Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Tue Apr 20 2021 Job Description:
The Associate Director (AD) of Residential Life and Housing works closely with the Director of Residential Life and Housing to provide a supportive living and learning environment for the approximately 1750 undergraduate and graduate students living in the Clark community. As a leader in Campus Life, the AD will collaborate with campus partners to ensure substantial leadership development, first year experience, and social justice programming for students, paraprofessional staff, and professional staff in Residential Life and Housing. This individual is responsible for supervision of four (4) full-time Hall Directors; the planning and implementation of student leader trainings and in-services for Resident Advisers and Peer Advisers; managing the residential education curriculum model; collaborating with other departments to provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom for both staff and students; and implementation and development of the Residence Hall Association. The position includes a partially furnished live-in apartment (required) and serves in the professional staff on-duty rotation for Residential Life and Housing.
Directly supervise the Hall Director staff (four, full-time staff members).
Develop and implement student leader trainings, in-services, and mentorship program.
Manage the residential education curriculum model.
Develop multiple methods for on-going training of student leaders, including workshops, seminars, online modules, printed materials, and more.
Advise the National Residence Hall Honorary and Residence Hall Association.
Manage the budget lines related to residential education (RA Training, RA Appreciation, Programming in the Residence Halls, etc.).
Coordinate departmental efforts to provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom with a focus on first year experience, leadership development, and social justice.
Collaborate with campus partners on identifying and managing issues with students of concern.
Serve as on-duty staff person for the residential community on a rotating basis.
Serve as a member of the University Conduct Board and hold conduct meetings to educate students regarding community standards.
Assist and mentor students on an individual and group basis regarding personal, academic, and housing-related concerns, including roommate conflicts.
Develop and implement the Residence Hall Association.
Assist with student leader recruitment and selection.
Working with the Director of Campus Life for Student Leadership & Programming, advise an assigned group of clubs and organizations.
Work at student and departmental events as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, or related field preferred; bachelor's degree required.
Minimum of three years residence hall employment experience.
Experience with supervision, student conduct, crisis response, educational programming, working with faculty, and working with a diverse population is desirable.
Demonstrated skill at managing crisis situations.
Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
Must demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion, strong multicultural competencies, and an understanding of the experiences of underrepresented and marginalized student populations in higher education. Demonstrated supervisory experience, preferably with full-time staff.
Familiarity with academic support and development programs.
Strong administrative and problem-solving skills.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than July 15. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.