Position Summary:The Assistant Director for Residential Life is responsible for assisting in the management of a residential living and academic community, developing, implementing, and marketing social and civic programming, positively influencing and contributing to the quality of life, general welfare, and growth of students in an inclusive living-learning environment.
Essential Functions: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.
Duties and Responsibilities: Within the scope of college policies and procedures, this position:
Assists in managing a residential living community, varying from residence hall living to townhome living; assists with the check-in and check-out process for residents and outside groups/summer camps that are using the residential facilities as needed
Assists with the coordination of training and orientation for residential assistants (RAs); assists with administrator on-call (AOCs) responsibilities; provides educational resources for RAs; serves on a rotating on-call schedule, one week at a time
Maintains visibility and accessibility to residents within the community; serves as a resource and provides support and referral for students with educational, personal or other concerns; and facilitates roommate mediations when needed; provides crisis intervention when needed and makes appropriate referrals; serves as authority-in-charge when the Director of Housing and Residential Life is off-campus; assists in the development of the residential life activities
Develops, implements, and assesses programs related to leadership development and civic engagement within Residential Life; monitors student trends and research related to student leadership, civic engagement, student programming which promotes academic engagement; develops and implements programs that allow residents and college partners to interact on campus; attends campus programs to evaluate programming; assesses student programming interests and needs; develops and maintains programming database to ensure that requirements are met; participates in New Student Orientation activities, and other engagement events; represents the Residential Life department at college functions and events as needed
Oversees, plans, and executes Weeks of Welcome (WOW) events each semester; manages programming budget for department sponsored events, as well as recurring and department traditional events (On Wednesdays We Wear Red, December Holiday Party, Spring Carnival, etc.)
Collaborates with residence life staff and other departments in developing a comprehensive plan for implementing student success and engagement efforts; builds and maintains effective campus and district-wide partnerships; hosts and attends regular stakeholder meetings with appropriate departments or offices when necessary
Works in collaboration with the marketing department to design a strategic marketing plan to invite residential students to engage and participate in student life programs, academic and co-curricular engagement opportunities, cultivate identity development and influence student perception
Assists in the professional and personal development of the RA staff. Directly oversees the Hall Community Council (HCC)
Performs other related duties as assigned.
General Expectations:Employees are expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, employees must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, and the public. Employees will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.
Bachelor’s degree in social services, counseling, psychology, or related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education
Two-year residence hall/student activities or other higher education work experience
Cochise College is a two-year community college located in Southeastern Arizona where the weather is fabulous! Cochise College has been recognized nationally for its cost, return on investment and high success rate.
At Cochise, students learn about subjects in small classes with individualized attention from faculty who pass along real world experience.
Cochise College graduates can transfer seamlessly to all three Arizona four-year universities. And because of articulation agreements with many out-of-state universities, students can guarantee transfer credits.
Cochise College has also built strong relations with local and national businesses to offer co-op and internship opportunities in health care, government agencies, industrial industries and other local organizations.