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Baylor University
  • Position Number: 4260128
  • Location: Waco, TX
  • Position Type: Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action

Assistant Director for Resident Learning

Job Identification: 14254
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What We're Looking For

The Assistant Director for Resident Learning (ADRL) in the office of Campus Living & Learning is one of three midlevel professional staff members responsible for ensuring student learning, faith development, cultural humility, and self-advocacy are outcomes of the on-campus residential experience in their respective area team. The ADRL must have a demonstrated Christian faith and show a commitment to collaboration with faculty, an appreciation of human diversity, and an enthusiasm for investing in the development of new professional staff members. The ADRL reports to the Associate Director for Resident Learning.

Required qualifications:

Master's degree, four years of post-master's relevant work experience, as well as a demonstrated Christian faith.

Preferred qualifications:

Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education/student affairs or related field with five years of post-master's relevant work experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience being on-call for crisis and emergency response, experience supervising professional staff, and living on campus in a professional position. An enthusiasm for integrating faith and learning is also preferred.

What You Will Do

1. Professional Staff Supervision
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate an area team of 4-6 master's level Residence Hall Directors (RHD), with possible indirect supervision of an Assistant Residence Hall Director (ARHD) and Graduate Apprentice Residence Hall Directors (GARHD).
  • Facilitate annual trainings of professional staff members.
  • In partnership with the office of Spiritual Life, assist in recruitment and hiring of Truett Seminary student Resident Chaplains.

2. Community Development
  • Oversee authentic Christian communities that support academic excellence, spiritual growth, cultural humility, self-advocacy, and an appreciation for doing life together.
  • Assist RHDs in providing support for Living-Learning Communities and faculty involvement (i.e. Faculty-in- Residence, Faculty Partner, and Faculty Steward).

3. Student Development
  • Develop meaningful relationships with student staff (Community Leaders) and maintain a high degree of visibility and availability for Community Leaders.
  • Coordinate departmental responses to student behavioral concerns and incidents in the halls.
  • Ensure departmental learning goals encompassing concepts such as life together, cultural humility, faith development, intellectual development, and self-advocacy, occur in their respective communities through intentional conversations and hall programming.

4. Administrative Responsibilities
  • Serve in a rotating on-call leadership capacity, supervising Residence Hall Directors in crisis response protocol responses and follow-up of critical incidents on campus.
  • Advise departmental committees and work groups, including but not limited to professional staff training, professional staff recruitment, student staff education, cultural humility programming, and recognition.
  • Represent Campus Living & Learning on Student Life or other university committees and work groups.
  • Participate in admissions, orientation, and student activities events and programs.
  • Learn and use technology platforms, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Persona, CSGold, CBORD, StarRez, Maxient, and other departmental website applications.

5. Professional Development
  • Use professional development funds provided by Campus Living & Learning to engage and represent the department in opportunities such as reading or writing for professional publications, active membership in a regional and/or national organization, and attending and/or presenting at conferences.
  • Attend Student Life and university professional development opportunities.

What You Can Expect

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.

Explore & Engage

Learn more about Baylor and our strategic vision, Illuminate. Also, explore our great hometown of Waco and the many opportunities to engage locally. If you are new to Central Texas, This is Waco!

About Us:
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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