The Associate Director for Residential Academic Programs serves as a senior member of the Department of Residential Life leadership team at the University of Missouri. This position will develop opportunities to engage students, and create a vibrant and exceptional residential community that supports student development, and the recruitment and retention goals of the university. The Associate Director's primary responsibilities include: staff supervision, crisis management, student care, program development, residential education and development, talent development, and management of residential operations.
Directly supervise 4 Assistant Directors and 1 office support staff member
Indirect supervision of 18-20 Hall Coordinators, 1-4 Graduate Assistants, and 200+ Resident Assistants
Provide indirect supervision and development for over 150 student leaders, e.g., RHA, NRHH, hall governments
Assess the skills and development of staff while providing experience and opportunities for professional growth
Assist with the design, planning, and implementation of residential education programming
Supervise all logistics and communication plans for opening and closing procedures
Work collaboratively to evaluate and analyze the student experience, student learning/engagement, and use the results to implement programs for continuous improvement
Implement strategies to support a multi-year residential experience
Participate in strategic planning activities to establish departmental and divisional goals
Participate in crisis management and emergency response trainings and exercises
Coordinate staff training activities and selection processes for area of responsibility
Provide budgetary oversight
Work collaboratively with housing and campus partners to ensure that the mission and vision of Residential Life is accomplished
Serve as an active member of the department and other university committees/task forces as assigned
Complete other duties consistent with the purpose of this position which may be assigned
STUDENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Develop an inclusive, academically supportive community for the campus
Assist staff in assessing student needs and provide educational and social programs to effectively meet those needs
Initiate and maintain positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, family members, and external constituents
Coordinate responses to student care and behavior concerns in accordance with the Dean of Student Life office, and Residential Life policies and procedures
STUDENT CARE & CRISIS MANAGEMENT
On a day-to-day basis handle crisis management/student care cases for residential students
Participate actively on Care Committee meetings, and makes referrals to the office of Accountability and Support
Provide onsite support or consultation for on-campus crises
Work collaboratively with Tiger Pantry and Home@Mizzou (housing insecurity program) to best meet student needs
$62,000 - $93,000 annually, depending on experience and other qualifications
Global Grade: 012
University Title: ASOC DIR STUDENT SUPPORT SVCS
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M-F 8 to 5 with occasional evening and weekend hours
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field
Five (5) years of full-time progressively responsible experience in Student Affairs
Supervision of various levels of staff (i.e. professional, graduate, paraprofessional)
Experience leading teams of full-time staff in training and development initiatives
Experience working with programs and/or residence hall based academic initiatives
Experience with crisis management
Experience delivering effective and engaging presentations
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Ability to collaborate and direct activities of multiple groups of faculty, staff, and students
Interpersonal, written, and technical communication skills
Effective decision-making abilities; knowledge of current and emerging trends and issues in university residential environments
Crisis prevention and management skills
Student care and wellbeing promotion and case management
Excellent organization and administrative skills
Ability to deliver effective and engaging presentations to large crowds
Priority consideration will be given to those completed applications received by March 31, 2020; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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