Community Maintenance & Programming
-Is responsible for behavior management and discipline within the residence halls he/she supervises.
-Provide leadership to staff and students in the development of a community based upon the recognition of and consideration for the rights, property, and privileges of one another.
-Is responsible for and supports the Resident Assistant staff to develop programming to create an actively engaged and responsible building community while also aligning with the College’s/departments objectives based curriculum.
-Ensure the maintenance of facilities and safety/security needs. Evaluates damage or non-functioning equipment. If during the evenings do a quick fix if possible or if serious inform Campus Safety.
-Anticipate potential student problems and assist students in searching for possible solutions to them.
-Work closely with the College ombudsperson to identify students struggling with transition and work to retain these students through positive residence hall experiences and programs.
-Actively support and participate in Resident Assistant, Student Affairs, Academic and College Wide Programs
-Plan and coordinate personnel and other resources necessary for the opening and closing of the residence hall at the beginning and end of each semester, vacation period and other breaks in the academic schedule.
-Collaborate with other departmental and College offices such as Campus Safety, Counseling, Student Activities, Facilities, Health Center, Academics, Athletics; etc.
-Conducts hall council meetings bi-weekly.
Discipline and Student Support
-Facilitate the resolution of student conflict, according to departmental protocol.
-Adjudicate disciplinary cases involving residence hall students as determined and distributed by the Assistant Dean of Students. This includes meeting with students in violation of Residence Hall polices, adjudicating cases, and sanctioning recommendations.
-Participate in an “on-duty” schedule including weeknight, weekend day and night duty. Make rounds through buildings and on foot throughout campus. Provide back-up support to other Residence Directors in cases of illness, vacation or emergency. Respond to crisis situations and emergencies on an on-going basis. (Duty schedule consists of three (3) RDs per weekday, Sun – Weds, and four (4) RDs per weekend day, Thurs – Sat or Sun of long weekends). Additional duty may be required for special occasion on short term notification, if deemed necessary. When in the residence hall, RDs should be “on call” and visible when serious incidents occur and are available to assistant, when needed.
-RD staff will be on “all staff” first three weekends of each semester and last two weekends of each semester (Thurs – Sat) and during Homecoming Weekend, Halloween and during major events regionally/nationally.
-Work in collaboration with Campus Safety to maintain a healthy and safe living environment.
-Serve as a resource and referral agent for students and staff.
-Attend various departmental meetings on a weekly/biweekly basis including, but not limited to: Residence Life Meeting, In Hall Staff Meeting, Meeting with Director, Meetings with RA staff, Committee Meetings; etc.
-Hold in-hall office hours of 10 hours of “open door” office hours per week, keeping door open during those hours, in the designated hall office space. At least 60% of office hours should be between 4pm – 9:00pm. In addition to in-hall office hours, RD’s need to complete 4-8 hours of office hours within the main Residence Life office.
-Complete a minimum of two (2) special projects, which are distributed amongst the RD staff. The two (2) special projects will consist of 1 committee and 1 liaison position.
-Keep record of schedule, including office hours, on-duty schedule for submission to Vice President of Student Affairs and Payroll.
Staff Supervision and Training
-Participate in selection of student staff and provide orientation, training, supervision, and regular evaluation of a Resident Assistant staff and ARD, if applicable.
-Conduct bi-weekly individual meetings with paraprofessional staff to develop and review goals/outcomes achieved, discuss issues, recognize contributions, provide and solicit feedback.
Please note this is not a comprehensive list and there will be other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s in counseling, student personnel, higher education administration, leadership or other related field preferred.
• Intermediate understanding of Word, Excel, Power point and Microsoft Outlook necessary.
• Previous experience in residence hall administration preferred.
To apply for a position, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:
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