Professional Staff Positions

Assistant Director for Staff & Programs

The Department of Residential Life is currently accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Director for Staff and Programs. The Assistant Director appointment is a twelve-month, live-off position supervising professional Residence Directors/Community Director.  Compensation is competitive and includes a meal and benefits package.  The appointment is effective June 27, 2016.

The Assistant Director for Staff & Programs is responsible for the overall administration and coordination of student and community development for a residential area of campus. The Terraces/Emerson/Apartments area includes 14 traditional upper years’ residence halls and two on campus apartment complexes, housing a total of 2,400 students. 

Specific duties include:

  • Selecting, training, and supervising three professional Residence Directors, one professional Community Director, one full time Area Office Operations Assistant, and six undergraduate Office Assistants;
  • Providing indirect supervision for 45 Resident/Apartment and Senior Resident Assistants;
  • Serving as a level two judicial hearing officer;
  • Overseeing one or more Residential Learning Communities;
  • Chairing departmental committees;
  • Providing support and outreach to students; 
  • Serving as a member of the Residential Life and Judicial Affairs Management Team;
  • Participating in an on-call duty rotation in support of 4,500 campus residents.  

The Ithaca College residence hall system houses approximately 4,500 students in 27 residence halls and two on-campus apartment areas. Our education program includes the First-Year Residential Experience, six Residential Learning Communities, and several specialty housing options.

Our department is committed to fostering the development of professionals and building a diverse staff team, including increasing our racial and ethnic diversity.  The Ithaca College residence hall system houses approximately 4,500 students in 27 residence halls and two on-campus apartment areas.  The staff team in Residential Life and Judicial Affairs is committed to the overall growth, development, and education of students.  We are seeking candidates with a commitment to student development, diversity and inclusion, and a desire to be a part of a strong Residential Life program

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or related field and a minimum of three years full time post masters Residential Life experience; demonstrated experience working with residential learning communities; experience working with diverse student populations; proven supervisory and management abilities; experience developing and implementing student learning outcomes; excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required.  

How to apply:
Interested individuals should apply online through Human Resources

Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application no later than March 1, 2016. Interviews will be held at the NASPA Placement Exchange in March 2016 and via the phone.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.