Assistant Director Staff Expectations



For the Assistant Director Staff


  1. Supervision
  2. Insure that staff is prepared to infuse the CORE in your unit.
  3. Develop and communicate clear expectations regarding job responsibilities to supervisees.
  4. Conduct weekly or bi-weekly sub staff meetings; these meetings should include training sessions focused on core competencies.
  5. Provide timely feedback, evaluation, and recognition of staff.
  6. Conduct weekly 1:1s with Mentor staff and; maintain regular contact with Aides.
  7. Assist in the recruitment and selection of staff in your building and for the department.


  1. Insure that Mentors are effectively prepared to coordinate weekly Community Meetings; work with supervisors to insure that these meetings take place.


  • Advise one of the student groups in your building; Insure that student groups receive leadership development opportunities.


Assist in the development of the Iniative Plan and identify strategies for the delivery of Educational Initiatives to students.  Insure that staff in your unit carry out aspects of the plan as it is outlined.


  1. Provide leadership for staff responses to student problem behavior, in accordance with university and departmental philosophy and procedures; conduct meetings with students regarding disciplinary concerns and mental health concerns; go with a student to the hospital when there is a serious physical or mental health situation in order to serve as a liaison for the University; prepare staff and/or students to participate in judicial hearings; participate in judicial and contract hearings as needed.


  1. Provide leadership for the development of learning communities in your unit where students are able to effectively balance the demands of an academic program with learning opportunities that occur in their residential environment.


  1. Provide leadership for health and safety programs and responses in your unit in accordance with Department expectations.


  • Provide leadership for alcohol and other drug interventions in your unit in accordance with Department expectations.


  • Support the University Housing staff in your unit; establish effective communication strategies with the hall manager and his/her staff.


  1. Provide students and staff with a professional and ethical role model.


  1. Maintain effective and appropriate communication strategies
  2. Frequent interaction with students and staff; high visibility in your building.


  1. Professionalism in oral and written communication.


  1. Information shared appropriately and timely. Good judgement exercised in choosing when, what and to whom information is shared.  The following are baseline parameters:


  1. Advise Building Director or designee concerning major student and staff issues and problems soon after you are aware of them.
  2. Advise appropriate liaison personnel promptly concerning major student and staff issues and problems.
  3. Provide feedback to appropriate department or other university personnel; feedback may be constructive, positive, critical, but always designed to be helpful, and always shared with not about.
  4. Provide copies to Building Director of all staff and student written communication including minutes, newsletters, staff meetings agendas, training sessions, etc.
  5. Notify supervisor and hall staff when away from the hall overnight or on a weekend; notify supervisor concerning time away for illness or personal reasons; schedule vacation time with your supervisor in order to assure adequate area coverage.



  1. Complete administrative tasks in a professional, timely and ethical manner.
  2. Set goals for your building and plans for achieving them.


  1. Be prompt and prepared for Building Meetings, 1:1 meetings, Departmental meetings, other meetings and appointments.


  1. Meet deadlines; complete administrative work in a timely manner; insure timely and accurate entries of hall information on the Directors Log.


  1. Utilize university supplies and resources in accordance with ethical standards; this includes technology, long distance phone usage, reporting on the university attendance system.


  1. Provide 24 hour residence life staff coverage for your unit while school is in session based on the Duty Protocol for Bi-Hall coverage; duty will also be arranged during low occupancy periods according to the Duty Protocol for those periods (Thanksgiving and Spring Break); post the duty schedule so students and other hall personnel know how to contact the staff member on duty. Insure that “duty” staff are highly visible to residents when “on duty”; this means frequent walks throughout the hall, and easy access to staff offices (if used).  Staff offices should be managed in a professional manner; guests and music should be minimized; no televisions please.


  1. Follow through on commitments.


  • Engage in Professional Development activities to enhance your knowledge and skills of the field through participation in campus, local, state, or national workshops and conferences; regular reading of professional journals, articles and books is strongly encouraged.




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