Associate Director, Building Operations 5120BR Student Affairs Center for Campus Life
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Department/College Description The Center for Campus Life is one of the largest centers in the Division of Student Affairs. Campus Life leads RIT in driving student engagement. The Center supports and provides inclusive programs, services, and environments that foster engagement and connection to the RIT community. As a vital part of the Division of Student Affairs and the greater RIT community, members of Campus Life will value and espouse:
A student-focused environment
Diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our operations
Collaboration and teamwork
An innovative culture
Continuous personal and professional development
To achieve these goals, the Campus Life portfolio includes Spirituality and Religious Life, The Q Center, Center for Women & Gender, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Off-Campus & Commuter Services, New Student Orientation, Student Government, College Activities Board, Clubs, Clubs Sports, Event Management, Tech Crew, the Welcome Center, and Financial Services in support of the department and student clubs/organizations.
Detailed Job Description Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, the Associate Director for Campus Life - Building Operations is essential in creating a vibrant, engaging environment that brings together both domestic and international undergraduate and graduate students in support of a holistic out-of-the-classroom experience.
In collaboration with more than 200 student leaders, numerous campus partners, and a wide range of community members, the Associate Director advances the mission of the department, the Division of Student Affairs, and RIT while supporting Dimension Three - Places of the university's strategic plan.
To achieve Divisional and University goals, the Associate Director, must possess the ability to work closely and collaboratively with all levels of RIT administration and staff members.
The Associate Director for Campus Life - Building Operations is responsible for formulating the vision, and strategic plan for the Center for Campus Life operated facilities, including the Campus Center, Student Alumni Union, and Schmitt Interfaith Center. The Associate Director coordinates forecasting and planning of resources for the department's building operations budget to ensure that allocation and expenses align with departmental, divisional, and university priorities.
The Associate Director provides leadership and strategic direction to the Manager for Tech Crew, Assistant Manager for Tech Crew, and a diverse team of graduate assistants and undergraduate student employees. This position will provide leadership for the development of plans of work, supervision, training/development, and evaluation for the Tech Crew professional staff team and the Welcome Center student team. Additionally, the Associate Director will serve as the Administrative Advisor to one of Campus Life's student organizations.
This position requires a passionate and dynamic leader with superb verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, a keen understanding of college student unions, and strong administrative, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
A commitment to providing leadership, educational awareness to staff and students in developing and supporting an inclusive/diverse community based upon the recognition of student rights and academic goals to foster learning and growth is essential.
Visionary and Strategic Facilities Planning Provide vision and strategic planning for the Division of Student Affairs and the Center for Campus Life including
Create short and long-term strategic plans for Campus Life operated facilities - Campus Center, Student Alumni Union, and Schmitt Interfaith Center.
Coordinate the development of goals and objectives designed to strengthen RIT's programs, activities, services, and events that promote community, individual growth, responsible citizenship, and a global perspective for a student body of approximately 19,000 students.
Implement and maintain project management practices and software.
Building Operations and Management Manage building operations and services for Campus Life operated facilities including
Enforce adherence to all safety and fire regulations for buildings.
Implement a maintenance plan that encompasses preventive, planned and project maintenance that contributes to the reduction of deferred maintenance.
Coordinate the maintenance of all conference rooms and classroom technology.
Coordinate key and card swipe access processes and execute annual audits on both processes.
Partner with RIT Facilities Management Services, Public Safety, Academic Affairs, Dining Services, Auxiliary Services and other departments to coordinate building security, custodial services and other appropriate services.
Administrative Systems and Policies Provide strategic leadership and oversight to all administrative systems and policies associated with
Internal and External Vending Services
Posting Procedures for Campus Life operated facilities
Student Organization Advisement
Supervision and Advising Provide leadership and strategic direction to two full-time employees, 1-2 Graduate Assistants, and 80+ undergraduate student employees through recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of the team.
Conduct regular one-on-one meetings with Manager for Tech Crew, Graduate Assistants, and senior-level undergraduate student employees, including team meetings.
Coordinate and manage staffing, scheduling, and resource training for the Welcome Center.
Serve as an Administrative Advisor to a student organization while providing direct administrative support, advisement, compliance, risk management, and budget oversight.
Center for Campus Life Operations Team Serve as an integral member of the Center for Campus Life Operations Team to provide guidance and input to advance center, divisional, and university strategic goals.
Serve as an active member of Campus Life's professional team supporting programs, events, and strategic priorities as appropriate, including night and weekend commitments at various times throughout the academic year.
Required Minimum Qualifications MA/MS degree in educational administration, college student personnel or a related field. 5-7 years of experience in facilities and/or College Union operations and management.
Effective interpersonal, written, and electronic communications skills, including the ability to convey complex information in accessible terms to diverse or multicultural audiences.
Ability to establish, build and maintain effective working relationships based on respect, empathy and honesty with diverse groups and individuals.
Ability to manage and maintain confidential and private information and records.
Experience with staff development and supervision.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with student leaders.
Demonstrated ability in designing, implementing, and evaluating programming related to the student experience.
Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in complex situations with competing priorities.
Ability to understand, review, and interpret legal and risk management policies, compliance expectations, and university guidelines and procedures
Ability to maintain attention to detail and task completion in a fast-paced, student-focused environment.
Budget experience and acumen.
Computer competence using software and enterprise systems appropriate for the complexities of the role and its functions.
Knowledge of Deaf culture and American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to develop competency in both.
The ideal candidate will be an effective, energetic, innovative, and creative professional with extensive experience and demonstrated success in working with college-age students. Proven ability to supervise and direct the work of a large staff.
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