The Office of Housing and Residence Life , within the Division of Student Affairs , provides housing for 2,400 residents offering students an on-campus urban living experience. We create living environments designed to foster educational success and personal growth through social and academic programs, events, and numerous leadership opportunities. On-campus housing communities create a sense of belonging and fellowship that comes with living on-campus among a community of peers. Housing and Residence Life also serves a wide range of campus and community partners through summer conferences and guest housing that directly impact employer recruitment efforts across the city and support engagement and college prep efforts to support student success and recruitment.
Successful candidates must embody the values of the IUPUI Division of Student Affairs: diversity, student-centeredness, learning, collaboration, community, integrity, and excellence. IUPUI, the Division of Student Affairs, and Housing and Residence Life are committed to diversity among our students, staff, and faculty and value the educational benefits flowing from such diversity.
We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.
Through a lens of equity and inclusion, this position is responsible for creating a living/learning environment which contributes to the personal and academic success of residents through collaboration with students, staff, and faculty. The primary responsibilities of this position are to design, support, and implement Academic Initiatives in the residence halls. This position operates under the direction of the Assistant Director for Residence Life and is responsible for supporting full-time and student-staff that work with Residential Based Learning Communities and actualizing the department's curricular approach to the residential experience. This staff member is responsible for: developing staff capacity and designing staff training to implement academic initiatives within their own building; designing, implementing, analyzing, and communicating assessment of academic initiatives; coordinating the Experiential and Applied Learning Record for the Resident Assistant program; and advocating for student learning.
Additional responsibilities include supporting the work of the residence life supervisory team by actively contributing to working groups and committees as a voice for student learning, and serving as a representative of Housing and Residence Life on external committees adjacent to residence life's academic initiatives. This position is a live-in, on-call position responding to after-hours residence life emergencies as part of an on-call rotation through the Residence Life Supervisory Team. This position also includes the opportunity to serve as a hearing officer for the Office of Student Conduct.
The ideal candidate for this role will champion Academic Initiatives in the residence halls, embrace student learning processes and organizational systems that are inclusive and prioritize equity, possess assessment and research abilities, and take initiative to collaborate across the department, division, and campus, to support student success. The ideal candidate for this role will also possess outstanding organizational and communication skills, an ability to work independently and in group settings, experience or interest in analyzing complex situations and identifying possible resolutions, understanding of student attitudes, concerns, and issues, as well as an ability to work under deadline pressure and manage multiple priorities. Ideal candidates will also model a student-first approach, a commitment to social justice, an eye for innovation, an interest in lifelong learning, the ability to successfully collaborate with colleagues, and an eagerness to work with a diverse team.
Master's degree in higher education student affairs, counseling, or a closely related field.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Demonstrated analytical skills. Demonstrated problem solving skills.
Two years of experience in student services, higher education, or a related field. Experience facilitating a residential curriculum, working with living-learning communities, designing learning outcomes and strategies, and experience with research and assessment. Specific assessment experience that articulates student learning as a result of the residential curriculum and/or the on-campus residential experience.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.