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 (RD) is a 10-month (August 1st - May 31st) live-in staff member responsible for the daily functions and management of an assigned residence hall, while also supporting a residential area. The RD serves as a front-line responder in on-campus emergency situations and is required to work daytime, on-duty, and non-traditional hours including nights and weekends. The RD directly supervises and evaluates various student staff including but not limited to resident assistants, office assistants and other student employees within their residence hall as needed. The primary goal of this position is to establish a cohesive and inclusive residential community utilizing diversity and social justice practices to promote student success. The RD is expected to be knowledgeable of and enforce university policies and procedures, be available to students and make referrals to appropriate academic and/or administrative departments as necessary. This is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to an Area Coordinator SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provides supervision to student staff for their assigned residence hall including but not limited to resident assistants and office assistants.
Essential Duties: RESIDENCE LIFE: 1. Provide general day-to-day management of the assigned residence hall. 2. Participate in the recruitment, selection, training and development of student employees within the residential area to which you are assigned. 3. Execute the opening and closing plans for the assigned residence hall at the beginning and end of each semester, vacation periods, and other breaks in the academic schedule. 4. Facilitate room changes and mediate roommate conflicts. 5. Conduct ongoing health and safety inspections of student rooms with the student staff and submit maintenance requests for needed repairs through their area coordinator. 6. Conduct regular inspections of assigned residence hall to build community, 7. Attend all staff meetings and professional development sessions as determined by supervisor. 8. Support and attend University events and programs. 9. Serve as an active member of at least one departmental committee as assigned. 10. Provide written reports (i.e. monthly reports, assessment reports and end of the year reports) and summaries as requested by Residence Life and Housing and/or Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. 11. Maintain social media outlets for assigned residence hall. PROGRAMMATIC: 1. Assist with the implementation of intentional programs, services and activities that will meet the unique needs of all student populations in collaboration with the Area Coordinator. 2. Support the recruitment of student attendance at meetings and the activities of the Residence Hall Association. 3. Conduct necessary residential area meetings for students as needed (i.e. opening each semester). COMMUNITY STANDARDS: 1. Serve as a hearing officer and adjudicate cases that are in violation of Residence Hall Policies. 2. Be aware of and enforce University and residence hall policies; coordinate with University Police and other offices as needed. 3. Ensure student compliance with University, local, and state policies regarding alcohol and drugs. OTHER DUTIES: 1. Serve in the on-duty rotation for after-hours response as a backup on busy duty nights. 2. Counsel individual students regarding personal concerns and issues reported via Residence Life Concern Forms. 3. Serve as a role model and mentor for students. 4. Assist with office projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director of Residence Life and Housing or designee. 5. Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a related field. Ability to use technology effectively and learn/adapt to new technology as necessary. Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written forms.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in a related field. Previous university residence hall administration and programming experience.
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 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: $39,259
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. **Position information updated on August 3, 2017.