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Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations


Posting Number: AS761P




Reporting to the Associate Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations, the Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations is responsible for managing The Housing Director database and overall occupancy management, as well as supporting the overall functions of the Office of Residence Life, including housing assignments, room selection processes, and access and key control. The Assistant Director of Residence life for Housing Operations will also have responsibility for administrative processes that enhance the residential experience including collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and on-call support and crisis management.


Duties and Responsibilities:


Occupancy Management●Manage The Housing Director – the university’s housing management database – including creation, upkeep, and organization of all relevant fields, data, and information needed to operate housing and manage occupancy.●Manage Banner – the university’s ERP system – to ensure all data necessary for billing of student accounts is kept in sync with The Housing Director.●Serve as the primary contact with Information Technology Services and Adirondack (software vendor) in support and design of The Housing Director.●Manage all billing related to housing and dining, including charges to and the release of housing deposits.●Manage all administrative aspects of room change processes.●Report on housing and board information of students, by maintaining historical information, developing reports to track data and share information with relevant campus partners, monitoring daily hall counts and vacancies, and examining demographics of students.●In conjunction with IT, ensure other JCU departments have access to necessary Housing-related data. These departments include Dining Services, Finance, Student Accounts, JCU PD. This may take the form of data exports from The Housing Director to Banner system and ad hoc reports directly from The Housing Director. ●Provide occupancy information of resident students by maintaining historical information, developing reports to track data, monitoring daily hall counts and vacancies, and examining the demographics of residents.●Utilize The Housing Director to manage student accounts, rooms, occupancy, vacancies, etc., including sending mass emails, tracking residency requirements, releasing security deposits, processing requests for release, and creating logs and notes of relevant information.●Manage the meal plan change process and serve as the primary contact for meal plan changes with Dining Services.●Build and facilitate all housing selection and placement processes, including those for returning students, incoming students, transfer students, etc.

Housing Operations ●Oversee general Residence Life office management, including supervision of student staff and management of front desk operations.●Manage early arrival and break housing processes.●Manage the vandalism response and damage billing processes.●Support key operations and support access control.●Support planning and implementation of opening and closing of the residence halls, including planning, organizing, and facilitating residential move-in.●Support overall management of summer camps and conferences.●Participate in a tiered on-call rotation with the Associate Director of Residence Life and the Senior Director of Residence Life to provide support to the primary on-call staff.●Develop and manage marketing for departmental housing operations, including management of departmental website and creation of marketing materials to support operational processes.


Required Qualifications:


• Bachelor’s degree.

• 3 or more years’ experience in Residence Life, higher education, or related field.

• Proficiency and previous experience in the configuration and use of software systems that support the operations of residence life. This includes previous experience working with IT staff members and possessing of strong base-knowledge of technology.

• Knowledge of campus life and residency processes.

• Strong oral and written communication skills, analytical skills, and interpersonal skills.

• Experience with identifying and resolving both technical and interpersonal issues and concerns.

• Experience supervising others, especially student staff members.

• Interest in understanding and supporting John Carroll’s mission to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and in the world.


Preferred Qualifications:


• Master’s degree in higher education or related field.

• Previous experience in occupancy management and housing.

• Previous experience with Adirondack’s The Housing Director software system and Banner.

• Previous experience with web development and HTML.

• Willingness to work in student-centered learning environment.

• Experience with document layout, design, and creation of marketing materials – including social media, graphics, photography, and videos.

• Proven ability to work with a high level of autonomy.

• Innovative mindset.

• Proven ability to evaluate processes for efficiency and effectiveness and design/propose changes with this in mind.


Normal Working Hours and Conditions:


Physical Requirements :


Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.


About John Carroll University:


John Carroll University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university, founded in 1886, dedicated to developing people with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. The University is located in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland. Academically, the University consists of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Boler College of Business, which both include graduate programs. The University offers 39 Academic Programs in the arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and business at the undergraduate level, and in select areas at the master’s level.The University enrolls approximately 2,500 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. John Carroll University is one of 27 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top 10 rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 30 consecutive years.


EEO Statement:


John Carroll University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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