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Resident Dean & Assistant Director of Transition at College (TaC)

$1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

We have an opening for a Resident Dean & Assistant Director of Transition at College (TaC) in the department of Student Affairs/Residential Life. 

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Resident Dean & Assistant Director position is designed to provide new and emerging mid-level Student Affairs professionals with the opportunity and experiences necessary to support career advancement.

  • As a live-in professional, the Resident Dean is responsible for the overall supervision of a designated residential area. The Resident Dean works to create an inclusive residential environment that fosters student development, academic achievement, and the development of a safe, healthy and respectful community.
  • As a member of the Residential and Student Life Staff, the Resident Dean is responsible for administering a variety of operational, educational, and developmental functions, designed to foster personal development and a sense of community within the residence hall.
  • As an Assistant Director, the RD/AD...
    In support of the professional development and growth of the Resident Dean position, Landmark College is committed to providing all Residents Deans with collateral assignment under its Assistant Director (AD) initiative. These collateral assignments allow Resident Deans exposure and professional experiences in other functional areas within Student Affairs. Collateral assignments included (but are certainly not limited to) housing operations, conduct, summer programs, Transition to College (TAC), athletic coaching, and campus life. Resident Deans also have the option of designing and petitioning for their own collateral assignment to support their own professional growth while meeting the needs of Landmark College.
  • As a member of the Division of Student Affairs, the Resident Dean participates in a full range of activities that enhance the development and operation of the division. Summer responsibility may include participation in department-wide initiatives, working with summer programs or special projects.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

The Resident Dean & Assistant Director reports to the Director of Residential Life (AD/DRL).

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assistant Director of Transition at College

Specific duties related to the Assistant Director role will vary based on role but at a minimum, will include the following expectations in support of the Transition at College program:

  • Work in collaboration with Assistant Dean/Director of Transition at College (TaC), Tac assistant, and Tac advisor on all aspects of program design and delivery.
  • Provide weekly direct student support in the form of 1:1 coaching / support meetings; participate in family meetings (2-3 meetings per term).
  • Design and facilitate weekly group check-ins with the Tac cohort.
  • Supervise the Tac Assistant; oversee Tac program orientation / training for Frost Hall Residential Assistants.
  • Assist in the design and facilitation of service / social excursions and Accessible Allies series.

Residential Dean

Create an inclusive educational living and learning environment consistent with the mission and philosophy of the department, the division, and the college & manage operational and administrative responsibilities that include primary student support, hall preparation & closing processes, key management, maintenance requests, on-call duty rotation, RA supervision and hall programming, and all reporting associated with these processes.

QUALIFICATIONS: Essential qualifications include: A master's degree in Higher Education Administration or related field is preferred, a Bachelor's degree is required. Prior residence hall experience at the graduate or professional level is preferred. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills is required. Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. Demonstrated understanding of student development theory, working with neurodivergent students, and/or restorative practices a plus. The ability to responsibly handle sensitive/confidential information is critical, as well as the ability to work flexible, and non-traditional hours. This is a 12-month, live-in position.

PHYSICAL DEMAND/WORKING CONDITIONS: Mildly disagreeable working conditions involve working in an environment with limited privacy and noise. Staff must frequently respond to situations throughout the College campus at any time of the day and night. The job requires moderate physical effort when responding to emergencies and potential exposure to a harmful illness.

Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, we are a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.

The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.

We recognize the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College’s mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated and remain competitive and fair.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to humanresources@landmark.edu. Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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