Director of Residential Life
‘Iolani School is starting a Residential program on its campus, with an expected opening Summer 2018. At full capacity we will house and care for a talented pool of over 100 students from around the world. We are seeking a Director of Residential Life to develop this exciting program for our school. An emphasis on connecting our day and boarding students is a critical component of the program that we want for our school. We will expect this position to involve current faculty, staff and students in the creation of the program.
This position involves overseeing all tasks related to the students’ residential experience at ‘Iolani. House Parents are responsible for cultivating a safe, nurturing, structured and comfortable environment for students while ensuring that students adhere to the program’s rules. Developing strong relationships with the boarding students, grounded in compassion, mutual respect, and consistency, is essential to the House Parent position. House Parents must be willing to take a proactive and hands-on approach toward working with students to solve problems and conflicts and to offer disciplinary and moral guidance when necessary. In short, House Parents are expected to offer the same level of care and attention that a good parent would to his or her own child.
Additionally, House Parents are encouraged to enter fully into the life of the school and to develop and share their talents and interests with regard to extracurricular activities. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
- Acting in loco parentis and therefore responsible for all aspects of the residential welfare of the students;
- Carrying out the daily operations of the residential facility;
- Monitoring student whereabouts and facilitating student checkouts;
- Assisting with the academic progress of students, developing student-centered action plans alongside key faculty, and monitoring progress;
- Collaborating with counselors and family members to develop and monitor student-centered action plans to identify and support socio-emotional needs;
- Communicating with faculty/staff about students’ academic progress;
- Communicating with parents, advisors, and school counselors as needed;
- Addressing issues of student discipline, rule violations, and safety and security concerns through the appropriate channels;
- Performing administrative tasks as necessary;
- Assisting with residential/school activities and events;
- Coordinating with the House Parent Team Leaders to ensure that staffing is adequate on the weekends;
- Ensuring that the weekend work environment at the dormitory is professional, safe, and efficient,
- Shadowing, training, and coaching part-time weekend Residential Assistants in school and residential life processes, systems, & operations.
This position closes on March 10, 2017