Job Number: 492833
Department: Residential Life
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Residential Life
Benefits Eligible?YesPay ClassificationExempt (Salaried)Month Worked Per Year11 MonthsPosition FTE.92Pay GradeExempt - Grade 10
Position OverviewThe Area Director is a live-in staff member who works with staff and students to develop a safe, comfortable, living and learning environment and assists individuals with their personal development while supporting the mission and values of the College. As a member of the Residential Life Staff within the Division of Student Life, the Area Director will serve in many capacities including the roles of a community builder, educator, adviser, supervisor, and administrator. In these roles the Area Director helps ensure inclusivity and equity in residential experiences for students.
As a valued member of the Residential Life team, Area Directors provide input and feedback to help lead the development and vision of the Residential Life program. Area Directors individually take leadership with internal processes such as Student Staff Training and Development, Assessment projects, Diversity and Equity Working Groups, Resident Assistant Recruitment and Selection, and more. While serving in the Area Director role, staff can expect to have a cumulative professional experience with additional leadership opportunities over their time on the team. In addition to work with the Residential Life Office, Area Directors will have the opportunity to work closely with other divisional offices in collateral and project assignments to expand their functional knowledge and skill set.
Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities:Supervision:
Conduct and Community Standards Responsibilities:
Remuneration:The Area Director position is a .92 FTE (11-month) appointment with an excellent benefits package. In addition, a furnished 2-bedroom apartment within the assigned residential area, and a meal plan(during regular dining operation) will be provided. One assigned parking spot is included. In addition, Area Directors are given an allocated amount of money each year for professional development. Area Directors are provided with a furnished office space, College issued laptop, and any other technology or supplies to complete their requirements. Each position is for one academic year and must be renewed by the College each year for continuation. (Once appointed, Area Directors may use their apartment continuously until they leave employment with Residential Life.)
Residential Life will provide the Area Director with the support, training, resources, and leadership necessary to carry out their position responsibilities. Opportunities for professional growth will be provided through department and divisional support. The Area Director can expect to receive feedback regarding job performance and professional growth on a regular basis. Carleton Residential Life is committed to assisting and supporting the Area Director in the pursuit of their career goals.
Required QualificationsCarleton Residential Life seeks candidates with a master’s degree and previous residential life experience. All Area Directors must be committed to working with individuals and groups of traditional aged college students in a residential setting. In addition, the Area Director must be available to work on some evenings and weekends. Area Directors are required to live in campus housing.
Special Instructions to ApplicantsAs per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by March 16, 2022 . Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.
Salary and Benefits:This is an exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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