Assistant Director of Residential Experience

Stanford University

Assistant Director of Residential Experience

  • Institution: Stanford University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Redwood City, CA US
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Assistant Director of Residential Experience

  • Stanford University | Redwood City, CA US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: June 19, 2022
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Job TitleAssistant Director of Residential Experience

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Staff

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Location Redwood City, CA US

Deadline June 19, 2022

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Job Description

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Student Services Officer 2

Job Code:  7502

Job Grade:  H

FTE: 100%, Exempt, Start Date Mid August


Stanford’s Online High School is an accredited, diploma-offering, highly selective independent high school, offering courses for grades 7-12.  The mission of Stanford Online High School (OHS) is to create a worldwide learning community of diverse, intellectually passionate students and teachers. Through vibrant seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically. Beyond the classroom, collaborative extracurricular activities cultivate lasting relationships among students and teachers. The school’s supportive environment fosters independence, strength of character, and a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

Stanford Online High School is also the new home of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS), which provides a diverse array of academic enrichment programs that take place mostly in the summer but also throughout the academic year. Held, primarily online, SPCS programs serve intellectually curious pre-college students from around the world.

**Stanford Online High School and Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offices are located at the Stanford Redwood City Campus, however this position is eligible for hybrid work arrangement upon mutual agreement.

All employees may be subject to Stanford’s travel policy, if relocating from outside of California and are expected to perform work on-site. Please note that you will be subject to all COVID-19 requirements for Stanford employees, which includes being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 pursuant to our vaccination policy. **

The Assistant Director of Residential Experience oversees the residential and student life components of the academic summer enrichment programs of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. This position leads the recruitment, hiring, training, and management of summer residential staff, and ensures the necessary preparations and resources are in order for a successful residential experience. The Assistant Director contributes to the development of program policies and procedures to ensure the well-being of all program participants.

The ideal candidate has past experience working in residential education, particularly with pre-college students, and has excellent leadership skills, judgment, integrity, flexibility, creativity, and the ability to collaborate and consult, as well as a positive attitude.

Your responsibilities include:

Administering a complex residential program, serving minors, while adhering to policies and practices governed by Stanford University, OHS, and Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies.
Overseeing and building of residential education curriculum and online student life programming; analyzing effectiveness of programming and making recommendations for future programming. Serving as the main point of contact for SPCS regarding best practices in student life and residential operations.
Determining optimal staff coverage for residence halls; overseeing residential staff hiring including: recruitment, hiring, training, supervising and assessing residential staff during the summer months; establishing training objectives and conducting residential and online student staff training.
In collaboration with SPCS colleagues and partners in other offices on campus, and using appropriate Stanford-based resources: Manage multi-dimensional matters in response to students in crisis, at risk, or who have other program issues; resolve serious incidents related to participant health, well-being, and safety during the summer program, such as mental health crises, interpersonal conflicts, or illness/injury requiring hospitalization.
Maintaining a strong presence on campus during residential programs, including routinely visiting all residences, attending program events, presenting to parents, participants, and staff.
Procuring conference services for residential programs, i.e., housing, classroom, recreational, computer labs, meeting rooms, and other campus facilities.
Counseling students on sensitive and confidential matters; providing leadership in reviewing Honor Code, Residence Agreement violations, and Behavioral Agreement infractions, and making decisions regarding appropriate disciplinary action within the guidelines and policies of the SPCS Programs, OHS, and the University.
Serving on university committees related to Protection of Minors. Serves as main liaison to the Office of Accessible Education to support student accommodations across residential programs.
Developing workflows to support best practices in residential, in-person and online student life programming, i.e.,guiding residential staff through complex transition periods, such as Arrival and Departure days, Code of Conduct violation procedures, implementation and maintenance of community norms and expectations, accommodations, incident response procedures, and transitioning residential staff to support Summer@Stanford.
Working collaboratively with SPCS Director and Finance Manager, develop annual budgets for residence-based programming and staffing needs; develop house budgets; track and monitor expenditures; review student staff purchasing and ensure that all financial policies are followed.
Directly supervise SPCS Student Life Program Coordinator.
Serve as part of a team responsible for evaluating student applications to SPCS programs.
Collaborate with the OHS Student Life team to support aspects of academic year in-person events for OHS, including Pixel Festival and Homecoming.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:

Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
A commitment to anti-bias education and diversity, equity, and inclusion, access and belonging work, approaching work duties through this lens.
Experience in residential education and/or student affairs.
Working knowledge of best practices of student development; understanding of the cultural, social and educational needs of students in residential communities.
Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with colleagues.
In addition, preferred requirements include:

Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
Experience with crisis response and crisis management.
Advanced experience in residential programming for high school age participants.
Experience managing communications with parents and guardians.
Experience with Health and Wellness programs for pre-college students.
Advanced analysis and problem solving skills.
Advance computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Advanced customer service skills.
Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
Understanding of financial transactions.
Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
Physical Requirements:

Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Working Conditions:

Routine extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to school/unit sites across university on a seasonal basis.
Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world with limitless connections and access to knowledge. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé along with your online application.

*Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

*Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.  All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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