Area Director - Campus Living
Working at Lewis & Clark College
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Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
About the Position
The Area Directors at Lewis & Clark College lead and facilitate the staff, program development, and facility management of a College residential area. Area Directors are responsible to provide a safe living environment and maximize the living/learning experience for residential students, and will actively collaborate with and support Student Life departments. 1-2 openings to fill.
What You'll Do
Residential Student Outreach (25%)
- Cultivate positive relationships with residential students.
- Develop a strong knowledge base of the community and its needs.
- Provide support to struggling students including interpersonal conflict mediation and informal counseling.
- Communicate with appropriate parties to coordinate student support efforts.
Staff Supervision & Training (25%)
- Supervise daily activities and evaluate the performance of student paraprofessional staff.
- Mentor and develop student staff members with an emphasis on leadership growth.
- Assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive training program for all student staff including August training, regular in-service, January training, and spring orientation/training.
Administration of Processes (20%)
- Administer housing process for assigned residential area.
- Assume responsibility for roommate placement, in-hall room changes, room reassignments, opening and closing procedures and occupancy reports for assigned residential area.
- Adjudicate student conduct cases and generate educational sanctions.
- Maintain prompt communication and accurate record keeping throughout the conduct process, primarily through the use of the Maxient database.
- Facilitate the administration of protocols and processes to address the needs of students of concern and to connect them with appropriate resources and support systems.
- Other duties as assigned by Director of Campus Living
LLC Outcome Assessment (15%)
- Develop learning outcomes and employ pedagogical strategies reflective of a residential learning community.
- Monitor program delivery that supports departmental objectives.
- Develop and assess learning outcomes for applicable living-learning communities, working closely with appropriate faculty, staff, and students to ensure its success.
Emergency Response (15%)
- Participate in weekly on-call rotation for campus emergencies.
- Respond to emergency situations including after hours facilities issues, student medical/psychological emergencies, campus-wide issues such as fire and power, policy violations, and situations which require police presence.
- Manage crisis situations in accordance with Lewis & Clark policy.
Master's degree in Student Personnel/Affairs, Higher Education Administration or related field
Basic computer skills (Email, Word Processing, FileMaker Pro, etc.).
1 year of professional experience that demonstrates a commitment to student and community development. (2 years graduate experience)
1 year of professional experiences that demonstrate an ability to develop and maintain professional and collaborative relationships with other staff and faculty. (2 years graduate experience)
1 year of professional experiences that express and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. (2 years graduate experience)
1 year of professional experiences that demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication, leadership, organization, and administrative skills. (2 years graduate experience)
1 year of professional experience in some combination of the following: educational programs, residential leadership, supervision, mediation, advising, or judicial affairs. (2 years graduate experience)
2 years of experiences that demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication, leadership, organization and administrative skills.
Experience with a residential living community (preferably Student Life/Residence Life Experience i.e., Resident Assistant or Resident Director).
Experience in crisis situations and crisis management.
Ability to remain calm and collected under pressure.
Diplomacy, counseling, mediation, and/or conflict resolution skills.
Administrative skills sufficient to prepare weekly agendas, to-do lists, coordinate activities, and to perform program planning and schedule duty.
1 year of experience with and a working knowledge of budgeting and budget procedures, counseling and mediation and human development.
Understanding or experience in an academic liberal arts community.
Experience with student activities and event planning
Experience working with faculty within the context of a learning community or similar program
- Benefits Eligible: Yes
- Furnished 2 bedroom apartment
- Reserved Parking Spot valued at $800
- Academic Year meal plan valued at up to $6,348 depending on meal plan selection
- The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions.
- Standing, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, push/pulling, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, listening.
Directions for Cover Letter
Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.
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Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.