Resident Director

Western Washington University  |  Bellingham, WA

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Resident Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 1802
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Bellingham, WA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 732

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Starting salary of $46,784.89, furnished apartment, staff meal plan, professional development opportunities, and a full University benefits package.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
RESUME COLLECTION ONLY

This employer is collecting resumes only and will NOT conduct interviews at the TPE Onsite event.
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Starting salary of $46,784.89, furnished apartment, staff meal plan, professional development opportunities, and a full University benefits package.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

About the Position: The Resident Director (RD) is a full-time FLSA exempt, 12-month appointment, live-in position within University Residences who reports to an assistant director of residence life. RDs provide educational and administrative leadership in developing diverse and inclusive communities that enhance student learning and development. RDs supervise staff, manage facilities, coordinate the activities and programs of a university residential community or apartment complex, and may also work with summer conference and guest housing. RDs provide a safe, secure, living environment that maximizes student involvement. RDs perform appropriate administrative duties in support of each area of accountability. The RD is student-centered, customer-service oriented, and has the ability and desire to work in an organization that fosters academic success and personal growth. 

Resident Directors must demonstrate the ability to work with diverse populations to create inclusive communities. RDs are educators who develop and implement a residence life program centered on engaging students through intentionally designed lesson plans to reach specific learning outcomes guided by Self Authorship theory.  RDs partner with community coordinators, resident advisers and student leaders to help residents learn about themselves and how to live and work with others through personal reflection on self, others, relationships, and community. 

About the Department: In support of WWU bringing together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities, University Residences (UR) engages students in diverse and inclusive, healthy, safe and sustainable communities that foster academic success and personal growth. We house over 4,000 students in 13 residence halls and one apartment complex.  The residence life staff consists of one associate director, three assistant directors, one conduct manager/case officer, three support staff, eight resident directors, two assistant resident directors, nine student community coordinators, 73 resident advisers and five apartment community advisers.  Please refer to the WWU, University Residences, or Bellingham, WA websites for more information. 

Position Responsibilities:  The resident director is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of student life in a residence hall/apartment area of 250-650 students; provides leadership and education in developing diverse and inclusive communities that enhance student learning; develops consciousness regarding principles of equality, respect, and individual and collective responsibility; provides conduct adjudication and hall council advisement; supervises and provides training for student staff (senior resident advisers, resident advisers, community advisers), and participates in departmental assessment efforts. Some resident directors supervise an undergraduate community coordinator. RDs work under the supervision of an assistant director of residence life and collaborate with other university departments.

Position Assignment: The academic year and summer building assignments are based upon the needs of the entire University Residences program and are subject to change. Resident Directors will be given an apartment, as specified in the Employment Agreement, and may be required to move temporarily or permanently to accommodate summer responsibilities, or an incoming RD, especially in the event they have been released from the terms of the Agreement for the summer or will not be employed the following academic year. In the period between mid-June and mid-August, RDs are assigned to a variety of ancillary projects and tasks that support the development of the department.

Remuneration:  a 12 month, full-time Administrative Exempt position with a starting salary of $46,784.89, furnished apartment, staff meal plan, professional development opportunities, and a full University benefits package.  Employment commences August 2018.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & Employment Diversity, Title IX & ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).


Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree, at commencement of position
  • 1 year full-time or 2 years graduate-level experience working in higher education setting
  • Effective communication skills, including cross-cultural communication
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including multicultural experience and the ability to create and promote an inclusive community
  • Demonstrated ability to be collegial, provide leadership, and collaborate with faculty and academic support staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising student staff, developing community, advising student organizations, working with other student affairs offices, or promoting student learning in a residence hall setting
  • Skills in crisis management, counseling, mediation, student referrals, and academic support
  • Ability to address transitional and academic needs of international students and visiting scholars

Application Information

Please visit Residence Life Recruitment webpage (https://housing.wwu.edu/apps/reslife-jobs/) for more information about the position, our department, and living in Bellingham. All applicants must submit an online application. Please address how you meet the required and preferred qualifications in your cover/application letter and your resume. For more information/questions, call (360) 650-2960 or email Ashley Barnes at Ashley.Barnes@wwu.edu.

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