• Assistant Director-Residence Life

    Wayne State College
    Job Description
    Wayne State College is seeking an Assistant Director-Residence Life (Area Coordinator). The Hall Supervisor provides leadership in several major functions of the Residence Life department in a dynamic team atmosphere. The Assistant Directors for Hall Supervision administer the comprehensive living-learning environment for residence halls housing students and serve as the primary professional staff available in the residence halls for student contact. Hall supervisors are responsible for facilitating community development that enhances academic success and personal growth and are required to live in an on-campus residence hall apartment or equivalent. The hall supervisor also is responsible for implementing programming in the halls to stimulate student growth and development and serve as judicial officers for the College. The hall supervisor oversees the day-to-day operations of the residence hall environment in conjunction with other department staff and serves as an emergency responder in an on-call rotation.

    Nature of work: 
    Assist with supervision of residence halls and administration of residence life activities. Facilitate community development that enhances student success and growth. Responsible for overseeing residence hall occupancy, managing auxiliary services, supervising hall facilities and furnishings. May coordinate conference and guest housing, maintain financial records and prepare reports. Act as a primary point of contact for residential students. May specialize in one of the following areas: (1) Staff Recruitment and Selection, (2) Staff Training and Development, (3) Staff Programming, (4) Student Leadership Development or (5) Operations. May receive room and board at the residence hall as part of the employment package.

    Examples of Work Performed: 
    1. Responsible for the supervision, leadership, and development of a comprehensive living-learning environment housing students

    2. Assist in the overall direction and strategic planning of short and long term goals of the department
    3. Creating a community development plan for the residential area focused on the learning, growth, and development of students
    4. Supervise, train, evaluate and provide leadership to an undergraduate Resident Assistant staff of RA’s, Senior RA’s (Community Coordinators), and desk attendants. Potential supervision of a graduate student is possible.
    5. Establish healthy mentoring relationships through daily interactions with students, mediate conflicts, respond to their needs and refer students to appropriate resources as needed
    6. Participate in an on-call emergency duty rotation throughout the year (evenings and weekends), including academic breaks
    7. Serve as a judicial officer for the College in handling student conduct
    8. Coordinate day to day operations of the residential area and department such as occupancy, facilities management, hall opening and closing, room selection
    9. Ensure the observance of all applicable rules and regulations as well as the Wayne State College code of conduct and Nebraska State College System board policies
    10. Assist in the coordination of all department-wide initiatives including RA training, RA selection, room selection, and other programming initiatives and committees as needed
    11. Manage efficient and accurate operational reports and communicate regularly with necessary offices
    12. Develop a collaborative relationship with maintenance, custodial, campus security, student activities, and other offices as needed
    13. Live in the Residence Hall as assigned
    14. Provide support and direction for summer camps and conferences as directed
    15. Facilitate and lead CHOICES alcohol education class for students.
    16. Other duties as assigned that are pertinent to the goals and mission of the department and the college

    Required Qualifications: 
    Bachelor’s degree or related work experience
    Wayne State College has been educating students for more than 100 years. Located in Northeast Nebraska, close to Sioux City, Iowa, and within a two-hour drive to Sioux Falls, Omaha and Lincoln, the College is one of the most dynamic, regional public colleges in the Midwest. One of three members of the Nebraska State College System, the College distinguishes itself by providing educational excellence in a small, personalized setting. The beautiful 128-acre campus serves over 3,900 students who have a choice of more than 130 programs of study. In fall 2020, the College welcomed the second largest freshmen class in its history, driven by new academic programs and partnerships, updated and new facilities, and a continuing focus on supporting students with generous scholarships in their academic and co-curricular experiences. Wayne State has been the recipient of a number of awards, honors, and distinctions due to its commitment to service, student success, and providing an exceptional education at an affordable cost. The entire community is focused on making Wayne State a great place for students to th

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