Resident Director

Ohio University-Main Campus  |  Athens, OH

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Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Resident Director

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Athens, OH
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 16102
Application Deadline: 09/15/2021

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$35,600
Additional Compensation:
Commensurate with experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs
Benefits
Salary Range:
$35,600
Additional Compensation:
Commensurate with experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:
0-1 Year

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

Position Description

Up to two (2) positions available. 
 
Ohio University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life is committed to helping every Bobcat discover their potential and make a meaningful impact. The department seeks candidates for a full-time Resident Director positions, a twelve-month administrative contract position within the Department of Housing & Residence Life which reports directly to an Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life. Directly supervising a residential community comprised of 200-600 residents, as well as, the potential to supervise Graduate Resident Directors, the RD position is an integral part of the Housing and Residence Life team. The department is beginning the design and implementation of a residential curriculum and RDs will have the opportunity to be part of establishing a curricular approach at OU, as well as, the further development of the Special Living Experience and Faculty in Residence program at Ohio University. 

In addition to unique opportunities within various communities, RDs have the following core responsibilities: 

• Supervise a team of student staff, and graduate staff, depending on community; 
• Design and implementation of an educational and community development plan for their residential community; 
• Advise hall council; 
• Facilitate a variety of business operations processes that support the residential experience; 
• Manage crisis and facilities concerns, in addition to serving in an on-call rotation; 
• Serving as a university hearing officer. 

In the Division of Student Affairs, we demonstrate effort for all to understand their individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments and use a perspective of Social Justice in their work. We define Social Justice as an active process and commitment to promoting equity through the (1) identification and removal of barriers, (2) facilitation of learning, (3) cultivation of community, and (4) empowerment of people. We work to address needs related to student development and well-being in order to increase retention, academic progress and graduation rates. We dedicate ourselves to advancing cultural competency at Ohio University, the surrounding community, and the world. 

This position is not eligible for H1B visa status, based on federal regulations. 
 
Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.


Job Requirements

Requirements for Position: 

  • Master’s degree required, preferred Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related field required by start date.
  • Experience in Housing and Residence Life preferred 

Preferrred Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of full-time or graduate residence hall experience is preferred. 
  • The ability to understand and put into practice theories and models related to student development. 
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills including training and on-going developmental supervision. 
  • Experience in developing and implementing student focused programming. 
  • Evidence of strong organizational and interpersonal skills. 
  • Experience in facilitating student conduct hearings. 
  • Commitment to issues and matters relating to the field of Student Affairs. 
  •  Experience responding to crisis situation and students in crisis.

Successful candidates will possess skills to: 

  • Foster strong, inclusive residential communities; 
  • Build relationships with residents and department colleagues; 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to intentional learning and assessment; 
  • Mentor and coach staff with intentionality; 
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff across the institution. 

Application Information

To apply, complete the online application (https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/38368) and attach a cover letter, resume, and names/phone numbers of three current references. One reference must be your current or most recent supervisor. Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until the positions have been filled. For priority consideration, please apply by September 15, 2021.

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