month appointments subject to one year reappointment renewable annually, not expected to exceed three years. This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. *This is a live-on-site position with night and weekend work required.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
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Official Job Title: Residence Hall Director
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Campus Residences-Stony Brook University
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