Resident Director

The Office of Residence Life is seeking a Resident Directors for the 2021-22 academic yearbu.

The Resident Director is responsible for the management of their residence hall, housing approximately 200-300 students. The Resident Director will be involved in the management of programming, development of RA student leaders, serve in the on-call professional staff rotation, participate in Residence Life projects such as RA selection and Housing Lottery, handle low level conduct violations and collaborate with other campus offices as needed. This position part time and requires evening and weekend work.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

Staff Supervision and Development
• Supervises, evaluates, and assists in the selection and training of Resident Assistants (RAs).

• Manages operational functions for assigned residence hall such as key distribution and collection, damage assessment, reporting and billing, maintenance requests, and hall openings and closings.
• Provides support in emergency and/or campus crisis situations.

• Works with RAs to assess student needs and interests; anticipate and promote educational, cultural, social, recreational, and service programs which meet the needs and interests of the resident population.
• Cultivates, coordinates, and assists in the development of student leadership and responsibility through programming and direct involvement with students.

Counseling and Support
• Counsels RAs, individuals and groups of students as necessary and make appropriate referrals.
• Properly refers students to resources that provide assistance
• Rotates on-call duty with other Resident Directors including weekends, vacation periods and holidays.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
• Ability to complete complex tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities.

Special Considerations:
The incumbent is required to live in the residence hall 10 months per year (August – May, but can stay year round) and will work 20 hrs/week.

Compensation includes a furnished one-bedroom apartment with high speed internet, cable and access to laundry facilities at no additional charge, partial meal plan, free parking, access to fitness center. Domestic Partners allowed to live in as long as they abide by the Domestic Partner Policy of the college. The college also has a pet policy in place for live in professionals (small cats or dogs are permitted when our policy is followed properly).

Required Qualifications
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree required;
• Prior work experience in a residence life/housing facility at a college or university is required.

Physical Demands
Position requires moderate physical capabilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to be able to be woken up in the middle of the night when on call and be able to work well into long hours of the evening when an emergency is in progress.

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