Resident Director

Gannon University  |  Erie, PA

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Job Overview

Posted January 03, 2020 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Resident Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 2311
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Erie, PA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 24193
Application Deadline: 03/29/2020

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$30,000 - $31,000
Additional Compensation:
This is a live-in/live-on position with additional benefits of utilities, laundry, and meal plan included. Domestic and global travel opportunities encouraged and expenses covered. Supportive environment for continued learning and development; both classroom and professional endeavors. Options to teach with stipend.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$30,000 - $31,000
Additional Compensation:
This is a live-in/live-on position with additional benefits of utilities, laundry, and meal plan included. Domestic and global travel opportunities encouraged and expenses covered. Supportive environment for continued learning and development; both classroom and professional endeavors. Options to teach with stipend.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
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

POSITION SUMMARY:  

The Resident Director (RD) serves as a full-time, live-in professional for one or more university housing units, with a primary purpose of supporting and aiding in the University’s aim to ‘transform lives and inspire transformation’. Personal development of students is of utmost importance in this role.  The RD works in collaboration with ORL team members and campus partners to coordinate and assist in the management and development of students’ residential living and learning environments. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

The RD must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, its diverse student population, and its academic programming in liberal arts and professional education and encourage student staff in this regard.  


Job Requirements

Supervision and Development of Resident Assistants and Desk staff

  • Recruit, select and supervise Resident Assistant and Desk Attendant staff and all their duties, including resident engagement, on-call coverage, programming, and student accountability procedures.
  • Conduct regularly-scheduled one-to-one and team meetings and continued development in conjunction with University priorities.
  • Guide staff to create programs and one-to-one interactions that transform lives and inspire transformation.
  • Establish and uphold clear guidelines for student staff responsibilities including intentional one-to-one resident interactions, community development, policy enforcement, and addressing of performance issues as necessary.
  • Set clear expectations for student staff concerning personal behavior and confidentiality of student information regarding psychological, medical, academic, and personal matters.
  • Assist in developing department policies and procedures and with coordination of operations and processes.

Community Development and Area Presence

  • Foster relationships with students and staff by maintaining an accessible and welcoming office and community environment where the RD is seen as a resource, advisor and champion for student well-being and success.
  • Promote the goals and the objectives of the residential community in conjunction with University initiatives.
  • Demonstrate respect for individual students and assist them in their collegiate journey through intentional connection to resources.
  • Contribute to the effective team management of all relevant issues and opportunities.
  • Actively use provided meal plan to build and foster relationships with staff and students.

Student Accountability, Crisis Response, Counseling and On-Call/On-Duty Rotation

  • Share weekday/night, weekend and holiday on-call responsibilities with other professional staff members.
  • Communicate and model University expectations for community member behavior.
  • Establish clear guidelines and expectations for policy enforcement and associated documentation.
  • Conduct disciplinary meetings in a seamless manner, through case creation, accountability meeting, sanctioning, and follow-up.

Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Programming

  • Coach student staff in the successful planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs designed to meet departmental-, divisional-, and university-wide learning objectives.
  • Support and encourage hall pride and student leadership opportunities through active Hall Council and Residence Hall Association participation.
  • Administer programming budget for designated area through good stewardship and fiscally responsible practices.
  • Embrace opportunities to create and provide programming or small group engagement opportunities as a full-time professional team member.

Development and Maintenance of a Clean, Safe and Functional Living Environment for Residents

  • Conduct on-going assessments of the physical condition of buildings in designated area, including individual rooms, common areas and immediate surrounding grounds and assist with identification of area-improvement projects.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with Maintenance and Custodial team members.
  • Coordinate on-site supervision for area fire drills and health and safety inspections of individual rooms.
  • Supervise dissemination, completion, retrieval and submission of Room Condition Forms and other assignments paperwork.
  • Supervise and manage area move-in, closing, damage billing and damage billing appeals.

Collateral Roles, Departmental, Division and Professional Commitments 

  • Identify and participate in collateral assignment(s) aligned with personal and professional interests, expertise, and/or needs of the department, division, university, and community.
  • Develop and foster relationships with a variety of campus partners in order to collaborate with other departments on campus.
  • Being a part of the Gannon Family presents many opportunities to become involved on campus and pursue professional development and interests through committees and campus partnerships.  Involvement in professional student affairs regional and/or national associations is also supported and encouraged.

Application Information

Application through HR will be available following TPE interviews.

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