The Associate Director of Residential Life is a senior administrative official in Residential Life. Responsible for coordinating various administrative and operational functions for the department related to resident assistant training, student conduct, event programming, budget management, and department document management. Provides supervision to live-in Residential Life staff, specifically direct supervision to Resident Directors and indirect supervision to resident assistants. The Associate Director is upline/on-call for Resident Director, providing guidance and procedural clarification to after-hours incidents in all residential facilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervision: Supervise, train, and evaluate professional staff of 3 Resident Directors.
Oversee programs and initiatives consisting for upper-class housing, included, but not limited to: +More Experience, Transfer Student Community, Pride Community and #GlobalTakeover.
Serve as upline/on-duty for resident director, providing guidance and resolution for matters involving residential students. Upline responsibility includes holidays when the university is closed for business.
Community & Student Development:
Promote a culture of diversity, inclusion, collaboration, innovation, and recognition throughout the department.
Coordinate all facets of para-professional student staff training and development, including, but not limited to: Fall and Winter training, online module training, supplemental training and leadership, policy development and supervision. Additionally, maintain and update training manuals and related materials.
Provide individual and group assistance to residential students, referring as needed to University support services, such as counseling, academic advising, tutoring.
Ensure ongoing evaluation and assessment of paraprofessional staff and programs.
Develop working relationships between residential life student groups and other student organizations, as well as other University departments that promote collaboration.
Provide direction and support for the development of inclusive communities.
Be visible and available to students and staff
Serve on University wide committees as assigned by the Director of Residential Life
Serve in the absence of the Director of Residential Life, and Associate Dean of Students/Student Conduct Programs, when necessary.
Represent the Office of Residential Life and serve as the spokesperson for the Office of Residential Life at orientation, open houses, etc.
Provide coverage in central residential life office, as needed.
Coordinate all facets of the Office of Residential Life programming, to include data tracking and analysis, and program model evaluation and reports. Facilitate training on the administrative use of the online swipe software.
Assist in the overall administration of upper-class facilities, participate in the formulation of residential life/housing policies, operations and procedures.
Manage the update of departmental documents.
Assist with check-in/check-out procedures and damage assessment activities.
Participate in the administration of room assignments, as needed.
Other duties as assigned
Participate in the resolution of student behavioral issues (or when student(s) request formal conduct proceedings). Work in collaboration with the Coordinator of Student Conduct Programs to maintain records and to provide reports as requested.
Respond to and resolve emergencies/crises in residential facilities, as necessary.
Assist in annual policy revision of the Student
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICAITONS:
Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Education, or related field.
Four (4) years post undergraduate experience in college/university residential program required.
Supervisory experience of graduate or professional staff.
Student conduct process, conflict resolution, and conduct hearing experience.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.
Ability to build and maintain rapport with students, staff, faculty, parents and other stakeholders.
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
Internal Number: 208_54178
About Saginaw Valley State University
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.