Resident Director

Santa Clara University  |  Santa Clara, CA

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Job Overview

Posted 5 days ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Resident Director

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 19622

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$49,000 - $53,000
Additional Compensation:
2 bedroom, 1 bath fully-furnished apartment, $300 per quarter in FLEX funds (for on and off campus dining), annual Professional Development funds, free on-campus fitness center membership
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
No
Benefits
Salary Range:
$49,000 - $53,000
Additional Compensation:
2 bedroom, 1 bath fully-furnished apartment, $300 per quarter in FLEX funds (for on and off campus dining), annual Professional Development funds, free on-campus fitness center membership
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
No
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

Resident Directors work collaboratively as part of the Leadership Team of a Residential Learning Community (RLC). The Leadership Team of each RLC consists of a Faculty Director(s), a Spirituality Facilitator(s), an Assistant Resident Director(s), and a Resident Director. In some cases, the Leadership Team may also include a Jesuit in Residence. Under the coordination of the Resident Director, the Leadership Team facilitates the implementation of an RLC program that reflects the Jesuit mission of the University, namely the development of the whole person, and promotes a supportive and inclusive environment that encourages the academic, social, and spiritual growth of each student. In addition, the Resident Director serves in a collaborative role with Residence Life staff in overall program development.

Due to the live-in nature and high visibility of the position, it is essential that Resident Directors model the values of a Jesuit, Catholic university and demonstrate the Department of Residence Life's commitment to the mission of Santa Clara University.

Position is a full-time, 12-month, three year fixed term position ending June 25, 2021 and requires flexibility of work hours, including work performed on weekends and evenings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

RLC DEVELOPMENT

  • Communicate, support and implement the philosophy and mission of the University, the Office of Residence Life, and of the Residential Learning Community program.
  • In collaboration with RLC Leadership Team, facilitate the creation of an environment which promotes citizenship, respect, growth, academic success, compassion, and inclusive excellence among residents, staff and faculty in the RLC.
  • Provide leadership, direction and support for residential education initiatives including responding to resident needs and coordinating co-curricular programming that promotes the theme of the RLC.
  • Work collaboratively with other University departments to provide residents with opportunities to enhance academic excellence, explore the spiritual component of their individual development, and cultivate a passion for learning both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Collaborate with a Faculty Director(s) to successfully implement 6-7 summer orientation sessions to introduce new students to their respective RLC and Santa Clara community standards.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • Maintain a positive presence within the RLC by being visible and accessible to residents, role modeling responsible behavior, personal integrity, and commitment to Jesuit education philosophy, specifically education of the whole person.
  • Serve as an advisor and resource for individual residents through personal consultation and conflict resolution.
  • Advise resident student leaders including, but not limited to, RLC Community Council and RLC Representatives. 
  • Educate staff and residents about University emergency protocol and procedures.

STAFF SUPERVISION AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate all RLC student staff members (1-2 Assistant Resident Directors, 6-12 Community Facilitators, Head Desk Assistant, 5-10 Desk Assistants).
  • Foster staff unity and teamwork through trainings, meetings, and staff events. Motivate student staff and empower them to promote student growth and development.

STUDENT SAFETY AND WELFARE

  • Serve as the primary University Conduct Hearing Officer for the RLC.
  • Oversee safety and duty procedures for RLC and promote and enforce policies that protect and ensure the general welfare of students.
  • Communicate, uphold, administer, and evaluate policies related to student life within the University and the RLC. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, initiating disciplinary procedures when appropriate, adjudicating student conduct violations of students residing in your RLC in conjunction with the Office of Student Life, and the recruitment, selection, advising and training of Peer Conduct Boards, as assigned.
  • Exercise good judgment, ethical decision making, and responsible citizenship both on and off campus.
  • Effectively respond to and manage emergency and/or crisis situations via participation as the second-level responder in campus-wide duty coverage, requiring evening and weekend availability.
  • Serve as a campus security authority when informed of allegations regulated under the Clery Act.
  • Serve as a responsible employee for allegations regulated under Title IX.

HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE OPERATIONS

  • Communicate, support and implement the philosophy and mission of the Offices of Housing and Residence Life.
  • Assist with coordination of all aspects of facilities management and assignment procedures within the RLC in partnership with the Housing Office.
  • Oversee fiscal management of RLC budgets.
  • Serve and contribute to one or more departmental and/or University committees, as assigned. Departmental committees include professional and paraprofessional selection and training, recognition, Peer Conduct Board, Justice Starts Here, among others.
  • Coordinate residence halls tours sponsored by Undergraduate Admissions, as assigned.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree required; Higher Education, Counseling, Organizational Leadership or a similar program preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years post undergraduate residential life experience. Previous professional experience preferred.
  • Comprehension of the Jesuit mission of the University, strategic initiatives, and major developmental issues of students at a highly selective, multicultural, residential university.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and philosophy of Residential Learning Community concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve difficult problems and make well-reasoned and principled decisions on a variety of issues and situations.
  • Knowledge of housing functions essential.
  • Experience working with housing assignments and facility related issues, including room changes and maintenance requests.
  • Capacity to work in a 24-hour/7 day environment with the ability to quickly respond to and handle situations for the entire residential campus.
  • Requires a high tolerance for ambiguity and extensive consultation to build consensus and to earn student, faculty and administrative support.
  • Experience adjudicating policy violations and an understanding of conduct philosophy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required. Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally and effectively in both written and verbal form with a variety of stakeholders including, but not limited to, students, faculty, staff, and parents.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts utilizing counseling and arbitration skills.
  • Experience supervising others in a complex and dynamic environment.
  • Experience advising volunteer student groups.

Note: Because of Santa Clara University's commitment to Inclusive Excellence, it is vital that all candidates seeking employment not only be committed to, but also demonstrate skills, knowledge and awareness to serve the unique needs of our diverse campus community.

Application Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please submit an application via the Santa Clara University Human Resources website (https://jobs.scu.edu/). Please do not apply via email as your application will not be considered. For more information about our positions, please visit www.scu.edu/professionalstaff. Please note: We will not be attending TPE.

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