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|Onsite Event Position ID:||2272|
|Job Type:||Housing/Residence Life|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
About the Position: The resident director (RD) is a full-time FLSA exempt, 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.
About the Department: In support of WWU bringing together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university developing the potential of learners and the well-being of communities, University Residences (UR) engages students in diverse and inclusive, healthy, safe and sustainable communities fostering academic success and personal growth. We house over 4,000 students in 15 residence halls and one apartment complex. The residence life staff consists of one associate director, two assistant directors, one conduct/care case manager, three support staff, three supervising resident directors, five resident directors, three assistant resident directors, and approximately 100 paraprofessional staff. We are seeking candidates who will bring new ideas to our unit and further our goals to enhance the on-campus student experience at Western Washington University. Please refer to the WWU, University Residences, or Bellingham, WA websites for more information.
Position Responsibilities: 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.
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.
For more information/questions, call (360) 650-2960 or email Holly Diaz at Holly.Diaz@wwu.edu.
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); 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).
Please visit https://housing.wwu.edu/get-involved/jobs/full-time for more information about the position. All applicants must submit an online application which can be accessed at http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497025/resident-director Please address how you meet the required and preferred qualifications in your cover/application letter, resume and equity and inclusion statement. In order to interview at TPE, we have to have reviewed your application materials per our Human Resources policy. If you choose not to apply at this time, but would like to learn more about the position, I am happy to schedule time to talk with you about the role, WWU, or the Pacific Northwest.
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