Cornell College
  • 07-Jul-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Applications are being accepted for the full-time, year-round position of Assistant Director of Residence Life. This position serves as a live-in area coordinator with responsibility for supervising the day to day community development and operations of one of two residential areas housing approximately 450 students. Assistant directors have responsibilities in 1) Greek Life; or 2) upper-class living learning programs.

Cornell College offers a fantastic benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, HSA & FSA accounts, a TIAA 403(b) retirement account, and tuition remission and exchange for employees and dependents. We also offer life insurance, disability insurance, travel insurance, and accident insurance. And, all full-time staff begin with a 4-week vacation accrual along with 14.5 paid holidays in a year.

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Master's degree in college student personnel, counseling, social work or related field with residence life experience preferred; candidates with Bachelor's degree should have significant experience in residence life and educational program development. Experience with or knowledge of student life at a small, residential liberal arts college is preferred. Responsibilities and title will be based on professional experience and interest, and current staffing needs.

Preferred Skills

Ability to influence, motivate and educate others. Knowledge of student development, group dynamics, leadership training, and student group advising. Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and parents. Willingness to live in a residence hall and maintain flexible work hours, including some evenings and weekends (residence hall apartment is fully furnished; requests for pets will be considered per established parameters).

This position will remain open until filled with priority consideration for applications received by July 20, 2021. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act, participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility, and conducts background checks.

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