Assistant Director for Student Affairs and Residential Life

Requisition # 2024-18570
Date Posted 2 months ago(2/21/2024 9:04 AM)
Department
Dean of the Graduate School
Category
Academic Administration
Job Type
Full-Time

Overview

The Graduate School at Princeton University seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Director for Student Affairs and Residential Life (AD). Working under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and in collaboration with the other members of the Student Affairs team, the AD is a live-in professional responsible for supporting and enhancing the residential and co-curricular experience of graduate students residing in university housing.

This professional will join the Student Affairs team in the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, which offers a challenging and supportive work environment. Engaged and dedicated staff members within the office collaborate to improve the educational experience of all graduate students at Princeton. The work itself is extraordinarily rewarding: it is multi-faceted, always evolving, and meaningful.

The AD upholds expectations for conduct and citizenship through conflict resolution, investigating and adjudicating lower level disciplinary issues, and on-call crisis management in consultation with the assistant and associate deans. The AD assists students around health and wellness issues and serves as a liaison between the student and other relevant offices. The AD serves as advisor to the residential committees and assists with community issues and concerns. The AD plans, implements, and supports educational and social programming at the graduate residences and campus-wide. The AD oversees and upholds policies that relate to graduate residential facilities.

 

This is a 3-year term position, with the potential for renewal for an additional term, and will perform other student life-related activities to meet campus needs.

 

For fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by March 22, 2024.

Responsibilities

Residential Life/Advising Residential Committees/Addressing Community Concerns:

The AD advises residential committees and articulates and upholds Graduate School and University policy and procedures regarding their operation. The AD upholds expectations for good conduct and citizenship through conflict resolution and mediation of rooming and other residential conflicts. Oversees and upholds policies that relate to graduate residential facilities. The AD serves as a liaison to Housing/Facilities/other partner offices regarding graduate facilities and needs.

 

Student Support/Crisis Intervention/Emergency Response:

The AD participates in an on-call rotation to provide crisis management for medical, psychological and other emergencies (in collaboration with Counseling and Psychological Services and Public Safety). Advises and counsels students in difficulty, as a partner to the assistant and associate deans. Assists students experiencing personal difficulties and makes appropriate referrals to University resources. Assists students around health and wellness issues and serves as a liaison between the student and other relevant offices.

 

Programming/ Events:

The AD is responsible for offering a wide variety of programs and events for graduate students at the graduate residences and across campus that meet the diverse needs of graduate students. The AD organizes Graduate Student Appreciation Week, off campus trips, and assists with the organization of other events (Grad Nights at McCarter, Grad School Fall reception, Honorific reception, Tribute to Teaching reception, Stripes, etc...).

 

Discipline/ Community Standards/Other:

The AD adjudicates discipline for lower level non-academic infractions of university policies and advises and supports graduate students in matters related to Title IX. The AD attends Title IX trainings and serves in the adviser pool for Title IX matters. The AD issues and mediates No Communication/Contact Orders involving graduate students. The AD also represents the interest of graduate students on a variety of committees surrounding campus life.

 

 

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's or professional degree required
  • Highly motivated, flexible, and service-oriented individual, with proven skills in maintaining and growing relationships with campus partners to provide student services.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse environment with students, faculty, staff, senior administration, alumni and other community members. 
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and cooperatively with others, and thrive in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to set priorities and multi-task.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment needed to handle confidential information, documents and communications.
  • Evenings and weekends are required.
  • 1-3 years experience with on-call crisis management and adjudicating student discipline.
  • 1-3 years providing student support around mental health, personal concerns, and Title IX matters.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of graduate education, doctoral education in particular.
  • Direct student affairs experience with graduate students, highly desirable.
  • Graduate degree in student affairs, counseling or related field, highly desirable.

 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Standard Weekly Hours

36.25

Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours

Evenings and weekends are required.

Eligible for Overtime

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Estimated Appointment End Date

5/31/2027

Comments Related to End Date

This is a 3-year term position, with the potential for renewal for an additional term, and will perform other student life-related activities to meet campus needs.

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

Valid Driver’s License Required

No

Experience Level

Mid-Senior Level

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