Assistant Resident Director
Position Title: Assistant Resident Director
Position Number: RL2050
Full-time or Part-time: Part Time
Department: Residence Life
Posting Number: 0401207
SHRA/EHRA: EHRA (Non-Faculty)
Job Category: Professional
Hiring Range: $1,300/monthly stipend
Minimum salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience
Maximum salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience
Overall Position Competency: Flat Rate
Description of primary duties and responsibilities:
Residence Life works to create an inclusive on-campus housing environment that promotes learning, citizenship, involvement and leadership. The Community Assistant is responsible for the general supervision and management of a residence hall community which houses 100-350 students. The Assistant Resident Director (ARD) is a 2-year time limited part time, 11-month, live-in appointment with the Department of Housing and Residence Life within the Division of Student Affairs. The ARD serves as an active and visible residence hall staff member that participates and facilitates student development, community development, leadership development, activity development, administration, policy enforcement, crisis management and staff development. The ARD employment period is July 1, 2018 and or August 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019 or June 30, 2019. Attendance at ARD training is mandatory. ARDs will also be expected to attend Fall Resident Assistant training during the month of August. The ARD application is a yearly renewal process with two year maximum for the position. The ARD is supervised by a Resident Director and or Area Coordinator.
Co-Supervision of Staff
• Conduct weekly staff meetings with RAs.
• Conduct individual one-on-one meetings with RAs every 2 weeks.
• Provide ongoing training, recognition, and staff development opportunities.
• Schedule RA staff for building coverage, including breaks, closings, post-exams, and graduation.
• Hold staff members accountable for actions by routinely evaluating job performance.
• Share concerns appropriately by avoiding direct confrontation in staff meetings: supporting in public, confronting in private.
• Participate in RA selection and evaluation processes.
• Role model appropriate behavior to ensure you do not lose credibility, effectiveness or your job.
• Pursue only professional relationships with student staff and residents.
• Keep your RD informed of all situations.
• Advise students who are members of the community council.
Community and Student Leadership Development
• Build community utilizing the community development plan and activity model set forth by the department.
• Directs staff in the creation of events and initiatives that encourage resident involvement and engage students with their growth and development.
• Serves as a resource and referral agent for students' academic, identity, and social needs.
• Supports and meets the needs of all students based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
• Work collaboratively with security personnel to create a safe and secure community.
• Supports the Residence Hall Association.
Student Conduct and Crisis Management
• Responsible for interpreting and upholding the university's rules and regulations through upholding the Student Code of Conduct and the Guide to Residential Living policies in a proactive and educational manner.
• Handle crisis situations, such as mental health incidents, roommate conflicts, student conduct and staffing issues, including appropriate community response.
• Provide night and weekend on duty responsibilities for approximately 1,600 residential students.
• Represent the department as a member of department/university-wide committees/workgroups
• Participate in staff training and development opportunities offered by The Department of Housing and Residence Life and other campus departments.
Description of Work Continued:
• Oversee budgets for residence hall programming and staff development.
• Hold scheduled regular office hours - 29 per week in residence hall staff office.
• Coordinate resident check-in/check-out processes, building openings/closings, and room changes.
• Complete paperwork in a timely manner.
• Check voicemail, e-mail, and office mailbox daily.
• Attend all departmental training; prior to the start of the year, mid-year, and throughout the year.
• Assume "on-call" responsibilities with other staff on a rotating basis.
• Attend all staff meetings and individual meetings with RD.
• Assume administrative tasks as assigned by Central Office Staff.
• Safeguard keys. Loss of staff keys may result in loss of employment & personal financial obligation.
Residence Hall Programming
• Direct, support, and participate in RA programming efforts.
• Work with RAs to assess student needs and develop programming goals to meet identified needs.
• Spend at least 29 hours per week in the residence hall being available to students for problem solving, referral services, mediation, conflict resolution and advising.
• Be visible, accessible and available in your area by:
o spending informal time with residents in your building,
o being available on weekends - plan to be away no more than one weekend per month.
• Uphold & enforce University and Departmental policies; including any violations of the Conduct or Honor Code.
• Clearly communicate University and Departmental policy to staff and students.
• Assist RAs with confrontation of students violating policies.
• Assume responsibility for monitoring the condition of facilities.
• Coordinate & schedule lounge use.
• Maintain relationships with housekeeping and facilities staff to ensure your building is well kept.
• Tour residence hall(s) on a regular basis to identify maintenance issues.
• Initiate work orders for repairs.
• Inspect the building during hall openings and closings and throughout year.
This position description is not all inclusive and subject to change during a period of transition for the residence life department.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in a related Human Services degree and minimum of three years of experience related to the program, minimum of three years management experience in leading a team, group or project; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Intermediate computer knowledge and use of Microsoft Office software. This position does require some evenings and weekends and crisis response. Strong communication skills, team approach and experience in residence hall management is high desired.
Knowledge skills and abilities:
Qualifications and Requirements
• Bachelor's Degree
• Preference will be given to candidates who possess a Master's degree or pursing a Master's degree in Higher Education, Social Work, Counseling or College Student Personal, and or Education.
• CAs may have no more than 20 hours of total external commitments including but not limited to outside employment, organization involvement, internships, external internships, etc.
• Candidates must possess strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse population; as well as, demonstrated experience and skills related to program development, student development and working with groups.
• Familiarity with residence hall systems and/or other education administration or management experience strongly preferred.
• This is a part-time position which requires 30 office hours each week; in addition to, evening and weekend work plus on-call responsibilities.
• Must be willing and able to live on campus as primary place of residence.
• Contract is subject to review and renewal on an annual basis, based upon performance, funding and departmental needs.
• Candidates (returning or new) who student teach or serve as full-time teachers will not be able to hold a ARD position.
• A partially furnished apartment.
• A monthly stipend of $1,300 (before taxes)
• Utilities and Cable TV
• Hard wired and wireless connection
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application Process for fall 2018 - spring 2019
o Submit a current resume and cover letter.
o Attach two letters of recommendation.
o In the meantime, you have any questions about this process contact Shawn Odom, Associate Director of Residence Life at [email protected] or extension 1884.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * What would you like to gain from the Assistant Resident Director position?
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- * How can this position help you as a supervisor, leader and mentor to FSU students?
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- * Why should you be considered for the Assistant Resident Director position for the next academic year and what do you hope to gain from being in this role if given the opportunity?
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- * Please elaborate and explain how being an Assistant Resident Director will impact your professional and academic career goals.
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- * Please explain some goals you would like to achieve as Assistant Resident Director.
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Optional & Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Other Document
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).
Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
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