Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life

1 week ago(1/10/2018 2:01 PM)
Job ID
Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St
Employee Classification
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  


We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


The Position:


The Assistant Director of Housing assists the Director in managing all aspects of the university housing program. They will have contact with students for project support, information sharing and guidance continuously on an everyday basis, heightened during academic cycle.



  • Assist with housing assignments for the male undergraduate students and RIETS students
  • Coordinate and implement the undergraduate men’s Summer Housing Program


  • Develop ongoing training program for Residence Life Staff
  • Assist in the yearly interview and selection process of the Resident Advisors (RAs) and Head Resident Advisors
  • Ongoing supervision of the male RAs and Head RAs
  • Ongoing Supervision of monthly floor / building programming and financial budgeting


  • Outreach to students – new students, follow up with at risk students
  • Meet with students to concentrate on various socialization challenges and life skills
  • Mediate conflict resolution meetings between friends and roommates
  • Handle the undergraduate men’s discipline cases alongside the Director of Housing
  • Assist with Housing event planning


  • Liaise with the Medical Office, the Dean’s office, the Counseling Center and the Office of Disability Services on student issues
  • Work closely with Facilities management, Plant Operations and the Housekeeping department with regard to 3 dormitory buildings
  • Speak with parents dealing with student issues, as needed
  • On call after hours for medical and psychiatric emergencies
  • Member of the At-risk students Team, the Energy Task Force and the First Year committee
  • Maintain the undergraduate men’s Housing website


Experience and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of related experience is required

Skills and Competencies:

  • Must have a positive attitude, be enthusiastic, enjoy contact with students and a variety of university constituents, and have the ability to multitask, prioritize, organize and be detail oriented
  • Identifies, defines and analyzes information and situations before recommending a course of action
  • Ability to interact with all constituencies professionally and with appropriate discretion
  • Develops effective written communications and uses them appropriately
  • Speaks clearly and expresses self well in one-on-one conversations and groups
  • Effectively manages own time and resources
  • Must be competent in Banner, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Social media
  • Knowledge of University operations and student support issues needed
  • Must possess a basic understanding of the Jewish community and knowledge of basic Jewish/ Hebrew terms


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