Assistant Director of Residence Life

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Assistant Director of Residence Life

  • 498817
  • Savannah, Georgia, United States
  • Residence Life and Housing
  • Student Services
  • Full-time
  • Staff

As the assistant director of residence life, you will supervise all community directors, providing guidance and feedback through staff meetings and evaluations, maintaining employment files, and dispensing disciplinary action when needed; supervisory responsibility includes all paraprofessional staff as well.  You will act as the main point of contact for on-campus students and families experiencing hardship and explain university policies and processes that are designed to support student success as well as coordinating and documenting follow-up care to address returning to campus. The assistant director of residence life is a communication liaison with other departments in support of residence support including, but not limited to, counseling and student support services, student conduct, and university safety.

In this position you are expected to participate in all department- and division-wide processes, functions, and events such as residence hall openings and closings, recruitment and selection of staff, and coordinating the department’s role in all college-wide events. In case of alleged violations of the code of student conduct, the assistant director serves as an investigating officer, provides support for other staff members investigating, and documents and adjudicates possible violations of the code of student conduct. Additional responsibilities include managing department budget for programming and student staff development and acting as an on-call manager in the campus duty rotation to respond to student concerns. This position does not live on campus. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree specifically in higher education, student development, counseling, or related field
  • Three years of full-time residence life and housing or other group housing experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four or more years of full-time, live-in experience in residence life and housing

Work Hours: The university work week is Sunday through Saturday. Most offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In order to accommodate business needs, employees may be assigned to other workdays and/or hours, including weekends and evenings.

ADA Tag: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and minimum qualifications listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and/or meet the minimum qualifications.


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