Resident Director

California State University-Los Angeles  |  Los Angeles, CA

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Job Overview

Posted 4 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Resident Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 2253
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Positions Available: 3
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 31000

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$38,016 - $66,792
Additional Compensation:
Living in a residence hall/apartment complex in a furnished apartmentMeal plan is provided when dining service is open to residence hall meal plan holders.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Salary Range:
$38,016 - $66,792
Additional Compensation:
Living in a residence hall/apartment complex in a furnished apartmentMeal plan is provided when dining service is open to residence hall meal plan holders.
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

Under general supervision of the Assistant Director for Residential Life (ADRL), the Resident Director (RD) is a live- in professional responsible for the daily operations of a co-ed residential community housing primarily traditional aged college students from significantly diverse backgrounds. The RD works to establish an atmosphere that is conducive to accomplishing the goals and objectives of Housing & Residence Life, Division of Student Life and the mission of the University. The incumbent promotes student success through a variety of activities; leads, trains, provides developmental opportunities, evaluates and aides in selection of a student Resident Assistant (RA) Staff of 4-10 persons and a student supervisor Residence Life Coordinator (RLC); identifies and develops students' leadership and social behavior skills; implements educational framework for area of responsibility to enhance students' ideals of inclusiveness, service to the community, academic success, and individual development; attends and participates in all trainings, departmental staff meetings, student meetings, and university committee meetings; executes and maintains all record keeping including but not limited to: damage assessments, assignment changes, student discipline, developmental education, apartment condition reports, fire/health/safety inspections, semester reports and purchasing; serves as a conduct officer in the student conduct process; provides counseling/advisement to student, residents, and parents; intervenes in, mediates, and monitors roommate conflicts; participates equally in the 24-hour emergency on-call rotation providing crisis and emergency response services to resident students; and performs other duties as assigned. This positon requires living in a residence hall/apartment complex; meals are provided when dining service is open to residence hall meal plan holders.
This is a 12 month live-in position renewable each year based on performance, departmental need and available funding. Typical appointments are renewed for up to three years depending on the needs of the department and approval by the Director of Housing and Residence Life.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order1083 as a condition of employment.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Interest in and the ability to work with an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic student body and staff;
  • Ability to work independently and develop solutions to complex problems;
  • Knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Office Products, student conduct and assignment databases;
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
40%       Student Staff Supervision & Community Development
  • Recruit, select, train & evaluate student leaders such as Resident Assistants (RA) and Residence Life Coordinators (RLC)
  • Plan and organize on-going staff training
  • Conduct bi-annual student staff evaluations
  • Create and oversee RA duty schedule
  • Monitor RA/RLC performance through weekly meetings
  • Implement Residence Life community development model
  • Program tracking and assessment
  • Maintain budgets for individual areas
  • Maintain a strong and visible community presence in respective areas
  • Support mission and goals of Housing & Residence Life
  • Collaborate with campus partners to provide educational and community development programming in the halls
  • Assists RLC’s to plan semester programs
25%       Duty/Crisis & Behavioral Response
  • Respond to emergencies and other crises
  • Serve as initial point of contact for emergency personnel; includes but not limited to; responding to critical incidents in the residence halls/complex including alcohol/drugs, sexual assault, fire/fire arms, physical violence, suicide, relationship violence & other mental health concerns
  • On-call duty rotation
  • Provide regular updates regarding incidents that occur while serving duty
  • Author incident reports as necessary and review incident reports written by RAs
  • Adjudicate cases including determination of violation/no violation, sanction & follow up, ensuring due process
  • Support and lead RA staff in taking appropriate action toward students whose behavior needs to be addressed
  • Review and explain Housing and University Policy
  • Mediate high-level roommate conflicts
  • Serve as an essential employee in response to emergencies, which may include, but are not limited to: local, national or regional occurrences, natural disasters such as fires, earthquakes and other situations
10%       Professional Staff Team Member
  • Attend weekly Residence Life Team (RLT) meetings, monthly department meetings & other meetings as needed
  • Develop, implement, and participate in professional development training
  • Serve on department committees as needed
  • Representing Housing & Residence Life by serving on university wide committees
  • Serve as positive role model and mentor for new team members
  • Participate in RD training in July
5%          Advise Student Groups
  • Serve as co-advisor to the Residence Hall Association (RHA), the represented body for Housing residents
  • Attend RHA council meetings
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to RAs & RLCs
  • Meet regularly with the council president and/or executive board of the council
5%          Oversee Facilities
  • Work with maintenance staff to ensure a safe and clean residential community
  • Meet with maintenance staff, as needed, to ensure maintenance issues are addressed
  • Follow-up on building damage issues as appropriate
15%       General Administrative Duties
  • Complete weekly and annual reports
  • Assist with the professional staff hiring process
  • Complete and submit all necessary budgetary paperwork
  • Provides assistance in coordinating the following administrative events:  Opening & Closing, Preview Day/Open House, Room Selection/Consolidation, and Transfer Period, end of year (EOY) celebration and other departmental events
  • Works in conjunction with the Assignments Coordinator and Facility Maintenance personnel to coordinate RA involvement in completing the apartment condition report (ACR) and RA involvement in semester apartment condition inspections
  • Assist with EOY damage appeals and charges
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Requirements: Ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment.
Graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown below may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field’ experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience. 
Desired Qualifications:
Preferred Education: Completed Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Services, Counseling or a related field very strongly preferred.
Preferred Experience: Three years of residence hall experience beyond the Resident Assistant position preferred, skill in program presentation, themed & living learning community experience, student conduct, crisis intervention, staff supervision and experience with computers strongly preferred. 

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