Position: Residence Life Manager
Deadline: May 13, 2019
Posted: April 29, 2019
Job Description / Duties
Reporting to the Director, Residence and Student Life, the Residence Life Manager directly contributes to Student Affairs’ strategic goals by nurturing students’ development through a critical and transformative time. The incumbent is responsible for creating a thriving living and learning environment for students in collaboration with institutional and community partners.
- Collaboratively identify and foster the development of initiatives to build community (i.e. peer-led, on-campus events and residence programming) that responds to the changing needs of the student population, promotes a safe and inclusive environment and contributes to the overall Student Affairs
- Actively develop meaningful connections and familiarity with students by dining, attending events, attending meetings and being present in the individual residence communities as defined by Resident Assistant leadership areas on a daily basis.
- Work with the Director, Residence and Student Life and the Manager, Student Conduct to develop annual analyses of all incidents of conflict and student conduct in order to assess trends and identify required modifications to the Residence Code of Conduct and disciplinary practices.
- Recruit, hire, train, coach and supervise student residence life staff annually, including Residence Assistants and Residence Programming Assistants.
- Respond and give direction in dealing with any crisis/emergency situation in residence and participate in a rotational on-call emergency system.
- Participate and administer the Residence Code of Conduct in their area of responsibility, which include administration of a developmental/educational system, leading learning conversations, making appropriate decisions of responsibility and sanctioning.
This is a live-in position including a meal plan. The successful candidate is provided with a fully furnished, pet-friendly apartment, including heat, lights, hot-water, internet and cable – disturbance factor applied to benefit, as a taxable benefit. This role is highly visible, works flexible hours, and is on-call via cell phone provided (not included in taxable benefit) on a rotational basis during evenings and weekends, year-round. Frequent irregular hours including extended workdays, attendance at evening and weekend meetings, programs and functions is required.
Qualifications / Required Skills
Undergraduate degree in Education or Humanities plus an additional three years of experience in a live-in residence environment with administrative responsibilities (or an equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. College diplomas or comparable professional experience will be considered. Experience implementing new restorative practice considered a strong asset.
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Applications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short-listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Salary: $57,777 - $78,168
Dean Martin, Director, Residence & Student Life
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.