Student Affairs

Assistant Director For Assignments, Residence Life & Housing

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA United States

Assistant Director For Assignments, Residence Life & Housing

Department Summary:

From Bridgewater State University’s inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSU’s https://www.bridgew.edu/bsuvalues, the work of the https://www.bridgew.edu/racial-justice/task-force, and leadership of the https://www.bridgew.edu/the-university/diversity-consortium underscore the campus’ commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.

The mission of the Department of Residence Life and Housing is to provide a safe, inclusive, and quality residential experience where access to programs, services, and staff fosters a sense of community in an environment conducive to learning. Successful candidates will be staff members that can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the Department of Residence Life and Housing in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.

Position Summary:

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.

The Assistant Director of Housing Assignments is responsible for coordinating and managing all housing assignment processes. The Assistant Director of Housing Assignments provides fair and equitable leadership and direction in the areas of occupancy management, room assignments, and billing to support to enhance an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Assistant Director of Housing Assignments is a front-line responder to on-campus emergencies, serves in an administrator on call rotation and is required to work daytime and non-traditional hours including nights and weekends. The primary goal of this position is to establish a cohesive and inclusive residential program that utilizes diversity and social justice practices to promote student success.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The Assistant Director shall work under the direct supervision of the Director of Residence Life.
This is an APA position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00 (Evening and weekend hours may be required) (Saturday and Sundays as days off)

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire. Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university's Wellness Center.

Position Type: APA Professional

Essential Duties:

CORE DUTIES: 1. Provide general day to day management of the housing assignments process including room assignments and billing functions for our diverse community of residential students. 2. Manage The Housing Director (THD) software and data base. Provide multicultural and inclusive training for staff. Create and maintain manuals and reports as necessary. 3. Manage and project occupancy levels to ensure that all vacancies are filled.4. Oversee the coordination and distribution of residence hall occupancy and resident student data in an effort to help the institution make data-driven decisions.5. Utilize diversity and social justice practices to coordinate all processes related to the assignment of rooms: the maintenance of room rosters, housing waiting lists, and coordination with the Admissions Office to house incoming students. 6. Implement all facets of the Room Selection and the Housing Wait List processes. 7. Develop and revise as necessary forms and information utilized in the administration of the residence halls. 8. Provide functional supervision to Administrative Assistants within the area of housing assignments and residence hall occupancy. Provide on-going training, feedback, and communication. 9. Assist the Assistant Director of Residence Life with the coordination of the housing assignments related processes of recruitment and selection of residence life personnel. 10. Assist the Assistant Director of Residence Life with the planning, physically locating and implementation of the Living Learning Communities program. 11. Serve as a hearing officer, fairly and equitably adjudicate assigned cases in violation of the student code of conduct as assigned by the department. 12. Assist in the implementation of the overall vision for the department of Residence Life and Housing.13. Assist with the maintenance of the standard operating procedures manual(s) for residence life personnel. 14. Plan and implement assessment efforts that inform data driven decision making for the housing assignments process. 15. Establish and maintain positive relationships with personnel in other university departments. 16. Liaison with students, family members, and other constituents on issues related to room assignments and billing. OTHER DUTIES: 1. Serve in the Administrator-on call rotation as assigned. 2. Represent the Director and/or department at meetings as assigned. 3. Assist with projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director of Residence Life and Housing or designee. 4. Serve as a chair/co-chair of a departmental committee and serve as a member of other departmental committees as assigned. 5. Participate in divisional committees, task forces and projects as assigned by the Director of Residence Life and Housing or designee. 6. Attend all staff meetings and professional development sessions as determined by Residence Life and Housing and/or Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. 7. Support and attend University events and programs. 8. Remain current and seek out additional training opportunities on topics such as cultural competence, equity, and other relevant topics. 9. Provide written reports (i.e. monthly reports, assessment reports and end of the year reports) and summaries as requested by Residence Life and Housing and/or Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. 10. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

1. Bachelor’s degree 2. Three years of post-baccalaureate experience in higher education. 3. Knowledge of and or background in computerized housing systems. 4. Ability to use and learn computer programs. 5. Experience in service of racial equity (e.g. mentorship of racially minoritized students; service on committees; advising student organizations that represent racially minoritized groups or social justice causes)
6. Commitment to customer service excellence/support to enhance an environment of equity, diversity and inclusion.
7. Ability to communicate appropriately and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Working knowledge of Adirondack Solutions’ The Housing Director (THD) software.2. Familiarity with Tableau data reporting systems

Work Environment:

Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire. Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.

Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000

Posting Number: S00692P

Open Date: 09/09/2021

Close Date: 10/8/2021

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2489948

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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Requirements

  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2489948