Virginia Tech Assistant Director for Residence Life
“Creating environments where students come to live, live to learn, and leave to change the world"
Amazing career opportunities await you at Virginia Tech Housing & Residence Life (HRL)! Statistics prove what our staff and students already know, Virginia Tech is an extraordinary place to live, to learn and to work! HRL and its university partners are committed to help students actively and positively engage in their learning environments. Consistently, ranked among the top college campuses with the happiest students (In 2015, we were 2nd), we know that Virginia Tech is an exceptional place to learn and live! For more information about our many stellar rankings go to https://vt.edu/about/rankings.html
Where else could you find the so many opportunities to further your career in Residence Life? Our Assistant Director of Residence Life will champion the Student Affairs Aspirations for Student Learning through the residential curriculum model in all interactions, decisions, and innovations. Virginia Tech boasts 11 fantastic living-learning communities including the Corps of Cadets. Reporting to an Associate Director for Residence life, our Assistant Director will provide mentorship, training and ongoing supervision to 5 full-time professional Residential Learning Coordinators, one full time Area Office Manager, 4 Assistant Residential Learning Coordinators (Graduate Assistants), and 70 or more residence hall student staff members, emphasizing the tenets of a learning organization model. We believe that residence hall communities are some of the richest learning labs on campus. To learn more about our living-learning communities, LLCs, check out https://llc.vt.edu/
The primary charge for Residence Life Staff is the execution of learning outcomes centered on Student Affairs’ Aspirations for Student Learning. As such, all employees must be dedicated to creating a community that commits to unwavering curiosity, pursues self‐understanding and integrity, practices civility, prepares others for a life of courageous leadership, and embraces the University’s motto “Ut Prosim” as a way of life. “If the principal purpose of your education and work experience is to make a better life for yourself and a better world for others,” you will shine at VT. Find out more about our Aspirations at https://www.dsa.vt.edu/aspirations/utprosim.php
Master’s Degree in student affairs/higher education or related field, ability to work with a diverse student body, foster sensitivity to diversity issues in the university community, and be able to display an understanding of developmental needs of undergraduate and graduate students. Demonstrated experience related to college student development; demonstrated ability in staff supervision and administrative work; experience selection, training, or organization advising. Excellent communication skills and values collaboration.
Prior work experience in a live-in housing role. Collaborative, collegial leadership style. Experience or knowledge of a residential curriculum. Experience in the areas of student organization advising; staff selection processes; budget development and management; strategic planning; training program development. Values faculty partnerships and engagement in the student learning process.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equity and Access.
For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to www.jobs.vt.edu posting # AP0180160. Attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to the online faculty application. Review of applications will begin on June 15th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should notify the search chair, Kendall Pete, Assistant Director of Residence Life, firstname.lastname@example.org by the review date of June 15th 2018.
Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/86688