Quinnipiac University

Assistant Director of Residential Life, First Year Area

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Residential Life


Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Residential Life. The Assistant Director of Residential Life is a member of the residential life leadership team and reports to Director of Residential Life. The Assistant Director oversees a residential community of approximately 1500 students. Primary areas of responsibility include: staff supervision, student development, administration, and one of the following areas: paraprofessional staff selection, training, or operations.



About Quinnipiac University:


Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.qu.edu.



• Provide leadership in the first year residential living community
• Supervise and evaluate four professional Residence Hall Directors
• Establish and maintain expectations of staff members
• Indirectly supervise 25-48 paraprofessional staff members
• Assist in the development and implementation of institutional and office goals, policies, and procedures
• Ensure staff have operational knowledge of procedures, policies, and practices essential to the effective functioning of the residence halls
• Participate in the recruitment and selection of professional and paraprofessional staff
• Be knowledgeable concerning the trends and research for first year student population
• Utilize the characteristics of high impact practices in the development and implementation of the residential curriculum
• Develop learning goals and educational plans relevant to first year student population

• Provide leadership for the recruitment, program development, and student retention of all Living Learning Communities

• Serve as primary conduct meeting officer for certain higher-level violations as assigned
• Collaborate with campus and faculty partners to enhance best practices for supporting students
• Coordinate student room changes for first year residential area
• Participate in the administrative back up rotation

• Investigate and resolve student and parent grievances
• Serve on office, divisional, and institutional committees as assigned
• Partner with the Office of Facilities to oversee maintenance of first year residential facilities
• Manage budget for the first year area
• Participate in seminars, workshops, conferences, and regional professional associations


Additional Responsibilities: 


Training of Professional and Paraprofessional Staff:

  • Plan and implement training and development for professional and paraprofessional staff
  • Chair the paraprofessional training committee
  • Design and implement an onboarding program for new professional staff
  • Review, revise, and distribute a comprehensive staff manual

 Committee Chair:

  •  Chair residential life assessment committee and serve as member of divisional assessment committee
  •  Coordinate assessment technology and provide training as necessary
  •  Manage office assessment schedule
  • Interpret results from assessment to make recommendations for future initiatives



Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

  • A Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related field
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in residential life is required
  • Post-graduate work experience strongly preferred

  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated experience with creating and executing programs
  • Proven record of supervisory and administrative skills with decision-making abilities
  • Knowledge of student development and a strong commitment to the profession

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.




Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who would enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Code: 2017-2321




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