Position: Dean of Residence and Students
Deadline: June 10, 2018
Posted: June 8, 2018
Job Description / Duties
Founded in 1964 and centrally located on the St. George campus, Innis College provides a small-scale, informal home to about 2,000 undergraduate Arts & Science students.
Opened in 1994, Innis Residence offers a total of 339 beds in a suite-style setting, and houses students from both the Faculty of Arts & Science and Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. The operating budget is $3.6 million.
The Dean of Residence and Students reports to the Principal of Innis College, and is a member of a team of senior college administrators charged with ensuring that the cultural, social, recreational, and academic environment contributes to the total educational experience of the students. The Dean of Residence and Students is responsible for the administration and operation of all aspects of the College residence. S/He is responsible for planning, developing and implementing programs to enrich the quality of student life across the College as a whole and promote the College’s focus on diversity. The incumbent serves on University-wide committees engaged in the review, development, and implementation of policy affecting the quality of student life on the campus. The position includes living on-site or within close proximity of the College residence in order to be available to attend to emergencies and participate in activities outside normal office hours.
Qualifications / Required Skills
Minimum Master’s degree, preferably in Education or Higher Education Administration. Formal training in counseling and/or mediation and crisis intervention strongly preferred.
Requires a residence and student life professional with a minimum eight years related experience in a University environment who can demonstrate a record of progressively responsible experience in five key areas:
Residence and student life programming;
Mediation and crisis intervention;
Human resources management;
Post-secondary housing facilities and operations management;
Financial administration including budget development.
Experience working and managing in a unionized environment is required.
Working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook; effective problem-solving ability; mediation training/experience. Excellent presentation skills. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, organizational, leadership, conflict-resolution and analytical skills.
Ability to exercise tact, judgement discretion and political savvy. Must possess an appreciation of academic values and a commitment to student development. Must have empathy for, and understanding of, student needs and aspirations. Appreciation of diversity issues. Ability to interpret and explain University and College policies relating to the operation of the Residence, and to student life generally, both within the College and to external sources. Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of persons inside and outside the University in conducting College and Residence business. Ability to prepare, interpret and explain written and statistical reports on all aspect of Residence and student life operations.
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