Assistant Resident Director

Job description

Position Title::

Assistant Resident Director

Position Number::

Temp - 6088

Full-time or Part-time::

Part Time


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Hiring Range::

$1,500/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 Assistant Resident Directors are responsible for the general supervision and management of a residence hall community which houses 100-350 students.

The Assistant Resident Directors (ARD) is a part time, 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.

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 and will be supervised by a Resident Director.

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.

Professional Development
•Represent the department as a member of department/university-wide committees/workgroups
•Participate in staff training and development opportunities offered by The Department of Residence Life and other campus departments.

Description of Work Continued::

•Oversee budgets for residence hall programming and staff development.
•Hold scheduled regular office hours – afternoon & evening hours in the 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 time 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:
ospending informal time with residents in your building,
obeing available on weekends – plan to be away no more than one weekend per month.

Policy Enforcement
•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.

Building Management
•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.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

•Bachelor’s Degree
•ARDs 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 29 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.

Knowledge skills and abilities::

Time Commitment and Duty:

While the position is 29 hours, the nature of the position is such that its responsibilities are determined not so much by a time clock or a calendar, but by the needs of your residents and the department. Some periods, such as training, opening and closing will require more time than average, but other responsibilities will arise that cannot always be anticipated and scheduled.
Staff must be available during the week and on weekends (each RA/GRA can be away up to two weekends per month). Each ARD will be expected to serve an “on-duty” and occasionally “on call” basis including weekends as determined necessary by the hall supervisor or other Residence Life designee. In addition, staff is expected to share duty responsibilities over break time when the halls remain open (Thanksgiving, Spring Break, MLK weekend, Easter, holidays, etc.).


•A partially furnished apartment.
•A monthly stipend of $1,500 (before taxes)
•A campus dining meal plan
•Utilities and Cable TV
•Hard wired and wireless connection

Open Until Filled::


Other Information:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement::

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.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.




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Posted: 9/14/2019
Application Due: 3/18/2021
Work Type: Part Time