• Assistant Director, Residence Life

    Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/26/2019 9:33 AM)
    Job ID
    Student Life
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Residential Life
  • Overview

    New York Institute of Technology offers 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in more than 50 fields of study, including computer science, data, and cybersecurity; biology and biomedical studies; architecture and design; engineering; health professions and medicine; IT and digital technologies; management; communications and marketing; education and counseling; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education, it welcomes more than 9,000 students worldwide. The university has campuses in New York City and Long Island, New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world.


    New York Tech embraces its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, give all qualified students access to opportunity, and support research and scholarship that benefits the larger world. More than 100,000 alumni comprise an engaged network of doers, makers, and innovators prepared change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future.


    For more information, visit nyit.edu.



    • Supervise assigned staff and direct all personnel functions including staff selection, performance review and evaluation, program development and training and development.
    • Live within NYIT residence housing facilities or in NYIT provided housing accommodations that are within close proximity to the currently leased properties of the Riverside or Manhattan School of Music residence halls in order to discharge all Housing and Residential Life related job responsibilities. Coordinate and participate in the program's "on-call" emergency response/crisis management system. 
    • Assist the Director of Residence Life in providing oversight and innovative development for all aspects of the residential program including all offices, associated housing operations, room assignments and billing, furniture inventory and replacement programs, damage billing, check-in/out procedures, safety and security programs, maintenance and upkeep of facilities and computer assisted technology programs.
    • Work with students, faculty, and administration to build a community of learners that is educationally purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring, and celebrative. Serve as an advocate for residential students and collaborate on the development of intentional residential communities and groups that foster student leadership, competency, self-esteem and self-governance. Ensure community outreach, “customer service”, advisement, and the teaching of reality-based problem solving skills to students and their chosen support systems.
    • Assist Director in the preparation and management of operating budgets and housing revenue accounts. Assist the Director of Residence Life in setting annual room rates, revenue projections, and other Student Services related budgetary functions.
    • Assist the Director of Residence Life in the marketing and public relations efforts of the Office of Residence Life & Off-Campus Housing and actively participate in all functions and work groups leading to the recruitment and retention of students. Develop and maintain all printed and on-line marketing information and ensure that all communication from the Office of Residence Life is accurate and available to students through a multi-media approach.
    • Serve on appropriate college-wide, division and campus committees and work groups and assume other emerging housing related responsibilities as directed by the Director of Residence Life, Associate Dean and Dean of Students.
    • Coordinate the judicial process in compliance with the Student Code of Conduct for residential life. Ensure that the Student Code of Conduct and Residential Community Living Standards are understood and upheld. Manage the accountability process for violations of the community guidelines outlined in both documents.
    • Educate the residential community about community standards and values through programs that enable students to understand their role and responsibilities within a residential community.
    • Actively network and develop cooperative, collaborative and enriching professional relationships with colleagues at the College and with the larger field of student services.


    • Bachelor's Degree required
    • Master's Degree preferred
    • Full-time experience necessary in one or more areas related to the following: Residential Life, Higher Education Administration, and Counseling.
    • Experience in the development, marketing, promotion and administration of student affairs related functions including: student housing, student activities, co-curricular programming, health, wellness and recreational activities on a residential college campus.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, decision-making and organizational skills
    • Appreciation of a culturally diverse student population;
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft programs
    • Experience with social and/or academic programming
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity in a complex, changing environment are essential.


     Please submit cover letter & resume for consideration.



    NYIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



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