Residence Hall Director
Residence Hall Director
University of San Francisco
The Residence Director (RD) is a twelve-month, full time, live in professional staff position. The start date of this position is negotiable with the end of the first term being on May 31st of that academic year. All subsequent terms run June 1st to May 31st. This position is a one year appointment renewable up to a maximum of 4 years. At the discretion of the Director, a 5th year appointment can be extended and granted if mutually agreed upon by you. The employment contract is reviewed periodically for renewal based upon satisfactory performance evaluation, demonstration of an interest and commitment to new areas of professional development, and potential for additional contributions by the Residence Director to the work of the Department of Student Housing and Residential Education. For the convenience of the University and to enable the proper performance of the duties and responsibilities of this position, the Residence Director must accept housing in a residential facility on the main campus of the University as a condition of accepting this position.
The Residence Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, operation, and evaluation of a comprehensive residential curriculum for a residence hall or apartment-style housing First Year or Continuing Students in an on-campus community of approximately 2500 residential students. The Residence Director may supervise one graduate student Assistant Residence Director (ARD), between 6 and 16 Resident Advisors (RAs), and overall building facilities management and operations.
Leadership responsibilities include staff development and training implementation of building residential curriculum advising student groups such as the Residence Hall Council (RHC) emergency response and crisis management; student leadership selection and development academic initiatives alcohol and other drug (AOD) education multicultural and social justice education orientation health and wellness and partnership with living learning communities. The Residence Director assumes leadership responsibilities at the departmental and University levels. These include working with and chairing residence life committees, supervising special projects, and undertaking special assignments.
Student Interaction, Growth, and Development:
1. Collaborate with the Assistant Residence Director(s), Resident Ministers, and other Student Life staff to implement principles of community and student development that not only aligns with the building’s residential curriculum, but to also actively foster a sense of community within the residence hall or condominium-style community. Assume a leadership role in implementing a residential curriculum and teaching those principles to Resident Advisors, front desk staff, Residence Hall Council, Residence Hall Association, and other residents.
2. Partner with staff in the Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA) to support the retention and academic success of residential students.
3. Partner with University Ministries, primarily through the Resident Minister program, to support the spiritual development of resident students.
4. Provide direction and documentation to programs designed to support a residential curriculum that promotes the achievement of departmental and divisional learning and development outcomes for students.
5. Initiate and support faculty, student, and staff interaction. Work with student staff members to facilitate resident attendance at University programs on campus. Assist with faculty involvement efforts in the residential community.
6. In consultation with the Assistant Directors, provide direction to the staff in communicating, interpreting, and administering Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) and University policies and procedures.
7. Serve as a student conduct hearing officer. Assume responsibility for disciplinary record keeping, counseling, and sanctioning.
8. Coordinate the ongoing development of RHA and RHC within the residential community. Direct staff efforts in seeking out and cultivating student leaders, and in supporting student government.
9. Work with staff and students to provide opportunities, training experiences, and individual connection contacts that identify and help to resolve individual problems and conflicts. Assist students in developing skills to address conflicts arising from interaction and confrontations with others.
10. Maintain visibility and availability within the hall, and initiate informal contacts with students. Role model this behavior for staff members.
11. Develop and monitor a fiscally responsible budget for residence hall community development programming and initiative efforts.
Staff Training, Development, and Personnel Administration
1. Assume responsibility for the recruitment, selection, supervision, training, development, and evaluation of the Resident Advisors for the residential community.
2. Assume responsibility for the supervision, training, development, and evaluation of the Assistant Residence Director(s).
3. Provide direction to staff efforts in the residential community, and work with individual staff members to help them establish and reach objectives. Provide organization and communication to promote effective staff relations, a support system for individual staff members, and a format for the information exchange necessary for the staff to function effectively as a team (e.g., weekly staff meetings).
4. Serve as a resource person to Resident Advisors and be aware of programs, problems, and individual concerns unique to the floors.
5. Pursue professional self-development, and involvement in professional organizations and other areas within the Division of Student Life.
6. Develop and maintain a liaison relationship with Resident Ministers and encourage hall staff to develop this relationship as well.
7. Approve time-sheets for student employees of the residence hall or condominium-style community.
Physical Facilities, Environment, Safety and Security
1. Establish appropriate safety precautions and provide emergency training for staff.
2. Communicate facilities problems to facilities management and the Associate Director for Facilities and Summer Operations.
3. Serves as a mandated Title IX reporter.
4. Coordinate the opening and closing of the residence hall or condominium-style community.
5. Coordinate staff duty coverage and participate in campus-wide duty coverage among the Residence Directors. This includes assisting students in the event of a hospital transport.
6. Establish appropriate expectations for the Resident Advisor staff with regard to cooperating, supporting and fully communicating with the ABLE (janitorial contractor) staff, Facilities Management, Food Service, and Public Safety to ensure smooth operation of the residence area.
7. Facilitate the orderly transfer of hall operations at the beginning and end of Summer Guest Housing.
1. Develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and administration at the University of San Francisco.
2. Research critical issues surrounding student affairs administration and residence life to keep abreast of current trends.
3. Serve on selected department and University committees.
4. Other duties as assigned (by the Assistant Directors, Senior Director for Student Housing and Residential Education or designee).
Masters Degree in Student Development (or related field) with at least 1 year of Residence Life experience with preference given at the graduate level or above.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
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The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.