Manager, Programming and Training, Office of Residential Life

Updated: about 2 months ago

Reports to:  Senior Director, Residential Life

Purpose: The manager for Programming and Training is the departmental leader for the development and management of Residential Life’s holistic student programming strategy. As the supervisor of full-time Resident Officers and, indirectly, 20 paraprofessional staff, the manager designs and executes a comprehensive training schedule to ensure job readiness and preparation.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Manages First Year Residential Experience program (FYRE)
  • Directly supervises and trains Resident Officers (RO)
  • Initiates partnerships with international universities
  • Conducts needs assessment, designs and executes Residential Life’s holistic programming model
  • Recruits, interviews, selects, trains and evaluates Resident Advisors (RAs)
  • Actively co-leads the Faculty in Residence program
  • Oversees the living learning environment for 700 residents
  • Increases participation of students in all Residential Life initiatives
  • Co-leads in strategic planning for programming and training
  • Manages programming and training budget
  • Gathers feedback and assesses success of Residential Life programming and training
  • Partners with Student Life and non-Student Life offices and programs, such as First Year Program
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Education Requirement : 

·      A Bachelor's degree is required; Master’s preferred

Experience :

·      At least six years of experience in residential life

Skills :

·      Culturally competent with forward-thinking views regarding diversity and inclusion

·      Understanding of student developmental theory and best practices

·      Motivational and flexible leadership and supervisory skills

·      Multitasking and prioritizing is a must

·      Good judgment and sound decision making

Level-headedness in managing emergencies, including immediate responses to individual and community concerns

The position is open until November 30, 2020

Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted.

 “We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at The American University in Cairo.”

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