The Office of Residence Life at SUNY Fredonia seeks qualified candidates for the position of Residence Director (SL-2) with a start date of August 1, 2023. It is confirmed that 1 position will be available for 2023 - 2024, and it is possible that additional vacancies will occur. Residence Directors are 12-month, full-time staff members who are entrusted with the transformation of a mere physical structure of a residence hall into a vibrant community with safety, academic success, civility, and connection at its forefront. Residence Directors supervise talented undergraduate Resident Assistants, facilitate conduct reviews with students alleged to have violated college policy, and work with our Department of Facilities Services to ensure that residence halls are properly cleaned and maintained. Residence Directors will also mentor Graduate Assistant Residence Directors, providing guidance and informal supervision as well as assuming some additional administrative responsibilities.
Remuneration and Benefits:
Starting salary of $47,476/year;
Furnished residence hall apartment, including a full kitchen, cable television, and wireless internet;
Free access to residence hall laundry machines;
Comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave and impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
A rich array of services, programs, and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee assistance and wellness programs, discounted membership to the campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.
The successful candidate for this Residence Director position will:
Assume responsibility for the general oversight and administration of a residence hall, including but not limited to openings and closings, work orders, occupancy reports, damage assessments, room change paperwork, programming, and student engagement;
Fully participate in Residence Director and Resident Assistant training sessions, scheduled before the start of each semester in August 2023 and January 2024;
Supervise undergraduate Resident Assistants, work study students, and Night Desk Attendants;
Mentor a part-time Graduate Assistant Residence Director, providing student conduct oversight, informal supervision, and general guidance where appropriate;
Advise a Residence Hall Council;
Collaborate with Resident Assistants, Hall Council leadership, and students to cultivate a community that prioritizes safety, academic success, civility, and connection;
Talk to students who are in crisis or distress, referring them to Counseling Services when appropriate;
Facilitate conduct reviews with students alleged to be in violation of college policy and determine educational sanctions for students who are deemed responsible for violations;
Mediate roommate conflicts as they arise;
Lead Residence Life committees (e.g., Student Recognition, Media and Marketing, etc.) and participate in campus-wide committees;
Participate in an emergency on-call rotation, both during the week and on weekends;
Assist with the operation of summer camps and conferences, including but not limited to preparing keys, room assignments, occupancy reports, check-in and check-out procedures, submitting maintenance requests, linen ordering, and acting as a liaison between Residence Life and conference contact persons; and
Be aware of, understand, and follow all university and SUNY policies.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution;
Experience in or knowledge of student development;
Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; and
Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.
Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, or a related field;
Demonstrated supervision skills, such as listening, motivating, goal-setting, and documenting;
Previous work experience in Residence Life or other Student Affairs functional areas;
Knowledge, experience, and/or training in emergency preparedness;
Knowledge of or experience in student conduct and helping others to be accountable for their behavior and decisions;
Willingness to work collaboratively;
Demonstrated administrative skills, such as accuracy and timeliness with respect to paperwork; and
Interest in and commitment to community engagement.
This is a full-time, term appointed, United University Professions (UUP)-represented position beginning August 1, 2023.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
The State University of New York at Fredonia is one of the crown jewels in the 64-campus State University of New York system. Founded in 1826, Fredonia is a highly ranked comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university that enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 80+ majors and 50+ minors. Fredonia is consistently ranked as a top public university for academics, value, and social mobility. Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, professional, award-winning faculty, a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, and a strong focus on student success.
The 256-acre campus, known for beautiful green spaces and attractive architecture, is located one mile from the shore of Lake Erie in beautiful Western New York with ready access to fishing, swimming, and lakefront attractions. Fredonia is centrally located between several large metropolitan areas. It is one hour south of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, 45 minutes north of Erie, PA, and just 2 ½ hours from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, or Toronto.
Fredonia is a safe village community with beautiful Victorian homes situated in the heart of Western New York wine country. The location affords res...idents all four authentic weather seasons; warm and sunshine-filled, yet comfortable spring and summer, vibrant colors across rolling hills with the changing leaves of autumn, and the picturesque landscapes and accompanying outdoor activities of winter.
SUNY provides a competitive salary and benefits package.
Fredonia's faculty and staff focus on ensuring that all students will achieve the Institutional Learning Goals:
-SKILLED Develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge
-CONNECTED Engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship
-CREATIVE Demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation
-RESPONSIBLE Activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism.