Shippensburg University is currently accepting applications for Residence Director assignments.
The Residence Director is a 12-month live-in position that supervises a residential community on campus. Each RD must be enrolled in a graduate program in College Student Personnel, College Counseling, or in the Organizational Development and Leadership Program. In most circumstances, each Residence Director is limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours per semester, and at least 3 credit hours per summer. Thus, making the position between a 2 to 3-year commitment.
Residence Directors are responsible for all aspects of their residential community. Responsibilities of a residence director at Shippensburg University include but are not limited to the following:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Advises, counsels, and establishes a community in a residential environment and assists students in adjusting to residence hall living in particular and college life in general.
Coordinates student related programs in designated residence halls to provide meaningful activities based on a community building model.
Supports student success by personally following up with students of concern in regards to mental health, personal wellness, and academic-related concerns.
Trains, advises and supervises resident assistants assigned to their building.
Hires, trains and supervises student desk employees for hall.
Assumes a leadership position within the department through committee work activities, liaison work with other departments and professional staff in professional development opportunities.
Establishes relationships with other departments within Student Affairs and the University.
Assists and advises hall government and other student groups regarding planning, budgeting, and implementing student activities.
Performs administrative duties to maintain an efficient, functioning residence hall such as assigning rooms, controlling keys, maintaining records and preparing necessary requisitions and reports for other University departments.
Builds and maintains an atmosphere to promote inclusion, self-discipline, civility and respect for others through upholding and enforcing University policies.
Responds to emergency situations in an efficient and effective manner to ensure the safety and well-being of residents.
Monitors the condition of facilities and recommends repairs or alterations as needed.
Serves on duty rotation for a designated area on a regularly scheduled basis. Works irregular hours and provides assistance when needed.
Maintains office hours to ensure contact with students.
Serves as university conduct hearing officer and as a facilitator of the Connections Drug and Alcohol program.
Assist in duties as related to summer housing including summer conferences and/or summer school.
Additional duties as assigned by supervisor and/or department.
Hiring preference will be given to individuals who are committed to the pillars of the residence life department including: Academic success, student engagement, safety, social justice and inclusion, personal development, and leadership. Additional consideration will be given to individuals with previous residence hall experience and/or leadership experience.
Each RD must be enrolled in a graduate program in College Student Personnel, College Counseling, or in the Organizational Development and Leadership Program. In most circumstances, each Residence Director is limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours per semester, and at least 3 credit hours per summer. Thus, making the position between a 2 to 3-year commitment.
Additional Salary Information: Furnished on-campus apartment, tuition waiver, meal plan, cable tv, health insurance and retirement options
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