Associate Director of Residence Life
Chatham University has an immediate opening for an in the University's Student Affairs department.
The position is a 12-month, live-on position responsible for supporting the mission of Chatham University, the Office of Residence Life, and the Division of Student Affairs. The Associate Director provides creative vision and leadership for residence education, community development, resident student support services, and oversees the Resident Assistant program.
The Associate Director should be a positive role model who is committed to student affairs, residence life, co-curricular experiences, and the specific needs of our key student populations. The position serves in the on-call duty rotation and involves high student contact and evening and weekend hours.
This vacant position will add to Chatham's mission "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling work...by preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect the diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community. Learn more at: www.chatham.edu.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Aid with the management and oversight of the residence life/housing program, provide leadership to Residence Life students and professional staff, and serve as the Director in their absence.
- Supervise, select, mentor, and train residence life staff, including providing oversight to all aspects of the Resident Assistant program.
- Develop and oversee community development initiatives and programs (i.e., Living Learning Communities, Residence Life Community Development Model, etc.)
- Serve as a student conduct officer responsible for meeting with, educating, and sanctioning students found responsible for violating the Honor Code, Residence Life policies, and university policies.
- Instruct 1 section of SDE 101 (Strategies for Student Success in College) in the fall semester. Mentor and supervise a Success Coach GA and maintain knowledge of university resources to help students navigate barriers.
- Oversee the 3-credit RA Intergroup Dialogues Course curriculum (IND 245: Fostering Inclusive Communities in Residential Settings) and serve as the primary instructor.
- Master's degree in higher education administration or related field with a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience in residence life, student development, and/or campus activities.
- Must be detailed oriented with excellent planning, organizational and management abilities, have strong nurturing/interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written, ability to maintain positive customer service relations and continuously helpful attitude.
- Possess an understanding of student development, supervisor experience, and a commitment to improving the lives of students the ability to work in a team-oriented environment with emphasis on collaboration, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, and tact and diplomacy in handling sensitive and/or confidential matters required.
Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences, and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.
Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.
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Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.
Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.