Resident Director

University of Alaska Fairbanks  |  Fairbanks, AK

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Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Resident Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 1852
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 29647
Application Deadline: 02/22/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$49,088
Additional Compensation:
Furnished apartment, designated parking space, University Benefits, relocation allowance, and a dining hall plan. Salary is Grade 00_78. https://www.alaska.edu/files/classification/Staff_Salary_Grid_FY19.pdf
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$49,088
Additional Compensation:
Furnished apartment, designated parking space, University Benefits, relocation allowance, and a dining hall plan. Salary is Grade 00_78. https://www.alaska.edu/files/classification/Staff_Salary_Grid_FY19.pdf
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:

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

Position Description

A Resident Director is a professional, live-in member of the Department of Residence Life who reports to the Associate Director of Residence Life or designee who is responsible for the daily operation/management and supervision of a residence hall(s) or apartments with 200-400 students. RDs oversee administrative records including occupancy reports, student conduct, maintenance, key control, activity logs, and student information. 

The primary focus of a Resident Director is to ensure that the residence communities are safe, secure and clean environments that supports students growth, development and pursuit of an educational degree. In accordance with this focus, Resident Directors creates and implements programs that are responsive to student needs, develop a positive community, and align with the academic mission of the university. 

Resident Directors work in cooperation with other University departments to create a purposeful living-learning community in the residence halls and apartments. Resident Directors provide leadership in creating a positive residence environment which fosters understanding, appreciation and celebration of diversity among residents and staff. 

The Resident Director also enforces the University and the Department of Residence Life's policies and procedures holding students accountable for their behavior. 

The Resident Director supervises a variety of student staff within one or multiple residence halls or apartments, maintains a regular, visible presence in the hall(s) and is available during regular office hours as well as after hours. 

This job description identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. 

Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor. 

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, University of Alaska Fairbanks conducts background investigations for all final staff candidates being considered for employment. 

UAF seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.  

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

Duties

* A Resident Director serves as primary live-in administrator from one to three residence halls or apartments who is responsible for the daily operation, management, and supervision of these communities
*The primary focus of a Resident Director is to ensure that the residence halls/apartments are safe, secure and clean environments that support students growth, development and pursuit of an educational degree. In accordance with this focus, Resident Directors create and implement programs that are responsive to student needs, develop a positive community, and align with the academic mission of the university. 
* Maintain accurate and up to date administrative records including data on occupancy, student conduct, maintenance, key control, activity logs and student information, programs, budgets etc. throughout the academic year
* Other duties and projects may be assigned by supervisor or the Associate Director of Residence Life.

* Perform adjudication of student conduct issues.
* Evaluate, intervene in and /or refer student conduct issues, crises and personal issues and make recommendations for responses based on behavior concerns.
* Assist students with mediation and conflict resolution.
* Present and interpret Residence Hall Policies and the Student Code of Conduct.
* Investigate and document violations of the Residence Hall Policies and procedures and the Student Code of Conduct. 
* Confront and report incidents of harassment, discrimination, and intimidation against and by students, staff, and faculty
* Promote understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures in the residential community. Foster a community of respect, diversity, inclusion, and caring.
* Counsel students with personal and academic concerns and refer as appropriate.
* Serve in an on-campus emergency response on-call rotation 24 hours (6-8 times a semester)

* Advise and support hall staff in developing positive living communities, including advising community councils.
* Serve as a resource to and provide training for the students interested in the community councils and work closely with the students involved in them.
* Develop supportive relationships with the students in the residence halls/apartments.
* Meet with students regarding personal, social and administrative concerns.
*Develop an awareness of the broad scope of student needs in the residence hall(s)/apartments.
* Provide all students with information about residence hall and campus services, safety and security issues, University and residential policies, and their respective reporting systems.
* Encourage student involvement in traditional and non-traditional leadership activities.
* Be available during regular office hours as well as have a strong and regular presence in areas after hours.

* Assess and report repairs and/or damage to facilities staff for proper actions or create work orders and follow up to ensure it has been completed
* Supervise the opening and closing of residence halls to ensure all students check in and out, all paperwork is completed and turned in, final reports for budget and review are completed for each process.
*Assist with the summer to fall transition, fall to winter break transition, and spring to summer transition.

* Collaborate with other offices and groups to increase the quality of programs and services
* Develop and implement evaluations and assessment tools.
* Assist in the planning of annual events on campus such as Rev-It-Up, hall opening, Tradition weekends, etc. .
* Attend programs and evening events on campus.

* Select, train and supervise Resident Assistants, Peer Mentors, and Desk Attendants.
* Hold regular formal supervision meetings with individual staff
*Conduct and attend weekly staff meetings
* Conduct mid-year and/or year-end evaluations of Resident Assistants, Peer Mentors, and Desk Attendants.
* Schedule staff duty coverage from 7:00pm-8:00am in each residence hall


Job Requirements

Ability to assist residents with developmental issues/concerns typical to college students. Knowledge of student development theory. 
Conflict resolution skills. 
Use of common word processing and spreadsheet software applications.  

Required Bachelors degree. Preference given to applicants who possess a Master's degree or completion of degree by the time of hire.

At least two years professional live-in experience or experience supervising students.  

Ability to communicate effectively with all types of people. 
Ability to understand work to be done, organize that work and delegate tasks to staff members appropriately 
Ability to coordinate programs and process, and to synthesize them into successful student and departmental services 
Ability to analyze information and to problem-solve. 
Knowledge of, and ability to work within, a University environment with all of its constituencies. 
Ability to conceptualize large projects requiring the integration of various systems. 
Ability to work independently and use sound judgment to make decisions. 
Ability to be an effective mentor to students and to appropriately advise university students about personal and vocational choices, including advising them as to what departments might be able to more effectively assist them with their particular issues. 

This is a term-funded, 10 months out of a year position. An employee will go off contract with benefits for two months in summer (mid May-mid July). 

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion. 
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat. 

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