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Suny Polytechnic Institute Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing/Area Coordinator - SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, New York

Location: Utica, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue May 11 2021 Job Description:

Description of Duties:

The Assistant Director of Residential Life/Area Coordinator is a 12 month full-time live-in staff member of the Student Affairs Division reporting to the Director of Housing. This staff member is responsible for establishing and maintaining an atmosphere and programs in two assigned residence halls that promotes the educational, cultural, social, and personal development of SUNY Poly Utica campus students. This is a live in position with responsibility for two residential complexes and night and weekend on call service. If the graduate student position is filled, this employee supervises one graduate student with an assistantship in Residential Life.

As an Assistant Director, this staff member has three key areas of responsibility for the central office; educational residential programming, Resident Advisor training and development and residential transfer student support. This staff member will establish and supervise a student programming team that serves the residential student population and helps meet the aforementioned educational goals. These structures of support are to be created and adapted regularly by surveying student interests and evaluating the success of programs and initiatives. This staff member is responsible for creating consistent student staff and central staff training and expectations across the residential program. Staff training responsibilities include coordinating and executing approximately 4 weeks of exceptional fall and winter training within the existing framework and philosophy of the SUNY Poly residential program and planning on going staff development throughout the year, including coordinating monthly all staff meetings. This employee will ensure that new residential transfer students are oriented and welcomed to the residential community at the start of each semester.

Evening and weekend responsibilities are an essential component of the position. Supporting summer conferences and First Year and Transfer Orientation programs are part of summer responsibilities.

Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree from college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.

  • The ability to manage a variety of projects and responsibilities.

  • Experience with diverse populations.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to work independently is a must.?


  • Master's degree and post undergraduate experience in Residential Life or Student Activities/Programming.

  • Experience managing crisis or serving on call in a college setting.

Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual checks.

Additional Information:

SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

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