Director of Residence Life and Community Standards
The Student Affairs Division of St. Thomas University has a position available for Director of Residence Life and Community Standards. This position is a 12-month, full-time position that reports Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Compliance. The Director will be responsible for the overall development of housing and student conduct strategies, staff supervision, residence hall community development, residence hall budgets, student conduct, billing and assignments, crisis response and marketing and educational programming. The Director will serve as a hearing officer and at times the appeals officer for violations of university policy.
As a member of Student Affairs, this position will uphold the values of collaboration, professionalism, and community development through a student-centered approach. The work of this position will intentionally align with strategic division initiatives to advance the mission and vision of student affairs which results in student learning and support for students to grow as ethical leaders for the global community.
The Director manages the student conduct process, including sanctioning and training. The Director serves as a member of the Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) team, which is the University behavior intervention team and also serves in an on-call after hour capacity for the residence life program.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, respectful collaboration and active support of the University’s Mission and Catholic and Lasallian higher education.
- Serve as an advocate for resident students’ needs and concerns.
- Develops and implements a strategic vision for on campus living at STU.
- Oversee the growth of the on campus residential population, which will rise to 848 beds for Fall 2021
- Facilitate administrative procedures such as housing assignments, residence hall check-ins and check-outs and occupancy reporting.
- Collaborate with campus partners including but not limited to University Police, Dining Services, Student Activities, University Ministry, Multicultural Student Services, Counseling Services and others to create a vibrant and respectful campus community.
- Assistant in the transition from student conduct to community standards.
- Provide ongoing departmental assessment and strategic planning.
- Administer the departmental budgetary process.
- Respond to critical incidents on campus; work with students, parents, and staff to provide support and referrals is this the person that security calls at 1:00am and they need to deal with the problems so you don’t have to.
- Oversee residence hall education and programming efforts.
- Assist with website and Student Handbook updates and revisions, including marketing materials for the residence halls.
- Recruit, train, and supervise residence life student and professional staff team members.
- Serve as an on-call contact and respond to after-hours emergencies.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Compliance.
- The Director is not required to live on campus, although housing is available in conjunction with a salary adjustment. If the Director chooses not to live on campus, he/she must reside within a 20-mile radius of the University in order to serve in after- hours on call capacity.
- Master’s Degree preferred, while a Bachelor’s Degree is required.
- The position requires three to five years of managerial experience in a residence life program in a higher education setting.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse student population required with the ability to create and promote an inclusive community.
- Also required is experience investigating and managing student conduct and Title IX related cases.
- Knowledge of Maxient student conduct software.
- A record of personal integrity and a commitment to Catholic higher education are essential.
- Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to prioritize departmental goals and objectives.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of completed applications will begin immediately. Send cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three (3) professional references to:
MS Word or PDF attachments only.
St. Thomas University is an E-Verify® Equal Opportunity Employer.
All employees are required to pass a criminal background screening and official degree transcripts will be required upon hire.