Position: Assistant Director, Residence Life
Deadline: July 15, 2018
Posted: July 6, 2018
Job Description / Duties
Assistant Director, Residence Life
Department: UTM: Student Housing & Residence Life
Description: Working under the direction of the Director, Student Housing & Residence Life, the Assistant Director (AD), Residence Life provides primary leadership and is responsible for managing the operations and staff of the residence life team. Responsibilities of this position include: setting strategic direction for residence life operations and program planning, continuous program development and improvement, implementation, evaluation and assessment, while making considerations for accessibility, equity and inclusion throughout all aspects of programming; seeking and cultivating partnerships and initiatives focused on transition and success, and ensuring these programs are in keeping with university values and commitments, contemporary practices as well as relevant theory and research; overseeing the administration of the Community Standards; initiating and overseeing assessment projects and initiatives related to student success in residence; and developing long range program planning and implementation strategies. The incumbent works with the Director and committees in developing residence learning objectives, supports and services, establishing departmental goals and objectives and the department’s long range plan.
Qualifications / Required Skills
University degree and/or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters degree in Education, Student Affairs, Social Work, Community Services, Leadership, Management (or related) preferred.
A minimum of five years professional experience living and working in a university residence setting. Experience in advising students, provision of support plans and safety plans, issues management, emergency response, conflict mediation, program development and student conduct and judicial affairs in an undergraduate residence community. Experience training others in suicide intervention training is preferred. Experience managing staff, preferably in a unionized environment.
Proven leadership and problem-solving skills. Comfort working as a member of a team composed of individuals with varying responsibilities. Ability to identity risk and sound judgment to appropriately respond. Proven ability to deal with sensitive matters that require professional judgement and confidentiality.
Experience improving and enhancing the student experience in residence and in postsecondary settings. Experience creating proposals for training, supports, services and activities. Experience effectively managing a complex set of competing priorities; issues management, emergencies and responding to the personal crises of individual residents is required.
Excellent interpersonal skills, communication (verbal and written) skills, tact and diplomacy required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (in particular Word and Excel, Powerpoint).
Mental health and suicide intervention skills training required
Knowledge of residence management systems such as eRez/StarRez Residence Management System. Familiarity with specific facility systems (e.g., VingCard - Persona, etc.)
Experience interpreting the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) is required.
Experience working with residence facilities, financial and human resource policies and procedures. Comfortable working in an unpredictable and often stressful environment. Ability to interact, communicate and build partnerships with students, parents, university staff and faculty. Comfortable working in an unpredictable and often stressful environment. Must be able to work independently and work as part of a team. Demonstrated creativity is essential. Experience working with diverse student communities is also a significant asset. A high degree of initiative and self-motivation required. Ability to effectively manage, motivate and mobilize a team of administrative staff.
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Job Closing: Jul 15, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
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Director, Student Housing & Residence Life
Some Quick Facts about UofT, UTM and Student Housing & Residence Life - UofT has over 90,000 students!
- UofT has almost 25,000 staff and faculty!
- UofT has an annual operating budget of $2.5+ billion
- UTM is a beautiful green and natural oasis on 225-acres in Mississauga
- UTM has approximately 15,000 students
- Student Housing & Residence Life at UTM is the largest UofT residence operation with 1,500++ beds and an operating budget of $15 million
- Our residence population is over 50% international students!!