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Residential College Director or Residential Community Director
|Onsite Event Position ID:||2282|
|Job Type:||Housing/Residence Life|
|Location:||St. Louis, MO|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 8,000 Students|
Washington University is currently hiring for an immediate opening for a Residential College Director with a January 1st start date. If you are interested in the January 1st start date please consider applying directly on jobs.wustl.edu no later than November 18th.
Additionally, we will be recruiting for anticipated openings in the spring at TPE 2020 in Austin, Texas. For those unable to attend TPE we encourage you to apply and we will work to ensure that qualified candidates are able to be interviewed. For those interested in these anticipated openings with a July 2020 start date please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Residential Life at Washington University in St. Louis has an opening for a Residential College Director (RCD). This position is responsible for enhancing the quality of life for residential students through the development of programs and activities which promote learning and foster an inclusive community. RCDs possess a commitment to social justice, as well as an open mind and willingness to learn. Flexibility, positive attitude, and sense of humor are critical to success. RCDs are key members of the Residential Life team, and as such, also participate in departmental planning, evaluation, and administration. RCDs are 12-month, full-time, live-in positions with involvement in both departmental and University-wide committees and initiatives. Residential Colleges and Residential Communities are each unique and have their own amenities and programs.
Our residential communities include:
Residential Colleges with primarily first-year and second-year students, overseen by Residential College Directors
Residential Communities, both on and off-campus, comprised of second-year and upper-class students, overseen by Residential Community Directors
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate 7-15 undergraduate Resident Advisors
Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate a Graduate Fellow
Create, implement, and evaluate the Residential Education Model, to cultivate an environment steeped with social justice ideals
Manage residential area budget and accounting procedures
Assist with departmental administration (i.e. staff selection, training, room selection, assessment, etc.)
Maintain a system of intervention and referral for students experiencing academic or personal difficulties including partnering with Habif Health and Wellness
Maintain open lines of communication with different constituencies, including parents, campus partners, and academic partners
Understand, communicate, and enforce University policies and procedures
Adjudicate residential student conduct with a focus on restorative justice and educational sanctioning
Work with academic administrators, partners, and faculty to enhance and promote student-faculty interaction in the residential areas
Serve as an active liaison between the housekeeping and maintenance personnel
Serve on various university, division, and departmental committees as needed
Other duties as assigned
POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES DEPENDING ON COMMUNITY
Work with live-in faculty and/or other faculty to enhance student and faculty interaction in residential areas
Support additional residential student staff and programming (i.e. student tutors, technology program, etc.)
Advise residential programming board with a specific emphasis on community development
Work with the neighborhood associations and campus/community relations to increase positive relationships between residents and our surrounding community
Work with students and faculty as part of Living Learning Communities
Master's Degree in Higher Education or related field strongly preferred.
Candidates must be student focused as well as have the ability to build strong relationships with faculty, administrators and parents.
A desire to work with a diverse group of students at a highly selective institution should also be exhibited.
Must take initiative, be ambitious, responsible, and able to work effectively both as a member of a team and independently.
Candidates must possess a commitment to social justice, as well as an open mind and willingness to learn.
Flexibility, positive attitude, and sense of humor are critical to success.
Please apply directly on our Washington University Careers site at jobs.wustl.edu
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The Placement Exchange is pleased to announce a funding award to help first-time candidates attend the TPE Onsite Spring 2019 event in Los Angeles! The funding award will create an opportunity for candidates, who otherwise experience financial hardship by attending TPE, to receive some financial assistanceto help defray expenses associated with participating in the event.
As a registered TPE Onsite candidate, The Placement Exchange invites you to participate in an pre-TPE event session for additional preparation, early onsite access, and advice on the TPE experience.
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