Job Details

Fordham University
  • Position Number: 3310065
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Residence Life and Housing

Director of Residential Life

Fordham University

About Fordham
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off. Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Department: Residential Life LC

Campus/Location: Lincoln Center (LC) - NYC

Position Summary

Essential Functions
Manages three housing locations: an 850-bed apartment-style residence hall and a 450-bed traditional-style resident hall located at the Lincoln Center Campus, and approximately 90 units for graduate students in an apartment complex located on West 57th Street. Recruits, selects, trains, supervises, and leads a staff of 55: including an Associate Director, an Assistant Director, four full-time Resident Directors, a Graduate Manager, 29 Resident Assistants, 12 Freshman Mentors, an Executive Secretary, and 6 student workers. Manages, develops, trains, and educates staff and students regarding the education-centered Student Conduct policies and processes for resident students. Adjudicates cases including those which may result in disciplinary probation and dismissal from housing. Issues regular summary statistical reports on student conduct for each semester and year. Develops and publishes housing occupancy projections and forecasting models. Collects and analyzes statistics on hall capacity, withdrawal, retention, and vacancy. Coordinates the room assignment and room selection processes for new and returning students. Coordinates check out and room assignment transition processes. Develops and manages the operating budget and all associated processes, regularly publishing detailed revenue projections for the Dean and Division. Maintains and coordinates crisis-intervention response protocols. Oversees the publication of all departmental publications, including the Residential Life Handbook, room selection information, new student housing materials, calendars, and manuals, as well as the departmental web site and resources and services offered via the web. Oversees the summer application and housing assignment processes; works with Conference Services on summer conference housing. Serves as liaison with various University offices (including Public Safety, Facilities Operations, Academic Deans Offices, Admissions, Enrollment Services, Information Technology, Graduate School Deans Offices, etc.) to assure the smooth operation of the office. Supports the efforts of the Office for Student Involvement such as orientation, leadership development, and student clubs and organizations. Oversees the operation of the Fitness Center and the use of McMahon Hall and McKeon Hall lounge spaces. Serves on various University and Divisional committees, and participate in meetings with University Offices, as needed. Participates in long-term planning related to the Division strategic planning process. Supports the Division of Student Affairs in university-wide initiatives by serving on or chairing various committees.Works with the Office of Residential Life at Rose Hill to develop consistent programs and assure reasonable uniformity of policy, publications, and processes. Performs additional duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned by the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students at Lincoln Center.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree Minimum five years of progressively more responsible administrative experience in Student Affairs Superior communication, administration, budgetary, supervisory, counseling, and conflict-mediation skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail are vital. Strong leaders who has a genuine passion for Student Affairs and the creation of a strong campus culture in the Jesuit Catholic tradition.
Preferred Qualifications
Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Development, Education, or a related field preferred.
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