Applications are being accepted for the position of full-time assistant director of residence life. This position will serve as a live-in area coordinator, supervising the day to day community development of approximately 450 students. Main responsibilities include serving as an advocate for students; assisting students with resolving interpersonal conflicts as well as personal, emotional, and behavioral concerns; serving as an administrative conduct hearing officer; advising respective hall governments; participating in rotating on-call coverage; intervening in crisis and emergency situations; mitigating health and safety issues within the residential facilities; supervising 13-15 student employees (resident assistants) and supporting them with developmental programming; assisting director in developing and implementing residential programs and policies; representingresidence life at major campus events; monitoring a budget and resource allocation; identifying and reporting building repair needs, custodial concerns, and security issues; assessing building damages and charges; and other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students to learn at the speed of life with more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, aU.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell’s picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa—an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns” and located in the heart of Iowa’s Creative Corridor.
Qualifications: Master's degree in college student personnel, counseling, social work or related field with residence life experience preferred; candidates with bachelor's degree should have significant experience in residence life and educational program development. Experience with or knowledge of student life at a small, residential liberal arts college is preferred. Must have valid driver's license and be insurable to drive.
Position will remain open until filled. To apply, submit cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three references by following this link.
Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.