Resident Director

Radford University  |  Radford, VA

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Job Overview

Posted January 15, 2020 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Resident Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 2328
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Radford, VA
Positions Available: 3
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 32347

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$35,568 - $35,568
Additional Compensation:
University meal plan and furnished apartment
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$35,568 - $35,568
Additional Compensation:
University meal plan and furnished apartment
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:
0-1 Year

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

Position Description

Job Summary:

The Resident Director is a full-time, live-in position that is primarily responsible for the comprehensive management of 1-2 residence halls, housing approximately 230-350 residents. The Resident Director serves as an active and visible residence hall staff member that is responsible for developing an atmosphere that promotes academic achievement, inclusiveness, personal development and a strong sense of community.

Assume responsibility for daily resident student life response including crisis response/management, manage programming budget and approve all purchasing within allocated budget, advise hall council, collaborate in HRL departmental committees (e.g. staff recognition, advising RHA/NRHH), adjudicate student misconduct cases and determine appropriate sanctioning, on occasion instruct credit bearing course (i.e. RA Class).

Responsibilities:

Supervision and Staff Support: Supervise, train, and evaluate 8-12 undergraduate Resident Assistants. Conducts area staff meetings and regular on-on-one meetings with individual staff members. Plan and carry-out on-going staff training and development sessions. Provide timely feedback and conduct staff evaluations. Support learning communities and building themes within the residence hall (if applicable). Lead and/or participate in staff selection and/or training committees. Serve as a primary or co-instructor of credit bearing RA course.

Administration and Hall Management: Facilitate opening and closing of the residence halls, facilitate check-in/check-out procedures and room changes. Complete regular walkthroughs with the Facilities Coordinator, work with Facilities Coordinator on ensuring timeliness of work requests. Complete all appropriate and necessary reports, including fire alarm reports and monthly billing inspections in a timely, accurate and comprehensive format. Complete administrative and clerical tasks assigned to them. Complete regular key inventories. Manage residential programming and hall council budgets of approximately $3000.

Programming and Community Development: Implement programming model and track hall programs. Motivate hall staff to offer high quality programs to meet residents’ needs. Advise hall/area hall councils. Serve as a resource and referral agent for student’s academic and personal needs. Demonstrate effective conflict resolution, mediation, and listening skills in assisting students to become adjusted to their living environment and learning experiences. Be visible and available to student residents and staff on a regular basis, and participate in campus events. Assist in student mediation.

Conduct and Crisis Management: Interpret and enforce University policies consistently and appropriately. Report and document violations of University policy in an appropriate and timely manner. Serve as the initial administrator and conduct case officer for the University conduct system and adjudicate cases in a timely and efficient manner. Handle crisis situations, including conducting appropriate documentation, reporting and community response. Perform night and weekend-on duty responsibilities, including responding to incidents, completing rounds and responding to situations.

Other duties as assigned to include but not limited to committee work, summer collateral assignments, assisting in University open house and recruiting events, and being an active and visible presence in the residence hall and participant in Residence Life and Student Affairs activities and events.


Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

An advanced degree OR equivalent education, training and experience. Experience in Residence Life or University setting. Demonstrated planning, administrative, organizational and supervisory skills with an ability to manage multiple priorities. Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with students, faculty, staff and all external constituencies. Demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and success in creating inclusive communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree preferred. Previous Residence Life experience in a leadership role. Proven ability to address the needs of student groups and staff and promote a positive residential culture and community. Experience with student conduct, group advising, crisis response, behavioral interventions, program coordination, and recruitment and training for student groups.

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