The Division of Student Affairs strives to set standards of excellence in the delivery of student services and to foster a welcoming environment that is inclusive, safe and conducive to learning. The Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life and Community Standards coordinate’s all aspects of the Residence Life program related to residence life student staff, hall programming, hall councils and special projects. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life and Community Standards responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Provide direction to Residential Life program
Assists in emergency responses and crisis management systems 24/7
Directly supervise: Residence Life Coordinators
Oversee and ensure fiscal responsibility for Residence Life
Coordinate the student staff program including the selection, training, supervision, leadership development and evaluation.
Works collaboratively with academic, department, and division colleagues towards the creation and implementation of environments that intentionally foster and enhance the learning, development and academic success of residential students.
Coordinate the efforts of the Residence Life Staff and Hall Councils to offer quality educational, cultural, recreational and social programs in the residence halls.
To provide one-on-one counsel to students in regards to disciplinary actions, residence hall behavior, and other student related issues and needs
Ensure professional and student staff on-call rotations are scheduled and executed.
Participate as needed as Administrator on-call. Ensure that all duty equipment including cell phones, radios, keys are in proper working order
Implement, evaluate and develop programs using the Residence Life Programming Model.
Advise Residence Hall Association
Plan and calendar theme programming weeks for the year.
Facilitate the training and development program for Residence Life Staff; including Fall Training and the In-Service Program.
Administer departmental assessment tools, collect data, monitor occupancy rates, and provide recommendations and reports. Assist in coordinating metrics for strategic initiatives.
Participating in professional development programs and opportunities in professional organizations as allowed by University resources
Conduct annual assessment projects collecting data regarding the housing selection process, conduct focus groups to gain feedback on residence hall improvement projects, and prepare monthly occupancy reports.
To assist with and to implement the orientation of new students to both the campus and the residence halls;
Oversee Hall Council budgets.
Supervise campus storage in the residence hall storage rooms
Coordinate and supervise the summer residence hall.
Oversee the publication of department manuals, policies, publications, and webpages and ensure they are up-to-date and accurate.
Review, update and implement code of student conduct in collaboration with appropriate faculty, staff and students
To maintain primary responsibility for disciplinary procedures in the residence halls and for all necessary internal and external reporting relating to those procedures; implements the conduct code and disciplinary procedures of the University and maintain detailed, accurate, written records of all such proceedings and disciplinary actions;
Chairs Student Rights and Responsibilities Committee/Hearing Panel (student conduct)
Consult with faculty, staff, and students regarding concerns about student conduct.
Serve as a member of the University’s Threat Assessment Team
Assist with developing and implementing training for the Rights and Responsibility
Committee and other bodies involved with the review of alleged conduct violations, including academic, organizational and other appeals.
Regularly review policies and procedures and suggest updates as necessary, including Restorative Justice Practices.
Collaborate with Counseling Services to provide campus-wide prevention programming around drug, alcohol and sexual assault; Assist as needed with Partners in Prevention grant requirements
To assist the Senior Associate Dean of Students in the construction of budget, annual reports, and other required documents;
Serve on various college committees as requested.
Participation in office-wide projects as needed
Perform other duties assigned by Senior Associate Dean of Students
Master's degree in higher education administration, arts administration, public administration, counseling, or related field required.
Minimum 5 years of successful progressive professional experience, and previous experience in college student housing.
Strong working knowledge and understanding of established professional codes of ethics and best practices for Student Affairs professionals.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusiveness and cultural competence; experience working with underrepresented students.
Experience and understanding of current issues and developments in judicial affairs, services for students with disabilities, college student retention, and college student housing.
Awareness of the principles of a Restorative Justice model of Conduct
Exemplary and proven organizational, leadership and supervisory skills.
Outstanding verbal, writing and presentation skills. Must be able to communicate and interact effectively with students, faculty, staff and all external constituencies.
Proficiency in computer skills including MS Word, Excel, databases, electronic communication, the Internet and web based applications.
Ability to execute tactically while understanding strategic impacts.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate and perform a variety of work activities as a productive team member as well as independently following direction given by supervisor.
Ability to work independently making decisions in student conduct cases and prioritizing work load.
Must be a self-starter who works well in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-oriented, environment
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines.
Must be perceptive and patient, with strong people skills and a willingness to assist others.
Ability to demonstrate ownership, accountability and teamwork.
Ability to focus on results and commit to excellence.
Ability to maintain confidentiality
May be susceptible to eyestrain, back discomfort, and hand/wrist problems due to long periods working on a computer.
Occasional stress may occur from volume and deadlines.
Demands normal manual dexterity and visual and auditory acuity.
May be some walking, standing, bending, or carrying of light items.
Occasional evening and weekend work during peak season.
About Harris-Stowe State University
Harris-Stowe State University is a historically Black institution (HBCU) located in the heart of vibrant mid-town St. Louis, Missouri. Harris-Stowe's beautiful campus is minutes from the renown Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art and History Museums, Forest Park and other cultural and educational institutions. Harris-Stowe's diverse faculty and staff provide a wide range of academic programs to one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the St. Louis region.
Harris-Stowe State University's primary mission, as set forth in Senate Bill 153, is to address the higher education needs of the metropolitan St. Louis region. Toward the fulfillment of this mandate, the University offers a solid General Education curriculum, which serves as the foundation for the University's various baccalaureate programs in three broad professional areas, including baccalaureate degree programs in business, education, and arts and sciences.
In addition, the University is thoroughly committed to meeting to the greatest extent possible the needs of a student population that is diverse in age, culture, ethnicity and experiential backgrounds. In short, Harris-Stow...e State University is strongly committed to providing a high-quality higher education experience that is both affordable and accessible to the diverse populations within and beyond the metropolitan St. Louis region.
The University seeks to accomplish this overarching goal through an extensive academic support program, a college-preparatory academy for urban youth, supervision of student progress and through many community outreach and collaborative partnerships with businesses, government and educational institutions.
Underlying this commitment to a high-quality education is the University's emphasis on professional growth and personal development that is essential for an educated person entering a professional field.
In pursuit of its mission, Harris-Stowe State University offers a variety of programs and services that include, but are not limited to:
-Recruiting a diverse population of interested and qualified students, faculty and staff.
-Supporting student development through academic support services, extracurricular activities, student government,
cultural and community involvement, professional organizations and honor societies.
-Enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the student's learning environment through a variety of innovative and creative
instructional techniques and delivery systems involving modern technology and through day, evening and Saturday
courses, which accommodate the students' varying educational and scheduling needs.
-Offering a broad and solid general education curriculum that serves as the foundation for professional studies and
lifelong learning while accommodating transfer students.
-Offering educational experiences that emphasize excellence in all areas and promote the development of effective
communication skills, interpersonal growth, critical thinking, workplace readiness and an understanding of and
appreciation for diversity.
-Participating in educational and collaborative partnerships and outreach programs with business, government and other
educational institutions, including K-12 and higher education.
-Providing a diverse range of cultural and educational services to the urban community, including in-service educational
opportunities for professional growth and development of teachers, educators and other professionals. Conducting
ongoing institutional assessment and modifying institutional operations, accordingly.
University Facts and Economic Impact:
-In the last four years, Harris-Stowe's graduation rates have increased by 35.6% percent.
-Freshman classes are at capacity and students now come from 50 states and 17 countries
-Enrollment has grown significantly to an all-time high of 1724 - 34% increase and the highest percentage increase of both
public and private four-year higher education institutions in Missouri.
-The UNCF performed an independent, extensive study of HBCUs and their impact on state and local economies. All
factors combined, HSSU's impact on the St. Louis metropolitan area is more than $65 million per year.