Resident Director

 |  Salt Lake City, UT

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Job Overview

Posted November 30, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Resident Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 2289
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type:
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 32224
Application Deadline: 02/18/2020

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$37,229 - $37,229
Additional Compensation:
1. Two bedroom apartment (furnishings available), which includes all utilities, cable, and internet 2. Partial meal plan when dining service is in session 3. $1,200 in professional development funds 4. Full University benefit plan: • Immediate 14.2% University contribution to 401k retirement plan • Health and dental insurance options • 50% tuition after 6 months of employment 5. Partial moving expense coverage 6. Inclusive partner policy including partners, family, and roommates (must also pass background checks) 7. Pet policy
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds
Benefits
Salary Range:
$37,229 - $37,229
Additional Compensation:
1. Two bedroom apartment (furnishings available), which includes all utilities, cable, and internet 2. Partial meal plan when dining service is in session 3. $1,200 in professional development funds 4. Full University benefit plan: • Immediate 14.2% University contribution to 401k retirement plan • Health and dental insurance options • 50% tuition after 6 months of employment 5. Partial moving expense coverage 6. Inclusive partner policy including partners, family, and roommates (must also pass background checks) 7. Pet policy
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

Full position posting and application can be found at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/100610

 

General Overview

We are seeking a minimum of two RDs to join our team for the 2020 academic year. Priority review date for this position is February 28, 2020. Start date is June 22, 2020.

 

The Resident Director for Residential Education (RD) position is a 12 month, full-time, live-in, professional staff position within Housing & Residential Education and the Student Affairs Division at the University of Utah. Reporting to an Area Coordinator of Residential Education, the RD provides oversight to a specific role within HRE. Specific communities are yet to be determined; our department manages tradition residential spaces, suites, and on and off-campus apartments. Open spaces will be discussed with candidates in the interview process.

 

The University of Utah and the Department of Housing and Residential Education are in an exciting period of rapid growth and change. Our city and campus are evolving and, therefore, so is our department!  We believe it is vital to round out our team with people who are both excited to be a part of a consistently developing department and also prepared to work through the challenges that change may present. Key qualities we seek are:

  1. Teammates who are excited to assist the department in refining our new model. As we grow, we recognize that new questions will arise; we seek people who are excited to help us explore, find answers, and continue building.
  2. Teammates who are comfortable with change. As we work toward our strategic goals we know the needs of our department will change; we seek people who are willing and able to help us change course to meet those goals.
  3. Teammates who are prepared for potential uncertainties that may occasionally arise from change. We understand change can be uncomfortable; we seek people who have the desire and persistence to work with our team to move through those difficulties.

 

Housing & Residential Education (HRE) and the University of Utah value interactions among individuals with varying traditions, cultures, identities, expressions, orientation, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic origins. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will share and explore this value with the team and with our residents.

 

NOTE: The University of Utah is a tobacco free campus. Smoking is prohibited on campus property. Smoking cessation support is provided to faculty, staff, and students.

NOTE: There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.

 

Primary Responsiblities (dependant on placement)

Supervision

  • Train, supervise, and evaluate a staff of Student Leaders (in a residence hall or on-campus apartment) or part time Community Managers (in off-campus apartments). Staff size will depend on placement and may be between 7-20.
  • Mentor and supervise a Graduate Assistant with the goal of fully preparing them to be a professional in the field of Student Affairs and/or Housing.[JS1] 
  • Meet regularly with supervisees on an individual and group basis, while directly overseeing student staff meetings and functions.
  • Provide training and ongoing professional development for staff.

 

Administrative Tasks

  • Direct day-to-day operations of an assigned residential community.
  • Lead residential community to meet learning outcomes defined by HRE’s Residential Curriculum.
  • Assist in the development and proper interpretation of policies and procedures among staff and students.
  • Serve as a liaison to Administrative Services, Accounting, and Facilities staff regarding resident management.
  • Serve on a Residential Education committee to assist with essential team tasks such as selection and training.
  • Maintain an area budget and approve staff expenditures in accordance with purchasing guidelines.
  • Work to advance the University, Division of Student Affairs, and HRE’s strategic plan through participation in goal setting, program implementation, committee/task force work and assessment efforts.
  • Attend various meetings on a weekly/biweekly basis including, but not limited to: Residential Education staff meetings, area staff meetings, committee meetings, and weekly meetings with students and supervisors.

 

Emergency and Crisis Response

  • Take part in a 24/7 on-call duty rotation along with all HRE Resident Director staff.
  • Respond to emergency situations and assist in resolving resident and facilities concerns and needs.
  • Provide appropriate post-crisis referrals and follow-up with students and staff as needed.
  • Serve as a liaison with the University Police Department, Dean of Students, and Counseling Center.
  • Share responsibility in maintaining health, fire, and safety standards.
  • Serve as a Campus Security Authority for the University of Utah and assist in reporting incident information as needed.

 

Facilities Management

  • Work with the building team (Custodial Crew Leader and Maintenance Mechanic) on the management of the facility.
  • Identify areas of facilities that need upgrades.
  • Walk through building(s) on a regular basis for cleanliness and maintenance needs identification.

 

RD Functional Area Development

  • Oversee the development of a community and educational environment that encourages student engagement, positive relationships, and student success.
  • Collaborate with HRE and University partners including but not limited to: Living Learning Communities, Honors College, Learning Engagement Achievement Progress (LEAP), New Student Orientation, Leadership Development, Student Equity and Diversity, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and various academic faculty.
  • Assist graduate assistants and Student Leaders in the planning and implementation of area-wide curriculum implementation.

 

Student Conduct

  • Respond and process alleged policy violations as reported by staff, students, University Police, or community members utilizing HRE’s Advocate software package.
  • Serve as a primary hearing officer for high level cases leading up to eviction occurring within buildings of direct responsibility.
  • Train, instruct, and oversee graduate assistants in their role as hearing officers during the student conduct process.
  • Maintain due process and a learning-centered philosophy when sanctioning and engaging in the conduct process.  

 

Community Relations

  • Maintain close communication and positive relationships with residents, students, and professional staff. Coordinate and represent the Housing & Residential Education Department on committees, recruitment activities, or projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in College Student Personnel/Student Affairs Administration or a related field.  
  • Demonstrated experience working with a diverse student population, supporting the needs of marginalized students, and engaging students and staff on issues of diversity and social justice.
  • Previous experience in supervision, administration, organization, and planning.
  • Demonstrated experience leading student staff teams.
  • Demonstrated experience with student conduct, crisis intervention, and emergency response. 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience working in housing.
  • Direct experience responding to student crisis and/or facility emergencies.
  • Experience analyzing and resolving conflict, building teams, and managing group dynamics.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging principles within Student Affairs and Housing & Residential Education.
  • Ability to multi-task and remain organized in a high energy and fast paced department.
  • Knowledge of sound fiscal and ethical budgetary practices.
  • Previous experience advising student organizations/boards.

 

Additional Expectations:

  • The Resident Director for Residential Education is a full time, live-in staff member.
  • The Resident Director for Residential Education will keep regular office hours.  Evening and weekend commitments will be required to fulfill duties of the position.
  • While serving on-call, the RD will remain within a 20-minute response time of the University.  RDs are expected to serve on call during holidays, weekends, and evenings as needed to ensure 24/7 coverage. On-call responsibilities are split among staff members. 
  • Essential Personnel: This position is considered to be an essential personnel position for the department, and as such, must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing mission of the University.

Application Information

Candidates must apply through the University posting

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