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23 Dec 2015

Full-Time Assistant Director for Community Life, College Housing

University of Chicago – Posted by SACJobs Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Director for Community Life in
College Housing, the Assistant Director’s primary areas of
responsibilities are: direct oversight and liaison with a
portion of the residence hall communities (55%), central
office administrative, and program management
responsibilities (40%). Assistant Directors also serve as
Deans on Call (DOC) in the University on-call system,
working directly with University police and medical and
mental health professionals (5%). The typical work week is
M-F with routine requirements for evening and weekend work.
In addition, the Assistant Director must adhere to Campus
and Student Life core values, including, but not limited to
student development, customer service, collaboration,
efficiency and effectiveness, credibility, responsiveness,
quality, accountability, and mutual respect.Specifically,
the Assistant Director (AD) supervises the paraprofessional
staff in two or more residence halls, including Resident
Heads and Resident Assistants. The AD works closely with
the resident staff, including Resident Heads, Resident
Masters, and Resident Assistants as well as student leaders
to plan programs, build strong and engaged residential
communities at both the House and Hall level. The AD is
responsible for reviewing residence hall policies and
procedures as well as seeing their implementation and
enforcement. The AD plans and conducts regular staff
meetings, including night time and weekend meetings and
serves as the College Housing office liaison to the hall
councils. In partnership with the Resident Heads, the AD
coordinates and manages the counseling and discipline of
residents. The AD 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 AD attends various programs and activities
sponsored by Resident Masters, Resident Heads, and
councils; works with Residence Hall Managers to resolve and
communicate building facility or services issues; and
coordinates community-specific programs and services
provided by other campus offices. The AD serves on
committees convened to review issues of importance to the
College Houses and assists in the formulation and review of
College Housing policies and procedures. The AD serves
as ‘Dean on Call’ in the University Deans on-call system,
working directly with University
police, and medical and mental health professionals and
serves as a representative of College Housing 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. Coordinates disciplinary review process. Meets
regularly with service delivery and operations staff in
Residential Services. Responsible for budgetary oversight
(create and manage budgets and expenses) for the programs
the AD 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 College Housing.
Assists in the formulation and review of College Housing
policies and procedures. Assists in the writing of various
publications and web-based materials. Plans and implements
meetings of the residential dining commons committees.
Serves as a College Housing representative to various
academic and administrative offices and committees within
the University. Meets regularly with close campus partners,
including The College, Residential Services, UChicago
Dining, International House. Dean on Call Duty Rotation:
Responds to serious incidents involving University students
as ‘Dean on Call’. The incidents may include, but are not
limited to such things as medical or psychiatric
emergencies, arrests, suicide attempts, situations in which
students are victims of crimes to person or property, and
disruptions involving students. Works closely with
University Police, The College, College Housing, hospital
staff, mental health professionals, and various academic
and administrative offices. Resolves student problems, and
where necessary, may help formulate an official University
administrative response. The duty rotation involves 8-10
members of the Dean of Students Office, and the on-call
period is for one week at a time. Assistant Directors can
expect to be scheduled as Dean On Call up to three times
per quarter, reviewed and assessed annually.


Education: Master’s Degree Required
Work Experience: 3-5 Years

How to Apply

CONTACT / ADDITIONAL INFO Please apply online at the UChicago Jobs site to Requisition # 099137

Job Categories: Residence Life and Housing. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Assistant Director, College Housing, and Community Life. Salaries: TBD - Based on Experience.


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