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Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Assistant Director of Residence Education

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Residence Education. This is a full-time, exempt position. This position is responsible for assisting in the daily functions of the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Student Conduct Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Director of Housing and Residence Education and fellow Assistant Director of Residence Education with the daily administration of the University’s Conduct Office
  • Serves as a Student Conduct Officer for Code of Student Conduct violations by enforcing policy and rendering sanctions that are consistent with the University’s Mission, Policies, and Regulations in a fair and consistent manner
  • Attend/oversee any appeal hearing as necessary/requested
  • Makes referrals to appropriate University Personnel

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Provide indirect supervision concerning projects for which they are the lead
  • Be available to students and staff members
  • Participates in professional staff on-call responsibilities
  • Facilitate meetings with Graduate Resident Director (GRD) Staff concerning special programming initiatives
  • Enforce University policies and regulations
  • Assists in proposing policy and procedural changes for implementation by the Department of Housing and Residence Education

Behavioral Intervention and Care:

  • Serve on the Students of Concern Committee
  • Monitor Care Reports and follow-up as appropriate
  • Partner with appropriate offices to meet the needs of students of concern
  • Train other staff on how to use software systems to track behavioral intervention and concern-related matters

Residence Education Responsibilities:

  • Mediate conflict and provide general counseling
  • Make appropriate referrals to the University Counseling Center
  • Promote open communication between students and administration by acting as a resource person for administrative procedures
  • Respond to crisis situations and inform appropriate personnel

Departmental Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the creation and implementation of GRD and Resident Advisor Training Programs
  • Assist with departmental programs, processes, and initiatives
  • Coordinate with fellow Assistant Director of Residence Education to process employment verification of newly hired student personnel
  • Attend GRD Staff Meetings when appropriate
  • Attend and participate in staff development activities including departmental training initiatives, divisional professional development and state/regional/national conference attendance when possible
  • Create, plan, and implement both large- and small-scale educational program opportunities for students that assist them in their further academic, social, and spiritual development. Emphasis will also be placed on some passive programming that assists students in their further development
  • Assist in the development of theme housing and living learning communities
  • Assist Student Development personnel as needs necessitate
  • File a comprehensive annual report each May
  • Attend all regularly scheduled Housing and Residence Education meetings
  • Maintain regular office hours as approved by the Director of Housing and Residence Education
  • Serve in an on-call duty rotation
  • Accept regular assignments and other duties as assigned from the Director of Housing and Residence Education and/or the Vice-President of Student Development and Dean of Students

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must enjoy working with students in a University/College Setting
  • Successfully perform the required responsibilities of the position
  • Detail-oriented with the completion of all responsibilities
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office are required
  • Experience with Banner is preferred
  • Experience with Housing Management Software (Adirondack Solutions’ The Housing Director) is preferred
  • Experience with Conduct Software (Maxient) is preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Forms, and Qualtrics or comparable software is preferred
  • Ability to effectively present information in verbal and written format to students, parents, staff and friends of the institution, and effectively respond to questions from participants and colleagues
  • Ability to solve complex problems and contend with a variety of variables in situations where limited resources exist
  • This is a live-on position

Education and Experience:

  • 1 – 3 years of professional-level experience in Housing and Residence Education/Housing and Residence Life in a University/College Setting (2 years of full-time enrollment in a Master’s Program will be considered 1 year of professional-level experience).
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. A master’s degree in college student personnel/development, student personnel administration, counseling, or related field is strongly preferred.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should complete the application using the link below and include a letter of interest, resume, and three references with their application submission.