Residential Education Director

Washington State University  |  Pullman, WA

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Job Overview

Posted December 19, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residential Education Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 2302
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Pullman, WA
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 29056
Application Deadline: 03/19/2020

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$40,964 - $40,964
Additional Compensation:
10-month position with a salary of $4,096.40/month; 10-12 month furnished apartment; 10-month meal plan; vacation and sick leave; health, dental, life insurance; TIAA/CREF retirement plan; 6-credit tuition waiver per semester; pet policy (one dog, cat or small caged animal); professional development funds may also be available.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$40,964 - $40,964
Additional Compensation:
10-month position with a salary of $4,096.40/month; 10-12 month furnished apartment; 10-month meal plan; vacation and sick leave; health, dental, life insurance; TIAA/CREF retirement plan; 6-credit tuition waiver per semester; pet policy (one dog, cat or small caged animal); professional development funds may also be available.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

Seeking dynamic, student focused, adaptive, and innovative, full-time, live-in professional Residential Education Directors (R.E.D.s) for communities housing 145-650 residents for the 2020-2021 academic year. The R.E.D. mentors and supervises up to 22 paraprofessionals, supports programming, advises student government, provides crisis intervention, manages on-campus conduct case load, promotes multicultural awareness, supervises front desk operations primarily through an undergraduate Assistant Hall Director, and performs comprehensive administrative functions.

We offer a unique and customizable experience with many opportunities to develop skills both as a specialist in Residence Life and a generalist in Student Affairs. Our collateral experience allows Residential Education Directors to develop an understanding of a variety of offices such as: Office of the Dean of Students, Recruitment and Retention, Multicultural Student Services, Outdoor Recreation, The Woman’s Center, Student Involvement, Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center, Access Center, Compton Union Building Administration, Learning Communities, and the Academic Success and Career Center.

We are an enthusiastic and developmental organization that values a diverse and caring staff! Check us out and GO COUGS!

 

About WSU:

Washington State University is a four-year, division one, land-grant research institution located within the beautiful Palouse region in the small college town of Pullman, Washington.  Our small college town feel coupled with our large school experience, breeds intensely passionate fans who help create an enduring sense of legacy and tradition. Our alumni stay very involved with our institution and contribute in creating an indescribable sense of school pride.

Pullman is just eight miles from Moscow, Idaho which hosts the University of Idaho.  Together these two small towns and two big universities create one of the most vibrant and exciting college town experiences in the nation. Pullman sits directly on the Idaho border, about an hour and a half drive to Spokane, Washington one of the biggest cities in the state. Our location is ideal for those who enjoy getting out in nature, as there are a wide variety of terrains and climates you can experience within just a few hours’ drive.

The Department of Housing and Residence Life at WSU prides itself in creating a challenging and developmental experience for both the students we serve and the employees we supervise.  We are committed to adapting and enhancing our employees’ experiences to provide them a diverse sampling of student affairs practice along with their daily residence life work.  We believe in building student affairs professionals not just housing professionals.  With this in mind, a considerable amount of intentionality is put into how we supervise and operate.  The department believes in and practices a flat-hierarchy as part of its effort to remain both open and available to our students and employees. 

To learn more about Pullman, please go to: http://pullmanchamber.com/visit-pullman/

To find out more about WSU please go to: https://wsu.edu/about/facts/

To find out more about Moscow, please go to: https://visitmoscowid.com/

 

Departmental Culture:

The office culture can be summed up in four words: hard-working, funny and awkward, but not in a bad way! We believe in giving everything our best, but we also believe that laughing is an essential component in self-care as well as team building. Due to this belief there is a healthy amount of joking and awkward long pauses when no one gets the Director’s or Associate Director’s jokes.


Job Requirements

Minimum/Required Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of relevant residence hall leadership, paraprofessional or group living experience and demonstrated experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. A Master's degree in College Student Personnel/Higher Education Administration/Counseling Psychology or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of experience. Must be willing and able to keep regular hours and work some evenings and weekends.

 

Preferred qualifications: A Master’s degree in College Student Personnel/Higher Education Administration/Counseling Psychology or a related field is strongly preferred.  Successful candidates will ideally possess the ability to work with students and administrators in a broad range of situations and demonstrate a genuine concern/interest for the welfare of students. In addition, a candidate will demonstrate the following: the ability to work independently under pressure, work with a diverse student and staff population, excellent written and public speaking skills, strong public relations, the ability to proactively meet deadlines, and an exhibited commitment to and knowledge of student development and academic success. Moreover, the administrative functions of a residence hall, such as budgeting and occupancy, the ability to work collaboratively with campus and community partners, and a demonstrated commitment to and/or experience advocating for diversity are desired.

Application Information

This position will also be listed on The Placement Exchange (TPE) website. Preliminary interviews may be conducted at the Spring TPE Onsite event, March 26 - 28, 2020. Attendance at TPE is not a requirement for consideration as phone interviews are also being conducted. Screening of applications will be ongoing. To apply you need to visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/50134 Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume. All applications must be received by March 30th 2020 to be considered. If you have questions, please contact search chairs Adam Hathcock, Desire Valdez-Chavez, and Kennedy Marquize at RED.Search@wsu.edu or (509) 335-1227, extension 4. Washington State University and the Department of Residence Life are EEO/AA Educators and Employers. Protected group members are encouraged to apply. For more information about the Residential Education Director positions and about WSU, visit: http://housing.wsu.edu/about-housing/employment/

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