To assist the Residential Director in selecting, training and supervising Residential Life staff and managing the operational functions in all resident halls. Provide services directly to students such as personal and developmental counseling, and cultural and educational programming. Assists in the coordination of administrative operations and help maintain liaison relationships with other Academy offices. Participate in the overall planning and management of the Residential Life Program.
Assist in the supervision of all staff working in Academy residence halls.
Assist in the coordination and administration of the Residential Life Program, including both student development and operations components in all residence halls.
Assist in the recruitment and training of residence hall staff in accordance with Academy goals and objectives.
Assist in the development and implementation of Residential Life goals for the school year.
Serve as a counseling resource for staff and students in dealing with specific residence hall problems. Be aware of special needs and concerns of minority and international students and assist in the development and implementation of efforts to address these needs and concerns.
Establish and maintain communication with students living in the residence halls through individual contacts, meetings and discussions.
Develop and maintain awareness of community issues for students in the residence halls through communication with dorm staff and student prefects and initiate efforts to respond to such issues.
Assist in managing the operational functions for residence halls: key distribution, damage assessment, maintenance requests and hall openings and closings.
Assume “on-call” responsibility for residence halls as needed and on a scheduled basis.
Participate in the overall planning and management of the Residential Life Program and provide input in the development of policies and procedures.
Requirements of the Position:
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Supervisory experience in residential life at an independent school and/or college or university
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills
Required to live in a residence hall 10 months per year
Ability to manage multiple priorities and make quick, reliable decisions in the interest of student safety and accountability.
In-depth knowledge of American curriculum.
Familiarity with English language learners and/or interest in a multicultural/international environment.
Ease and interest in working with students and colleagues from around the world.
Ability to address the needs of many partners across the globe.
Flexibility to travel and to work evenings and weekends, when needed.
A strong work ethic.
Ability to work independently, collaborate with a team, and manage a team.
Adaptability, initiative, and flexibility.
Attention to detail and accuracy.
Customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.
Enthusiasm for working with international students.
Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work.
Good communication skills (verbal and written); excellent grammar and punctuation.
Integrity; good judgment and decision-making abilities, problem-solving skills, and organizational and planning skills.
Reliability and confidentiality.
Acts rationally and maturely without undue bias or reliance on emotional responses.
Assumes responsibility and ownership for work issues and problems of a primary operational nature.