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Assistant Director of Housing Operations and Student Life

Haverford College seeks to hire a full time (37.5 hours per week), exempt, benefit eligible Assistant Director of Housing Operations and Student Life. The Assistant Director is a full-time professional member of the Student Life team. Reporting jointly to the Director of Residential Life and Director of Student Engagement and Leadership, the Assistant Director will support the efforts of both the Office of Residential Life and the Student Life Office as a whole.
Providing leadership and support for all aspects of residential life and student life, both operational and programmatic, this position provides a unique opportunity to promote and foster student development within the College's student self-governance and Honor Code-based residential living structure. The goal of this position is to bridge the services provided by the offices in order to streamline processes and build a more robust community-oriented experience for students.
Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities:
Assist with Residential Life and Student Life responsibilities including but not limited to:
Coordinating housing operations and assignments including:
First-year and new students, upper-class students (Mid-Year and Spring Room Draws), Winter Break Housing, Early Arrivals
Managing and maintaining housing databases & reports; utilizing Housing Director software.
Opening and closing of the residence halls.
Assist with managing check-in / check-out processes and student storage.
Assist with the oversight and development of residential-based programs: Community Housing, Special Interest Housing, and the Residential Student Liaison programs.
Co-advising and supporting initiatives of the Residential Life Committee and the Officer of Campus Life.
Collaborating with the Director of Residential Life and campus constituencies to enhance Haverford's residential community by strengthening community living standards and accountability and developing residential life programming.
Serving as liaison between Facilities, Grounds, Campus Safety, Dining Center, and the Dean's Office as they relate to maintenance, student events, projects and initiatives, and residential issues.
Ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of students by advocating for students, following up on residential issues, and providing support as necessary.
Sharing emergency "on call" responsibilities with the Deans, as appropriate.
Providing administrative support for day to day functioning for all aspects of the Office of Residential Life and Student Life.
Managing all student event EMS reservations and supporting the student-run BLAST team.
Providing logistical support to the Club Sports teams; assisting with the planning of annual tournaments, trainer schedules, regattas, and practices.
Serving as the primary advisor to Haverford's HAVOC outdoor program; assisting with the planning of PCOP and semester trips.
In conjunction with the Student Life team, managing approximately 6 undergraduate student employees consisting of the Student Life intern team.
Other duties as assigned.
Education, Training, & Experience:
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
Understanding of and appreciation for the selective, small college environment; understanding of the developmental issues faced by undergraduates, particularly in a rigorous academic environment and one with a student community structured by self-governance and the Honor Code.
1-3 years of experience in higher education/student affairs preferred.
Working knowledge of databases, web design tools, and software including Housing Director, EMS, and Workday software.
Experience with residential operations, student advising, conflict and crisis management.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional nights and weekends, and share emergency on-call responsibilities with the Dean's Office staff.
Excellent interpersonal skills; must be adept at working with a wide variety of constituencies including students, parents, faculty, and staff.
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position
Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) Up to three hours
Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Up to three hours
Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Never
Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Never
Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction: Never
Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Never
Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Up to three hours
Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Never
Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Up to three hours
Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): Up to three hours
Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Three to six hours
Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Never
Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Never
Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Never
Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Never
Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Never
Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Never
To Apply: Interested candidates should complete an application, to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references by visiting https://haverford.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Haverford-Campus/Assistant-Director-of-Housing---Student-Life_R153. The application deadline is November 15, 2018. Failure to provide the required documents may result in failure for consideration.
Haverford College has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the academic program, lived experience, and composition of the College community. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will contribute to the College's educational mission.
Haverford College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
Julie Sheehan
Manager of Talent Acquisition and Staff Development
jsheehan1@haverford.edu
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