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Resident Director

The Resident Director is a 12 month, live off position that is primarily responsible for residence hall housing approximately 430-660 students in either a traditional first year residence hall or upper class environment consisting of suites and apartments.  The Resident Director is responsible for developing an atmosphere that promotes academic achievement, inclusiveness, personal development, and a strong sense of community. This is a benefited, full-time (37.5 hours per week) position reporting to the Assistant Director of Residential Education and is a member of the Housing and Residential Education staff. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  1. Supervision and Leadership
    1. Supervise, train and evaluate 1-2 Graduate Resident Directors.
    2. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate 10-18 Resident Assistants.
  2. Individual Student Development
    1. Respond to all student concerns and issues in timely manner with care and concern for the individual needs of the student while balancing the needs of the community.
    2. Coordinate an educational system for handling student conduct. Ensure follow-through on administrative elements of conduct system. Adjudicate cases involving the violation of the Guide to Residence Living, the Housing Contract, and the Student Code of Conduct with a primary focus on community accountability and education.
  3. Administration and Building Operations
    1. Establish and enact systems for opening and closing the residence halls, maintain occupancy information, facilitate roommate mediations, facilitate room changes.
    2. Attend and participate in all Departmental and Residential Education meetings.
    3. Plan and track budgets related to programming and committee work. Follow all university policies and expectations in terms of responsible spending practices.
    4. Ensure that that daily maintenance and custodial issues are effectively and efficiently reported and dealt with.
    5. Participate in the Administrator on Call system providing campus wide crisis and emergency response.
  4. Program Development and Coordination
    1. Implement HRE programming model and identify individual programming needs for certain communities and areas.
    2. Directly advise or work closely with Graduate Resident Director to advise Hall Leadership Team.
    3. Collaborate with Living Learning Community Director, Faculty, and Program Coordinators to help facilitate the success of the Living Learning communities in area of responsibility.
  5. Departmental Development Team Assignments
    1. Chair one departmental development team.
    2. Participate as a member of an additional departmental development team.
    3. Development Teams include Diversity, Sustainability, RA Selection, Professional Staff Searches, GRD Searches, RA Training, and Student Leadership: RHA & NRHH.
  6. Commitment to Diversity
    1. Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of multiculturalism and diversity through hiring practices, training and development programming, campus collaborations, and/or involvement and participation in university/divisional multiculturalism and diversity projects and initiatives.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Masters degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, or related field.