Montclair State University

  • Assistant Director for Residence Life

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/2/2018 2:25 PM)
    # of Openings
    Student Development and Campus Life
  • Overview

    Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Residence Life, the Assistant Director is a member of the Office of Residence Life team who takes the lead role in coordinating and guiding a residential area housing1400- 2000 students and directly supervises 2-3 Community Directors and is responsible for in­ directly supervising 1- 3 Assistant Community Directors, 30-50 Resident Assistants and 30-60 service area staff. The Assistant Director is also responsible for coordinating the programming efforts of the residential professional and student staff in their area of responsibility. Further, the Assistant Director makes appropriate decisions and/or recommendations to the Executive Director of Residence Life regarding management and supervision of the area. The Assistant Director provides direction for and coordinates the activities of staff members in areas related to academic initiatives, student behavior, personnel and administrative policies and procedures, student and community development, physical environment concerns, and staff supervision and development. The Assistant Directors split responsibility for coordinating the orientation, training,selection, recruitment and development of 8 Community Directors, 6 Assistant Community Directors, and 300 student staff members. The Assistant Directors manage student leadership recruitment, training,and co-advising including the Residence Hall Association and Hall Councils and planning and implementing staff development initiatives. The Assistant Directors also split responsibility for Residential Curriculum, Living Learning Community development and implementation, and other departmental initiatives and committees. The Assistant Director establishes working relationships with other University partners to these ends. The Assistant Director is a live-out position, but requires both on and off site emergency contact outside of normal office hours and on weekends.


    Supervision and Administrative  Responsibllties

    • Directly supervises 2-3 Community Directors by coaching, mentoring,and eva luating staff to their highest performance.
    • Indirectly supervises Assistant Community Directors, Resident Assistants and other student staff.
    • Assists in the establishment and implementation of efficient administrative policies, programs, and procedures within University and Departmental guidelines.
    • Approves work schedules, payrolls, and leave for staff for the areas of responsibility.
    • Serves as a University Hearing Officer for students involved in both University and housing policy violations.
    • Coordinates and compiles monthly and annual reports from their area of responsibility.
    • Coordinates, in conjunction with other Department staff, arr opening, closing and transition related activities intheir area of responsibility. Assistant Director is available on campus for arr opening and closing dates for the residence halls.
    • Assists in identifying and developing immediate and future plans for facility maintenance and improvements.
    • Collaborates and communicates with other campus partner offices for daily updates, programming development and initiatives.
    • Responds to student and/or family requests for information as appropriate and within the guise of FERPA.

    Professional Staff Training and Selection
    One Assistant Director Oversees Professional Staff Training and Selection (Oversight of assignment can alternate at the discretion of the supervisor)

    • Develops, implements and evaluates comprehensive fall and springtraining programs for the professional Community Directors and Assistant Community Directors.
    • Designs, implements, and evaluates the training program for all professional staff within Residence  Life including coordinating events, speakers, consultants, meals, materials, and social activities to ensure implementation of all professional training programs.
    • Develops and prepares all learning objectives, performance objectives, materials and manuals for training programs for all professional positions.
    • Oversees the Professional StaffTraining Committee and Professional Selection Committee; in assigning roles and tasks to all committee members reporting progress of committee work to the Associate Director.
    • Develops, monitors and maintains the Department's budget for all professional training and staff development related initiatives.
    • Designs, implements, and evaluates training programs and professional development in-services for Community Director and Assistant Community Director Staff.
    • Develops, implements, and evaluates recruitment and selections processes for Community Directors and Assistant Community Directors.
    • Coordinates all conference  recruitment materials and committee  members for placement exchange opportunities as well as on campus processes.
    • Oversees ACUH0-1 Internship recruitment, hiring, and supervision.

    Student Staff Selection
    One Assistant Director Oversees Student Staff Selection (Oversight of assignment can alternate at the discretion of the supervisor)

    • Develops, implements, and evaluates recruitment and selections processes for approximately 130 live­ in undergraduate resident assistants, and 200+ service assistants.
    • Designs and prepares resources and materials for student staff recruitment and selections processes,including but not limited to interview questions, scoring rubrics, marketing materials, and status letters.
    • Maintains the Residence Life staff roster and coordinates all hiring process needs with appropriate department and University representatives.
    • Coordinates information sessions, class visits, and recruitment programs for student staff selections.
    • Coordinates group and individual interview processes for student staff selections.
    • Oversees the Student Staff Selections Committee and delegates tasks to all committee

    Student Staff Training
    One Assistant Director Oversees Student Staff Training (Oversight of assignment can alternate at the discretion of the supervisor)

    • Develops, implements and evaluates comprehensive fall and·spring training programs for all live-in undergraduate student staff including Resident Assistants, Service Assistants, Service Assistant Coordinators, Resident Assistant Coordinators and Residential Tutors.
    • Designs, implements, and evaluates the orientation program for all student staff within Residence Life
    • Coordinates events, speakers, consultants, meals, materials, and social activities to ensure professional implementation of all student staff training programs.



    • Master's degree from an accredited college/university in higher education administration, student personnel services or related field.
    • 3-5 years of full-time residence life/live in experience.
    • Strong supervisory and management experience of professional, graduate, and student staff. Experience with professional and student staff recruitment, selection and training committees.


    • Experience working with living/learning programs and/or residence hall based academic initiatives. Experience leading major staff training and development initiatives.
    • Experience advising a Residence Hall Association, Hall Council, or other student groups.
    • Experience with Residence Life administrative processes, committees, facility management and departmental  initiatives.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed