Director, Residential Education

George Washington University Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 months ago


Job Description Summary:

GW's Division of Student Affairs (DSA) supports the mission of the George Washington University by enhancing the student experience through programs and services that focus on student learning and success; student and parent engagement; and wellness, education, and prevention. Within DSA, Residential Education brings learning out of the classroom through innovative programs that are personalized to ensure students achieve academic success.

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Residential Education, the Director for Residential Education is responsible for the following:

  • Plans, directs and implements a learning-outcomes based model of services and activities within Campus Living and Residential Education.

  • Directly supervises full-time staff members and indirectly supervises full time, graduate, and student staff members.

  • Provides guidance for the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, retention, and development of diverse talent.

  • Provides oversight of budgets, administrative operations, residential behavioral and conduct response, and in hall student activities.

  • Coordinates a comprehensive strategy to enhance community building, co-curricular learning, residential services, and programming for both the undergraduate and graduate student communities.

  • Develops assessment strategies in collaboration with Campus Living and Residential Education leadership.

  • Creates and advances relationships with students, legal guardians, key partners, businesses, and community stakeholders; maintain open dialogue to promote and gain support for residential initiatives.

  • Serves as a member of the on-call rotation, which includes the maintenance of on-call procedures and responsibilities, as well as a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team.

  • Supports student organization advising and leadership development in conjunction with partners throughout the Division of Student Affairs.

  • Models the highest standards of student development professionalism, including supporting the Division of Student Affairs in training and developments for professional and student staff members.

This position is live-on role, where the incumbent resides on campus, and does include some night and weekend responsibilities.

The position is based at GW's Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 8 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 6 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in higher education administration, counseling, or related field

  • Progressively responsible higher education administration experience to include four years full-time experience within a student affairs department

  • Previous experience in conducting and analyzing research

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proficiency with personal computers and the use of database software

  • Demonstrated professionalism, enthusiasm, and work well as part of a team

Typical Hiring Range $68009 - $98661 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

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