Assistant Director of Residential Life

Bryant University
September 23, 2023
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Job Title Assistant Director of Residential Life

Full Time / Part Time Full Time Job Type Staff Reports To Director of Residential Life Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Residential Life reports to the Director of Residential Life and is accountable for assisting the Director with ensuring a safe and attractive living area for students which is conducive to intellectual, social, and personal growth. The Office of Residential Life, which this position is part of, provides programs that meet the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of students; provides support, counseling, and referral services; and promotes student responsibility, accountability, and leadership experiences. This is a 12-month, full-time position.

This position will require the ability to work some nights and weekends.

Bryant University is a private New England university with a tradition of innovation and a global vision for success. Our new strategic plan, Vision 2030 , sets a trajectory for the next decade through academic excellence, outstanding student life, competitive athletics and student outcomes among the nation's top 1% for ROI.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Provide support to the Director of Residence Life with the activities required to ensure a proper, safe, and clean living environment for resident students through the supervision of professional and resident assistant staff, facilities management, and liaison with other departments.
  • Provide department representation on various committees, professional organizations, and at major events (e.g., Admitted Student Day, Orientation, Welcome Weekend, Spring Weekend, etc.)
  • Serve as an administrator-on-call for the Residential Life Office.
  • Directly supervise three community directors and assist in the recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of Residential Life professional staff and RAs. Manage the overall housing operation including incoming student housing assignments, returning student housing lottery, winter session and summer school housing, facilitation of the opening and closing of Residence Halls, early arrivals, damage assessment, billing process, maintenance and updates of housing software and oversight of the card access system. Maintain accurate records and files associated with campus housing.
  • Oversee the room change process, housing waitlist and resolve housing assignment issues with students and family members.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Accessibility and Director of Residential Life on the accommodations process.
  • Maintain the department website ensuring that all information is correct and up to date.
  • Oversee branding of departmental communications. Edit and proofread all departmental communication ensuring that emails and posters are free of grammatical errors and use the correct branding and terminology. Design and edit departmental brochures. Edit and proofread all department letters including RA hiring, housing selection and move-in/move-out information.
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of University policies and procedures related to residential life and collaborate with others to ensure that these are communicated effectively to resident students and the campus community.
  • Operate as the Residential Life liaison for transfer students and their parents.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Certain requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.


    TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS: Best served by a person with:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in student affairs administration.
  • Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field.

  • Ability to work autonomously, take initiative, use sound judgment, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with students, parents, and campus constituents.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain composure, problem-solve, and respond to questions and concerns in a timely and supportive manner.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail oriented with strong organization skills.
  • Open and response to direction and feedback.
  • Ability to learn, utilize, and implement technology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Working Environment

    Bryant University recognizes that its position as a leader in higher education is greatly determined both by the diversity of its campus community and its intellectual endeavors. Its commitment to link academic and social diversity for the benefit of the learning and living environment reflects its belief that excellence and diversity are mutually reinforcing objectives. We are committed to building an equitable and inclusive campus community, one that values individual difference and fosters greater understanding of the many facets of diversity and other distinctive characteristics that make us different. We encourage applications from candidates with an appreciation for and understanding of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Learn more about our ongoing commitment to building a community of inclusive excellence.

    Physical Capacities

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number STA02500

    Work Hours

    This position will require the ability to work some nights and weekends.

    Open Date 07/13/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Applicant Special Instructions

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