How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Potentially, more than one Assistant Director/Area Coordinator position will be filled with this posting. Position offers may occur prior to the end date of this posting. This position will serve undergraduate and graduate populations. Please use your cover letter to outline your interest and experience, including specific populations all women, first year, upper division, graduate, etc. Applications to this posting will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Potentially, more than one Assistant Director/Area Coordinator position will be filled with this posting. Position offers may occur prior to the end date of this posting.
The Assistant Director/Area Coordinator (ADAC), along with the Associate Directors, Assistant Directors, and the Directors of Residence Education, will lead a dynamic team of full-time professionals and residence staff to develop and deliver a range of programs and services designed to enhance the multicultural, educational, and social experiences of our residents and students. The successful candidate will provide evidence of training and experience in managing projects and initiatives, teaching and designing curriculum reflective of the department’s core values, supervising and developing full-time professionals, responding to diversity related issues, mental health emergencies, crisis management, and student safety.
The ADAC is responsible for the area’s Programming & Training and Community Center operational budgets averaging $32,000 and various committee budgets ranging between $500 - $10,000. The ADAC also helps develop strategies and guide the use of the overall department budget of $300,000 to $400,000.
The Associate Director of Residence Education serves as the direct supervisor.
40% / Supervision:
The ADAC exercises functional and administrative supervision over 3–6 professional staff and indirectly over 200 student staff. This includes direct supervision, selection, coaching and feedback, disciplinary and performance management evaluation of staff. The ADAC assists in creating and supporting a professional development plan. Provides mentorship and consultation to students and new professional staff based on professional standards and best practices and trends. Leads experiential learning in areas of student development, identity development, intercultural, social justice education, and group facilitation.
30% / Departmental Leadership:
Facilitate diversity and inclusion workshops and ALA 421 pre-employment class “Creating Inclusive Communities” about social identity and building inclusive residential communities. Provides direction for the delivery of the residential curriculum and the Student Life learning outcomes, and works close Diversity and Inclusion program staff. Collaborates with other Assistant Directors for the purpose of strategic planning efforts, centralizing processes, planning and implementation for an overall vision of residence education while maintaining, fostering and developing an engaged community experience. Chairs key departmental committees and represents Housing on various committees across the Division of Student Life. Provides mentorship and consultation to students and new professional staff. Directs, advises and provides crisis response for students in residence halls and apartments. Liaison with the Boards of Governors for the Legacy communities in support of the overall program. Other duties as assigned.
20% / Educational, Community and Student Development:
Provides direction and expertise to the development and delivery of a range of programs and services designed to enhance students’ experiences in the areas of leadership and engagement, social justice and inclusion, interpersonal skills, and integrative learning. Collaborates on the development of curriculum development and teaching activities related to these department competencies. Guides area planning, program development and coordination of efforts in alignment with overall departmental needs. Provides direct contact with students and their families in the context of critical incidents. Develops and evaluates strategies for the management of critical incidents in the areas of resident safety, diversity and inclusion, mental health emergencies, and alcohol and drug violations. Supports the Michigan Learning Communities, theme housing programs, and leadership programs.
10% / Administrative Responsibilities:
The Assistant Director/Area Coordinator will serve as a member of the Residence Education’s central administration and leads area focused initiatives for approximately 3 to 5 communities, housing 1500 – 2500 students. The position provides primary supervision, hiring, training and evaluation of Community Center Managers and live in Hall Directors. Effectively communicate with internal and external constituencies. The Assistant Director/Area Coordinator will manage and direct appropriate financial accounts and area budgets.
- A Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Educational Administration, or a related field.
- Minimum of three (3) years of full-time, progressive professional experience in a college or university housing and residential life setting or similarly applicable experience.
- Strong leadership, crisis management, administrative and supervisory skills.
- Experience with supervision, student conduct, crisis response, living learning communities, educational programming, working with faculty, and working with a diverse population is desirable.
- The ability to be a consensus builder and make decisions in a timely manner.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and oral, in working with diverse populations of students and staff.
- The ability to maintain open dialogue with students and staff as well as the ability to nurture an atmosphere of collegiality, inclusiveness, shared responsibility and collective accomplishment.
This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.
Position Criteria (Candidate Characteristics):
These are the criteria that the hiring team will be evaluating the candidate for
- The ability to communicate and relate effectively with diverse students, staff and faculty.
The ADAC is Responsible for the area’s Programming & Training and Community Center operational budgets averaging $32,000 and various committee budgets ranging between $500 - $10,000. Assistant Directors also help develop and guide the use of the overall department budget of $300,000 to $400,000.
Some evenings and weekends are required.
Salary: 12 months/$60,000.
The Assistant Director / Area Coordinator directly supervises up to 6 full-time Hall Directors.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.