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Assistant Director of Residence Education

Michigan Technological University
Job Location:
Houghton, 49931
Residence Life and Housing

As a member of the Residence Education and Housing Services team, the Assistant Director of Residence Education will partner with the Director in creating an inclusive and intentional residential education experience for students. This position is a champion for student and staff development and is responsible for the supervision, recruitment, and training of student and professional staff. The person in this position supports initiatives related to the continued development and retention of students living in the residence halls at Michigan Technological University. For the 2024-2025 academic year, the person in this role will focus on preparing for the opening of a new 516 bed residence hall in Fall 2025. This is a 12-month position. A furnished apartment is provided on site, however staff can explore off campus housing and be successful in the position.

  • Provide leadership and oversight to a residential community of approximately 1,900 students, including the direct supervision, training, recruitment, hiring, and evaluation of up to five full time professional staff and indirect supervision of all live in undergraduate and professional residence education staff.
  • Promote living-learning experiences that foster an inclusive community focused on the learning, growth, and development of students.
  • In collaboration with the Director, provide leadership and oversight in all aspects of the Residence Education program.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and provide leadership to full time Residence Education Coordinators.
  • Oversee and support activities that help students develop resilience and build an inclusive community, based on the residential learning model.
  • Coordinate resident assistant training, recruitment, and selection initiatives.
  • Advise and support residential student organizations in leadership development and initiatives.
  • Develop, propose, and manage approved programming budgets based on data and event requirements.
  • Maintain visibility and availability with staff and students through daily social interaction and attendance at hall functions.
  • Complete assigned projects which support departmental initiatives.
  • Collaborate with appropriate stakeholders to ensure that services delivered to students are audience-specific, timely, culturally-relevant, needs-based, aligned with leadership’s priorities and student learning outcomes, and can be evaluated.
  • Review student concerns, warnings, and incident reports working in collaboration with other University departments as appropriate related to student success.
  • Spearhead the successful implementation of all support operations for a new 516 bed residence hall opening Fall 2025 and assist in establishing its identity within the community.
  • Serve in the departmental senior staff on-call rotation, providing leadership and guidance to professional staff on call seeking support and collaborating with other departments.
  • Assist with the coordination of openings, closings, and break transitions of the residence halls.
  • Work irregular hours due to the nature of the position. This position requires night and weekend work at times.
  • Provide leadership to departmental recognition and social activities.
  • Perform other mission-critical and position-specific duties as requested based on operational needs (e.g., all-hands-on-deck events such as orientation, welcome week, homecoming, commencement, and other university traditions)
  • Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
  • Core mission-critical duties for Auxiliary Services/Student Affairs staff
  • Actively engage in creating an inclusive, welcoming, and professional work environment for staff, students, and visitors.
  • Leverage relevant social media platforms and other marketing and outreach strategies to promote and increase attendance at events.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude while carrying out responsibilities.
  • Identify and propose appropriate professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills.
  • Collaborate with supervisor and leadership to enhance the visibility of achievements by, for example, exploring and submitting proposals to conferences to showcase effective programs that may be replicated within the profession.
  • Participate and actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives and strategies and apply knowledge to everyday work.
  • Ensure that office databases and other record-keeping systems are updated, accurate, and audit-ready.
  • Submit monthly, annual, and ad hoc productivity reports.
  • Support and assist department and divisional leaders in efforts to enhance brand, operations, services, visibility, and impact internally and externally, especially within the profession.
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