The Residence Directors (RDs) are members of the Department of Residential Education. RDs work to foster an inclusive residential environment that upholds DePaul University's Vincentian mission, as well as the goals and vision of the Division of Student Affairs. RDs are 12-month, full-time, master’s level live-in staff members who are responsible for the overall management of a residential area. They oversee staff supervision, student conduct, crisis response, community development, initiative planning and budget management.
Responsibilities & Duties:
Coordinates and oversees all educational aspects of hall management, including staff training and supervision, student issue response, student learning opportunities, conduct procedures and crisis response. 25%
Addresses student and parent concerns in order to resolve them in a timely manner. Provides guidance and support to Resident Advisors as they respond to issues in their community. 20%
Attends, conducts, and coordinates all student staff training including, but not limited to, Spring Seminars, Summer online modules, and Fall and Winter training. 15%
Responsible for the overall implementation of comprehensive programs as a part of Residential Education Learning Initiatives (RELI). 15%
Serve on departmental, Student Affairs, and/or university committees. Work with Facilities Area Coordinators and other Department of Housing Services staff to refer issues such as work orders, facilities inspections, and lockouts. 10%
Facilitates response related to student welfare and student conduct and frequently uses independent judgement to make decisions. 5%
Responsible for the oversight and management of an operating budget that ranges from $13,000 to $18,000. 5%
Encourage an environment that is supportive of identity, inclusion, and social change. 5%
Performs other duties as assigned
Education & Experience:
Master’s degree in student development, higher education, counseling or related field. Residential Education experience with a strong emphasis in programming and training, or an equivalent amount of education and experience.
The Residence Director supervises, trains, and evaluates 6 - 14 Resident Advisors and provides direction to 1 student Office Assistant. Staff supervision is 20% of position responsibilities.
The Residence Director has responsibility for the oversight and management of an operating budget that ranges from $13,000 to $18,000.
Other Skills & Abilities Required:
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Windows.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
Ability to work and make decisions in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
Ability to effectively interact with students, parents, colleagues, staff and faculty.
Ability to effectively interact with the professional and paraprofessional staff in the department and division.
Ability to provide both a student-centered and a customer service experience.
Ability to demonstrate ongoing commitment to identity, inclusion, and social change.
The Residence Director is responsible for responding to emergency situations as needed. Cell phone coverage is expected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ability to hear and respond to a telephone call after hours is essential.
Salary & Benefits:
DePaul offers comprehensive and competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain talent to further the University's mission. Please click on the following link to review the full Benefits Summary. https://hr.depaul.edu/Benefits/index.html
Required Background Screening:
All final candidates extended an offer of employment will undergo background screening.
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.