Residence Hall Director (Multiple positions)

Stony Brook, NY
Feb 19, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Residence Hall Director (Multiple positions)-1800005

Required Qualifications (As evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's Degree. Minimum one year of full time experience within Student Life. Experience coordinating and/or facilitating small-scale programming. Experience responding to crisis and/or early intervention (i.e. on-call for emergency response, conflict mediation, responding to medical or mental health emergencies, fire alarms, etc.). Student employment will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Higher Ed or related field. Previous experience working within residence life (undergraduate and graduate experience may be considered). Student leadership experience (i.e. participation in student groups, organizations, a Resident Assistant, etc.). Teaching experience (i.e. lead or co-instructor, Teaching Assistant, etc.). Experience participating on committee and/or working group. Experience reporting and following-up on maintenance, safety, and security concerns of building facilities. Previous supervisory experience. Strong Computer skills preferably with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Brief Description of Duties:

The Residence Hall Director is responsible for the overall management of a residence hall ranging between 400 and 500 residents. The Residence Hall Director strives to establish an environment that fosters academic achievement, personal development, and the physical comfort and safety of the residents. Additionally, the Residence Hall Director serves on departmental committees aimed at achieving departmental goals. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

Student Staff Supervision:

  • Recruits, selects and evaluates of student staff members.
  • Advises, directs, supports and provides development for student staff through daily supervision and regular staff meetings.
  • Facilitates the ongoing training and skill development for student staff members.
  • Manages the implementation of University and Departmental engagement initiatives and educational activities within the residence halls.
  • Committee Responsibilities:

  • Serves on a Departmental standing committee as well as other Departmental and University committees as needed.
  • Chairs a committee and/or functional assignment, managing professional staff, RA staff, or other student staff within the Quad or Department.
  • Student Contact:

  • Provides informal counseling.
  • Serves as resource/referral agent for campus and community resources such as the Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Center, University Police, Financial Aid, etc.
  • Serves as advisor to building government and other student groups.
  • Interprets, develops, and enforces policies for the residence hall.
  • Establishes and maintains expectations of behavioral standards.
  • Serves as hearing officer for student conduct cases and adjudicates cases; assigns sanctions based on their discretion and independent judgment.
  • Serves as student advisor for higher-level judicial hearings.
  • Academic Collaboration:

  • Teaches a credit bearing course for first year students or transfers, as applicable, such as FYS 101 or ADV 101.
  • Assists with Undergraduate College (UGC) activities and Academies as relevant.
  • Contributes to experiential learning initiatives of the UGC, Academy, and academic minor related to the UGC.
  • Provides resources and guidance regarding academic advisement and student success.
  • May teach an additional course outside of FYS 101 or ADV 101 (such as DPE, APE, RA Class.)
  • Creates and implements academic programming based on learning outcomes in collaboration with the UGC team.
  • Programming and Community Engagement:

  • Implements a wide variety of social and educational programming for residents.
  • Attends small and large scale programming throughout the building, quad, Department and University, including but not limited to opening weekend events, end of the semester festivals, etc.
  • Manages Departmental programming and community engagement model for the building community.
  • Ensures proper understanding and use of learning outcomes and assessment methods.
  • Is visible and available in the residence hall outside of office hours; walks regular rounds of the building to promote community building.
  • Oversees building programming budget, assisting with the procurement of items
  • Recognizes and shows appreciation for students and staff (nominate them for awards, provide formal and informal feedback, support and attend award and recognition events).
  • Participates in activities sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs (i.e. Convocation, Admitted Students’ Day, Red Carpet Day, Homecoming, Professional Staff Conferences, etc.)
  • Actively engages in creating partnerships within the Division of Campus Residences and departments within the Division of Student Affairs, such as FSA, CAPS, University Police, staff to enhance the overall residential experience for students.
  • Collaborates with Campus Dining Neighborhood to create strong partnerships through creating intentional initiatives, supporting and promoting Campus Dining events.
  • Facilities and Business Management:

  • Maintains inventory of furnishings and equipment within the building.
  • Assess and report damages of individual rooms and common areas.
  • Maintains daily contact with maintenance and custodial Departments.
  • Reports and follows-up with maintenance and custodial service requests.
  • Supports resident initiatives for facility improvement.
  • Walks rounds of the building to promote health, safety and security; reports and follows up with facility issues and concerns.
  • Conducts Health and Safety inspections of student spaces, ensuring compliance with the Terms of Occupancy and University Conduct Code.
  • Crisis and Risk Management:

  • Responsible for the daily oversight and management of a residence hall building, including but not limited to addressing crisis situations, preventing safety and security risks while using discretion and independent judgment regarding escalation of the incident.
  • Serves on a 24-hour on-call duty rotation for approximately 2500 students, responding to and managing crisis situations after normal business hours.
  • Administrative Duties:

  • Manages the general business operations of the building (i.e check in and check out process, room changes, room condition reports, RA duty logs, emails, etc.)
  • Supports Quad Office functions.
  • Participates in professional staff recruitment and selection process.
  • Participates in the building, quad and departmental goal setting process
  • Attend all required departmental and divisional professional training and activities.
  • Other Duties as Assigned as appropriate based on departmental mission.
  • Special Notes:

    These are full time temporary, 10 month appointments subject to one year re-appointment renewable annually, not expected to exceed three years. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. *This is a live-on-site position with night and weekend work required. The period of non-obligation is June 1, 2019 through July 31, 2019.

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    Essential Position:

    This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

    About Stony Brook:

    Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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    Official Job Title: Residence Hall Director
    Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Department/Hiring Area: Residential Programs-Stony Brook University
    Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Residential Programs-Stony Brook University
    Posting Start Date: Feb 2, 2018
    Posting End Date: Mar 19, 2018, 10:59:00 PM
    Salary: $37,042.00 CYF
    Salary Grade: SL2


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