Residence Director

University of Vermont  |  Burlington, VT

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Director

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Burlington, VT
Positions Available: 3
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 22428
Application Deadline: 04/16/2021

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$33,000
Additional Compensation:
Professional Development Funds - $1,200 Full Meal Plan (Valued at $4,932) Tuition Remission Generous Medical Benefits
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$33,000
Additional Compensation:
Professional Development Funds - $1,200 Full Meal Plan (Valued at $4,932) Tuition Remission Generous Medical Benefits
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Position Description

​​The Residence Director (RD) is an 11-month live-on  position responsible for the development of a residential community within a Learning Community.  Reporting to the Area Coordinator, the RD’s role is to support a meaningful residential experience ensuring the residence halls are rich learning environments where students develop and learn the skills necessary to successfully navigate life on campus. 

Student Staff Supervision (25%)

  • Serves as the primary supervisor for Resident Advisors.
  • Executes the constructive discipline process for Resident Advisors.
  • Meets weekly with a staff of RAs. The RD provides structure and support to the staff by role modeling restorative practices, creating agendas, facilitating staff meetings, one-on-ones, and providing information and guidance to all staff members.
  • Supports developmental training and guidance for staff members and students to increase multicultural and intercultural competence 
  • Participates in staff meetings, staff trainings, and other developmental processes.

Community Building (20%)

  • Builds community with staff members and residential-students using the concepts of Restorative Practices and community standards, which create opportunities for student engagement in dialogue, interaction, and perspective-taking within their communities. 
  • Facilitates elements of the Community Learning Model.
  • Supports RA facilitation of the Community Learning Model and Restorative Practices.
  • Holds regular check-ins with residents and helps them connect with on-campus resources and staff members. 
  • Serve at the primary advisor to Hall Council 

On-Call and Student Response (15%)

  • Participates in the on-call rotating duty schedule for their respective area and responds to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.
  • Follow up at the discretion of their supervisor with students that require additional support.

Policy Violation Adjudication (15%)

  • Understands, interprets, communicates, and enforces University and Departmental policies. 
  • Serves as a University hearing officer. Conducts incident review and conduct hearings for residents with alleged violations of the University Conduct Code, Departmental policy, or Community Standards.
  • Coordinates administrative processes for both Residential Life incident reporting and University conduct hearings; maintains accurate and timely paperwork associated with the Conduct process.

Departmental Values & initiatives (10%) 

  • Supports and participates in ongoing training, which includes but is not limited to professional staff training and Resident Advisor training.
  • Required to serve on team and departmental committees.
  • Expected to attend all weekly professional staff meetings for their respective area and unit.

Administrative Responsibilities (10%)

  • Supporting the processes and procedures involved in the opening and closing of residential complex.  
  • Completes accurate and timely paperwork to ensure the accuracy of records and information systems regarding occupancy, billing, room changes, maintenance, and operations.
  • Manage the programming budgets for hall council and Resident Advisors which includes tracking spending and reconciliation of programming card.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)


Job Requirements

A Master's Degree is required in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Student Personnel, Counseling, Education, or related field is required.  Successful candidates will be subject to background check due to the live-in nature of this position.

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