Residence Director

Pace University - Pleasantville  |  Pleasantville , NY

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Job Overview

Posted January 12, 2018 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 1285
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Pleasantville , NY
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type:
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 25856

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Compensation Competitive salary with standard University benefits, including fully-furnished apartment, tuition waiver and a generous vacation package.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Compensation Competitive salary with standard University benefits, including fully-furnished apartment, tuition waiver and a generous vacation package.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:

Position Description

The Residence Director at Pace University (Westchester Campus) is a 12 month, live-in position. As staff members who facilitate student and staff development, policy enforcement, and crisis management; Residence Directors fulfill an integral role within our department. Residence Directors serve on our professional team and are supervised by the Associate Director for Training and Development. Residence Directors are responsible for the following:

            Supervision

  • Supervise 6-8 undergraduate Resident Assistants

  • Assist with the recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of undergraduate staff

  • Plan and facilitate training sessions, staff development activities, and on-going professional development for Resident Assistants

  • Develop meaningful working relationships with Resident Assistants by facilitating regular one-on-one meetings and staff meetings

  • Provide on-going feedback to Resident Assistants and complete performance evaluations

     

    Community and Student Leadership Development

  • Be an active and engaged member of your community

  • Provide leadership for the execution of the residential curriculum within your building by motivating staff to create opportunities that promote student development and a sense of community

  • Serve as a resource and referral agent for students’ academic, identity, and social needs

  • Support traditionally underrepresented students by being aware of the needs of various student populations and creating an inclusive community which celebrates differences

  • Work collaboratively with facilities and security personnel to create a safe environment conducive to learning

  • Advise Hall Council; including the recruitment and training of members as well as the promotion of activities and involvement in campus life

     

    Student Conduct and Crisis Management

  • Responsible for interpreting and upholding the university’s rules and regulations by upholding the Guiding Principles of Conduct in a developmental manner

  • Serve as a conduct hearing officer

  • Serve in an on-call duty rotation for a population of 1,300 residential students

  • Respond to crisis situations, such as medical or facilities related emergencies, behavioral concerns, and mental health situations

     

    Administrative and Departmental Responsibilities

  • Oversee the administrative tasks related to inventory, damage, billing, maintenance, keys, fire safety, and building security

  • Participate and lead departmental functions, projects, or committees, including but not limited to community development initiatives, housing operations management, staff selection and training, student discipline process, and leadership development

       Professional Development

  • Participate in the Performance Management and Development Process by creating an annual professional development plan and goals with the assistance of supervisor

  • Represent the department on university-wide committees

  • Participate in staff training and development opportunities offered by Residential Life and other campus departments

  • Be an engaged member of the profession by being aware of current trends in Student Affairs and Higher Education

  • Be involved in regional and national professional organizations and, when possible, attend local, regional, and national conferences


Job Requirements

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree, with Residential Life experience preferred.  This is an entry-level position where strong candidates will demonstrate experience in student and community development; supervision and staff training; advising student groups; creation and implementation of management systems; crisis response; and previous work with diverse populations. This is a 52-week live-in position, which requires evening and weekend work, plus on-call responsibilities. The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check, have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive students in university vans. Contract is subject to review and renewal on an annual basis, for no more than four consecutive years.

Application Information

Application Deadline For priority consideration, please email a letter of interest, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references by March 1, 2018. In your letter of interest, we encourage you to address any experience you have working with residential curriculum, living learning and/or apartment style communities; as well as any professional passions. Applications will be reviewed until all vacant positions are filled. Email completed application materials to: Residence Director Search Committee Email: scrandall@pace.edu Attn: Shari Crandall Phone: (914) 597-8779 Fax: (914) 989-8146

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