The Assistant Director for Staff Development and Training is a pivotal part of the Office of Residence Life’s Leadership Team and helps us achieve the mission of the Office of Residence Life and the University of Kentucky. The position will oversee nearly all aspects of training and development for professional and student staff in the Office of Residence Life, including Fall/Spring Training, the Student Leadership Class, and ongoing development events throughout the year. This role will be vital to ground efforts in professional and paraprofessional competencies and create an assessment plan for staff training, development, and culture. The position will also help develop strategies to enhance staff well-being, diversity, and inclusion and ways to impact our work environments positively.
The position will also oversee approximately 2-3 Residence Halls, hall staff (with full-time RDs as direct reports), and the staff’s efforts to engage and support students in those halls. The Assistant Director will provide development, support, and high-quality supervision for their direct reports.
The position will also serve on the department’s Leadership Team in strategic planning for their area and participate in the Leadership Team’s on-call rotations to support the Resident Director’s on-call for undergraduate housing.
The University of Kentucky’s Office of Student Success operates from a student-centered foundation. We seek to build a strong community through the care of and concern for every member of Student Success. We cultivate an equity-minded working and learning environment where people are seen and valued. We strive to revolutionize student success practice through a culture of ingenuity, excellence, agency, and accountability. The twenty-five units and five areas that comprise Student Success are committed to one vision: designing and delivering unparalleled student services. To learn more about the Office for Student Success, visit: https://studentsuccess.uky.edu/.
For full consideration, interested candidates need to complete our official application by March 19, 2023
About University of Kentucky Office of Residence Life
Residence Life, part of the Office for Student Success, creates a home-away-from-home in the residence halls for our students. Our staff serves as a helpful resource for all residents, from the programs and activities run by Resident Advisors to the support of the full-time, live-in Resident Directors. Through the efforts of all of our staff members, living on campus is an inclusive, safe, and fun learning and living environment for our residents.