The Associate Director of Community Living is responsible for providing leadership, coordination, and assessment in the management and development of the Community Living program. This program is designed to facilitate the personal, social, and educational growth of students through co-curricular engagement at the College. An evidence-based, intentional approach, grounded in best practice standards should inform the leadership that we seek to build a residential community in which all students feel a sense of belonging and are engaged. A positive climate within the residential community is fostered when all residents feel welcome and included, and when civility in speech and behavior, and respect for the beliefs and rights of others are prevailing values.
This is an exempt position with a pay range of $62,000 - $67,000
The Associate Director of Community Living is supervised by the Assistant Dean of Students for Community Living and supervises three Area Directors. The Associate Director collaborates with other members of the Student Life Staff to create meaningful opportunities for growth and development.
Duties, Responsibilities and Authority:
Student Development and Engagement:
Oversee a comprehensive, residential life program encompassing 30 residence halls housing all students.
Oversee all aspects of Special Interest Communities once themes, participants and locations are established. This includes communicating effectively with all involved students and advisors, regularly meeting with leadership for each community to move towards achieving established goals and managing the budget provided for community development and programming.
In conjunction with Area Directors, oversee comprehensive, residential programming which addresses and assesses students’ holistic growth
Working closely with the Assistant Dean of Students for Community Living, the Counseling Center, Student Support and Student Health Services, monitor, evaluate and respond to residents experiencing social, emotional and behavioral concerns
Develop and oversee a thorough recruitment, selection, on-boarding, training and evaluation process for all Area Directors
Develop and oversee a thorough recruitment, selection, training and evaluation process for all student staff supervised by Area Directors
Cultivate and maintain a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and civil community environment that values, respects and encourages the understanding and acceptance of individual differences and cultural identities.
In conjunction with Area Directors and student staff, provide support for residents in distress, conflict or crisis through mediation, intervention, and/or referral.
Serve as a student conduct officer in the adjudication of violations of the Student Code of Conduct and other policies applicable to students living in residence using a developmental and educational focus;
Supervision and Responsibilities for Support:
Serve as the main programmatic and residential experience support to the Assistant Dean of Students for Community Living.
Serve on various divisional and campus-wide committees as needed
Establish, maintain and deepen collaborative partnerships across campus, including First Year Experience, Campus Safety, Food Service, Facilities Management, and others
Lead, plan and attend trainings, retreats, and planning sessions as needed
Assist in the development of policies and procedures consistent with values and goals of the College.
Maintain a high profile at student programs and events
Attend evening and weekend events as necessary
Serve as part of the on-call rotation
Administrative and Other Responsibilities:
Develop and manage assigned budgets, approve expenses, and provide fiscal oversight of the Residence halls and programs
Engage in a continuous assessment of the impact and adequacy of residential programs and spaces
Partner with the Assistant Director of Residential Life to manage an equitable selection process for Special Interest Community themes, participants and locations
Recommend equipment and furniture purchases needed in the residence halls to the Assistant Dean of Students for Community Living
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must have a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience working in Housing & Residence Life that includes supervision of professional and paraprofessional staff.
Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or a related field.
A record of responsible leadership in areas related to these duties and responsibilities.
Experience addressing student conduct violations.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise good judgment and discretion when necessary.
Experience designing and assessing meaningful learning experiences in a residential environment.
Evidence of working with diverse communities in an academic setting and building a collaborative community across differences.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.