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State University of New York at Geneseo Assistant Director of Residence Life for Staff Training and Development in Geneseo, New York

SUNY Geneseo

Assistant Director of Residence Life for Staff Training and Development

Position Number: S155

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director of Residence Life is one of four leaders in the Department of Residence Life at SUNY Geneseo, a premier public liberal arts college. A primary focus of the position is the promotion of student and staff learning through the implementation and assessment of department training, development, and cocurricular initiatives. The Assistant Director provides direct oversight of the coordination and execution of student staff selection and other departmental committees. The selected individual supervises and evaluates professional staff, manages student staff employment accountability, and is a resource to all Resident Assistants. The Assistant Director participates in the 24 hour third tier duty rotation for residential emergencies and executes summer responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in higher education, student affairs, college student personnel/development, counseling, education or related field. Some experience in counseling relationships and evidence of competence in the field of human relationships.
Prior experience in the management of college/university residence halls or a comparable area related to student and campus life. Significant experience in problem solving, decision making, collaboration, team building, and training, with emphasis on facilitation of processes including, but not limited to staff recruitment and selection, learning outcomes, co-curricular development, assessment, mentoring/coaching, committee work, leadership, and crisis response.
Proficient in MS Office and Google Suite. Excellent customer service, collaboration, event planning, facilitation, and organizational skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must show adaptability,creativity,positivism, and have the ability to work autonomously and with a team. Must demonstrate a desire to work with and be inclusive toward diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Preferred Qualifications

Specific experience in the management of university/college residence halls and/or apartments. Documented success in the area of staff supervision and the ability to work with college students. Professional experience in Residence Life or commensurate experience in student life work.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

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About SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

SUNY Geneseo is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding students, faculty, staff, and administration. We recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all positions and ensure that all other personnel actions are conducted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.
Applicants, students, employees, and other members of the College community (including vendors, visitors, and guests) are protected from illegal forms of harassment or retaliation based upon a protected characteristic.
To request accommodation or assistance for job related duties or the employment application process, please contact the Office of Diversity and Equity at (585)245-5020 or email

Background Investigation Statement

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at

Clery Statement

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report(ASR) for the College at The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Geneseo University Police Department at 585-245-5651.

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