Assistant Resident Director

Western Washington University  |  Bellingham, WA

Login to Apply

Job Overview

Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Resident Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 2273
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Bellingham, WA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 732

Benefits

Salary Range:
$37,000
Additional Compensation:
A 12-month, full-time Administrative Exempt position with a salary of $37,000, furnished 1-bedroom apartment, staff meal plan, professional development opportunities, and a full University benefits package.  Employment commences August 2019 for a maximum of three years. 
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$37,000
Additional Compensation:
A 12-month, full-time Administrative Exempt position with a salary of $37,000, furnished 1-bedroom apartment, staff meal plan, professional development opportunities, and a full University benefits package.  Employment commences August 2019 for a maximum of three years. 
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:

Position Description

About the Position: The assistant resident director (ARD) is a full-time FLSA exempt, 12-month appointment, live-in position within University Residences reporting to a supervising resident director (SRD).  The ARD supports the supervising resident director in the management of a residential community of 550 - 700 students in the tasks of: developing diverse and inclusive communities enhancing student learning; developing consciousness regarding principles of equality, respect, and individual and collective responsibility; providing conduct adjudication and hall council advisement; and supervising and training paraprofessional staff.  

About the Department: In support of WWU bringing together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university developing the potential of learners and the well-being of communities, University Residences (UR) engages students in diverse and inclusive, healthy, safe and sustainable communities fostering academic success and personal growth. We house over 4,000 students in 15 residence halls and one apartment complex.  The residence life staff consists of one associate director, two assistant directors, one conduct/care case manager, three support staff, three supervising resident directors, five resident directors, three assistant resident directors, and approximately 100 paraprofessional staff. We seek candidates who bring new ideas to our unit and further our goals to enhance the on-campus student experience at Western Washington University.  Please refer to the WWU, University Residences, or Bellingham, WA websites for more information.   

Position Responsibilities:  Lasting no more than three (3) academic years in appointment, the assistant resident director is responsible for assisting in the coordination of all aspects of student life in a residential living environment; provides conduct adjudication and hall council advisement; assists in building inclusive residence hall communities enhancing student learning; co-supervises and provides training for student staff (senior resident advisers and resident advisers) and participates in residence life committees.  All job responsibilities are under the direction and leadership of the supervising resident director. 

Position Assignment:  The academic year and summer building assignments are based upon the needs of the entire University Residences program and are subject to change. Assistant resident directors will be given an apartment, as specified in the Employment Agreement, and may be required to move temporarily or permanently to accommodate summer responsibilities, or an incoming ARD, especially in the event they have been released from the terms of the Agreement for the summer or will not be employed the following academic year. In the period between mid-June and mid-August, ARDs are assigned to a variety of ancillary projects and tasks that support the development of the department in addition to working with summer conference operations.  

Remuneration:  a 12-month, full-time Administrative Exempt position with a salary of $37,000, furnished 1-bedroom apartment, staff meal plan, professional development opportunities, and a full University benefits package.  Employment commences August 2019 for a maximum of three years.  

Please visit https://housing.wwu.edu/get-involved/jobs/full-time for more information about the position.  All applicants must submit an online application accessed at http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/496506/assistant-resident-director 

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. Also required is a separate statement (max. length one page) addressing your demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, in addition to the ability to create an inclusive residence hall community. 

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references. 

For more information/questions, call (360) 650-2960 or email Holly Diaz at ResLife@wwu.edu.   

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & Employment Diversity, Title IX & ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu.   

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).   


Job Requirements

Required Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree, at time of hire, from an accredited college or university  
  • At least one year experience working in a higher education residence life program (as undergraduate, graduate, or full-time employee)  
  • At least one year experience mentoring student staff and/or student leaders  
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, in addition to the ability to create an inclusive residence hall community  
  • Experience in dispute resolution  
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills  
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage time and work independently under minimal supervision  
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and decision making while managing complex, emotional situations  

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Experience supervising and training student staff  
  • Experience advising student organizations  
  • Experience with emergency response, crisis management, and mediation 

Application Information

To interview, please apply first as we need to screen your materials in order to interview per our Human Resources policies. I am also available to have a conversation with you about the position if you are not ready to apply, but would like to know more about the position, WWU or the Pacific Northwest.

Log in to Apply
View all jobs for Western Washington University View All Jobs

Recommended Reading

Expand your career path by adding knowledge each step of the way.