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|Onsite Event Position ID:||1998|
|Job Type:||Housing/Residence Life|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
About the University:
Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department:
Residence Life and the University Residences Department support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
The Resident Director (RD) is a full-time, 12-month appointment, live-in position within University Residences reporting to an assistant director of residence life. RDs provide educational and administrative leadership in developing diverse and inclusive communities enhancing student learning and development. RDs supervise staff, manage facilities, coordinate the activities and programs of a university traditional or apartment community, and may also work with summer conference and guest housing. RDs provide a safe and secure living environment maximizing 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 fostering 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 theory and effective educational strategies. RDs partner with resident advisers and student leaders to help residents learn about themselves and how to live and work with others.
Lasting no more than four (4) academic years in appointment, the resident director is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of student life in a residence hall/apartment area of 300-700 students; provides leadership and education in developing diverse and inclusive communities enhancing 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 (resident advisers/community advisers), and participates in departmental assessment efforts.
Student Development and Residence Education:
Staff Selection, Training, Supervision and Performance Evaluation:
Campus-Wide, 24-Hour On-Call Responsibilities:
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 (including pregnancy and parenting status), 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. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and 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); firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the office of the Vice President for enrollment and Student Services. The report can be found at http://www.wwu.edu/vpess/annualsafetyreport.shtml.
All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.
Please visit https://housing.wwu.edu/get-involved/jobs/full-time for more information about the position. A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. Also required is a separate statement (max. length one page) addressing your demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, in addition to the ability to create an inclusive residence hall community. Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
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