Associate Director for Staff Processes and Student Development


: $132,420.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

HoursStandard University business hours8:30am 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs.Job DescriptionThe Associate Director for Staff Processes and Student Development in the Office of Student Living is responsible the oversight of administrative processes including: departmental budget; professional staff selection, training & development; student staff selection, departmental communications processes and alumni-related functions. Also includes leadership and coordination of all departmental diversity/inclusion initiatives and student leadership development initiatives. Ensures these initiatives are in-line with the residential curriculum.The associate director directly supervises a masters-degree level coordinator, three administrative specialists, and directs the work of all department staff related to professional staff selection and training/development activities and student staff recruitment and selection. Provides oversight for the daily processes of a departmental budget in excess of 6 million dollars. Additionally, the associate director serves in the on-call rotation for all on-campus housing (approximately 8,000 students) and off-campus students (approximately 12,000), maintains liaisons with a variety of administrative offices, oversees departmental committees as assigned, and serves on divisional and campus-wide committees as needed.QualificationsMasters degree in human resources administration, student personnel, higher education, or related field required.Minimum of 6 years post-masters experience in Residence Life / Student Affairs required.Minimum of 8 years post-masters experience in Residence Life / Student Affairs preferred.Job Specific QualificationsPrevious residence hall administration experience and student advising experience required.Must be well versed in staff management, training, development, and budget administration.Demonstrated expertise and experience at the professional level in at least three of the following specialized areas in residence life in addition to the general knowledge of all other areas:Staff recruitment, selection, training, and development - Diversity and Inclusion - Student Leadership Development - Budget management - Program development and assessment - Communications - Public relations - Alumni RelationsResponsibilitiesProvides leadership for all departmental professional and graduate staff recruitment, selection, training, and development activities.Provides broad oversight for student staff recruitment and selection. Specifically:Coordinates the recruitment, selection, and training of professional and graduate assistant staff.Collaborates with Human Resources staff to ensure screening, interviewing, and hiring processes are seamless, efficient, and effective. Coordinates the delegation and attends placement exchanges as needed.Collaborate with the Higher Education Program in the School of Education for graduate student recruitment and selection.Oversees all professional staff training initiatives, including summer/winter training, as well as monthly in-services. Includes development, implementation, and assessment of learning outcomes.Supervises a masters-level coordinator who coordinates student staff recruitment and selection.Oversee the administration of weekly and semi-monthly payroll.Supervises, trains, and evaluates two Administrative Specialist staff who assist with and perform specific functions related to payroll, professional staff selection, RA selection, professional staff training, and staff development activities, among other responsibilities.Provides leadership and vision for a student leadership development program and for a training and development program that provides all staff with a foundation for intercultural competence. Specifically:Serve as a liaison with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Disability Cultural Center, the Slutzker Center for International Services, Hendricks Chapel, and the LGBT Resource Center regarding staff training and inclusion initiatives.Serve as a liaison with the Office of Student Activities and the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs.Leads the development, implementation, and assessment of diversity & inclusion initiatives at all levels of the organization: residential student-focused, student staff-focused, and professional staff focused.Ensures that all staff engage in developing cultural competence-focused goals and working on these goals as part of the Performance Partnership process.Ensures that student leadership initiatives are connected to the overall residential education program, and that staff are trained in student organization advising.Provides oversite to the advising and development of students involved with RHA, NRHH, and all residential community councils.Departmental leadership and general administrative responsibilities. Specifically:Serving on the leadership team for the Office of Student Living.Acting on behalf of the Sr. Director of student Living as directed / required.Addressing parent issues and concerns.Participating and leading portions of departmental strategic planning.Conducting assessment and engaging in data-driven decision-making.Facilitating staff meetings, including planning and coordinating, with the Sr. Director, monthly departmental meetings.Provide leadership and direction for all Office of Student Living communications and alumni development activities.Engages in professional development activities, both on-campus as well as with regional / national professional organizations.Engages in professional development and learning specifically related to cultural competence, diversity, inclusion, and/or social justice.Provide day-to-day oversight of the Office of Residence Life budget processes.Departmental leadership and general administrative responsibilities.This includes:Serving on the leadership team for the Office of Student Living.Acting on behalf of the Director of Student Living as directed / required.Addressing parent issues and concerns.Participating and leading portions of departmental strategic planning.Conducting assessment and engaging in data-driven decision-making.Facilitating staff meetings, including planning and coordinating, with the Director, monthly departmental meetings.Participating in professional and paraprofessional staff recruitment, selection, and training activities.Budget oversight for designated areas.Provides broad oversight for student leadership development programs.Serving in the central office director on-call rotation for all on-campus and off-campus housing (approximately 20,000 students).Application InstructionsIn addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.EEOCSyracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.Commitment to Supporting and Hiring VeteransSyracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The Universitys contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus CommunitySyracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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