Assistant Director, Residential Life

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Department: Housing
Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY
Categories: Student Services

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director of Residence Life will assist the Director in overseeing the daily operations of the various Residence Halls on the Beren Campus. The Assistant Director should contribute to the overall enhancement of campus life, direct our Residence Advisors / Graduate Advisors, and provide emotional support to the residents on the Beren Campus.

Position Responsibilities: 


  • Housing
    • Coordinate and implement the year-round undergraduate women’s housing program. They will work with the Res Life Campus Manager and the Associate Director of Operations in this regard.
  • Staff
    • Assist in the yearly selection process of the Residence Life team of RAs and GAs
    • Develop an ongoing training program for Residence Life Staff, including Resident Advisors (RAs) and Graduate Assistants (GAs)
    • Provide ongoing supervision and support to the Beren Campus RAs and GAs
    • Supervise and support ongoing programming, and their ordering / financial budgeting
    • Maintain regular engagement with RAs and GAs by means of programming and relationships, including the coordination of Shabbatons and staff events
  • Students
    • Ensure a timely response and professional communication with current or prospective residents as well as others who may reach out on their behalf
    • Meet with students to concentrate on socialization challenges and life skills
    • Mediate conflict resolution between friends and roommates
    • Participate in the discipline process for undergraduate women, as needed
  • Administrative
    • Assist the Director of Res Life as they liaise with the Counseling Center, and the Offices of Student Health, Dean of Students, Disability Services and Student Success on student issues, as well as other University offices and departments concerned with student wellbeing.
    • Assist the Res Life Associate Director as they work with the Facilities Management, Plant Operations and the Housekeeping departments in regard to the dormitory buildings
    • Speak with parents dealing with student issues, as needed
    • On call after hours for medical and mental-health emergencies
    • Serve as a member of committees / take a leadership role in ensuring overall student success, such as facilitating the First Year Seminar series and participation in Student At-Risk processes
    • Document and keep timely logs in the Yeshiva Success Network and/or the Res Life database
Experience & Education Background:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Social Work or related field
  • Master's Degree or relevant experience preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience after graduating
  • Familiarity with the Jewish Orthodox culture on campus
Skills & Competencies:
  • Strong communication skills
  • Creative, Patient and Organized
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and internal databases)
  • Must have some flexible hours
Salary Range:
  • $65,000 - $70,000
About Us:

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


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