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Assistant Director - Housing and Residence Life

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Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Student Services

The Assistant Director (AD) is a student affairs educator, with a commitment to restorative practices, student development, learning, social justice, equity, and inclusion, and academic success. The AD’s responsibilities and focus center on leadership, administration, student success, and management of prevention and intervention efforts for Grand Valley State University’s residential student.  

Core Competencies: 

  • Thorough knowledge of community building in a diverse environment, conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution.   
  • Ability to establish and maintain a professional, effective and collaborative working relationship with multiple constituents including campus partner offices, students, staff, faculty members and various other community groups. 
  • Highly responsible, dedicated team member; demonstrated integrity, initiative, and self-motivation; strong oral and written communication skills; demonstrated supervisory skills and abilities 
  • Excellent communication, administrative and organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and capacity to influence all levels within an organization. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration or a related field 
  • 3+ years of post-graduate work experience in housing and residence life, curriculum administration/leadership, student conduct, academic advising, counseling, student life, or related areas including direct adjudicating and managing student conduct cases  
  • Supervision and/or leadership of undergraduate student staff  
  • Experience with the creation, facilitation and/or oversight of administrative processes 
  • Experience with the creation and facilitation of training content, manuals, and/or presentations  
  • Efficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Documents or similar technology 
  • Proven experience in compliance with state and federal requirements, including but not limited to Clery, Title IX, etc. 
  • Experience with Campus CARE Team (Coordination, Assistance, Response, and Education) 
  • Efficiency in providing excellent support to students in all aspects of their university experience  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of post-graduate work experience in housing and residence life, student life, or related areas 
  • Knowledge of restorative practices 
  • Experience with reporting, planning and assessment of student conduct
  • Experience with Advocate, Maxient, or other student conduct management systems  
  • Knowledge of ethical and legal parameters in higher education, especially as they pertain to student conduct 
  • Experience serving on a Campus CARE Team (Coordination, Assistance, Response, and Education) 
  • Ability to establish core values of the department within student conduct that align with the larger University-wide conduct processes  
  • Knowledge of and on-going engagement with local, state, and national trends in restorative practices and student conduct  
  • Supervision and/or leadership of graduate staff 
  • Supervision and/or leadership of professional staff 
  • Direct management of residential communities 
  • Experience working with and understanding of underrepresented and diverse populations 
  • Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations 
 

 Responsibilities: 

  • Establish a restorative approach to the HRL student conduct process in alignment with the larger university-wide student conduct processes. 
  • Determine goals for the conduct system that align with the overall division strategy of student intervention and support as well as meet the needs of on-campus residential community environment. 
  • Coordinate the logistics for alternative dispute resolution processes within HRL.  
  • Recruit, train, and supervise student staff to facilitate the alternative dispute resolution processes. 
  • Update HRL Community Living Standards, duty protocols, and conduct processes in alignment with state and local laws and University policies annually. 
  • Develop manuals and train all department staff on associated laws, policies, procedures, and software.  
  • Maintain conduct software system efficiency and accuracy. 
  • Review, assign, and confirm appropriate follow up on all incident and CARE reports. Complete daily, weekly, and annual audits.   
  • Review and consult on Community Development Plans related to community values and restorative practices. 
  • Contribute to HRL inclusion, equity, and social justice efforts. 
  • Utilize University early alert software to identify student success interventions and collaborate with HRL staff to aid in student retention and success.   
  • Coordinate department collaboration with Title IX, GVPD, Dean of Students, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, University Counseling Center, Alcohol and Other Drugs, University General Counsel and other associated departments related to policy, procedure, staff training, and resolution practices and compliance. 
  • Represent HRL on the University Care Team and University Student Misconduct Team to collaborate with other offices on students of concern, threat assessment, and crisis response. Ensure appropriate student intervention and support. 
  • Prepare departmental communications related to conduct including but not limited to letters, emails, web content, and educational pieces. 
  • Manage conduct related billing administration. 
  • Coordinate and serve in an on-call duty system. 
  • Contribute to HRL, Division of Student Affairs, and University efforts and initiatives related to student success and retention.  
 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office environment.  Some travel may be required.

Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:  Housing and Residence Live/Student Affairs

CAMPUS:  Allendale

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews may be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the university.

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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