Resident Director

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Job Summary

The Resident Director is charged with shaping the community and experiences of residential students by providing services and programs focused on the Office of Residence Life's Pillars of Success. Residential Communities can be one or two buildings housing between 190 and 430 residents.

Job Duties

Listed below are both specific job duties of the Resident Director position as well as minimum professional standards expected of all Residence Life employees.  These responsibilities encompass student and community development initiatives, both proactive and reactive, that directly influence the success of our residential students.   They also detail administrative responsibilities, foundational to this success.  Finally, they delineate behaviors that connote professionalism and a commitment to the values of the Office of Residence Life.

 Community Development

  • Cultivate a positive and engaging living environment that foster a sense of belonging and enables students to build positive relationships with one another
  • Maintain high visibility and availability, including attending community events, regularly touring the community, and interacting with residents
  • Know the residents and provide personal, social, academic, and occupational support and referral
  • Utilize institutional data to assess and respond to student needs
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff stakeholders to implement programmatic opportunities, some of which may be connected with living learning community themes
  • Serve as the financial, programmatic, and leadership adviser to the Community Leadership Team

Supervision

  • Supervise and train 8-14 resident assistants and possibly 1 graduate assistant
  • Host weekly staff meetings to communicate upcoming events, discuss community concerns, and facilitate professional development experiences related to Residence Life’s Pillars of Success
  • Conduct weekly or bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with staff members
  • Ensure staff members are appropriately confronting and documenting behavioral issues and concerns
  • Provide regular formal and information feedback regarding job performance
  • Ensure that Resident Assistant duty procedures are followed
  • Oversee implementation of programs and strategies that enable student achievement of the Pillars of Success

Student Conduct and Crisis Management

  • Review all incident reports and police reports (if available) for incidents that take place in the community and/or involve residents living in the community
  • Respond to residents in need, referring to other professionals, when appropriate
  • Adjudicate student conduct cases, track sanction completion, refer to cases or ongoing situations of concern
  • Provide leadership during times of crisis in and adjacent to the community
  • Assume shared responsibility for campus-wide on-call duty year round
  • Assist in emergency situations as needed
  • Implement Miami University and Office of Residence Life objectives, policies, rules, and procedures
  • Provide programs and other proactive educational interventions to enhance good decision-making by residents

 Professional Development & Administration

  • Report, track, and follow up on maintenance issues with appropriate building managers, housekeeping staff, and physical facilities employees
  • Serve as the primary contact for parents and family members of residents
  • Serve on a minimum of two department standing committees
  • Administer student check-in, check-out, and room changes; assist with room condition reports and damage billing processes
  • Participate in departmental and divisional professional development activities
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, and training of staff members for the Office of Residence Life
  • Teach First Year Experience Course [UNV 101], as needed
  • Teach courses associated with assigned Living Learning Communities, as needed

Overarching Staff Expectations

  • Serve as a role model for all hall staff and residents in personal and professional behaviors
  • Practice ethical stewardship of university resources
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity by promoting and attending campus & community multicultural events, facilitating professional development with RA staff, presenting on diversity, or implementing strategies.
  • Demonstrate a consistent willingness to work with individuals from different race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, and national origin backgrounds
  • Create and maintain positive professional relationships within the department and across the university
  • Fulfill other general duties assigned by the Office of Residence Life, Division of Student Life and/or Miami University

Minimum Requirements

Master's degree in Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Human Development or related field.

EO/AA Statement and Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560.

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Posted: 6/7/2019
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