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-Master's Degree -Four years of post-masters, progressive experience with housing, academic, or assessment positions. -Strong written communication skills in application materials
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Residential Learning Plan (Residential Curriculum) -Develop, implement and assess the Residential Learning Plan. -Administer a strategic plan for student learning in the residence halls through implementation of the Residential Learning Plan. Design appropriate educational strategies and create learning opportunities to support identified goals and outcomes. -Ensure that quality training, materials and resources are provided for implementation of the Residential Learning Plan. -Maintain accurate records of all Residential Learning Plan materials and resources. -Train 17 Graduate Assistants and eight Coordinators on the Residential Learning Plan, assessment techniques, and how to interpret collected data. -Work collaboratively with campus partners to implement a Residential Learning Plan that is reflective of Appalachian State University's Strategic Plan and core values. -Engage campus constituents in the Residential Learning Plan by collaborating and communicating various educational strategies delivered to residence hall students. -Establish assessment timelines and techniques for the Residential Learning Plan. -Attend conferences and workshops to remain current in best practices regarding Residential Curriculum.
Residential Learning Communities -Lead the development, implementation and assessment of the 20 Residential Learning Communities. -Assist in establishing the residential experience as an extension of the University's academic mission. -Develop and maintain strong working relationships with academic deans (or designees), department heads, faculty, advising and programming staff associated with Residential Learning Communities. -Oversee the creation of leadership teams for each Residential Learning Community comprised of faculty, pertinent staff, and students. -Coordinate monthly Residential Learning Communities leadership team meetings. -Manage the development and implementation of a strategic marketing and recruitment plan and individual Residential Learning Community programs. -Prepare faculty and staff members to recruit Residential Learning Community participants. -Work collaboratively with University Housing Assignments to house Residential Learning Community students in proper spaces. -Assign Residential Learning Community Students to necessary linked courses. -Maintain communication and close partnership with the Director of Watauga Residential College.
Assessment -Coordinate all assessment efforts within University Housing. -Chair University Housing Assessment Committee and assessment workgroups as necessary. -Work collaboratively with the Director of Assessment for the Division of Student Affairs ensuring University Housing initiatives are properly aligned with divisional and university goals. -Create a yearly outline and timeline of planned projects. -Develop reports and presentations as requested by University Housing leadership. -Utilize assessment data to inform planning and decision making. -Remain current in assessment techniques and best practices through on-going professional development.
Academic Initiatives -Develop and implement large-scale programs that promotes academic success in residence hall students. -Create recognition opportunities for residence hall students who accomplish academic achievements. -Identify strategies that support students who are academically at-risk. -Collaborate with the Office of Student Success to communicate academic resources and support to residence hall students. -Develop a marketing plan to encourage residence hall students to participate in University retention efforts. -Oversee Faculty-In-Residence program including the selection, evaluation, supervision, and coordination of activities and assessment related to the program.
Staff Supervision -Directly supervise one coordinator, Coordinator for Residential Education -Indirectly supervise seven coordinators and seventeen graduate assistants in their work regarding the Residential Learning Plan, Residential Learning Communities, assessment, and other academic initiatives.
Budget Management -Manage and monitor allocated budget within established guidelines. -Oversee Residential Learning Plan, Residential Learning Plan, assessment, and academic initiatives budgets.
Teaching & Presentations -Teach one university course each academic year if applicable. -Coordinate presentations for fall and spring Coordinator, Graduate Assistant, and Resident Assistant training as well as on-going staff developments and in-services. -Facilitate periodic professional development sessions for staff.
Inclusivity -Develop departmental expectations, policies, procedures, and resources for creating social justice priorities in the residence halls. -Hold self, students, and staff members accountable to departmental expectations of creating an inclusive environment in the residence halls. -Challenge colleagues and staff to recognize their biases and grow in their understanding of themselves and their role in social justice advocacy. -Develop and utilize skills to work with diverse student and staff populations. -Maintain sensitivity to different perspectives and identities -Address all bias related comments and/or behaviors. -Learn inclusive ways to advocate for the needs of all staff and students. -Facilitate the creation of an environment that promotes education of staff and students around topics of social justice.
-Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling or other related field. -Two years of live-in experience at a hall supervisor level. -One year experience with a Residential Curriculum. -One year experience with Residential Learning Communities. -One year experience working with a team of faculty or academic staff members. -Experience supervising graduate or full-time staff. -Demonstrated record of professional involvement in the field of student affairs. -Evidence of commitment to diversity and social justice.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5, with some evening and weekend hours
Department: University Housing-Residence Life - 325000
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.