Staff Assistant, Resident Director
Department Summary: The Office of Residence Life and Housing seeks to provide undergraduate housing that is safe, clean, comfortable and conducive to student learning. Departmental staff develops, promotes and assesses programs, services, and staff interactions that encourage student development with particular emphasis on individual responsibility within a community setting. Efforts are directed towards establishing a living-learning environment where there is an appreciation of diversity, a respect for individual rights and a commitment to sustainability. Delivery of services is provided with an understanding of and a dedication to quality with regard to efficiency, fairness and cost effectiveness.
Position Summary: The Resident Director is a 12-month live-in staff member who is responsible for the daily functions and management of an assigned residence hall(s). SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing or the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provides supervision for paraprofessional staff in their assigned residence hall(s). This is an APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Essential Duties: 1. Responsible for establishing and maintaining a strong community within the residence hall(s). 2. Develop and implement intentional programs, services and activities that will meet the unique needs of all student populations. 3. Utilize diversity and social justice practices to promote student success. 4. Supervise and evaluate assigned staff including conducting regular one on ones, staff meetings and in-service training. 5. Serve as a primary hearing officer for student conduct matters. 6. Responsible for the daily operation of the Residence Hall(s) including building opening/closing, distribution and collection of keys, coding of access cards, monitoring of room inventories and room changes, follow up on work orders and damage billing. 7. Coordinate resident assistant programming including management of the programming budget. 8. Serve in on-call rotation for after-hours response to critical issues. 9. Make referrals to appropriate academic and/or administrative departments as necessary. 10. Be knowledgeable of and enforce university policies and procedures. 11. Hold regular office hours and be available to students. 12. Conduct regular health and safety inspections as scheduled. 13. Conduct weekly inspections of assigned area to build community and assess damage/vandalism. 14. Participate in recruitment, selection and training of paraprofessional staff members. 15. Coordinate daily office procedures for the RA and RD office. 16. Attend all staff meetings and professional development sessions as determined by Residence Life and Housing and/or Student Affairs. 17. Provide written reports and summaries as requested by Residence Life and Housing and/or Student Affairs. 18. Plan and implement assessment efforts that inform data driven decision making for the programs, services and activities. 19. Serve on departmental committees as assigned. 20. Serve as a coordinator for assigned summer conference programs; includes assignments, distribution & collection of keys and billing. 21. Maintain social media outlets for your assigned community (i.e. building facebook account and twitter account). 22. Other duties as assigned. While all responsibilities listed are important to the role of the Resident Director, the following are considered essential functions and the person assuming the position must have the ability to: 1. This position requires weekend and evening work on a regular basis. 2. Supervise paraprofessional staff. 3. Fulfill on-call requirements including confrontation of behavior in violation of university policies, as well as responding to all residence halls when needed. 4. Assist in maintaining the safety and security of residents and the residence hall(s) during emergency situations. 5. Complete administrative tasks as required. 6. Use and learn computer programs. 7. Communicate in written and oral form.
Required Qualifications: 1. Master's Degree 2. Previous residence hall experience.
Preferred Qualifications: 1 year RD experience or equivalent.
Physical Demands: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional standing, walking, bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range: $30,000 - 32,000 Compensation in addition to salary includes appartment and full state benefits package
Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.