The Department of Residence Life at Loyola University Chicago provides housing, programming, and related services to 4,800 students residing in traditional-style and apartment-style residence halls. The Resident Director is a full-time professional position in the Department of Residence Life and within the Division of Student Development with a maximum appointment of four years. The Resident Director creates living and learning environments that encourage student and community development. Resident Directors are expected to incorporate the principles of transformative education into their work with special emphasis on the development of the whole student.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for the Jesuit mission and the values of Loyola University Chicago, including a commitment to social justice and inclusion
Supervise, recruit, train, and evaluate personnel in assigned residence hall(s), which may include any combination of Desk Receptionists (hourly student employees), Resident Assistants (paraprofessional student leaders), and Assistant Resident Directors (bachelor’s-level)
Perform administrative functions for day-to-day operations of residence hall/area as assigned
Serve as a University Conduct Administrator and adjudicate student conduct cases that occur in the residence halls
Participate in the 24/7 on-call emergency response system for the campus community of 4,800 residential students
Provide conflict mediation, crisis intervention, and appropriate follow-up for students in the residential community
Oversee the implementation and evaluation of educational opportunities in the residence halls, including support/resources for events, the residential curriculum, learning communities, and academic support initiatives
Advise (or assist in advising) a Department of Residence Life student organization (hall council, RHA, etc.)
Assist in overseeing maintenance, housekeeping, and facility condition in cooperation with the Facilities Department
Provide advice, support, assistance, and referrals to students regarding academic, housing, and personal concerns
Maintain office hours for availability to residents and staff, including some evening and weekend commitments
Serve on departmental and divisional committees (as applicable)
Other duties as assigned by the departmental leadership team
Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education/Student affairs or another related field
Prior experience in residence life and/or other areas of student affairs
Ability and willingness to work varied hours including evenings and weekends as needed
Ability and willingness to reside in the assigned residence hall community
Comprehensive and competitive salary (12-month full-time, exempt position) Full University benefits Fully furnished 1–2-bedroom apartment
Thank you for your interest in a professional position with the Department of Residence Life at Loyola University Chicago! We are a hard-working, thoughtful, diverse, committed, active, change-oriented, professional, and humor-filled group whose organizational culture is shaped by these attributes. Individual talents and experiences contribute to our collective work rooted in Jesuit education on our two beautiful campuses in Chicago.
The Resident Director (RD) is a full-time, masters-level professional, charged with providing leadership and direction for a residential community of 200-700 students. RDs are responsible for cultivating a meaningful experience in a "high touch" institutional culture, with the underlying goal of supporting students and embodying cura personalis or care for the whole person. Successful RDs have a strong work ethic, are relational, demonstrate flexibility, and represent their work as professional administrators. RDs are responsible for supervision of Resident Assistants. RDs are 12-month full-time employees and we offer a competitive salary and university benefits package.