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The Assistant Area Director (AAD) has a joint appointment to Hecht and Stanford Residential Colleges and supports the educational experience in both areas. The AAD is live-in entry-level administrative position directly supervised by an Area Director and assists in the day-to-day conduct, conflict resolution, and programming efforts of both Hecht and Stanford Residential Colleges. Additional guidance and indirect supervision is provided based on job responsibilities. The AAD supports the residential experience through planning, supervision, crisis response, and an educational approach to conduct and conflict resolution. Administrative operations include: adjudicating resident student conduct cases, mediating floor and community conflicts, supervising Programming Assistants (2), advising Residential Leadership Councils (2), and supervising summer conference housing. Additional responsibilities include crisis management and serving on departmental committees such as staff development and/or recruitment. The position involves significant night and weekend work.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Student Development & Programming
Supervises Hecht & Stanford Programming Assistants. Responsible for supporting the planning and implementation of residential programs. Residential engagement efforts include, but are not limited to large-scale events, academic initiatives with faculty, and collaborative programs with Student Activities, Orientation, the Dean of Students Office, and other campus partner offices and organizations.
Co-supervises resident assistants and ensures resident engagement efforts align with First Year Experience outcomes.
Advises Hecht & Stanford Residential Leadership Councils, a student-led programming and leadership governing board. Assists in the development of establishing a campus-wide residence hall governing board.
Assists in the training and staff development of Resident Assistants.
Collaborates with Resident Faculty, Faculty Fellows, the Residential College Senior Advisor, other Residential Colleges, and campus partners.
Maintains visibility and contact with individual students and student groups.
Safety, Conduct, & Conflict Resolution
Enforces University and Departmental policies and procedures and serves as an investigator/hearing officer for basic level university disciplinary violations in judicial cases assigned by the respective Area Director or Dean of Students Office.
Respond to parents / legal guardians and other constituencies regarding student issues, concerns and questions.
Assumes weekday, weekend, and holiday/vacation duty coverage of campus through serving in the professional staff on-call duty rotation to provide appropriate crisis response for all on campus residents.
Provides safety education and assists in monitoring security operations of the building.
Responds to and manages roommate conflicts and mediations, including basic student and parent follow up.
Serves as "essential staff" during a hurricane or other campus wide emergency
Performs other duties as assigned by the respective Area Director and senior staff for Residential Life.
Provides leadership to staff and students in developing a living-learning environment. Creates an atmosphere of cultural, intellectual, and academic growth. Promote diversity awareness and appreciation.
Participates in and develops professional and student staff training, selection, and recruitment.
Manages summer housing or conference operations.
Manages program-related expenditures and ensures compliance with University procurement policies.
Assists in the coordination of the opening and closing of the residential colleges in accordance with outlined policies.
Assists in the planning of 'Cane Kickoff (Orientation) and Housing & Residential Life collaborative events and initiatives.
Serves as a liaison with Housekeeping and Maintenance staffs; monitors the environment closely.
Represents the Department of Housing and Residential Life on University committees, assumes leadership for various responsibilities of the department, participates fully in the professional activities of the Division of Student Affairs and develops collaborative relationships with other offices in the division.
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Requirements (Essential Requirements):
A Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education, counseling or related field is required.
Experience with supervision, student conduct, crisis response, educational programming, working with faculty, and working with a diverse student population is desirable.
Competitive salary for a 12 month exempt position.
Fully furnished two or three bedroom apartment.
Meal plan when dining facilities are open.
Vacation and benefits provided by the University.
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