Position: Residence Life Manager
Deadline: October 19, 2021
Job Description / Duties
Residence Life Manager
Student Housing Services, Student Affairs
Temporary full-time from October 2021 to May 15, 2022
Hiring #: 2021-0549
Please read the Application Instructions before applying
Reporting to an Area Coordinator, Residence Life, the Residence Life Manager (RLM) is responsible for supporting the creation of residence environments that support students’ feelings of safety and belonging and promote the development of students’ involvement, connection, wellbeing, and academic and personal growth and success. RLMs are part of a dynamic Residence Life Management Team (RLMT) and responsible for all aspects of residence life within their assigned residence area. Including: providing on-going training, coaching, support, and team development for Residence Life student-staff; facilitating and overseeing the delivery of programs, activities, and services designed to enrich students’ residence experiences; attending to student behavioural issues; supporting students experiencing mental wellness challenges, developing support plans with appropriate campus resources as needed; leading and/or participating in Residence Life team portfolio and project work (i.e. training, hiring, etc.); working as part of a rotating, on-call system, providing after-hours support to students and student-staff; and participating in on-going professional development. The RLM directly supervises a team of student staff (12-18) and a residence area home to approximately 550 students.
Requirements for this live-in position include: a university degree (master’s degree preferred) and two years of related leadership and management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional requirements include: an understanding of life within a post-secondary institution and student transitional experiences; strong adaptability and prioritization skills; well-developed communication and interpersonal skills; proven critical thinking and problem solving capacity; the ability to effectively collaborate with teammates; strong personal and stress management; diligence; administrative skills; high levels of motivation; a service orientation; and a growth mindset and commitment to continual learning. Candidates must be able to interact with all levels of the university community. Ideal candidates will have experience and competence in utilizing student development and student success research to inform their practice.
The Residence Life Management Team places great value on maintaining an equitable and inclusive environment within the residence community. In addition to speaking to experiences and transferable skills that would support your success in the Residence Manager role, please use your cover letter to speak to your values in regards to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and how you would look to represent these values through your work if selected for a position.
Applicants selected for advancement in this process will be contacted by the hiring team to inquire about potential accommodations needs.
Professional/Managerial Salary Bands
At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.
Posting Date: 2021 10 12
Closing Date: 2021 10 19