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Residence Behaviour and Wellness Manager - University of Guelph

updated on 11:22 AM, August 21, 2018
Province: Guelph, Ontario
Position: Residence Behaviour and Wellness Manager
Deadline: September 4, 2018
Posted: August 21, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Reporting to the Associate Director of Residence Life, the Residence Behaviour and Wellness Manager (RBWM) is a member of the Student Housing Services (SHS) professional management team that is charged with the construction and development of residential environments that support the academic success of students living in residence, and their development as person, scholars and citizens. Specifically, the RBWM is responsible for the following:

-The development and implementation of the Residence Community Living Standards (RCLS)
-The development of Standard Operating Procedures that form the basis of interactions between SHS staff and students.
-Hiring, training and supervising approximately 24 Student Staff on an annual basis (20 Duty Staff, 2 Community Standards Assistants and 2 Seminar Facilitators).
-Developing support resources, programs and community connections aimed at supporting student’s well-being (alcohol/substance use, mental health, addictions, sexual violence, etc).
-Student Housing Services ‘case liaison’ with residents who have experienced traumatic events or have significant mental health concerns while in residence.
-Coordinating and advising a student mental-wellbeing groups in residence.
-Coordinating and advising the Residence Community Integrity Board, a student group that hears appeals of the RCLS.
-Acting as Student Housing Services representative on campus wide committees – for example, mental health advisory committee, cannabis education committee, etc.
-Managing the residence community conduct system. Acting as a consultant to other professionals working in Housing and across campus.
-Maintaining records and providing reports to the Associate Director, Residence Life and Director of Student Housing Services on behavioural trends in residence.
-Training professional staff in SHS on the RCLS and Standard Operating Procedures related to their interactions with and responses to issues within the residence environment as they pertain to the RCLS Ensuring consistency of implementation across campus.
-Acting as the main liaison for Residence Life with important campus partners, such as Campus Community Police Health and Wellness and Campus Judicial, initiating and overseeing projects and new initiatives with these partners.
-Coordinate the Campus Alcohol Recovery Room – including supporting volunteers from the First Response Team, ensuring supplies maintained and troubleshooting issues that arise.
-Designing sessions and training student staff within Residence Life (180) on the responsibilities associated with being on call, including response, communication, documentation and follow up.
-Responsible for an annual budget of approximately $100,000 (staffing, operating and programing)

Qualifications / Required Skills

Requirements for this live-off position include: a university degree (master’s degree preferred), several years of related management experience in a residence environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional preferred requirements include: demonstrated administrative skills; an understanding of life within a post-secondary institution, working and communicating effectively with students; residence living; conflict mediation/resolution; crisis intervention/management; understanding of student development theory and the ability to designate personal time and deal with high stress situations. Candidates must be able to interact with all levels of the university community. Preference will be given to candidates with management experience in residence life.

Additional Information

Interested applicants should visit the University of Guelph's Human Resource website for instructions on how to apply.


Contact Information

Patrick Kelly
Associate Director, Residence Life