tuition waiver after one year of employment (employee--100%, dependent—50%); professional development funds; and competitive University benefits
Internal Number: 1
The Director of Residential Life for Residential & Auxiliary Services leads the vision, development, and implementation of the student experience and student development initiatives within the residence halls. Northwest’s Strategic plan focuses on student engagement and learning in and outside of the classroom, the co-curricular experience, and developing career-ready students. This position plays a key role in developing these initiatives within the residence halls.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide vision and leadership in developing an excellent student experience that includes a strong sense of belonging in a diverse community, using innovative residential community experiences that contribute to student success.
Leads vision, development, and assessment of the student experience for first-year, sophomore, upper-class, special populations, and living-learning communities to facilitate a sense of belonging, learning, and development by a diverse residential population in collaboration with departments across campus, such as the Office of Student Involvement, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Recreation, Title IX and Equity Office, Career Services, Admissions, Student Success Center, Wellness Services, University Police, etc.
Works collaboratively with the Student Affairs division and other university stakeholders to foster campus-wide engagement for residential students and help meet divisional strategic goals.
Works in collaboration with the Operations and Auxiliary side of Residential & Auxiliary Services to implement processes and services within the halls for 2000 residents.
Oversees RHA (Residence Hall Association) and NRHH (National Residence Hall Honorary) in collaboration with department coordinators to ensure a comprehensive leadership experience utilizing Student Affairs resources.
Oversees training and selection processes for student and professional staff in collaboration with department leads.
Leads an environment focused on inclusive programming, policies, practices, and development.
Directly supervises, mentors, develops, and evaluates two coordinators.
Oversees the selection, supervision, and training of full-time resident directors and approximately 60 paraprofessional staff members and 50 students.
Oversees judicial processes, including training of staff on the educational conduct process.
Works in collaboration with supervisor to provide department representation on Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).
Works in collaboration with student support offices, including University Police and Wellness Services, to provide support for students.
Oversees several departmental budgets.
Responsible for staff evaluation process and student staff discipline process in collaboration with team members
Works in collaboration with the AVP on assessment, department goals, and Student Affairs divisional goals,
Serves on duty coverage for all halls in rotation with the Leads team.
Assists with crisis and student mental health issues, leading area as needed.
Serves on University committees
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Preferred - 6 or more years of progressive full-time Residential Life Experience, experience with training others, supervision, leading the vision and development of student experiences, assessment, goal setting and accomplishment, collaboration with offices across campus, advising student organizations, experience with academic learning communities and a sophomore experience.
The middle of everywhere. Yep, you read that right. Everything a college town needs and nothing it doesn’t. We are an active campus with a championship culture. Our goal is student success – every student, every day. We go beyond hands-on learning with profession-based learning. The kind of training that allows a student to know if they are on the right path for their individual journey. At Northwest, we support students in every facet of the college journey. Northwest has a history of bringing up educators, innovators, and leaders since 1905. With 13 academic schools and departments and more than 150 major programs, students can follow their passion with the support they need to succeed. Students come to Northwest and find a home away from home.
At Northwest Missouri State University, the Division of Student Affairs is comprised of the following areas: Bearcat Shop, Campus Dining, Student Engagement & Development, Counseling Center, Wellness Services, Campus Recreation, Hughes Fieldhouse, Residential and Auxiliary Services, Title IX and Equity and the office of the Vice President of Student Affairs. Student Affairs is committed to enhancing the personal/social and academic d...evelopment of students by collaboratively facilitating programs and experiences designed to produce the following outcomes: 1. the ability to develop and sustain mature relationships with others, 2. the ability to make decisions and hold oneself accountable, 3. the ability to manage one's personal and professional life, 4. the ability to show respect for and accept people who are different from oneself, 5. the ability to live a healthy lifestyle, 6. and an ability to demonstrate a clear sense of integrity, values, and direction in life. Student Affairs is committed to providing a focused set of student services that are equitable, accessible, friendly, competent, timely, and reliable.
Residential & Auxiliary Services is comprised of student development, housing facilities, operations and assignments, and auxiliary operations, including the Student Union, The Station conference center, student ID cards, dining operations, the Spirit Shop, and more. Our team works collaboratively with departments across campus to ensure student success. We pride ourselves in providing an exceptional student and stakeholder experience while providing diverse engagement and development opportunities. At the core of our work, we focus on a strong sense of belonging and connections for our students, which are key indicators of success.
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