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Director of Residential Life

FOR JANUARY 2021

Director of Residential Life

Manage and oversee the residential life program in close cooperation with the Dorm Heads and the Dean of Students.

Goals:

Model the LAS Mission Statement - Developing innovative, compassionate, responsible citizens of the world .
Organize safe and engaging activities that promote student-centered individualized learning, internationalism and mutual respect, and high academic and personal standards.
Model positive approaches to learning through displaying cultural sensitivity, maintaining collegial relationships, and participating in processes for reflective professional development.

Preferred Qualifications :

University degree in administration or educational leadership.
Experience working in a boarding school setting.
Experience working with adolescents.
French language of B2 or higher desired.
Support and motivate faculty and staff in the boarding and parenting aspect of LAS.
Flexibility with the ability to work in a system with varying levels of structure.
Self-directed and collaborative.
Plan, implement and direct school residential programs.
Experience and openness in working with colleagues and students from different cultures and backgrounds.

Reports to:
Dean of Students

Week schedule:

This position is a Friday through Tuesday position. This is to offer quality programs on the weekend and work with the Dean of Students who have a similar schedule.
The workdays on the week (Monday, Tuesday, Friday) will be 12.00 - 20.00. This will allow the Director to be involved in the evening dorm program.
During the weekdays the Director should have office hours that are available to students both for general and specific support after school from 15.00 - 16.30.
Because of the varied schedule of our school, there is flexibility in the days and hours that are worked. Any extra days can be reciprocated as future release days.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for the Student Residential Life Program:
Oversee and supervise student residential life
On-site interaction and supervision at various dormitories
Interact with and counsel students on residential issues and concerns
Create a supportive atmosphere for students residential life
Institute an open-door policy for students on residential life matters
Be responsive to parents about all aspects of residential life.
Support and supervise the Dorm Heads in their work in the dorms and all dorm-/student-related issues.
Organize periodic dorm head meetings

Manage residential coverage and duty rotations along with the Dean of Students.

Oversee and support dorm activities campus-wide:
Coordinate weekend activities in the dorms
Organize Dorm Olympics in the Fall
Run & organize Leadership Program, Ambassador, Prefect and Proctor
Run & organize Life Skills Program in coordination with the Health Center.
Support and coordinate dormitory preparation and programs during orientation in August and January in liaison with Admissions.
Organize and review the evaluation of Dorm Heads & Dorm Team staff.
Set guidelines with input from the Dean of Students and the Dorm Heads on residential life. Update Student and Faculty Handbooks as well as ResLife Guidelines in aspects relating to residential life.
Help manage the fob program and set the door times.
Manage Residential Life Budget.
Liaise with external shipping companies over summer storage and shipping arrangements once students leave the school.
Liaise with support staff as necessary.
Liaise with counselors, nurses, Deans, and Directors as necessary.
Manage dorm coverage for sick staff
Manage payments for dorm coverages
Keep posted office hours and help with student support.
Organize emergency response to a dorm crisis.
Help support dorm activities.
Any other function as deemed necessary to the residential life program

Administrator on call:

The Director will have an on-call shift with the Dean of Students every other weekend. The shift will start on Friday at 12.00 and they are on call until Sunday 17.00.

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