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Director of Residential Academic Initiatives 20382

Position Deleted on 2/17/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Evanston, IL
Admin - Residence Life and Housing
Full Time

About Northwestern University:

Northwestern University is a private research university located on lakefront campuses in both Evanston and downtown Chicago, Illinois. Northwestern was founded in 1851. In fall 2008, Northwestern opened another campus in Doha, Qatar offering bachelor's degrees in journalism and communications in partnership with the Qatar Foundation.

The university employs approximately 7,100 full-time faculty and staff members among its 11 schools and colleges. NU offers over 130 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate and professional programs to the almost 16,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled full time.

Northwestern University is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

Northwestern Opportunity:

Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.

Currently, we have a career opportunity as a Director of Residential Academic Initiatives.

The Director of Residential Academic Initiatives is a key leadership position within Residential Services. The Director supports the co-curricular and residential aspects of the Residential College and Residential Communities programs by working with staff, faculty and students to create a seamless environment between the living and learning components of university life. The Director of Academic Initiatives works collaboratively with Residential Services, the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs, and various academic departments to plan, implement and assess academic initiatives within residential units. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

This critical role:

  • Responsible for programming, planning, budgeting, implementation and assessment of the Residential Colleges and Residential Communities programs; directly working with Faculty Masters and indirectly by supervising the Director of the Residential Colleges; Serves on departmental, divisional, and university committees as related to academic initiatives or other areas of interest;
  • Maintains liaison relationships with University academic departments and resource offices in order to provide information, services, and programs to resident students;
  • Provides support to residence life staff in their efforts to strengthen academic support, enhancement programs and activities for residents;
  • Recruits and assists University faculty members who seek opportunities for involvement in residence hall activities and academic programs through both formal and informal means;
  • Organizes academic recognition programs for students and faculty;
  • Develops strategies for measuring and evaluating the effect of the learning community experiences on the academic success and student satisfaction;
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A master's degree is required (doctorate preferred) or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired;
  • A minimum of 7 years full-time academic experience in a top tier research university;
  • Experience in student affairs is required;
  • Successful experience in implementing academic initiatives in a residential setting required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A doctorate preferred.
  • Direct experience in program development, advising, teaching, and working with faculty;
  • Familiarity with on-campus housing, residential communities, and student development;
  • Experience with residential learning community administration, faculty collaboration, program development, program marketing, assessment and evaluation, and event planning.
Working at Northwestern University:

Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.

Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position in eRecruit, enter the Job Opening ID number in the appropriate search field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 20382.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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