2 Bedroom Dorm room, partial meal plan, parking included
The Director for Residence Life and Housing is a professional, full-time, live-in, staff member of the Office of Residence Life and Housing. The Director reports directly to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students. The Director will lead a team effort tasked with the overall management and operation of the residence hall. Principal duties include staff supervision, implementation of academic initiatives, student development, community development, administration and building management, and general departmental responsibilities.
The Director for Residence Life and Housing is expected to work collaboratively to encourage, build, and promote a vibrant, respectful and supportive community within the 200-bed residence hall. The Director is expected to have daytime office hours and have presence within the building during evenings and weekends. The Director provides supervision of the staff comprised of a Community Coordinator, student Resident Assistants, and Summer Housing Assistants. The Director coordinates professional on call staff and participates in the emergency response on call schedule and building oversight. The Director, with the team of residence life staff, is expected to develop wellness and educational programming. The residence hall remains open consistently throughout the year, even during college breaks; as such, it is expected that every member of the residence life staff works cooperatively to provide building coverage during break periods. The residence life staff is part of the AVP/Dean of Students Team and part of the larger Student Affairs Division of Vaughn College.
Provide leadership for the residence hall of approximately 200 residents
Prioritize safety, security and well-being of a diverse resident population
Create an environment that is supportive to educational pursuits
Know and uphold all College and Residence Life and Housing policies/processes
Exercise sound judgement especially in emergency/crisis situations as well as respond in a timely manner
Supervise a staff composed of a Community Coordinator, resident assistants, and housing assistants
Conduct search processes, train and develop staff
Assign/delegate work and provide constructive feedback to staff
Coordinate routine onboarding training/retreats, in-service training sessions
Manage housing operations
Conduct room selection, make room assignments
Ensure the building readiness for move-ins
Implement hall openings and closings procedures
Collect and maintain residence hall data to include housing assignments, room condition reports, emergency contact information, lock-out logs, incident management, maintenance, programming, etc.
Perform accurate and insightful data analysis to inform operations, propose and determine methodologies to improve the residence hall operations
Prepare timely administrative reports and forms, i.e., occupancy reports, housing forms, room changes, judicial conduct files, etc.
Work in cooperation with the AVP/Dean’s team, counseling and wellness, security, building maintenance/facilities staff, student accounts/bursar
Actively participate in one-on-one supervision, department and division meetings that will enhance knowledge and skills across the working groups
Oversee resident student conduct matters by participating in an incident management team, investigating incidents, conducting judicial hearings and imposing sanctions
Serve as a resource and presence for diverse and inclusive community-building programs and activities planned by the Resident Assistants
Other duties, including but not limited to department/division projects and initiatives, as assigned by the Student Affairs leadership including the AVP/ Dean of Students or Vice President
Represent the residence life area to many constituents including personnel from offices/departments on campus, prospective students and their parents, representatives of camp/conference groups
Support and attend College events and programs.
Serve as liaison/representative on the Food Service Committee
Attend professional development opportunities both on and off campus
Other duties as assigned by the Student Affairs leadership including the Vice President, and the AVP/Dean of Students
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred) from an accredited 4-year institution.
Prior experience in a college residence hall.
Cultural competency, having the knowledge and the ability to empathize with diverse students and staff
Excellent communication, the ability tocommunicate clearly and to concisely articulate information both through discussions and documentation
Computer comfortability, having knowledge to use the Microsoft Office suite with ease, familiarity with conducting office operations in a virtual environment, and the ability to be trained on the local College software used for student information and collegiate electronic files
Organizational management, ability to successfully manage multiple tasks, prioritize work, meet deadlines, perform well under pressure
Supportive of student success, understands the importance of attaining a college education and has the initiative to connect students with resources
Adaptable/Quick Learner, the ability to consume and readily apply information to the work, including knowledge of College process, policies and procedures.
Exercise good judgement, gathers information, seeks assistance when indicated before making decisions
Ability to define problems collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions
Ability to understand and follow directions, accepts direction from supervisor
Work environment and physical functions
The Director for Residence Life and Housing is required to live in the residence hall and have general presence within the building, and specifically while serving on duty for on-call emergencies during evenings and weekends.
This position requires a great deal of mobility and flexibility. There are expectations of working in an office environment and the ability to be mobile throughout the building. Generally, an employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the work environment. The office equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.
This position is designated as essential personnel and is required to be present for major residence life activities (i.e. Fall move-in, Spring move-out), and for emergency situations.
Vaughn College is committed to providing our 1,200 students with an unparalleled educational experience. We continue to enhance our learning environment, degree programs and resources to add value to a Vaughn education, helping to put each student on the path to individual success. Despite challenges as a result of the pandemic, students, faculty and staff all worked together to continue to provide a high-quality teaching and learning experience.
Many of the learnings from this “new normal” of education will be incorporated into future semesters. We have recently completed a yearlong strategic planning process and are continually working to deliver on our vision of providing a transformational education that creates a lifetime of opportunity for every student while building the pipeline of the workforce of tomorrow.
Why should you consider Vaughn for your higher education aspirations? Vaughn’s outcomes and the value we deliver are an important place to start.
We were ranked #1 in the nation in upward mobility in a study published in The New York Times and were the best at helping students move from the lower income brackets to the top.
This is evidence that a Vaughn deg...ree is transformational, and our outcomes are further proof. Ninety-two percent of our graduates?76 percent in their field of study?are employed or continue their education within one year of graduation.* An early and continuous focus on career services throughout your time with us, coupled with strong academic programs, will provide you with the same success.
From our learning communities that pair diverse classes in an intersecting curriculum to our Federal Aviation Administration programs and certificates, Vaughn infuses support from industries where graduates are employed to maintain our innovative educational offerings. For example, our leading-edge bachelor of science degree in mechatronic engineering is recognized as one of only four such accredited programs in the country by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (abet.org). Engineering graduates of this major have gone on to work on automated vehicles at Toyota, medical devices at Medtronics and avionic systems at Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky.
Vaughn is also home to one of the only master’s degrees in airport management in the Northeast via a program uniquely targeted to a growing industry and we also offer a master of business administration in aviation management to provide students with the business acumen that students want to take their next professional step.
Our campus was completely renovated in the last several years and the latest addition is a new cafeteria and student lounge opening this fall. Our labs are designed to support your learning with hands-on experiences and include a 3D printing innovation center, $1-million, state-of-the-art flight simulator laboratory, an air traffic control laboratory and recently renovated engineering, chemistry and physics laboratories all in support of our engineering and aviation degrees. Outside the classroom, our two-story library and academic success center provide support for Vaughn students throughout their academic journey.