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Resume for Zachary Irish

Zachaary Irish

21 Waltham Drive, Nashua, NH 03060 | (603) 777-7670 | zacharyirish@gmail.com | www.linkedin.com/in/zacharyirish/

 

Summary                    Ten years of progressive, professional experience in Higher Education Student Affairs, including management of professionals, planning and execution of strategic initiatives, and directing day-

to-day operations.  A professional who takes advantage of collaborative opportunities and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

 

Skills

Staff Supervision and Training

Cultivates and fosters relationships

 

Initiative and Program Development

Organization

 

Emergency and Crisis Management

Communication

 

Leadership Development

Collaboration

Policy and Procedure Development and Revision

 

Work Experience       Dean of Campus Living                                                           July 2016 May 2018 (closed)

Mount Ida College, Newton, MA

Private four-year professional studies institution: 1500 students

 

· Report to the Vice President of Student Affairs

· Manage the Office of Campus Living, comprised of the housing, residence life, and community standards operations of the College

· Supervise 3 mid-level managers and indirectly supervise 3 entry-level professionals and 27 student staff

· Cultivate and foster relationships with other departments across campus

· Collaborate and communicate with other staff on projects to further the mission of the institution

· Adjudicate higher level student conduct cases and communicate difficult news to students and families

· Review and revise departmental policies and standard operating procedures

· Recruit, hire, onboard, and train professional staff in the Office of Campus Living

· Problem solve and create action plans to navigate challenging situations

· Serve on the Colleges CARE (Behavioral Intervention) Team

· Serve on the Colleges on-call rotation

· Teach a section of the first year seminar course

· Managed the budget for the Office of Campus Living

· Organized, proposed, and executed a departmental re-organization in Summer 2017

 

Director of Community Standards                                                          Feb 2015-June 2016

Mount Ida College, Newton, MA

Private four-year professional studies institution: 1500 students

 

· Report to the Assistant Dean for Campus Living

· Coordinate all student conduct procedures on campus

· Communicate difficult news to students and families

· Review and revise Student Handbook policies annually

· Provide ongoing training to professional and student staff

· Recruit and train faculty and staff to hear higher level conduct cases

· Cultivate and foster relationships with other departments across campus

· Collaborate and communicate with other staff on projects to further the mission of the institution

· Collaborate with the Director of Equity Compliance, Campus Police and General Counsel to provide the most succinct process and create best practices for investigations and adjudication

· Problem solve and create action plans to navigate challenging situations


21 Waltham Drive, Nashua, NH 03060 | (603) 777-7670 | zacharyirish@gmail.com | www.linkedin.com/in/zacharyirish/

 

Assistant Director of Student Life                                                           Dec 2011- Feb 2015

Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH

Private four-year STEM institution: 650 students

 

· Report directly to the Dean of Students

· Served as the Chief Housing, including occupancy management of all College housing

· Coordinated all Student Conduct procedures on campus

· Supervised a graduate student and student staff

· Cultivate and foster relationships with other departments across campus

· Collaborate and communicate with other staff on projects

· Reviewed and revised Student Handbook Policies Annually

· Managed programming and engagement efforts for residential and commuter students

· Served as the Chairperson for the Colleges Retention Committee

· Managed the budget for Housing and Residence Education

· Assisted with the Colleges social media pages on Facebook and Twitter

· Served on the Colleges Emergency/Crisis Response Team and On-Call rotation

· Assisted with planning and implementation of large scale campus-wide programming

· Developed online and classroom curriculum and taught the freshmen seminar course

 

Area Coordinator                                                                                   July 2010- Nov 2011

Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Private, Catholic affiliated, four-year liberal arts institution: 2000 students

 

Resident Director                                                                                    July 2008-June 2010

Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Private, Catholic affiliated, four-year liberal arts institution: 2000 students

 

Education                    Master of Science; Higher Education Administration                                              June 2010

New England College; Henniker, NH

 

Bachelor of Arts; History, Society, and Culture                                                      May 2008

Colby-Sawyer College; New London, NH

 

State and Regional     Boston Area College Housing Association (BACHA) Involvement                Secretary, 2017-present

 

Northeast Association of College and Universities Housing Officers

Risk Management and Legal Issues Committee Member, 2016-2017

ME/NH District Coordinator, 2011-2013

 

Residence Life Association of the Granite State (RLAGS)

President, 2010-2011 and 2013-2014

President-Elect, 2012-2013

Constitution Chair, 2010

 

Conference                 SGA Leadership Retreat, Presenter, Colby-Sawyer College, Jan. 2016 and Sept. 2014

Presentations/             Student Conduct Board Training, Presenter, Rivier University, November 2014

Published Articles       Helping Hands: Developing Leadership Opportunities, NEACUHO Newsletter September 2012

 

Technology                 Microsoft Office 2010- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Competencies              Symplicity Database Products Advocate and Residence

Campus Information Systems- Ellucian Power Campus, SCAN, and Jenzabar

 

References                  Professional references are available upon request