Residential College Director – Residential Education Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at NYU Abu Dhabi

Title: Residential College Director – Residential Education

Company: NYU Abu Dhabi

Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Education, Healthcare

Position Summary

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Residential College Director, reporting to the Assistant Director of Residential Education.

The Residential College Director (RCD) directs all aspects of the community development programs and services for an assigned Residential College. The RCD directly supervises a student-staff of 12-24 Resident Assistants (RAs). As a member of the residential college leadership team, this live-in position manages the day-to-day community engagement initiatives in an effort to foster a sense of community to enrich the students’ university experience. The RCD serves as a student conduct hearing officer, collaborates with the Faculty Fellow in Residence, serves on departmental committees, and oversees administrative aspects of the residential college. The RCD also participates in the recruitment, selection, and training processes of the RAs. The RCD is a member of the on-call duty rotation team and has some evening and weekend responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities:

Resident Assistant Supervision

Conduct weekly staff meetings with the Resident Assistants to discuss trends in the residential college community, provide necessary departmental/institutional updates, review program initiatives, facilitate continued learning and development, and recognize staff contributions

Facilitate one on one meetings with Resident Assistants on a bi-weekly basis

Assess the development and skills of the Resident Assistants while providing individualized opportunities to challenge and support their development as student leaders

Provide ongoing feedback and conduct mid-year and end of year performance evaluations

Facilitate and communicate disciplinary action processes for Resident Assistants who fail to meet expectations.

Participate in the recruitment and selection process for the Resident Assistants including, but not limited to, hosting information sessions, scoring applications, facilitating group interviews, and conducting individual interviews

Coordinate the Resident Assistant office hours and ensure appropriate office staffing and completion of administrative tasks

Community Development

Collaborate with Faculty Fellow in Residence to develop community specific programs and initiatives

Support the Resident Assistants, Faculty Fellow in Residence, and Residential Education team by attending a variety of programs throughout the year

Role model and lead several community development programs and initiatives with Residential College Operations Manager (RCOM) for assigned community

Provide guidance for the Resident Assistants to think strategically in planning and developing intentional programs which foster student engagement and promote learning in the community; align with the departmental goals and outcomes

Oversee the residential college’s programming curriculum including defining monthly Resident Assistant expectations, reviewing program proposals and evaluations, providing feedback, and tracking the program requirements

Establish and maintain a rapport with other staff members in the residential college community including, but not limited to RCOM, Public Safety, and

Facilities and Housekeeping staff to maintain a living and learning environment

Residential College Administration

Manage and control residential college expenditures for the Resident Assistants and Faculty Fellow in Residence, including the oversight of programming budgets, petty cash, purchasing card, and fi…


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