Department of Housing and Residence Life

Staff

 

Director of Housing and Residence Life 
The Director of Housing and Residence Life is the chief housing officer and member of the Divisional Planning Committee (DPC) for the Division of Student Affairs. The Director reports directly to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. The Director assumes the primary responsibility for the overall development and implementation of the residential program, policies, and procedures for the department. The Director manages the department budget and develops the HRL strategic plan to support the University mission. 

Associate Director 
The Associate Director reports to the Director of Housing and Residence Life. The Associate Director assists in the development and implementation of a broad range of goals and objectives, which facilitate the management of departmental programs. Responsibilities include departmental functions such as: recruitment, selection and training of all professional staff; coordination of educational and developmental programs; oversight of student judicial process for the department, and directs the facilities repair and furniture replacement plan. The Associate Director represents the department on various University committees. 

Assistant Director for Training and Development 
The Assistant Director reports to the Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life. The Assistant Director coordinates the recruitment, selection, training, and in-services for para-professional and professional staff. This position also oversees the professional staff in charge of the Complex and Xavier Halls as well as budget for those halls. The AD also serves on University and departmental committees, including developing and implementing a program that addresses the needs of upper class students. 

Assistant Director for Conferences 
The Assistant Director reports to the Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life. The Assistant Director coordinates the recruitment, selection, training, and in-services for para-professional and professional staff. This position also oversees the professional staff in charge of Ora Manor and Turrell Manor as well as budget for those halls. The AD also serves on University and departmental committees, including developing and implementing summer conference housing programs. 

Assistant Director for First Year Experience 
The Assistant Director for First Year Experience reports to the Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life. The AD for FYE coordinates the leadership, planning, and management of all aspects of the first year experience program halls: Aquinas and Boland. Major responsibilities include: professional staff development and supervision; coordinating programs and services to serve the first year residential student population; developing living-learning collaborations with faculty and staff through theme housing; managing the FYE budget; and playing a role in the department's strategic planning efforts.

Assistant Director for Housing Operations and Marketing 
The Assistant Director for Housing Operations and Marketing reports to the Director of Housing and Residence Life. The Assistant Director for Housing Operations and Marketing assists in the development and implementation of housing assignments, room selection, and room change processes. The Assistant Director for Housing Services handles billing, maintenance of computer records, department-wide social media, occupancy data, and meal plan data. They also serve as the liaison between HRL and Athletics.

Secretary 
The Secretary of HRL is the staff member who serves as first contact for many students and visitors to the Housing office. They provide clerical support to the Director, Associate and Assistant Directors and customer service to walk-in visitors or phone inquiries.

Housing Operations Coordinator

The Housing Operations Coordinator is a full-time, live-in professional who works in the Central Office of the Department of Housing and Residence Life.The Housing Operations Coordinator assists with room assignments, meal plans, room changes, and desk operations.They also serve on the Senior Staff on Duty rotating duty schedule.

Residence Hall Director 
The Residence Hall Director (RHD) position is a full-time, live-in professional in Housing and Residence Life, who reports directly to an Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life. The RHD's primary role is to assist students in building an inclusive community where their social, spiritual, personal and academic growth is enhanced. Responsibilities also include resident assistant supervision, managing the hall environment through crisis intervention, student behavioral meetings, roommate mediation, facilities management and other administrative processes and procedures for the hall. The RHD is a valuable resource to all resident students. 

Residence Coordinator 
The Residence Coordinator is a 10 month, full-time, live-in professional in Housing and Residence Life, who reports to an AD or RHD. The RC's primary role is to assist students in building an inclusive community where their social, spiritual, personal and academic growth is enhanced. Monitoring hall council and supervision of desk assistant staff, and academic teaming assistants are also central to the RC role. Responsibilities also include managing the hall environment through crisis intervention and student behavioral meetings. The RCs work together as a team to provide weekend programs for resident students. 

Resident Assistant 
The Resident Assistant (RA) is a part-time paraprofessional staff member of the Department of Housing and Residence Life who reports to a Residence Hall Director. S/he lives on a floor/wing of resident students and assumes primary responsibility for responding to the personal needs of these students, shaping an environment that supports the Community Standards model as well as academic and personal development. The RA also manages critical administrative tasks and duty hours to ensure the safety, and working to uphold HRL's Community Standards. 

Tutor In Residence 
The Tutor In Residence (TIR) is a part-time paraprofessional staff member of the Department of Housing and Residence Life who reports to the Residence Coordinator of Boland Hall. S/he lives in a floor/wing and assumes the primary responsibility of academic wellness on the floor and in the building through upholding Community Standards and supporting the RAs efforts. TIRs also provide in-hall tutoring to resident students across campus through lounge hour availability, and facilitate academic skills and programs. 

Desk Assistants 
The Desk Assistant (DA) is a part-time paraprofessional staff member of the department of Housing and Residence Life. He/She is primarily responsible for maintaining security within the hall while serving as a customer service representative for the department. The DA also addresses problems as they arise, performs various administrative tasks, and serves as a resource to students and guests. 

Office Assistants 
The Office Assistant (OA) is a part-time staff member of the department of Housing and Residence Life. He/She will assume an important role within the department responding to the needs of the Central and Senior staff in addition to those of students, parents, other departments, and guests of the University who contact the HRL Department. 

Contact Us

Department of Housing and Residence Life
(973) 761-9172
shuhousing@shu.edu
Duffy Hall Rm. 68

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