Assistant Residence Director/Campus Inclusion and Community Collateral
Overview of the Position
As part of the Residential Services team, the Assistant Residence Directors (ARD) advises one to three hall governments and works collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to foster vibrant and inclusive residential environments that contribute to the vision, mission, and strategic plan of Student Affairs. The ARD is a Northwestern graduate student who serves as part-time (20 hours per week) staff member and reports to a full-time Residential Services professional staff member and the Director of Campus Inclusion and Community. This position includes working with diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty in a highly selective and competitive academic environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Hall government advising (30 percent, about 6 hours a week)
- Advise one to three hall governments.
- Coordinate and implement the annual hall government recruitment and election process.
- Serve on a training committee to provide hall government officers with fall training and on-going training related to officer responsibilities.
- Attend hall government executive board meetings and major programs.
- Facilitate the annual review and revision of hall government constitutions.
- Facilitate training programs for Residential College officers as requested.
- Work with hall government officers to develop and monitor a sound budget and operational procedures.
- Where applicable, develop and maintain effective communication and collaboration with the Faculty Master’s staff through frequent contact.
Administrative Duties (17 percent, about 3.5 hours a week)
- Attend all ARD training and in-service training programs.
- Attend departmental hall staff training programs as required throughout the academic year.
- Attend department and area staff meetings.
- Attend regular meetings with the Director of Campus Inclusion and Community.
- Coordinate with Residence Director(s) and (if applicable) the Faculty-in-Residence to ensure that staff and hall government programs complement each other and do not overlap.
- Develop and submit timely written reports on the progress of one’s projects and initiatives.
- Develop and provide content for the Residential Services website and social media initiatives.
- Report all crimes of which they become aware as required by the Higher Education Act, also known as the Clery Act.
- Report any reasonable cause for concern that a child may be abused or neglected to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Professional Development (3 percent, about one hour every two weeks)
- Participate in department and division-wide professional development activities.
Collateral Assignment with Campus Inclusion and Community Office (50 percent, about 10 hours a week)
- Assist the Director of Campus Inclusion and Community with the development, implementation and assessment of residential opportunities for dialogue, experiential learning, leadership development, multicultural education, social justice training.
- Assist the Director of Campus Inclusion and Community with supporting residential students who are recipients of bias incidents.
- Work with residential staff, faculty and students to engage in ongoing dialogue centered on social justice, respect, and inclusion.
- Assist the Director of Campus Inclusion and Community with developing cultural competence training for residential staff and students.
- Assist with advising Inclusion Task Force (ITF) and the implementation of ITF programs and initiatives.
- Coordinate dinner dialogue.
- Create end of the quarter reports.
- Enrolled at Northwestern University in a master’s of higher education program or similar field for the entire 2013-14 academic year.
- Experience with inclusion and diversity education.
- Experience working with high-achieving and diverse students in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience with the implementation and assessment of student learning outcomes.
The ARD will receive a $1600.00 monthly stipend (10 months) and up to six meals a week when the campus dining halls are open. Please note, the candidate selected for this position will not receive any additional benefits, other than the stipend and meals stated above. We are not able to offer a tuition waiver, health insurance, or other benefits that may be available with other graduate assistantships on campus.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter detailing their interest in and related qualifications for the position, along with a resume to:
Tiffany Gonzales, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant Director, Residential Services
Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.