Assistant Director, Residence Life and off Campus Housing

US-NY-Old Westbury
4 months ago(9/25/2017 8:27 AM)
Job ID
Residence Life & Off-Campus Housing
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Residential Life



Committed to educating the next generation of leaders and to inspiring innovation and advancing entrepreneurship, NYIT enrolls approximately 10,000 students on campuses in North America, China and the Middle East. As a forward-thinking institution NYIT has pioneered educational practices to serve student needs since 1955. NYIT offers 90 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in 50 fields of study and is home to students from more than 100 countries and from 50 states. Its seven schools and colleges include: School of Architecture and Design; College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences; School of Health Professions; School of Management; College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the newly formed School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education.


Reporting to the Director of Housing and Residential Life, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) seeks an Assistant Director, located at the Old Westbury Campus.


Develop an innovative, student development focused residential programming model that creates opportunities for student engagement and transformational experiences. This includes: community building programming, the ongoing development and oversight of programming focused on first-year students, creative and engaging special interest housing, engaging and advising Residence Hall Association, and oversight of living-learning communities. Coordinate the purchase of supplies for all Residence Life programming.

Supervise paraprofessional undergraduate and graduate student staff. Manage all assigned personnel functions including staff selection, performance review and evaluation, and training and development. Create processes that are clear, innovative, student-focused, and outcomes based. Processes should include assessment plans for ongoing evaluation of program effectiveness.

Coordinate housing and residential services for students and actively work to develop an innovative, robust, and “growth-based” residential services program that supports students to develop personally and intellectually with a holistic wellness approach. Troubleshoot student concerns through a lens of student development and customer service, working to remedy concerns quickly. Address ongoing community issues proactively. Coordinate operations for all Residence Life programming spaces, including the Bear Lair and hall lounges/storefronts. This includes oversight of staffing, supplies, advocating for student needs, and maintaining a clean and inviting environment in all spaces.

Educate the residential community about community standards and values through programming that enables students to understand their role and responsibilities within a residential community; coordinate the conduct process for residential students in compliance with the Student Code of Conduct and the Residential Community Living Standards.

Live on campus in a fully furnished one-bedroom apartment, campus meal plan provided and participate in the “on-call” emergency crisis response system.

Actively develop cooperative, collaborative and enriching professional relationships with colleagues within NYIT as well as with leasing agents.

Have a visible and active part of the community and promote institutional/campus pride by attending residential events and campus wide events.

Serve as a Title IX intake officer and investigator to campus wide cases.

Serve on campus-wide, division and university committees and work groups, and assume other responsibilities as directed by the Director of Residence Life, Associate Dean of Students, and the Dean of Students.

Evening and weekend work as required.




A Master’s Degree is required. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and experience with college student personnel, social work, counseling or related work is also required. Social media outreach and development, assessment practices within residential and student life, and the design and use of web based technology programs.   We offer a competitive benefits package, including tuition remission, along with a professional environment designed to enhance your career development.


Please submit resume with cover letter. 





EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


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