The Resident Director position at the University of Denver is responsible for a total area of approximately 350 660 students in either a traditional first year residence hall, or a second year and above environment consisting of suites and apartments, Living Learning Communities are housed in each area. The Resident Director is responsible for developing an atmosphere that promotes academic achievement, personal development, and a strong sense of inclusive communities. The Resident Director position is responsible for overseeing the adjudication of cases involving violations of the Guide to Residence Living, the Student Code of Conduct and the Housing Contract. The Resident Director reports directly to the Assistant Director of Residential Education and is a member of the Housing and Residential Education professional staff. This position supervises up to two Graduate Resident Directors and up to 23 Resident Assistants and is responsible for managing the liaison role with the general maintenance personnel and custodial staff within their building of responsibility. The Resident Director is also responsible for managing crisis situations in both their area of responsibility and as a part of a larger university response. The Resident Director position is a live off-campus position and is a part of the Housing and Residential Education On Call duty staff. The Resident Director is to demonstrate commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion within all aspects of the position.
As part of the Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence division, Housing and Residential Education holds student support as a core value of our residential communities. We strive to offer students a quality and meaningful experience and want students to value and grow from their residential experiences. Responsibility to the community is encouraged through an educational conduct process and involvement in the community. Through educational and social programming, our residents will be exposed to new opportunities, new challenges, new communities, and new ideas that will enhance their education out of the classroom. We have student organizations that are student-led, student-focused and provide leadership opportunities for all residents. Housing and Residential Education believes students are at the core of our work and we seek to actively cultivate a collaborative and caring environment where students lead the way.
- Supervision of Graduate Resident Director(s).
- Supervision of 7-23 Resident Assistants in leading, guiding and developing community within a resident halls.
- Adjudication of cases involving the violation of the Guide to Residence Living, Student Code of Conduct and the Housing Contract.
- Responsible for developing an atmosphere that promotes academic achievement, personal development and community responsibility.
- Responsible for ensuring that daily maintenance and custodial issues are effectively and efficiently managed within their area of responsibility.
- Participate in the Senior Administrator on Call Process for response to campus emergencies and student issues.
- Participate in all training, selection and departmental initiatives.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion by embedding these principles into practice within all aspects of the job responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion within all aspects of the position.
- Received a Master's Degree no later than June 30, 2017.
- 1-3 years of experience in Residential Education.
- Experience in residential education.
- Experience supervising student staff.
- Experience with on call responsibilities.
Days with occasional evenings and weekends.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position please contact: Carrie Ponikvar at Carrie.Ponikvar@.du.edu.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.