The Residential Area Director position at Millersville University (PA) is a professional live-in staff member working in the Department of Housing and Residential Programs. Millersville University houses over 2,200 students on-campus in five residence halls, including three suite-style buildings. The incoming Residential Area Directors each will be responsible for the management of a suite-style residential area housing approximately 600 – 700 residents, one graduate assistant, 14 resident assistants, and 10 desk attendants. The RAD's primary focus is staff supervision, student and residential community development, student conduct, and crisis management. This position requires mentoring, supporting, and providing high level of customer service to the resident population and their families.
The Residential Area Director (RAD) is a full-time, professional level live-in staff position within the Department of Housing and Residential Programs and the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. The Residential Area Director is responsible for cultivating an environment that enhances and promotes the academic, personal, and social development of students residing in the University residence halls. The Residential Area Director is responsible for the implementation and leadership of residential programs and processes. The Residential Area Director provides administrative oversight for one or more residence halls including the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of graduate and undergraduate student staff, and the creation, oversight, and promotion of student engagement and leadership opportunities. The Residential Area Director evaluates and adjudicates student conduct cases. The position specifies contract responsibilities that require living in a University-furnished apartment.
Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,600 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. One thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master's and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.
Anticipated start date of January 2022.
Annual Salary: Salary range – $42, 778.00 to $44,538.00, plus comprehensive benefits, including:
Health insurance – Low bi-weekly premium. Employees pay 5% of bi-weekly salary for benefit coverage with ability to pay 2.5% when participating in the wellness program.
Dental insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days
Vision insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days.
Group life insurance - equal to annual salary (up to $50,000) at no cost to the employee
Voluntary Group Life and Accident Insurance – available for purchase at low rates for additional employee coverage as well as coverage for spouse and children
Long Term Disability Insurance – available for purchase at low rates with either a 90 or 180-day waiting period
Retirement – 2 plans to choose from
Tuition waiver – employee, spouse, and dependents are eligible
Vacation leave– up to 10.4 days accrued for the first year, increases to up to 15.6 days per year after first year
Personal leave – up to 5 days per year
Sick leave – up to 15.6 days accrued per year, including up to 5 days per year that can be taken to care for a family member
At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
Master's degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or a related Human Services field.
At least one year of experience in college and university student Housing and Residence Life at the graduate assistant and / or full-time professional level.
Must have working knowledge of college student developmental theory.
Strong working knowledge of college Housing & Residence Life, including Residential Engagement, Business and Facilities Operations, Student Conduct, Crisis Response, and Mentoring Students.
Successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Multi-task and to effectively work with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Demonstrated experience with effective campus and community wide collaboration.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Ability to work with students of diverse cultures, racial and ethnic groups, and socioeconomic status.
Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated strong analytical and excellent problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently and in coordination with others.
Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Successful completion of three background checks
Experience with suite-style community building.
Experience partnering with faculty on living-learning community initiatives
Active participation in local, state, regional, and / or national Student Affairs-related professional organizations, such as ACPA, ACUHO-I, NASPA, etc.
Prior experience using Adirondack Solutions' The Housing Director (THD) software
Prior certifications and / or training in Clery Act, ATIXA / Title IX, Green Dot, Allies / Safe Zone, Suicide Prevention, and / or ALICE Training.
No or very limited physical effort required.
No or very limited exposure to physical risks.
Able to move quickly between buildings to attend to issues.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Ability to sit for long lengths of time.
Must be able to lift/pull/push up to 10 pounds.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the SCUPA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Individuals holding this position are essential as defined by the collective bargaining agreement and will be expected to report to work during weather and other emergencies.
The position specifies contract responsibilities that require living in a University-furnished apartment.
Days Worked: Monday to Friday, occasional evenings and weekends
Millersville University is a top-ranked university in the North, with more than 100programs, some of which are uniquely distinctive to the region and nation. We have a strong academic history guided by industry-leading professors. Our faculty members are recognized to be fiercely passionate about their students’ overall success. Our student body is rich in diversity and is known to be enthusiastically driven towards excellence while being socially conscious. Our beautiful 250-acre campus contains classic architecture, mixed with state-of-the-art, energy-saving structures and a historic pond with two resident swans. Access to extraordinary faculty, a historical campus setting and an extremely high job-placement rating are the reasons our alumni rate us as a smart life choice.