Dawson Community College
Position Opening For:
TITLE: Assistant Director of Housing Operations and Community Engagement
DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs
DIVISION: Housing and Student Life
STATUS: Exempt, Full-time, 12-months
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Associate Dean of Student Success
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Student Employees, Work Study Students, Resident Assistants, Student Life Assistants, Campus Safety Assistants
At Dawson Community College, we are committed to a whole-student experience and are looking for an energetic person to join our team as the Assistant Director of Housing Operations and Community Engagement. In this position, your job is to make DCC a home away from home for resident students and to foster an engaging student life experience for the whole student body. If you want to have a positive impact on the success of our students, then this job is for you!
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Success, the Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing student housing and a student-focused residential and campus wide student life program. This position has immediate supervision of Resident Assistants, Student Life Assistants, volunteer coordinators, student employees, work-study students and other residential student leaders.
The Assistant Director is tasked with creating a welcoming and a safe residential experience for students living on campus. This includes supervising and maintaining student housing; training and supervising Resident Assistants (RAs); following the standards of the Housing Handbook and Student Code of Conduct; engaging conflict mediation skills; and knowledge of mental health referrals. The Assistant Director also assists in compiling data for all Clery/Title IX/VAWA and related Federal Guidelines that fall under Residence Life, Student Affairs, and campus safety. The Assistant Director together with RAs, provide 24/7 monitoring of all housing facilities for safety or security concerns, coordinate with local law enforcement and fire department, and address any violations of the student housing handbook.
The Assistant Director will design and implement engaging co-curricular, non-credit programs and activities focused on building leadership capacity and a vibrant, inclusive student body. Through the development and enforcement of clear and transparent policies and strategies, the Assistant Director evaluates and establishes programs and events, recommends and implements changes and administers policy development. Further, the Assistant Director maintains a visible professional presence on campus and is actively engaged in the creation and support of several large scale campus-wide events; serves as a role model and facilitator to student leaders; implements co-curricular leadership; promotes student and organizational excellence; and advocates on behalf of student leaders and organizations. This position is charged with being a programmatic liaison to the Associate Dean of Student Success for areas, including but not limited, to intramurals, library programming, student life programming, athletic department, student clubs and other student engagement programs including the First Year Experience.
The responsibilities of the position require the person to be available for varied hours; office hours and on-call 24/7. Therefore a furnished, two bedroom apartment located within the in the residence complex will be provided, including all utilities, Internet, cable TV and local phone. Food service and a cell phone are also included.
EMPLOYMENT WITH DAWSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Employees at Dawson Community College are required to demonstrate kindness, respect, integrity, professionalism, and caring regard. We adhere to the highest ethical standards in the fulfillment of our jobs, to honor the College and university policies and procedures and to promote the educational objectives of the institution. Respect creates an atmosphere conducive to learning. Respect, in this sense, is a minimum threshold for our interactions with each other. A higher threshold is a “caring regard” for the people with whom we work.
Professionalism at DCC includes being mindful of our actions when working with students, colleagues, co-workers and our community members. Respect and “caring regard” for those with whom we share the common purpose of serving students is a paramount value. Professionalism and respect for others is an expected part of DCC job performance.
Employees at Dawson Community College support and promote a positive image of Dawson Community College.
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