Residence Hall Director

Kent State University at Kent  |  Kent, OH

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Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Hall Director

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Kent, OH
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: 30,000 & Over Students
Employer ID: 27320
Application Deadline: 06/21/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$35,090
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs
Benefits
Salary Range:
$35,090
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:

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

Position Description

BASIC FUNCTION:

To enhance student learning and academic success through the creation of a community environment that supports the overall development of students; to oversee the daily operation of a multi-unit or large single unit residence hall. Reports to Assistant Director for Residential Communities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 
Train, supervise, and evaluate paraprofessional staff and, in some cases, an Assistant Residence Hall Director (graduate assistant).

Assist and advise students in matters related to academic support, crisis intervention, referral, programming, discipline, routine conflicts, personal development, and leadership opportunities. 

Advise the hall council including matters of budget, policy, and programming. 

Implement a variety of initiatives and activities that address the needs of students in a diverse living-learning environment. 

Provide on-going training and staff development activities for student staff.

Assist with the development, assessment and instruction of an undergraduate leadership course.

Participate in and attend student staff training programs, selection processes and other programs sponsored by the residential community area and/or department. 

Support, implement, enforce, and interpret University policies and procedures.

Assist with recruitment and retention presentations and programs for current and prospective students and parents. 

Maintain office hours and on-call coverage to provide assistance to students and staff.

Assume leadership and/or participate on departmental committees and task forces.

Attend required residential community meetings and training programs.

Initiate, support, and collaborate in the creation and ongoing administration of learning communities, and other academic initiatives.

Coordinate and supervise timely completion of all appropriate paperwork and reports including, but not limited to student conduct processes, academic initiatives, programming paperwork, room condition reports, weekly reports, no-show information, and room/hall changes.

Fulfill all responsibilities associated with the opening and closing of the residence hall in accordance with outlined procedures and instructions. 

Assist with establishing goals and priorities for the Department of Residence Services.

Fulfill responsibilities for collateral assignments as outlined by supervisors throughout the year and during break periods (e.g., assistance with other offices, preparation for fall training and summer conferences/break housing).

Serve as the communication link with students and other areas of the department and university.

Assume additional responsibilities and perform special tasks as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or a relevant field.A minimum of one year experience as a Resident Assistant, Graduate Assistant in Housing, Assistant Hall Director, or other relevant experience. Must be able to work non-traditional hours.

Knowledge Of:

Personal computer applications
Budget principles
Student development

Skill In:

Written and interpersonal communication and public speaking *
Student advising and interviewing
Skill in conflict resolution and crisis management
Customer service

Ability To:

Manage people and projects
Set priorities and work independently to accomplish department goals
Work with a diverse student population *
Assist in developing educational and social programs
Apply and interpret policies and procedures
Foster collaborative working relationships with other university and community departments *
Work non-traditional hours

Assessments:

Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.


Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or a relevant field.A minimum of one year experience as a Resident Assistant, Graduate Assistant in Housing, Assistant Hall Director, or other relevant experience. Must be able to work non-traditional hours.

Knowledge Of:

Personal computer applications
Budget principles
Student development

Skill In:

Written and interpersonal communication and public speaking *
Student advising and interviewing
Skill in conflict resolution and crisis management
Customer service

Ability To:

Manage people and projects
Set priorities and work independently to accomplish department goals
Work with a diverse student population *
Assist in developing educational and social programs
Apply and interpret policies and procedures
Foster collaborative working relationships with other university and community departments *
Work non-traditional hours

Assessments:

Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments.

Application Information

Please complete on-line application attach cover letter, resume, and the names/contact info for 3 professional references. Applications received by 06/21/2019 will be given first consideration.

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