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Suny Polytechnic Institute Residence Director/ Assistant Director for Residential Education - SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, New York

Location: Utica, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Mon Mar 30 2020 Job Description:

Description of Duties:

The Assistant Director for Residential Education/Residence Director is a 12 month full-time live-in staff member of the Student Affairs Division reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. This staff member is responsible for establishing and maintaining an atmosphere and programs in an assigned residence hall that promotes the educational, cultural, social, and personal development of SUNY Poly Utica campus students. This is a live in position with responsibility for one residential complex and night and weekend on call service. As an Assistant Director, this staff member has three key areas of responsibility for the central office; educational programming and staff training and staff development. This staff member will identify and fulfill the needs of under-represented students through cultural and inclusive educational programming, advising and initiatives. 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, and ensuring that each residence director has consistent expectations for staff, and consistent consequences for under-performing student staff members. 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 staff member will also partner with the Associate Director of Residential Life to create a staff recruitment program that yields a strong and diverse candidate pool each time there is/are student position openings. Evening and weekend responsibilities are an essential component of the position. Supporting summer conferences and First Year and Transfer Orientation programs are also part of summer responsibilities. Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Minimum 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 in diverse populations.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to work independently is a must.


  • Master's degree from college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization and post undergraduate experience in Residential Life or First Year Orientation/First Year Success preferred.

Provide leadership, oversight and direction to direct reports to assure goals, programs, activities, and personnel practices are consistent with and contribute to the Institution's goals and strategies. Design and implement operating strategies, plans and procedures to assure smooth functioning of SUNY Poly's Residential Life Department. Lead employees for maximum performance and dedication. Complete performance management feedback and goals per requirements.

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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