Residence Directors work as part of the Residence Life Team in service to students. Residence Life works to foster a residential environment that fulfills the goals and vision of the Office of Residence Life Mission Statement: To create safe and inclusive learning communities that support, challenge, and inspire all students to be ethical leaders and citizens in a diverse society. Additionally, to support the Residence Life Pillars: Connections, Diversity & Social Justice, Learning, Leadership Development and Professional Development. Residence Directors are full-time, Master’s level, 12-month live-in staff members who provide a holistic approach to working with students and guests in a variety of areas in their lives including personal and academic concerns. Each Residence Director, possibly in collaboration with a graduate-level Assistant Residence Director, will coordinate and administer all aspects of a residence life program in one residence hall/residential complex, possibly including the development and support of a Residential Learning Community.
Responsibilities associated with this student-centered position may include the following: creating connections and implementing a student development program within a residence hall/residential complex of approximately 400-900 students; selecting, training, supervising and evaluating graduate and undergraduate student staff; coordinating a Residential Learning Community (RLC) with staff, students, and faculty; mentoring students related to academic success; developing and nurturing student leaders; advising student organizations; developing and implementing programs; adjudicating student conduct hearings; providing individual assistance to students; coordinating summer housing operations; and other duties as assigned. The selected candidate will be well-organized and able to work well under pressure with multiple and consistently changing priorities. To be successful in this position, the Residence Director must have excellent interpersonal and written communication, organization, administrative skills, and supervision experience. An expressed and demonstrated commitment to diversity & social justice and student development is critical for this position. As an administrative official of the University, the Residence Director will be under the supervision of a Residence Life Central Staff Member. This position includes working with diverse groups of students, staff, guests, and customers such as non-traditionally aged; gender diverse; religiously diverse; international; persons with disabilities; gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender; persons of color; and socio-economic status.
Required Job Qualifications:
•Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling or a related field by start date •Demonstrated commitment to student development and community development •Previous supervision experience is required (minimum of 9 months experience). •Previous Residence Life live-in experience •A demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability to work with, culturally diverse communities
Preferred Job Qualifications:
•Demonstrated commitment to academic success (i.e. working with residential learning communities, faculty members, academic focus programs/initiatives, etc.) •Student conduct experience •Crisis management experience
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