Assistant Director of Residence Life-First Year Communities (7423)

Edwardsville, Illinois, United States

Job description

Employee Class Description: Admin/Prof Staff FT Cont/Reg

Department: 840300 – Housing

Job Posting Description:

The Assistant Director of Residence Life for First Year Communities is a full-time Housing Department staff member responsible for administering a residential program area for three freshmen residence halls (1,500 students):

  • Bluff Hall opened in August 2001, it is home to the Focused Interest Communities: Engineering and Technology, Honors and Major Explorations.
  • Prairie Hall opened in August 1998, it is home to the Focused Interest Communities: Social & Human Behavior, Service & Leadership, Health Professionals, and Education.
  • Woodland Hall opened in August 1994, it is home to the Focused Interest Communities: Math & Science, Nursing, Business.

The Assistant Director duties include educational, supervisory, and administrative functions to provide a residential environment reflective of the University’s mission and values, as well as the Departments’ educational priority and learning outcomes. Additionally, the Assistant Director is responsible for monitoring quality service in the halls, supervising the implementation of the residential curriculum for the freshmen residence halls, and contributing to the vision and direction for the residence life program. They will supervise three master’s level Community Directors and indirectly supervise three graduate assistants, 33 Resident Assistants, and 50 Desk Managers.

Further duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on the needs and goals of the department.

This position is a current Administrative / Professional vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The position posting will close to applicants at close of business, 4:30 pm CST, on the posting end date.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or related field.
  • Two (2) years of post-master’s, progressive experience working with student housing.
  • Strong working knowledge of student development and student learning theory.
  • Significant supervisory experience.

FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt

Posting Salary: $3,750 Monthly

Location: SIU Edwardsville Main Campus

Posting End Date: 03/09/2018

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You can become part of the excitement that is SIUE, a nationally recognized university educating and developing professional and community leaders through excellent faculty and programs. With a student-to-teacher ratio of 17 to 1, SIUE offers the advantages of a small, liberal arts college with one of the lowest tuition of 12 state universities in Illinois. In addition, the University's emphasis on undergraduate education, complemented by faculty research, creates practical applications for student learning. And, at SIUE, students interact with faculty at all levels - a critical factor in academic success.