The Assistant Director of Student Life position offers a unique and rewarding role within the division of Student Development. This is a 12-month, live-in position, and the Assistant Director is responsible for the holistic student development within a residential area of approximately 450 – 700 students, 2 – 4 Graduate Residence Coordinators (GRCs), and 11 – 18 Resident Assistants (RAs). The Assistant Director position is a challenging and rewarding role for professionals interested in further pursuing careers in residence life, student conduct, housing operations, and beyond. This Assistant Director of Student Life is responsible for the total student development program within a residence hall area, including the supervision and development of the GRC and RA student staff, development of a healthy community environment, adjudication and management of student conduct caseload, housing operations, crisis response and the coordination of a secondary assignment that supports the processes of the Office. The AD will function as a contributing member of the Assistant Director team. On a small, collaborative campus, Assistant Directors also have the opportunity to be involved in campus-wide initiatives that will expose them to a number of different areas in student development and higher education.
Job duties include the oversight of student conduct caseload for assigned residential area including completing all appropriate paperwork and updating information in the conduct database. Adjudicate Community Standards violations through Educational Conferences and Administrative Hearings. Delegate appropriate cases to Graduate Residence Coordinators and the Peer Conduct Board. Support and contribute to selection, training, and development for GRCs and RAs. Develop and implement strategies and initiatives to create a safe, healthy, educational and inclusive residential environment. Create population-based learning outcomes and design area specific community development plans based on the Office’s social and educational aims. Oversee the completion of Room Condition Reports, Roommate Agreements, and periodic room inspections. Oversee area opening and closing processes. Meet with students as needed and provide referrals to University resources. Communicate and respond to concerns from parents, guardians, and other constituents. Report student concerns through appropriate channels. Follow up with students as directed by Office or Divisional leadership.
The Office of Student Life is a dynamic organization that is continually looking to improve the environment within the residence halls and link the curricular and co-curricular experience of students. Loyola University Maryland is a growing and supportive environment that enables practitioners to be creative in addressing a wide array of issues within a collaborative team-based atmosphere. We are seeking colleagues whose professional philosophies align with our dedication to the development of the whole person and the University’s Jesuit values of inclusion, justice, community, and a constant challenge to improve. Required Qualifications:
Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling in Student Affairs or a related field.
1-3 years live-in residence hall experience, 0-3 years of post-graduate professional experience.
Availability to work night, weekend, and on-call hours.
Ability to serve in the on-call duty rotation for campus-wide emergencies, 2-3 weeks per semester or as needed, potentially responding to emergencies in all areas of residential living.
Experience with on-call crisis response.
Knowledge of Student of Student Development Theory.
Supervision and delegation skills.
Ability to work autonomously and interdependently as needed.
Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of constituents.
Ability to constructively resolve a variety of student and parent issues and concerns.
Demonstrated ability to support and advocate for underrepresented students as well as creating opportunities dedicated to developing students’ understanding of identity development, privilege, oppression, social justice, bias, and/or inclusive language/actions.
Ability to support the University's goals for institutional diversity, as well as the goals and values of a Catholic, Jesuit education. Application Information: Interested candidates should apply online at: https://careers.loyola.edu/. For more information, please contact Tim Cherney, Associate Director of Student Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: http://www.loyola.edu/department/studentlife/join/assistantdirectorsl.
Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.
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