Residence Hall Director

Columbia University in the City of New York  |  New York, NY

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Hall Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 2001
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: New York, NY
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 13960

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$47,500
Additional Compensation:
1-bedroom apartment and meal package
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs
Benefits
Salary Range:
$47,500
Additional Compensation:
1-bedroom apartment and meal package
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR ANTICIPATED OPENINGS ONLY

Reporting to an Associate Director, this live-in position oversees community development and provides a living learning experience for undergraduate students living in one or more residence halls. Residence Hall Directors (RHDs) are professionals responsible for program development, student staff supervision, advisement of a Hall Council and support of students living in one building. RHDs assume collateral assignments with partnered offices to offer educational programming to undergraduate students.  RHDs provide crisis intervention, resolve issues, or refer as appropriate. Strong supervisory, administrative, and counseling skills are utilized. RHDs conduct initial investigation of alleged University and residence hall policy violations. RHDs must be able to work autonomously, demonstrate initiative, display strong commitment to student learning, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with colleagues and partner offices across the University. This position is assigned rotational on-call duties after-hours/weekend/holiday to address any residential emergency.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Staff supervision & development: RHD will train and supervise 8-16 student staff members, facilitate weekly staff meetings, and implement and initiate individual and team development in the residence hall community.  RHD is an active and visible presence at meetings and events beyond business hours. (15%)

Student & community development: Build a sense of community supporting a living and learning environment.  Advise Hall Council, providing direction and information on University policies and procedures. Serve as a partner in students’ development, establishing partnerships with appropriate offices. (15%)

Student conduct and wellness: Assist students in taking responsibility for the safety and well-being of fellow community members and the physical environment.  Document conduct concerns and provide follow-up.  Oversee adjudication and educational sanctioning, written warnings, and/or fines.  Keep accurate records of conflicts, student interactions, and disciplinary conferences in accordance with federal reporting standards of the Clery Act of the Department of Education.  Know and communicate all school-specific and University rules and regulations in relation to residential living. (15%)

Collateral assignments/partnerships and committee work:  Partner with other offices to train peer facilitators and/or educational programs to the undergraduate community around critical community issues, such as:  alcohol and other drug education; sexual violence response and/or prevention work; diversity inclusion and social justice; wellness. Work with appropriate staff to monitor the up-keep of the residence halls; supervise a monthly building tour; support students' efforts to maintain residence halls. Serve as Chair, Co-Chair, or member of departmental committee.  Staff large-scale, community events.  Serve on additional teams or committees within Undergraduate Student Life or the University.  (15%)

Health & safety and on-call: Serve on the emergency and critical incidents team and adhere to University and department  protocols and policies; share on-call coverage for campus. RHDs serve as on-site responders and follow-up on incidents, provide direction to undergraduate staff, contact other professionals around facilities, health, emotional and behavioral emergencies, suicidal behavior, sexual assaults, and police activity; liaise with medical facilities/hospitals; and appropriately notify parents and guardians. Counsel, advise, and provide referrals for residents in need of professional services. (15%)

Administration: Attend required meetings, including departmental, area, committee, one-on-ones, and Hall Council. Maintain program calendar for residential community. Support check-in and check-out, including summer session if applicable.  Responsible for hall budget and day-to-day spending. (15%)

Professional development: Commit to on-going professional growth and learning.  Assess programs to improve the quality of the residential experience. (5%)
Perform other related duties as assigned. (5%)                                                                                                             

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND/OR EXERCISED:  Provide direct supervision to 8 to 16 undergraduate student staff, depending on size of community.

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR BUDGET/ASSETS:  The RHD manages day-to-day expenses within a residential community totaling no more than $15,000 and additional funds depending on his/her committee assignment.


Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum two years’ related experience.

ADDITIONAL MINIMUM QUALIFCATIONS:  Successful candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of residence life, living and learning communities, leadership development, multicultural theory and program development.  Must have strong communication skills with young adults from diverse backgrounds.  Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy and discretion are essential.  Well-organized administrative skills and computer literacy required. Specifically, must be well versed in using web-based programs, Microsoft Office, and email. Must be available for after-hours/weekend/holiday on-call duties on a rotational basis to address any residential emergency.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling or related field preferred.  Experience working with hall council/Residence Hall Associations, faculty programs, and young adults in an urban setting preferred.

Application Information

Interested candidates should submit a resume, as well as a cover letter that discusses their interest in residential life at Columbia and the RHD position specifically. Particularly, candidates are asked to address their interest in working with high-achieving students in an urban setting.

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