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WAU Graduate Student - Assistant Hall Director, Halcyon Hall

Takoma Park, Maryland
Job Title:               Assistant Hall Director
Department:          Halcyon Hall

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

The Graduate Student Assistant Hall Director is an extension of the residence hall dean(s) and assists in the facilitation of all residence hall operations and procedures. The Graduate Student Assistant Hall Director is responsible for creating an atmosphere where community and sisterhood can develop in support of Washington Adventist University’s commitment to produce graduates who bring competence and moral leadership to their communities.

The Assistant Hall Director (AHD) is part of the Center for Student Life staff. Specifically, the (AHD) is responsible for assisting the Dean of the Residence Hall with oversight of leadership opportunities for students in a residence hall or group of residence halls. The (AHD) assists to ensure that an academic-oriented atmosphere maintained in order to promote residents’ personal growth and development.

The following are the duties and responsibilities for this position. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Supports the mission and vision of Washington Adventist University, and the Office of the Center for Student Life 
  • Manage the administrative and developmental supervision of undergraduate staff and community, including Resident Assistant, Managers and Student Staff.
  • Maintain a relationship with supervisor through regular one-on-ones, at least once every two weeks
  • Works with other University departments in the implementation and planning of programmatic efforts.
  • Participate in and support division-wide events as designated by supervisor
  • Facilitates staff training and development including, but not limited to: August student staff training, in-services throughout the academic-year, and January student staff training.
  • Shares responsibilities in hiring, scheduling, and retention of student professionals.
  • Participates in department meetings and functions including, but not limited to, Student Life Engagement professional staff meetings, Residential Life committee meetings, by-year meetings and student professional search processes.
  • Participates in house functioning, including, but not limited to, student staff meetings, office hours, student interactions and residence hall opening and closing. These hours may also include mediating roommate conflicts.
  • Respond to emergencies and crises in the residence halls as needed. 
  • Compile weekly report for the Dean(s), as needed
  • Acts as one of the points of contact for student inquiries regarding residents’ living environment and adjustment to college life.
  • Participate in the on-call duty process for weekend supervision of both residence hallParticipates on internal and external committees to provide input and receive feedback on issues.
  • Enhance professional knowledge and skills by attending training sessions, workshops and seminars and reviewing published literature.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned, such as, student organization advising.
  • Enrolled or Enrolling in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies 
  • Must obtain or maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, mature, and flexible; with a desire and ability to work with diverse population
  • Highly developed organizational skills, proven ability to stay on task, meet deadlines, and follow through on assignments
  • Represents Washington Adventist University in a professional manner, i.e. behavior, language, attire
  •  Required to remain on-campus through designated dates following both the fall and spring semesters to assist with hall closing.
  •  May be asked to remain on campus as necessary for holiday break coverage, such as Thanksgiving Spring breaks, etc
  • Work up to 20 hours per week.
  • The position is in position.
Rate of pay: $18.00

Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.
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