Associate Director of Res Life for Residential Education & Community Engagement
About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity:
The Department of Residential Life, which curates a living-learning environment for more than 9,000 students, is seeking an Associate Director to lead the department's residential education and community engagement efforts. Under the direction of the Director, the Associate Director is a member of the department leadership team and provides oversight, support, and assistance to professional staff and students. The Associate Director will oversee critical functions within Residential Life, including student conduct, living learning community development and programming, thematic experiential programs, as well as the residential education model which drives our community engagement efforts.
Responsibilities: Additionally, this position is responsible for providing leadership and visioning with regard to the development of programming that is germane to all student learners. Responsibilities include the promotion and growth of student learning, academics, retention and community engagement. This position will work to create a comprehensive, engaging, supportive, and successful experience for students at Northeastern. The primary purpose is to develop and maintain an environment conducive to social and intellectual growth as well as the academic success of resident students. The intended result will be numerous opportunities for students to extract meaning from any experience This position will also manage the Faculty in Residence program which is made up of four faculty members that live-in the residence halls. To maximize the potential of this program, the Associate Director is charged with promoting faculty involvement within the residential community as well as, produce high quality programs for residents and Honors students. This position will work with global mobility program staff in addition to colleagues throughout Student Affairs to coordinate programming and community engagement initiatives to assist with their transition to the Boston campus for the spring semester. This position will oversee the activities of the Assistant Director who serves as the advisor to the nuEXCHANGE committee which is responsible for creating diversity education and training initiatives for all residential life staff, including professional staff and student staff. The committee also serves as a resource to support Resident Assistants in the planning of diversity programs. Additionally, this position will oversee the departmental coordinator for all student conduct activity. Acts as liaison with NU Police, OPEN and Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. Insure that student conduct cases are being heard timely, that professional and student staff are following proper student conduct procedures. Work with the Assistant Director responsible for Student conduct in producing monthly reports on student conduct activities within residential life.
Master's degree in student personnel, higher education administration, or related field with at least 6 years in residence hall administration, including experience as a live-in staff member. Experience supervising midlevel Residential life professionals. Comprehensive understanding of student development research and theories. Experience work with Student Conduct, community engagement and Residential Curriculums. Demonstrates organizational and leadership abilities. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with computer applications.
Successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check
Salary Grade: 12
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.