Resident Director

University of Maryland-College Park  |  College Park, MD

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Job Overview

Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Resident Director

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: College Park, MD
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 565

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
The starting salary for this position is in the mid $40s. Benefits include tuition remission, retirement programs, and health insurance. Resident Directors are provided 22 days of annual leave, 14-15 paid holidays, 15 days of sick leave and 3 days of personal leave each year. This is a twelve-month position.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
The starting salary for this position is in the mid $40s. Benefits include tuition remission, retirement programs, and health insurance. Resident Directors are provided 22 days of annual leave, 14-15 paid holidays, 15 days of sick leave and 3 days of personal leave each year. This is a twelve-month position.
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, Other Education, Other
Experience:

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

Position Description

Department Information

Department Information: The Department of Resident Life serves a highly diverse population of approximately 12,500 undergraduate students living in traditional residence halls, apartments, and suites including some public/private partnership apartment communities. About 46% of all resident students are enrolled in twelve living-learning programs covering a wide array of academic areas. Resident Life employs a diverse workforce of 88 full-time and graduate staff members and about 600 undergraduate student staff members. The Department values respectful, equitable, and inclusive practices and actively seeks candidates who can represent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work in the University of Maryland’s residence halls. The University of Maryland campus is located in the greater Washington, DC metro area just eight miles from downtown DC and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD. Additional information about the Department of Resident Life is available at www.reslife.umd.edu.

General Description of Duties

Position: The Resident Director (RD) is a live-on, full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours per week in the office and evening activities. The Resident Director is responsible for planning, organizing and directing community development, staffing functions, student conduct processes, and administrative details for up to 700 residents in one or more residence halls. The RD directly supervises a highly diverse undergraduate, part-time paraprofessional staff of 8-16 Resident Assistants (RAs) and potentially 1-2 undergraduate, part-time Staff Assistants. Most RDs advise a hall or area council. The RD is entrusted to guide the development of students and connect classroom learning to a residence hall setting. RDs participate in the Resident Director overnight duty rotation and respond to a variety of complex and/or emergency situations after business hours.


Job Requirements

Qualifications: 

Minimum qualifications: This position requires a bachelor’s degree, along with supervisory and residence life experience.

Preferred qualifications: A master’s degree and extensive experience in residence life as either a graduate student or full-time employee are preferred. Knowledge of student development, strong communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse student population are preferred. Energy, commitment, flexibility, and enthusiasm are highly desired.

Conditions of Employment

  • The Resident Director is a 12-month, live-in position.
  • Although the position requires approximately 40 hours per week, the nature of the position, at times, necessitates unpredictable workweeks including nights and weekend, and some weeks requiring more than 40 hours).
  • The nature of the position requires that the Resident Director live on campus in a furnished, assigned apartment located within the hall/area of responsibility.
  • The Resident Director position is provided the same holidays as other full-time Department of Resident Life community staff.  Exceptions to this schedule may be made upon the mutual agreement between the Resident Director and their Community Director. 
  • Resident Directors will be required to rotate into the after business hours, duty system during all break periods, including holidays and summer. Resident Directors rotate in the duty system by side of campus during the academic year. Resident Directors must remain within a certain distance of campus while on duty.
     

Application Information

For best consideration submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three references at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/72805 by September 11, 2019.

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