The Residence Hall Director (RHD) is a 10-month live-in position responsible for the overall administration of a coeducational residence community of 150-250 undergraduates. Our RHD's are responsible for fostering an appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competency in the halls, staff supervision, student conduct, counseling/referral, programming, and general building administration.
Provide the overall administration of assigned residence hall including staff supervision, development, advising, counseling and referral, programming and general building administration
Perform residence hall administrative tasks such as occupancy reports, incident/theft reports, damage assessments, and various daily reports and logs
Promote positive living/learning environment, develop, and maintain concept of community in the residence hall
Supervise student staff and hall council with regard to planning and implementation of quality programs in the hall and complete assessment paperwork
Provide crisis management during various psychological, emotional, medical or other emergencies or incidents that occur in the hall
Counsel and make appropriate and prompt referral of residents to appropriate campus resources in the areas of problem solving, conflict resolution, academic issues, vocational questions, and personal and/or disciplinary matters.
Serve on standing and special committees with the department
Actively engage in professional development opportunities in the area of residence life and housing.
Residence hall coverage, which will require an obligation that includes various evening, overnight, weekend and occasional holiday responsibilities.
Responsible for one departmental outside assignment per year in a support unit to residence life and housing. JOBREQUIREMENTS
Ability to work various evening, overnight, weekend, and occasional holidays and be able to respond to emergency/crisis situations that may occur 24/7.
Knowledge of residential life, operations and procedures, administrative and supervisory experiences, student development theory, counseling and conflict resolution, and general higher educational procedures are all critical to the effectiveness of this position.
Skills essential to this position include: administration, organization, supervision, intervention, emergency response, verbal and written communication, public relations, decision making, advising, counseling, training in equity, inclusion, and cultural competency.
Essential to this position is the ability to be flexible and adapt to an unusual and changing environment. Living at one's job location can be very demanding.
-Bachelor's degree -Previous residence life experience
-A Master's degree -One year of post baccalaureate residence life experience (graduate or professional) -Demonstrated experience in developing diverse, inclusive, welcoming and global communities in a residence hall environment -Experience addressing issues of bias, discrimination, and sexual assault with residential student populations -Demonstrated level of cultural competency in working with diverse student populations
Internal Number: 4555
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