Reporting to the Dean of Student Affairs and Housing, the Assistant Director of Student Affairs is equally responsible for maintaining a safe living and learning environment for SNC’s residential students, and for developing programs that enhance the academic, social and recreational environment of a diverse residence life.
- Serve as a 24-hour contact for the college;
- Become proficient in all college emergency procedures, and provide assistance to outside agencies such as the Washoe County Sheriff, Fire Department, and health agencies during emergency situations;
- Enforce all student housing policies relating to the residence halls as listed in the Sierra Nevada College Student Handbook;
- Assist in resolving issues with student resident conduct, including ensuring due process, following up on incident reports, and making disciplinary recommendations;
- Attend regular weekly meetings with Student Affairs staff to discuss and resolve issues pertinent to the housing community and plan out student activities;
- Plan, execute, and evaluate residence life programs and campus activities that align with the college’s four core themes and utilize our unique location in the Sierras;
- Assist in the planning and orchestration of all pre-orientation programs and the regular New Student Orientation, held prior to each semester;
- Drive college vehicles on off-campus trips in times of both good and inclement weather;
- Collect, tabulate and analyze data from assessment tools used by the Student Affairs department;
- Work directly with special programming on campus involving student leaders and groups;
- Assist in the supervision, support, and training of Residence Assistants in the residence life program;
- Help coordinate the move-in and move-out process of the dorms with the Resident Assistants for Fall, Winter, and Spring to ensure that the process is well organized and done correctly;
- Interact with residents and serve as a positive influence to help guide their college experience, including leading and participating in activities and events;
- Oversee daily maintenance requests and ensure prompt follow-up on same;
- Enter student information including Health Insurance Waiver, Participant Agreement, and Orientation information into the Banner System;
- Ensure that Summer Conference staff is hired and trained, and create weekly job duty schedules for the staff to create a positive living experience for the guests.
- Serve on campus committees as assigned;
- Assist Dean of Students and Housing Director with administrative and clerical tasks;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum of one year experience in student leadership, group processing, recreation leadership, counseling and/ or other student-life related experience.
- Must be available to work nights and weekends.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
- Demonstrated maturity, solid decision making skills, and crisis management skills.
- Must have a clean driving record and be comfortable driving students in college 12-passenger vans in both good and inclement weather.
- Preference will be given to applicants holding certificates in Crisis Intervention, Counseling, First Aid and CPR.
This is a highly active job; candidates will be expected to participate in such activities as hiking, swimming, biking, driving for long periods of time, lifting furniture etc. These physical demands are representative of those that an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Compensation: $34,000-$40,000, based on experience, plus full-time benefits.
Other: Fingerprint and background check required as a condition of employment.
Please upload your resume, cover letter, list of at least three professional references, and any other documentation to our online application. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
Sierra Nevada University is an Equal Opportunity Employer