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The New School Temporary Resident Director in New York, New York


The New School was founded by forward-thinking educators in 1919 to defy the intellectual constraints of a traditional college education. We are seeking a highly motivated, socially engaged, and creative thinker to serve as a Resident Director to work in the department of Housing and Residential Education (HRE).

The Resident Director shares in the comprehensive development and management of the on-campus housing program for approximately 2,000 residents and supports the mission of The New School. Depending on the residence hall assignment, the Resident Director will oversee a residential community of approximately 200-700 students. The Resident Director assists with all aspects of the on-campus experience, including the implementation of the residential curriculum, supervision of student staff, student behavior, departmental operations, and other duties. This role works in conjunction with a team of other Resident Directors across campus to provide a holistic residential student experience.

The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.

Residential Curriculum •Advise and support students concerning issues of academic success, identity and interpersonal development, and self-authorship.

Student Behavior •Serve in an on-call rotation and respond to student incidents as needed •Serve as a hearing officer to adjudicate varying levels of alleged policy violations •Mediate roommate conflicts as they arise in the residential community •Advise students with personal concerns, or refer them to other appropriate campus resources for assistance

Departmental Operations •Coordinate the completion of various administrative tasks within the residential community, including but not limited to, room condition reports, damage billing, health and safety inspections, mail, work orders, room changes, census rosters, etc. •Collaborate with Campus Safety, Facilities, CleanTech, and IT Services to ensure students have an environment that is conducive for student learning and success •Facilitate operational aspects of residence hall openings and closings •Participate in weekly department-wide staff meetings and one-on-ones with supervisor •Assist with departmental operations which includes but isn’t limited to, Student Staff Selection, Student Staff Training, Assessment, Residential Curriculum, Recognition, Operations & Website, and Student Leadership

Other Assigned Duties •Assist with university initiatives, including but not limited to: Fall/Spring Orientation, Open House, Admitted Student Days, Block Party, Family Weekend, Commencement, Grad Week, etc. •Manage the daily operations for Summer Housing for the residence hall, including but not limited to: RA supervision, programming, check-ins, check-outs, etc. •Participate in occasional evening and weekend work •Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

•Master’s degree in higher education leadership or a similar concentration Previous experience in Housing and Residential Life •Understanding of student development theory, including demonstrated experience with student development and community engagement. •Knowledge of student behavioral interventions, including conflict resolution, safety initiatives, and civility education •Demonstrated crisis management skills, including problem-solving and critical thinking •Applied understanding of student development theory, including the impact of residential life on academic success •Demonstrated experience supervising, developing, mentoring, and motivating a diverse student staff team •Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, including sensitivity to cultural differences and working in diverse populations •Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills •Ability to manage multiple collaborative projects and systems in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

•A minimum of 2 years of experience post Master’s •Ability to navigate StarRez, Banner, Starfish, & Campus Labs •Experience using a curricular approach within a residence hall community •Experience advising a student group, Hall Council, Residence Hall Association or •National Residence Hall Honorary chapter Serving a residential student body in an urban environment •Experience building collaborative partnerships with faculty, administrators, students, parents, and community partners