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working in housing and residential education at du

Housing and Residential Education (HRE) at the University of Denver will cultivate individuals and communities through creating and fostering growth-centered and educational living environments and outreach programs. We embody dynamic change and innovation within our core values of Diversity and Social Justice, Sustainability, and Student and Staff support and development. We represent and strengthen our core values in the following ways:

Diversity & Social Justice Vision

  • Enriching social justice and diversity programming for students.
  • Enhancing social justice and diversity training for all staff members.
  • Creating and sustaining liaisons with other diversity groups on campus.

Sustainability Vision

  • Developing and promoting greener residence hall facilities.
  • Providing educational opportunities focusing on sustainability for residents and staff.
  • Inspiring residents and staff to consciously make environmentally and socially-responsible decisions.

Student Support & Development Vision

  • Developing and enhancing innovative student programming opportunities.
  • Increasing knowledge and impact of RHA and residence hall leadership teams.
  • Performing proactive and educational student conduct meetings.

Staff Support & Development Vision

  • Providing professional staff with the skills and confidence to excel in current and future positions.
  • Advancing staff training in the areas of social justice, sustainability, campus relationships & dynamics, and positive organizational change.

job description

The Resident Director position at the University of Denver is responsible for a total area of approximately 350–880 students in either a traditional first year residence hall, or a second year and above environment consisting of suites and apartments. The Resident Director is responsible for developing an atmosphere that promotes academic achievement, personal development, and a strong sense of inclusive communities. The Resident Director position is responsible for overseeing the adjudication of cases involving violations of the Guide to Residence Living, the Student Code of Conduct and the Housing Contract.

The Resident Director reports directly to the Assistant Director of Residential Education and is a member of the Housing and Residential Education professional staff. This position supervises up to two Graduate Resident Directors and up to 25 Resident Assistants and is responsible for managing the liaison role with the general maintenance personnel and custodial staff within their community of responsibility. The Resident Director is also responsible for managing crisis situations in both their area of responsibility and as a part of a larger university response.

The Resident Director position is a live off position, with the option to rent an on-campus apartment, and is a part of the Housing and Residential Education on-call duty staff. Resident Directors must have a demonstrated a commitment to the principles of multiculturalism and diversity through involvement and participation in university/division-wide projects and initiatives.

The potential start date for these roles is July 1, 2018. The duration of this appointment is up to four years contingent upon successful performance.

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) on March 16, 2018. An ongoing review of submitted applications will begin on February 15, 2018. All applications must be submitted through the SilkRoad system.

Essential functions

  • Supervision of Graduate Resident Director(s).
  • Supervision of 10-25 Resident Assistants in leading, guiding and developing community within a residential community.
  • Adjudication of cases involving the violation of the Guide to Residence Living, Student Code of Conduct and the Housing Contract.
  • Responsible for developing an atmosphere that promotes academic achievement, personal development and community responsibility.
  • Responsible for ensuring that daily maintenance and custodial issues are effectively and efficiently managed within their area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for partnering with the Housing team on occupancy of building.
  • Participate in the senior administrator on-call process in response to campus emergencies and student issues.
  • Participate in all training, selection and departmental initiatives.
  • RD must demonstrate a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion by embedding these principles into practice within all aspects of the job responsibilities.

Knowledege, skill and abilities

  • Demonstrated oral and written skills.
  • Basic bookkeeping skills.
  • Higher order thinking, reasoning and decision making skills.
  • Ability to assess and act in crisis situations.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

required qualifications

  • Master's Degree completed by July 1, 2018
  • 1-3 years of experience in Residential Education
  • Demonstrate commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion within all aspects.

preferred qualifications

  • Experience supervising student staff
  • Experience with on-call responsibilities

job listing

The position description and application link are also available on the University of Denver's job listing page.