Position: Residence Life Manager-in-Training
Deadline: February 21, 2024
Job Description / Duties
Reporting to the Area Coordinator, South Area Residences, the Residence Life Manager-in-Training (RLMiT) is responsible for community development and the overall atmosphere in their assigned area within the South Residences. This will include counselling and management of student behaviour; supervision of student staff (6-7); liaison with all the resources required to maintain the quality of student life; and initiating and overseeing community level interventions and programs. With the coaching of the Area Coordinator, the incumbent will: oversee the delivery of programs, activities and services; manage alleged conduct violations, ensuring appropriate actions are taken; meet with students of concern and develop support plans with appropriate campus services; and manage various budgets associated with the residence, such as staff hospitality and building programming. The RLMiT will work in close partnership with a Co-RLMiT and/or in conjunction with other RLMiTs to assist in the overall management of the larger residence area.
Successful candidates should have interest and displayed competence in the following areas: student development theory; community building; educational programming; management and supervision of staff; management of student behaviour; staff training and development. These positions are consistent with the University’s commitment to experiential learning by providing professional and managerial experience for candidates who are interested in further pursuing a career in Student Affairs.
The incumbent will participate in professional training to support their success in this role. This training will be on-going throughout the contract period, with the majority taking place during the first few months in the position. Residence communities are dynamic in nature and therefore the hours expected of an Residence Life Manager-in-Training (RLMiT) will vary according to the needs of the community (35 hours per week). This will include some evening and weekend hours. In addition, the incumbent will participate in an emergency on-call rotation within the South Area Residences.
Requirements for this live-in position include: Two (2) year Community College program (university degree preferred) and one (1) year of related experience. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered. Additional requirements include: demonstrated administrative skills; an understanding of life within a post-secondary institution, working and communicating effectively with students; an understanding of residence living; conflict mediation/resolution; crisis intervention/management; understanding of student development theory and the ability to deal with high stress situations. Candidates must be able to interact with all levels of the university community.
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 Life Manager-in-Training role, please use your cover letter to speak to your values in regard 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.
For more information, including application instructions, please go to our website, https://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/careers-guelph/current-opportunities/residence-life-manager-training
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