Residence Director

Job description

Residence Director

Union Level:
Department: Student Life
Campus: Stockton
Posting Number: 201301270P
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Number of Months: 12
Work Schedule: Standard business hours with on-duty rotation, may be required to work some evening and weekend hours.
Position End Date:
Open Date: 02/01/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Priority Deadline: please submit your application before February 21, 2018.

Primary Purpose:
The Residence Director is a twelve-month, live-in, full-time position within the Residential Life team. Under the supervision of an Assistant Director for Residential Life, the Residence Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, operation, and evaluation of a comprehensive community and residential curriculum for a specific area of campus (residence hall or apartment community).

As a member of the department's professional staff team, the Residence Director assumes leadership responsibilities at the departmental level, including working with and chairing residential life committees, supervising special projects, and undertaking special assignments. The Residence Director has a significant role in assisting in, and the execution of departmental tasks, such as: selection, training, and supervision training of residential life staff, planning and implementation of the residential curriculum, upholding community standards, leadership development, student care and crisis management, and administrative-related duties.

Essential Functions:
1. Supervises, trains, develops, and evaluates paraprofessional Assistant Residence Directors, Greek Community Assistants, and Resident Assistants by providing on-going training and facilitating development plans for these direct reports.

2. Develops residential community by overseeing area implementation and evaluation of Residential Life curriculum and related student engagement activities and initiatives, including the overall management and assessment of programmatic objectives in assigned community.

3. Administers program budget for assigned residential community. Serves as the primary purchaser for community’s programming needs (responsible for managing university procurement card).

4. Assists with the development of other student leadership experiences, including, but not limited to hall government.

5. Supports the personal, social, and academic development of residential students through coordination and communication with Student Academic Support Services, Services for Students with Disabilities, Counseling and Psychological Services, Cowell Wellness, and Intercultural Student Success.

6. Serves as part of the Residential Life and Housing team to devise, execute, and evaluate departmental goals, policies, organization and programs.

7. Serves as chair or member for Residential Life committees and / or support Residential Life special projects, (e.g., Student Staff Selection, Student Staff Training, advising RHA, advising NRHH, advising NRAP delegation, etc.).

8. Serves as a Student Conduct Hearing Officer and adjudicates cases addressing alleged violations to residential and university policies for incidents occurring in residential communities.

Residence Director, Residential Life:

9. Oversees administration of Residential Life and Housing processes and procedures at the hall level. Processes include: fire drills, health and safety inspections, room verifications and opening and closing procedures.

10. Represents the department on University committees and on special projects as needed.

11. Serves as a member of the on-call team providing daily, evening, weekend, and campus closure on-call coverage that includes community and campus-wide responsibilities. Responds as first on-campus contact for crisis intervention and management for campus community while on-call and notifies appropriate staff members regarding crisis situations as part of the larger University emergency response team/system.

12. Complies with federal and state requirements for reporting, including serving as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) for all Clery Act reportable crimes, Mandated Reporter under CANRA, and Responsible Employee under Title IX.

13. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and experience in residential life, housing and student life experience required.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education or related field and two (2) years of residential life experience.

    Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Administrative, planning, and programming skills.
  • Computer literacy (word processing, spread sheets, data base management; Banner/RMS/Maxient experience desirable).
  • Demonstrated skill in staff selection, training, development, and supervision.
  • Ability to oversee and administer area budget.
  • Familiarity of student conduct practices, restorative practices, and student conduct review.
  • Ability to set goals and priorities, make reasoned and balanced decisions in moderately complex situations, and meet internal and University deadlines.
  • General knowledge of interviewing, crisis intervention, and counseling techniques.
  • Positive attitude and proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

    Physical Requirements:
    The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion. Additional physical requirements include: occasional walking, standing, bending, kneeling, twisting, and lifting up to 25 pounds.

    Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
    Standard business hours with on-duty rotation, may be required to work some evening and weekend hours.

    Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

    Hiring Range: Min $17.17 per hour to Mid $22.48 per hour, non-exempt

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    Background Check Statement:
    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

    AA/EEO Policy Statement:
    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.





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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/23/2018
    Application Due: 4/24/2018
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