Administrator in Residence Program

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Now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Administrator in Residence Program! 

Click this link to apply for the Administrator in Residence Program. 

Deadline to apply is Friday, October 1, 2021.

Academic Affairs, Student Engagement and Success, Islander Housing, and the Center for Faculty Excellence invite TAMU-CC administrators to apply for the Administrator in Residence [AIR] Program.

The AIR program offers a unique opportunity for administrators to reside in campus housing units and collaborate and interact with students in a residential experience, which has been attributed to student personal development, enhanced interpersonal skills, intellectual orientation, and growth in autonomy and independence.

AIR Qualifications

Candidates must be TAMU-CC administrators, which includes President’s Cabinet members, Dean’s Council members, Assistant and Associate Vice Presidents, and equivalents.

  1. Candidates must have a strong background in student advising, mentoring, and/or undergraduate student engagement.
  2. Preferred candidates will have experience in student programming, event planning, or other collaborative efforts among students, faculty, and university staff.
  3. All adult campus housing residents will be subject to a criminal background check prior to final approval.

AIR Responsibilities

  1. AIR fellows will serve as a liaison between campus residential communities and Islander Housing. AIR appointments rotate on a one-semester schedule with an option to stay through a second semester.
  2. AIR fellows are expected to be on site in campus housing at least 3 nights during the school week (Sunday - Thursday). Move-in date is the same as the student move-in date.
  3. AIR fellows will actively participate as members of the community, including:
    1. Collaborating and meeting regularly with residence life staff to discuss programming ideas and resident needs, issues, or concerns;
    2. Acting as a role model of responsible and positive behavior;
    3. Serving as a resource for appropriate Housing policies and procedures;
    4. Assisting with crisis response as needed; and
    5. Engaging students and encouraging them to take advantage of and attend Islander Housing and University sponsored opportunities and events.
  4. AIR fellows will also be responsible for organizing and hosting programming that facilitates student engagement with faculty outside of the classroom. Examples of such programming include:
    1. Hosting a dinner for students and faculty;
    2. Inviting residents to movie screenings;
    3. Organizing workshops and inviting guest speakers; and
    4. Scheduling various educational and social events.

 AIR Benefits

  1. Fully furnished 2BR-1BA apartment with amenities (internet, cable, utilities, laundry included). Spouses and minor dependent children may reside in the unit; 
  2. Access to residential amenities such as Momentum Village gym;
  3. Parking availability near the residence hall; 
  4. Campus Dining meal plan (30 meals each semester) or $200 in Dining Dollars. 

Application Process

Administrators who are interested in this opportunity must prepare an application portfolio and submit to the Center for Faculty Excellence by Friday, October 1, 2021. All applications must include the following:

  1. Curriculum Vita.
  2. Letter of Interest not to exceed 3 pages in length that addresses the following:
    1. Why you are interested in the AIR fellowship;
    2. Prior experience with SEAS, student organizations, or other collaborative initiatives among students and faculty outside of the classroom;
    3. Brief overview of research interests; and
    4. Your vision for programming and initiatives in the AIR program that would support student success, engagement, and academic performance.
  3. Letter of support from direct supervisor.
  4. Contact information for 3-5 student references.

For more information, contact Brittney Weise, CFE Faculty Development Events Coordinator, at Brittney.Weise@tamucc.edu or 825-2230.