ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT OF CAMPUS AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE

Details

  • Position Category: Non-Academic
  • Position Title: ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT OF CAMPUS AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE
  • School/Department: Office of Student Experience
  • Reports To: Vice President of Student Experience
  • Time: Full-Time
  • Appointment: Regular

Information & Responsibilities

SUMMARY

This position oversees all campus life programming and activities, including New Student Orientation and Graduation, and provides leadership and guidance to the elected Student Government body and to formal student clubs and organizations. The AVP also oversees the Residential Life area including on campus and off housing. The AVP works collaboratively with others across the Institute to plan, implement, and assess campus programs and services that serve a diverse range of CalArts students, including graduate and undergraduate students, residential and non-residential students, international students, and under-represented and under-served students. The position serves as the senior student conduct administrator. They Directly supervises three full-time staff, including the Assistant Director Student Organizations & Engagement, the Major Events Coordinator, and the Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement Coordinator.

The position is responsible for direct and indirect supervision of professional and student staff, and oversight of on-campus residence halls, off-campus apartments, and support for students seeking other living arrangements in the local community. The incumbent assists the Vice President of Student Experience with short-term and long-range planning regarding the residential experience, the resolution of student misconduct, crisis intervention and response, collaboration with colleagues within the offices of Student Experience, Enrollment, the Provost, and other campus stakeholders. Directly supervises three full-time staff, including the associate director for residential life, housing manager, assistant director residential life and indirectly resident advisors.

This position provides strategic vision and leadership to a multifaceted, developmentally-based residence life program and related services to support the mission of CalArts and the success of CalArts’ students. They provide leadership, direction, and support in the design and enhancement of programs and strategies to provide a safe, vibrant living environment that supports and enhances the curricular and co-curricular life of students through a variety of educational, social, and personal growth opportunities which fosters student development in a community of artists. The position serves in the absence of the Vice President and serves as a chief strategist to the VP.

 

Requirements

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 Provide collaborative and strategic leadership for the Office of Campus Life & Student Governance, and oversee the daily work of the Campus Life staff.
 Serve as the senior student conduct administrator and custodian of confidential Institute and student records.
 Develop, maintain, and coordinate a comprehensive on-call/emergency and crisis response system, including the implementation of crisis response protocols.
 Lead Institute-wide planning and organization of New Student Orientation and Graduation programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
 Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate professional staff; set annual goals, and provide on- going advising and performance evaluation.
 Project, administer, and monitor departmental and programmatic budgets.
 Develop and disseminate campus policies and procedures.
 Actively work with faculty, staff, administration, and students to strengthen the co-curricular experience.
 Lead the advising of student groups and organizations.
 Provide indirect oversight, via the Assistant Director Student Organizations & Engagement, and leadership for elected student government body, including development and review of the constitution and policies, support in conducting annual elections, and direction for budget and activities planning.
 Interact regularly with students and their families, faculty, and staff, as well as with other on- and off-campus partners, as needed or appropriate.
 Serve on various departmental and Institute committees as assigned
 Participate in local, regional, and national events and organizations that support and inform student affairs and student development theory and practice.
 Extended hours will be required on an as needed basis, including evening, early morning and weekend assignments.
 Other duties as assigned.
 Oversee the management of the residence halls, including developing a plan for ongoing and annual maintenance, and proposals for longer term renovations and upgrades.
 Develop budget recommendations for the purchase of furnishings and equipment, improving custodial services, and initiating preventative maintenance and safety measures.
 Directly supervise three full-time professional staff, and provide guidance and vision for the Resident Assistant program.
 Create and implement staff development programs.
 Oversee student development programming in the residence halls and CalArts apartments.
 Cultivate, coordinate, and assist in the development of student leadership, community and responsibility through social, recreational, cultural, and educational programming and direct involvement with residents.
 Be aware of and responsive to the special needs and concerns of under- represented students and initiate programming and other efforts in the halls to address these needs and concerns.
 Advise, counsel and advocate for all residents, especially those from under- represented or under served populations.
 Monitor the Residential Affairs programming and operational budget.
 Ensure awareness of student community standards.
 Serve as a student conduct administrator for violations of community standards and assign sanctions and/or referrals as appropriate.
 Assume on-call/crisis response duty as scheduled.

 Serve on various Institute and Divisional committees, and maintain visibility and participation in regional and national professional organizations.
 Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

 Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, a collaborative disposition, and the ability to think both critically and strategically
 Excellent written, verbal, organizational, and time-management skills
 Understanding of and appreciation for college student development issues and the student affairs field in general
 Excel at working in a community that is diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion
 Ability to work independently, as a member of the student experience team, and with a highly selective and creative student population within a rigorous artistic setting.
 A passion for working with creative and artistic students of diverse backgrounds
 Have a passion for working with creative and artistic students of diverse backgrounds and an understanding of the interpersonal and social development of artists
 Excellent written, verbal, organizational, and time-management skills
 Ability to work independently, as a member of the Student Experience team, and with a highly selective and creative student population within a rigorous artistic setting
 Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and diverse environment; responding to crisis and emergency situations
 Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think both critically and strategically
 Excellent interpersonal skills, with a collaborative

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE:

 Five or more years of experience in a campus life, activities, or orientation leadership role (experience in multiple areas highly preferred)
 Experience handling and protecting sensitive and confidential information and records
 Experience with and knowledge of judicial affairs, and federal and state regulations such as FERPA and Title IX compliance
 Demonstrated understanding of and appreciation for college student development issues and the student affairs field in general
 5 years progressive experience and demonstrated leadership within a residential life or student affairs program.
 Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and lead various projects independently and as part of a team.
 Experience working with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs, and experience working with underrepresented students and students in transition.
 Experience responding to crisis and emergency situations, and handling sensitive and confidential information and records.
 Live-in experience in Residential Life in a small liberal arts or arts college setting preferred
 Demonstrated understanding of the interpersonal and social development of artists preferred
 Knowledge of and appreciation for the unique history and very liberal nature of the CalArts culture preferred.

EDUCATION:

 An earned graduate degree (preferably in higher education/student affairs administration, counseling, or other area relevant to student affairs).

How to Apply

To Apply: This position is open until filled, but for full consideration: Follow the interfolio link below. 

http://apply.interfolio.com/97382

Equity & Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.

TypeNon-Academic
School/DepartmentOffice of Student Experience
Reports ToVice President of Student Experience
StatusFull-Time
AppointmentRegular
Requirements

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 Provide collaborative and strategic leadership for the Office of Campus Life & Student Governance, and oversee the daily work of the Campus Life staff.
 Serve as the senior student conduct administrator and custodian of confidential Institute and student records.
 Develop, maintain, and coordinate a comprehensive on-call/emergency and crisis response system, including the implementation of crisis response protocols.
 Lead Institute-wide planning and organization of New Student Orientation and Graduation programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
 Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate professional staff; set annual goals, and provide on- going advising and performance evaluation.
 Project, administer, and monitor departmental and programmatic budgets.
 Develop and disseminate campus policies and procedures.
 Actively work with faculty, staff, administration, and students to strengthen the co-curricular experience.
 Lead the advising of student groups and organizations.
 Provide indirect oversight, via the Assistant Director Student Organizations & Engagement, and leadership for elected student government body, including development and review of the constitution and policies, support in conducting annual elections, and direction for budget and activities planning.
 Interact regularly with students and their families, faculty, and staff, as well as with other on- and off-campus partners, as needed or appropriate.
 Serve on various departmental and Institute committees as assigned
 Participate in local, regional, and national events and organizations that support and inform student affairs and student development theory and practice.
 Extended hours will be required on an as needed basis, including evening, early morning and weekend assignments.
 Other duties as assigned.
 Oversee the management of the residence halls, including developing a plan for ongoing and annual maintenance, and proposals for longer term renovations and upgrades.
 Develop budget recommendations for the purchase of furnishings and equipment, improving custodial services, and initiating preventative maintenance and safety measures.
 Directly supervise three full-time professional staff, and provide guidance and vision for the Resident Assistant program.
 Create and implement staff development programs.
 Oversee student development programming in the residence halls and CalArts apartments.
 Cultivate, coordinate, and assist in the development of student leadership, community and responsibility through social, recreational, cultural, and educational programming and direct involvement with residents.
 Be aware of and responsive to the special needs and concerns of under- represented students and initiate programming and other efforts in the halls to address these needs and concerns.
 Advise, counsel and advocate for all residents, especially those from under- represented or under served populations.
 Monitor the Residential Affairs programming and operational budget.
 Ensure awareness of student community standards.
 Serve as a student conduct administrator for violations of community standards and assign sanctions and/or referrals as appropriate.
 Assume on-call/crisis response duty as scheduled.

 Serve on various Institute and Divisional committees, and maintain visibility and participation in regional and national professional organizations.
 Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

 Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, a collaborative disposition, and the ability to think both critically and strategically
 Excellent written, verbal, organizational, and time-management skills
 Understanding of and appreciation for college student development issues and the student affairs field in general
 Excel at working in a community that is diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion
 Ability to work independently, as a member of the student experience team, and with a highly selective and creative student population within a rigorous artistic setting.
 A passion for working with creative and artistic students of diverse backgrounds
 Have a passion for working with creative and artistic students of diverse backgrounds and an understanding of the interpersonal and social development of artists
 Excellent written, verbal, organizational, and time-management skills
 Ability to work independently, as a member of the Student Experience team, and with a highly selective and creative student population within a rigorous artistic setting
 Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and diverse environment; responding to crisis and emergency situations
 Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think both critically and strategically
 Excellent interpersonal skills, with a collaborative

Education and Experience

EXPERIENCE:

 Five or more years of experience in a campus life, activities, or orientation leadership role (experience in multiple areas highly preferred)
 Experience handling and protecting sensitive and confidential information and records
 Experience with and knowledge of judicial affairs, and federal and state regulations such as FERPA and Title IX compliance
 Demonstrated understanding of and appreciation for college student development issues and the student affairs field in general
 5 years progressive experience and demonstrated leadership within a residential life or student affairs program.
 Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and lead various projects independently and as part of a team.
 Experience working with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs, and experience working with underrepresented students and students in transition.
 Experience responding to crisis and emergency situations, and handling sensitive and confidential information and records.
 Live-in experience in Residential Life in a small liberal arts or arts college setting preferred
 Demonstrated understanding of the interpersonal and social development of artists preferred
 Knowledge of and appreciation for the unique history and very liberal nature of the CalArts culture preferred.

EDUCATION:

 An earned graduate degree (preferably in higher education/student affairs administration, counseling, or other area relevant to student affairs).

Instructions

To Apply: This position is open until filled, but for full consideration: Follow the interfolio link below. 

http://apply.interfolio.com/97382

Equity and Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.