Mar 17

Department: Student Affairs
Reports to: Dean of Students
Classification: Full-time, Exempt (salaried)
Date Prepared: February 24, 2017

Position Description and Responsibilities:
The Office of Residence Life currently provides housing for approximately 106 residents and serves as a LivingLearning community. Living- Learning Communities involve the residential environment and integrate academic work with outside the classroom experiences. Both student and professional staff are committed to providing programs that support and create strong residential communities. The staff provides programs to meet the social needs of students as well as the educational needs through diversity initiatives, spiritual activities and community service. All of these activities provide opportunities for students to learn about themselves, build relationships with their peers, and develop into engaged, competent, compassionate, and committed citizens.

Living in a residential community can be a difficult transition for some students, therefore we encourage respect for each other and the entire residential community. Further, the office has a commitment and personal responsibility to make sure students are educated about community standards and expectations upon move-in and are held responsible when those standards are violated and inappropriate behavior is exhibited. Through the judicial process, we empower students to understand how their conduct and decisions impact the community which they live. We understand the major role that residential living can play in a student’s overall experience and the team is committed to making a positive impact in that experience.

Essential Duties:

  • Live in the Residence Hall
  • Provide leadership to the residential community.
  • Supervise all residence life staff.
  • Build the residential community and maintain relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Market residence hall living to current and future residents.
  • Manage room assignments.
  • Manage and reviews student housing contracts.
  • Respond to emergencies and crisis situations.
  • Manage the Residence Life Budget.
  • Assess programmatic efforts.
  • Asses overall departmental efforts.
  • Coordinate programs in the residence halls.
  • Participate in, plans, and coordinates 24 hour Duty Rotation schedule.
  • Coordinate and plan all aspects of Resident Assistant Selection and Training.
  • Coordinate and participate in Fall and Winter Move-In, STAR Welcome Weekend, and New Student Orientation.
  • Serves as a Student Conduct Officer for incidents that occur in the residence hall.
  • Manage all office operations for the residence halls.
  • Responsible for managing housing assignments and notification to residents of housing information.
  • Maintains current housing and meal assignments within Datatel.
  • Serve on campus-wide committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Masters degree in Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, or other related field. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities required. This is a Live-In position and the person must be willing to reside in the residence hall. Must have at least one (1) year of residence hall experience at the graduate level at a college or university. Preference for those who have three (3) years experience in residential living at a college or university.

Technology Skills Required:
Must have strong computer skills including experience with database management (including Datatel), project management programs like Microsoft Project; in-depth experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and ability to learn additional software programs as needed.

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and three employment references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (state title of position on subject line). The screening process will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. For information on the College, see www.marygrove.edu

Marygrove College is committed to achieving a faculty and staff that is reflective of its diverse student body, and welcomes and encourages applications from members of communities historically underrepresented in higher education. EOE

Mar 17

The REBUILD Detroit Program, a consortium of Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, and Wayne State University, seeks three postdoctoral training fellows (PTFs). The $21.2 M five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funding to support three postdocs for training in teaching and research. The goal of the REBUILD Detroit Program is to transform undergraduate education at the three member institutions establishing Detroit as a center for biomedical research training for underrepresented undergraduate students.

The PTFs will collaborate with consortium faculty, staff, and undergraduate students to teach curriculum emphasizing mentored research among Detroit’s diverse student populations leading to accelerated pipelines into master’s and doctoral degrees to ensure students succeed in biomedical research careers. This common curriculum will include courses containing authentic research experiences based on the Research Coordination Network (RCN) model in the areas of biology, chemistry, and social/health sciences. For more information, see www.rebuildetroit.org.

We seek postdoctoral candidates with a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and research. PTFs will work closely with faculty mentors across the three institutions on: implementing innovative pedagogical strategies in courses based on the RCN model, facilitating a RCN learning community with graduate teaching fellows at each institution, engaging with undergraduate BUILD Scholars on joint research experiences, participating in various capacities in summer enrichment programs, as well as conduct discipline-specific research with a postdoctoral research mentor.

Program Objectives: It is expected that this role in the REBUILD Detroit Program will provide opportunities to:

  • deepen your understanding of and skills in science teaching in a higher education environment including, regional or state colleges, and primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs).
  • acquire experience in the pedagogical use of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURES) in the undergraduate curriculum.
  • design learning experiences, assessments, and laboratory exercises; engage in research activities with students; guide student learning communities; teach using evidence-based methods; and participate in professional development workshops and conferences.
  • interact with two active mentors; a research mentor and a teaching mentor. Selection of the second mentor can be from a different discipline, same discipline, and or different institution.
  • develop a teaching portfolio to prepare for future positions with a strong emphasis in undergraduate STEM education.
  • publish pedagogical and/or scientific research results.

It is also expected that the PTF will actively seek a full-time faculty position in year two.

The REBUILDETROIT Program Postdoctoral training fellowships are open to postdoctoral scientists with an interest in undergraduate STEM education. Eligibility is not restricted to scientists in biomedical programs, but they should have previous research experience with the disciplinary content associated with one of the RCN models:

  • Chemistry: environmental and analytical chemistry
  • Biology: genomics, bioinformatics
  • Social/Health Sciences: socio-ecological mixed-methods to investigate health disparities

Applicants should have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as an active research agenda related to one of the RCN disciplines.

To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must be: 1) U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application; 2) received a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in a STEM discipline (including social and behavioral sciences) no earlier than 2011 and before September 2017.

This is a 2-year fellowship funded by a NIH grant.

Application Process:
Complete applications must include the following items.

  1. A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  2. An unofficial transcript of doctoral coursework
  3. Cover letter describing their professional background, including any prior teaching experience, and career goals
  4. Two letters of recommendation / support.
    • If the candidate is currently a postdoc who is already in a lab with a research aim/agenda, we require letter of support from their postdoc advisor.
    • If the candidate is not a postdoc already, we require letter of support from their dissertation advisor.

Please compile items 1-3 into one PDF file and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Letters of recommendation/support may be sent directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Due Dates & Notification:
Application due date is April 15, 2017
Applicants will be notified by May 15, 2017. Fellowships will commence July 1, 2017.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Dr. Jahzara Mayes Otoo, Institutional Development Core Coordinator, REBUILDetroit Program, @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.