This position also includes an on-campus, 2-bedroom apartment and $750 each semester in dining dollars.
5 openings available.
Internal Number: S22100
Job Duties: Community Development—Build positive connections. Know residents of halls by being available and accessible. Support RA programs. Provide programming to residents based on input. Maintain the safety and security of the residence hall. Proactively address roommate issues and work to resolve roommate conflicts. Create positive and supportive environment to support students’ academic success and the mission of the university. Address issues of bias, discrimination, and sexual assault with residential student populations. Collaborate with other departments/programs on campus to provide support for students. Insure that staff and residents are aware of University and Residence Life policies, community standards, and responsibilities. Hold student conduct meetings. Provide informal counseling and co-curricular education to students. Participate in emergency preparedness and emergency response. Administration of Halls—Administer residential areas by supervising opening and closing. Reports: occupancy, incident/theft/injury, damages, and daily logs. Oversee furniture and key inventories. Track residence changes and assignments. Maintain officers in a residence hall office. Assess and address damages and damage billing in halls. Balance and maintain budget for hall programming. Maintain up-to-date files. Address quality of life issues in halls, with focus on retention. Perform weekly building walk-through inspections of halls to insure standards are being maintained. Assure halls comply with applicable fire, health and safety regulations in cooperation with various departments on campus and regulation agencies. Coordinate summer operations including facilities, staffing, and building prep. Assessment and Committee Involvement—Participate in committee, assessment, and special project work related to student concerns and Residence Life. Activity may be within Residence Life or throughout the University. Supervision—Hire student staff and actively supervise, train, and evaluate RAs. Meet regularly with RAs individually. Hold weekly staff meetings. Supervise Hall Council when applicable. Provide team building, goal setting, and on-going opportunities for staff development. Training—Assist with leadership, development, and presentation of departmental staff and student training. Participate in training provided by the University and various departments on campus as assigned by the Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing for Training and Development. Emergency On-Duty Responsibilities—Participate in rotating professional staff on-call providing 24-hour availability and response. First line member of professional response team for student illness, accident, or other campus emergency situations. Requires ability to interpret University policy and protocol, make judgement calls, as well as make clear and critical decisions under pressure. On-duty rotates weekly among live-in staff members.
Academic interests and experiences that include residential education, leadership development, a commitment to diversity, civic, and social engagement, and an understanding of the needs of students transitioning to college, especially first year and transfer students.
Residence Life and Housing professionals are educators outside of the classroom. By working collaboratively with colleagues both within and beyond the residence life department, ACs help residents foster leadership skills, develop critical reasoning skills, and practice ethical decision-making.
As live-on professionals, ACs must have skills in crisis management, problem-solving, administration, organization, supervision, intervention, emergency response, verbal and written communication, public relations, decision making, advising, and counseling.
Essential to this position is the ability to be flexible and adapt to a changing environment. ACs consistently adapt to changes.
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and continuous learning to improve cultural competency and sensitivity.
Build, maintain and foster diverse and inclusive relationships in support of of the mission of the university and the department.
Knowledge and understanding of residential life, operations and procedures, administrative and supervisory experiences, student development theory, counseling and conflict resolution, and general higher educational procedures are all critical to the effectiveness of this position
Based on the need to respond to crisis situations and serve on a duty rotation, travel within the campus and between campus locations is required
Professional residence life experience
This is a live-in professional position and considered “essential personnel”. Must be available to live on campus, work various evening, overnight, weekend, and occasional holidays and respond to emergency/crisis situations that may occur 24/7 on the main campus and satellite apartment complex located approximately 1 mile from the main campus. Candidates must demonstrate ability to meet these transportation needs.
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration or related field
At least one year of post-baccalaureate (graduate or professional) Residence Life experience or experience in a Higher Education setting.
Evidence of training in equity, inclusion, and cultural competency, anti-racism, unconscious bias mitigation, etc., along with a demonstrated level of cultural competency and experience working with a diverse student population.
A valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS is preferred, due to the transportation needs of the position.
We are a mid-size state university in Central New York. Located in the Finger Lakes region, we are close to the Syracuse and Ithaca areas,2 hours from Rochester, NY and 3 hours from Buffalo and New York City. We have 16 residence halls and over 3,000 on-campus residents. Applications are strong and we typically fill up our residence halls in the fall semester.