GENERAL SUMMARY: Residence life graduate hall director works within the operation of residence life on a residential campus to gain experience, knowledge and build skills in relation to their graduate program. The graduate hall director supports the student staff of their assigned buildings/areas and works with the director of residence life in the areas of on-call emergency support, student support, residence hall programming, training, and administration within the guidelines of federal, state, and local laws, and college and departmental policies and procedures. Reports to the director of residence life or other designated person and works with co-workers, faculty, staff, and students.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Supports residence director (RD), residence assistant (RA) and student staff in assigned buildings/areas and works with the director of residence life to provide on-call emergency support, student support, programming, training, and administration for the assigned building.
2. Builds supportive relationships with assigned building staff and residents through interactions and presence in the residence halls as a live-in resident of one of the first-year residence halls.
3. Coordinates and supports initiatives to promote community development and responsible citizenship among students in the assigned residence hall; provides leadership and support to RAs, RDs, student staff and residents in planning and developing themed communities and programs; serves as catalyst for student self-governance for the RD, RA and student staff education, developmental, social and recreational programming for the respective hall; provides consultation
and advises students, RDs, RAs and student staff in the implementation of program models; and provides staffing and support for DOS student life events.
4. Serves in weekly on-call rotation with other residence life staff; responds to residential student needs; responds to calls when assigned to the DOS emergency on-call status; serves as member of the crisis response and management team; communicates crisis incidents to division leaders, DOS on-call staff, RDs,RAs, student staff and public safety.
5. Assists with the development of RAs, RDs and student staff: attends and coordinates meetings, recruits and selects student staff and supervises and trains student staff; maintains direct communication with RDs, RAs and student staff, coordinates their activities and provides direct continuing support: follows-up on concerns and issues; provides feedback to director and other members of the DOS organization; develops and maintains communication between and among RDs, RAs, student staff and students; supervises RDs, RAs and student staff: sets goals, ongoing consultation of performance, structures development experiences and performs performance appraisals; and liaisons with student staff for intra-area and interdepartmental development and evaluation of policies and procedures.
6. Participates in annual review and revision of residence life's operating policies, procedures and residential protocols.
Education: BS or BA degree is required. Current enrollment in a graduate program in the Metropolitan Atlanta area is a requirement. Candidates enrolled in programs related to Education and Student Affairs are strongly encouraged to apply.
Experience: Prior residence hall live-in experience as either a student or employee.
* Considerable knowledge of Agnes Scott College history, policies, and procedures, and current residence life trends.
* Demonstrated leadership skills.
* Familiarity with current educational trends, politics of thought, and protocols.
* Proficiency in modern office equipment and computer software: Microsoft, Word, Excel, Power Point, and computerized calendars.
* Good listening skills and communication skills, both verbal and written.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality.
* Since a requirement of the position is to live-in one of the first-year residence halls in a provided apartment and be available to perform the essential job functions of this position at least 19 hours per week irregular and on-call hours are required.
Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional moving of light objects. Work is performed in residential building.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Reference the position title of Graduate Hall Director on the Subject line and e-mail a resume, letter of interest, professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is posted until filled. Due to the overwhelming response to the college's staff openings we are unable to respond personally to individual telephone inquiries. No faxed submissions please.
Agnes Scott does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity,gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.
Posted on: 5/7/2013