Student Affairs

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs/Director of Housing and Residence Life

LIM College

New York, NY United States

LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion is currently seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Dean of Student Affairs/Director of Housing and Residence Life.

Founded in 1939, LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles, offering master's, bachelor's and associate degree programs in a variety of fashion-focused majors. Located in the heart of New York City — the nation's fashion and business capital — LIM provides students with innumerable opportunities for firsthand experience and professional development.


The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs/Director of Housing & Residence Life is responsible for the daily administration of the housing & residence life program by providing vision, leadership, and direction. The position coordinates/implements crisis management protocols, training and strategic planning for the LIM College Housing & Residence Life staff. Additionally, the position will serve as the chief conduct officer for the campus community and as a Deputy Title IX officer, as well as support the Dean of Student Affairs and serve in his/her absence. The position is provided with a one-bedroom apartment, located at 1760 Third Avenue.



• Manage the daily operations of the housing and residence life program.

• Oversee and/or supervise, training, and leadership of the Resident Advisors.

• Oversee the hiring of Resident Advisors and other staff.

• In consultation with the Dean of Student Affairs, update all contracts and agreements, mailings, tracking availability, application processing, roommates assigning, and housing data (historical and current).

• Work collaboratively with Admissions, Academic Affairs, high school programs, and other departments to increase housing occupancy numbers for the academic year.

• Actively engage community organizations, out-of-state partners and other constituencies to increase summer housing occupancy.

• Work collaboratively with Educational Housing Services (EHS), one of the entities the College partners with to house students, as well as other outside vendors to ensure the continued success of the housing program.

• Help to coordinate compliance initiatives between housing partners, as a means of mitigating risks and maintaining appropriate data reporting, including but not limited to Clery reporting.

• Create, maintain, and distribute resources related to off-campus housing for students not intending to reside in the residence hall.

• Oversee the organization of tours for prospective students and families during Open Houses.

• Attend Open Houses and other College events as required.

• Prepare and manage the department budget.

• Create and update the monthly housing report.

• Track and communicate with all students and families that are interested in living in housing and referring students to alternative housing as needed.

• Counsel residents with conflict-mediation techniques and refer them to the appropriate department and administrator(s), where appropriate.

• Serve in an on-call capacity with the ability to respond to student and staff emergencies.


• Serve as the chief student conduct officer for the entire College community – inclusive of all students.

• Work to develop a comprehensive and cohesive student conduct program.

• Research and implement an efficient tracking system to manage student conduct issues.

• Train the college's student conduct hearing board, known as the Disciplinary Hearing Board.

• Update the College's student code of conduct, as appropriate, in relation to federal and state laws, as well as national best practices.

• Oversee, in partnership with the Dean of Student Affairs and/or his/her designee, the college's early alert system known as undergraduate students of concern and graduate students of concern.

• Serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the college.

• Assist in training Title IX Investigators.


• Build a comprehensive strategy to educate the campus community on diversity and inclusion.

• Collaborate and serve as a proactive, creative resource throughout the institution for diversity-related initiatives, activities, materials, advice and counsel.

• Establish and maintain ongoing efforts to evaluate the quality of campus life for underrepresented and marginalized groups.

• Provide leadership for and coordinate the development and management of an institutional strategic diversity plan.


• Work, in partnership with the DSA, to update and publish the annual student handbook.

• Develop and execute divisional Student Affairs semester meetings and the annual retreat.

• Serve on Student Affairs and institutional wide committees, as assigned by the DSA.

• Work collaboratively with all areas of the college to enhance retention and student success efforts for the College.

• In the absence of the Dean of Student Affairs, represent the Division of Student Affairs.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Affairs.





Master's degree required

Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications and best practices

Three to five years of experience within Student Affairs/Student Services; a minimum of three years housing experience ; and a minimum of two years of student conduct/judicial experience

Proficient typing skills.
Able to perform dictation and transcription tasks
Good interpersonal and public relations skills
Solid analytical, creative, and problem-solving abilities
Project management skills and well organized
Able to work well independently
Intermediate skills in MS Office


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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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