The position of Director of Residence Life is essential to the development of residential students at Odessa College. This live-in position oversees the day to day operations of the residence halls and serves as the primary on-call supervisor. The Director offers a safe living-learning environment to all residents and supports student learning, student retention, and student satisfaction. The Director also works to maintain a community atmosphere among the residents while promoting civility, responsibility, and student engagement in campus activities.
Specific Position Duties
Hire, train, and supervise all full-time, part-time and student workers for the Residence Life department; live on-site in staff apartment and serve in the on call rotation as the primary on-call supervisor; know and enforce campus and community policies and procedures as conduct officer and Title IX investigator (as needed); coordinate residence life housing assignment and selection process; coordinate move-in/move-out procedures; coordinate residence life events and activities – building a sense of community and developing relationships; maintain general responsibility of all residence life office procedures; research and implement appropriate and effective general residence life/ student housing best practices in regards to students, staff, programming, training, processes, policies, etc.; assume day-to-day management of the Residence Life department; monitor and report any property malfunctions and necessary renovations to maintenance staff; maintain professional communication and relationships with Odessa College personnel; ensure student confidentiality and adhere to privacy laws; assume a leadership role and serve as a role-model for residents; serve on committees as needed; and other duties as may be assigned.
Nature of the position will require some work days and hours outside the normal college schedule
Bachelor’s Degree required; Highly developed skills in written and verbal communication, organization, personal responsibility, and enthusiasm; Basic knowledge of computers and software packages; Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends; Previous residence life and/or student housing experience.
Previous full-time professional residence life and/or student housing experience. Master’s Degree in higher education, student affairs or related area; Previous student conduct and/or Title IX experience.
The Aspen Institute’s Community College Excellence Program, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges, awarded Odessa College its Aspen Prize Rising Star Award in 2017 and 2019, ranking Odessa College among the top five in the nation for improving and advancing student achievement out of 1100 eligible institutions.
Odessa College has transformed its culture around how college employees feel toward students, toward each other, toward their jobs and toward their participation in the life and vision of a college whose main goal is to be the best in the nation at improving student outcomes. Employees at Odessa College have truly embraced what it means to be “All In.” Establishing that shared understanding that student success and year-on-year progress toward improving such success is felt as a personal achievement by every employee.
The Director for Intuitional Advancement plays a critical role in advancing the college’s mission by assisting the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in all development efforts of Odessa College and the OC Foundation Board. The Director for Institutional Advancement assists in devel...oping and maintaining strategic partnerships with business, community, and government leaders throughout the Permian Basin.