LDA Resident Director (Student Services Professional 1 - MR07)
UTC Housing and Residence Life
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
The LDA Resident Director will serve as part of the Residence Life COVID-19 team (Assistant Director of Guest Relations, Graduate Assistants, and on-call staff) to be a resource for residential students who are in isolation or quarantined. This is a live in position that will work evenings and weekends.
The position is responsible for the complete supervision of residential students in isolation and quarantine. This may include supervision for an administrative assistant and two graduate assistants. The LDA Resident Director will provide and oversee student activities, student conduct matters, educational efforts, and administrative duties. This position is a key coordinator in the retention, progression, and graduation of students.
Duties and Responsibilities
Utilize StarRez for assignments tracking of residents in quarantine and isolation (Q&I) in designated residence hall; contact students to inform them of their quarantine/isolation housing status; coordinate room assignments for check-in and check-out, transportation, meals (delivery and volunteers), packages, linen, and other needed items for student comfort; coordinate with facilities staff for cleaning and disinfecting rooms and residence hall; coordinate Q&I volunteers; track and maintain essential items distributed to residents; and coordinate information between SOS, UHS and Contact Tracing (i.e. verify residential and non-residential students).
Student Development and Education
Implement the residential curriculum and educational strategies for students in isolation and quarantine housing; participate and support department wide initiatives; serve as a resource to and advocate for students for questions and concerns related to college life and refer appropriately; and assist with the implementation of residential learning communities.
Inform residents of departmental policies and student code of conduct; enforce and report policy violations; perform conduct hearing for minor violations and adjudicate sanctions; keep track of conduct cases using the conduct database system; respond to emergency or crisis situations; participate in on call duty rotation (including holidays); and monitor and maintain security procedures for residence halls.
Summer School/Special Projects
During summer months, assume responsibilities for camps, conferences, summer school and/or special projects - responsibilities could include, but are not limited to, staff supervision, scheduling, room preparation, coordinating with campus and community stakeholders, and other customer service functions; and other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Knowledge of or the ability to learn department and university policies and procedures
Must have excellent ability to handle high-volume administrative tasks in a timely manner
Ability to work within a collaborative environment and with diverse populations
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions
Ability to diffuse and respond effectively to crisis situations as well as react quickly and calmly in emergency situations
Ability to train and supervise others
Ability to observe and detect unusual occurrences and policy violations
A Limited Duration Appointment (LDA) is a form of regular employment for a specific project or for a limited period. An LDA may be established for up to one year with an option to renew the appointment annually for a maximum of three years.
Review of applications will begin August 27, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; and 1 year of experience in Housing and Residence Life (Resident Assistant or related) or Student Affairs (Admissions, Orientation, or related).
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Student Affairs; Higher Education, or related field); 1 year of experience in Housing and Residence Life (Resident Assistant, Graduate Assistant, or Resident Director) or Student Affairs (Student Activities, Student Conduct, Student Outreach, Admissions, Orientation, or related) or educational setting (Teacher); and knowledge of student development theory and techniques.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.