Assistant Director
Michigan State University
United States

Assistant Director Residence Education

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Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 15
Major Administrative Unit / College: Residential & Hospitality Services, Div
Department: Rehs Central Administration 40001027
Sub Area: APSA- Pro Supervisory
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Professional Supervisory- APSA, Residential and Hospitality Services, Union

Position Summary

Provides leadership and direction for the residence halls in a neighborhood and is the residential representative for neighborhood initiatives.  Supervises and evaluates live-in professional staff.  Oversees implementation of student success and residential curriculum initiatives within the on-campus communities.  Support neighborhood and department initiatives that develop inclusive living learning communities.  Acts as liaison between the Engagement Center and the residential units within the neighborhood.  Other duties include, but not limited to: chair of committees and liaison for institutional committees; consult with necessary partners on mental health issues; coordinates with student conduct on student behavior; collaborates frequently with facilities, operations, and housing assignments staff within the neighborhood; participates in duty rotation/crisis response management; works to ensure policies and procedures are being followed and accountability is in place; develops and administers budgets for neighborhood; works collaboratively with Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and Infrastructure, Planning & Facilities, and MSU Police; disciplines staff as needed with guidance from Human Resources. 

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one to two years of post-bachelor degree work such as a Master's in Higher Education Administration, Counseling or related field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible and expansive work experience in residence hall administration, counseling, human relations, and program development; knowledge of legal, ethical, and affirmative action practices for staff recruitment, selection, and appraisal; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including [communities of color], in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Work Hours


Bidding eligibility ends on 06/01/2021 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: May 26, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 22, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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