The Assistant Director of Residence Life (ADRL) supervises the paraprofessional staff in one or two residence halls, including Resident Heads and Resident Assistants.
Works closely with the resident staff as well as student leaders to plan programs and build strong and engaged residential communities at both the House and Hall level.
Responsible for reviewing residence hall policies and procedures as well as overseeing their implementation and enforcement.
Plans and conducts regular staff meetings, including night-time and weekend meetings and serves as the Housing & Residence Life office liaison to the House councils. In partnership with the Resident Heads, the ADRL coordinates and manages the counseling and discipline of residents.
Serves as the point of escalation for student emergencies and discipline issues for their respective communities and responds to parent inquiries serving as the initial point of contact for parents when student issues arise involving discipline, illness, or injury.
The ADRL serves in an ADRL on Call duty rotation.
Attends various programs sponsored by Resident Deans, Resident Heads, and councils; works with an Assistant Director of Operations (ADO) to resolve and communicate building facility issues; and coordinates community-specific programs and services provided by other campus offices.
Serves on committees convened to review issues of importance to the Houses and assists in the formulation and review of Housing & Residence Life policies and procedures.
Serves as a representative of Housing & Residence Life to various academic and administrative offices and committees within the University.
Central office administrative responsibilities: Plans and implements the staff training program including pre-term and in-service programs. Conducts annual review and publication of resident staff manual and other materials related to resident staff support. Manages Resident Head and Resident Assistant staff selection and evaluation. Coordinates disciplinary review process for students in their communities. Meets regularly with service delivery and operations staff in Housing & Residence Life.
Responsible for budgetary oversight (create and manage budgets and expenses) for the programs the ADRL directly oversees. Provide financial counseling and advising to the RHs and House Councils.
Serves, as needed, on committees of staff and/or students convened to review issues of importance to Housing & Residence Life.
Serves as department liaison to at least two other campus partner offices.
Assists in the formulation and review of Housing & Residence Life policies and procedures.
Assists in the writing of various publications and web-based materials.
Serves as a Housing & Residence Life representative to various academic and administrative offices and committees within the University.
Meets regularly with close campus partners, including The College, Student Wellness, Student Disability Services, Title IX Office, UCPD, and UChicago Dining.
Supervises and evaluates the housing systemâ™s professional and support staff. Prepares and implements housing policies and procedures.
Participates in the selection, training, and management of the Residence Life team.
Performs other related work as needed.
Professional live-in work experience in student housing.
Willingness and ability to live full time in a residence hall. Assistant Director staff are required to live in the residence halls and may do so with or without a spouse or significant other and their respective children.
Demonstrated understanding of the developmental objectives of the college student residential environment.
Familiarity with Maxient or other conduct systems as well as a housing database software (Star Rez) a plus.
Experience supervising graduate level and/or professional level staff.
Experience working with faculty.
Experience coordinating academic based programs in a residential setting.
Crisis management response and oversight skills.
Demonstrated ability to supervise, train and evaluate the work of others.
Ability to remain organized and productive in high demand periods.
Ability to remain calm and productive while interacting with individuals displaying intense emotions.
Ability to respond promptly, directly, and effectively to internal and external inquiries and requests for service while managing competing demands.
Ability to work productively with a diverse range of students, residential staff and faculty, and managers across the campus.
Ability to function in a 24-hour on-call environment and maintain productivity.
Ability to give and receive feedback constructively.
Flexibility and the ability to adjust to unpredictable circumstances.
A sense of humor.
The typical work week is M-F with routine requirements for evening and weekend work. Â Â
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