Resident Director

Philadelphia, USA, Pennsylvania
Jul 13, 2017
Temple University
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Resident Director oversees the development and management of the comprehensive residential life program within a designated residence hall. The program is grounded in student development theory that supports the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Temple University. The Resident Director will utilize competency-based development to directly supervise graduate and undergraduate student staff, leaders, and/or full-time administrative professional staff within their hall. The Resident Director supports the holistic development of 150 to 800 residents on Temple University's Main Campus and reports to the Assistant Director of the assigned area.

The Resident Director will be responsible for the following: coordinating and implementing student development and community engagement initiatives; supervising the hall leadership team; advising and supporting student issues of academic success, identity and interpersonal development, and self-authorship; managing all operational aspects of assigned hall; managing the hall budget; utilizing conduct and incident tracking systems to manage student behavior and communicate with university officials as required; participating in selection, training, development, and evaluation of professional and student staff; serving in an on-call capacity and responding to student behavior issues; managing the Summer Conference and/or Summer School programs in assigned area. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree and at least one academic year post-baccalaureate experience as a live-in staff member; experience with student development and community engagement, crisis response, and student behavior management.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and Abilities: *Ability to understand student development theory. *Demonstrated crisis management skills, including problem-solving and critical thinking. *Ability to work with diverse populations. *Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and efficiently. *Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. *Must live in on-campus assigned apartment for on-call responsibilities. *Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. Preferred: *Master's degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling or related field. *Experience supervising, developing, mentoring, and motivating a diverse student staff team. *Experience in building collaborative partnerships with faculty, administrators, students, parents/families, and community partners.
This position is a full-time - 12-month, and live-in appointment. Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.