Residence Hall Director

Location
University Park
Posted
Feb 25, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department: Auxiliary Services & University Housing

Position Summary: The Residence Hall Director (RHD) plays an intricate role in fostering the living-learning philosophy of University Housing and makes appropriate decisions and/or recommendations to the Assistant Director of Auxiliary Services & University Housing regarding the management and supervision of the residential program. The RHD provides year-round leadership and direction of a specified residence hall and is responsible for enhancing student learning and academic success through the creation of a community environment that supports the overall development of students. Specific duties and responsibilities include: a€¢ Responsible for the leadership and management of a residence hall housing students or conference guests, including but not limited to: community building, facility management, maintenance, information desk operations, student employment, emergency response, etc. a€¢ Provide leadership for the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of a group of Resident Assistants. a€¢ Select, train, supervise, and evaluate a group of Resident Assistants. a€¢ Provide training and development for staff members, particularly in the areas of community building, emergency procedures, diversity, and policy implementation during training and bi-weekly in-service. a€¢ Advise hall council and serve as conference advisor to RHA conferences such as IRHA, GLACURH, NACURH, etc.; a€¢ Oversee and provide guidance for staffa€™s programming efforts a€¢ Collaborate with faculty-in-residence, Student Life, Academic Resource Center and New Student Programs staff to implement living learning communities a€¢ Identify and create opportunities for those in underrepresented groups to gain leadership and employment opportunities in University Housing. a€¢ Educate residents and staff regarding University and housing policies and developmentally address behaviors informally through conflict resolution strategies and/or formally through the University Community Standards process. a€¢ Supervise Assistant Residence Hall Director (graduate position) a€¢ Conduct informal and formal performance appraisals for paraprofessional staff. a€¢ Interpret, deliberate, and enforce university policies, procedures, and regulations. a€¢ Use discretion when adjudicating policy violations. a€¢ Participate in 24-hour on-call/duty coverage with other university housing/auxiliary services staff. Use judgment to determine best method of response. a€¢ Counsel individual students seeking assistance in resolving and mediating personal and/or community related conflicts. a€¢ Meet with students considered at risk and provide them with support, resources and referrals. a€¢ Adjudicate student conduct/disciplinary conference cases and determine sanctions. a€¢ Is knowledgeable of departmental and university policies and ensures that students and staff s/he interacts with are aware of such policies. a€¢ Provide leadership for regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-hall training. a€¢ Manage room/hall changes and consolidation process. a€¢ Synthesize the completion of residence hall assignments, such as room condition reports, no show reports, work orders, etc. a€¢ Maintain regular contact with inter and intra-departmental staff including: Campus Dining Services, maintenance and custodial personnel, desk staff, and other administrative staff within the department to oversee residence hall operation. a€¢ Oversee Summer Operations and/or special projects in University Housing. a€¢ Actively participate in all University Orientation programs. a€¢ Monitor inventory in storage areas, lounges and public areas. a€¢ Oversee building opening, closing, check-in, check-out, and room changes. a€¢ Responsible for managing time and establishing work priorities. a€¢ Be available for evening and weekend programs, contact with students and response to emergencies a€¢ Chairs department and/or division committees. a€¢ Assists in projects designed to enhance the quality of student life for on campus students.

Minimum Qualifications: Successful supervisory experience, a demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and staff, experience implementing and facilitating social justice education, and excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service and conflict management skills are required. A Bachelor degree and a minimum of one academic year full time work experience by the time of appointment as a full-time residence half director or work in a related field (higher education, student affairs, counseling) , OR a Master's degree (or U.S. equivalent) in College Student Personnel or a related field and at least one (1) year partÂ- time relevant experience at time of hire is required (graduate assistantships are considered part-time work). This is a security sensitive position. Employment contingent on criminal background investigation pursuant to Public Act 88-629. Must have a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel or a related field and experience working in a residence hall setting. Knowledge of student learning and student development theories, experience working in living-learning centers or theme housing, advanced administrative skills, and experience implementing residence hall administrative procedures are strongly preferred.

Work Schedule: The RHD is a live-in full-time professional position that includes weekend hours and live-in responsibilities; Office hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Type of Position Being Requested: Administrative Appointment

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Non-Unionized

FLSA Status: Exempt

Posting Number: AP0107P