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Resident Director -- 10-Months

Spelman College
Atlanta, GA

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Resident Director -- 10-Months

Job Summary:

This Resident Director is a 10 months, full time, professional live-in position reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life.

This is a fixed-term position for a period not to exceed three (3) academic years. Appointment will be subject to renewal each year.

The Resident Director participates as a member of the Residence Life Staff team, and is directly responsible for the overall management of two – four residence halls, and the direct supervision of five – twenty paraprofessional staff and the supervision of one senior resident advisor. In addition, the Resident Director will work closely with the Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life and the Director of Housing & Residence Life to ensure that the Spelman College residential program is current and effective in its implementation of strategies and programs to assist and promote the successful educational, social and intellectual maturation of its residential students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Serve on an emergency “on-call” duty rotation schedule for an area of approximately 1180-1485 residents;
•Supervise, select, train, and evaluate five – twenty paraprofessional, one senior resident advisor and student desk assistant staff;
•Identify problems and needs of students and refer them to Psychological counselors, campus police, or Health Services;
•Assist the central office in the effective and efficient facilitation of various departmental processes (i.e. housing selection, room changes, room inspections, damage billing, move-in, move-out etc.);
•Serve as student conduct hearing officer for housing and/or college violations;
•Compile and process student conduct reports;
•Resolve student behavior problems by the issuing of educational/student conduct sanctions;
•Responsible for the overall student development of two – four residential halls;
•Assist with the departmental goals on the development and documentation of various departmental systems and processes;
•Serve as liaison between facilities management and residential students regarding maintenance concerns;
•Serve as the advisor to community leadership council(s);
•Maintain programming budget(s);
•Maintain and update residential rosters and facilitate periodic roster verifications;
•Conduct regular building, health and safety inspections;
•Complete and submit semester and annual reports to the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life;
•Collaborate closely with the Assistant Director and Director of Housing Residence Life and assist with other duties as assigned;

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Student Services, Human Services, Counseling, or related field and three years of job related experience are required. Previous supervisory experience is also required.

The employee must possess excellent interpersonal skills, organizational, and customer service skills. Must possess the ability to prioritize effectively; must be able to interact in a diverse community; and must be detailed oriented; possess the ability to handle multiple tasks; and able to adapt to changing situations. Additionally, it is essential that the employee demonstrate experience in interacting in a positive and uplifting manner with young adults.

Excellent oral and written communication skills required, with the ability to read and interpret documents such as business communications, professional journals, technical procedures, maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. The ability to speak effectively when interacting with the public and the entire Spelman community is essential. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from parents and students is a must.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have intermediate skills using the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Power Point). The ability to create such things as general correspondence, flyers, reports, spreadsheets with formulas, and presentations is essential. Must be able to utilize e-mail systems such as Lotus Notes/Outlook, and be internet savvy.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred.



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Full-Time 10 month



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EEO Statement:

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.


Working at Spelman College

Spelman College is a prestigious, highly selective historically Black college that prepares women to change the world. Spelman’s holistic liberal arts education empowers women to excel intellectually, think creatively, serve wholeheartedly, act globally, and lead boldly. Located in Atlanta, Spelman College’s multifaceted, person-centered learning community creates lasting bonds of sisterhood and support. Providing an educational experience unlike any other, Spelman embraces a long-standing and life-changing commitment to academic rigor, career development, community involvement, and positive social impact.

Spelman is part of the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of historically Black institutions of higher learning in the world. Its partner institutions include Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine. Spelman shares cross-registration with its undergraduate partners. The AUC institutions also share the newly renovated Robert W. Woodruff Library.

A historic campus of 32 acres, dating back to 1883, Spelman is five minutes west of downtown Atlanta. There are 25 buildings on the lush, well-manicured campus, including a new, silver LEED- certified green residence hall, The Suites, and The Camille O. Hanks Cosby Academic Center, which houses the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and the state-of-the-art College Archives.

As a result of its dedicated faculty and staff, Spelman College has gained an excellent national reputation and high rankings in the media’s annual college guides. The College ranks among the top 70 Best Liberal Arts Colleges, consistently ranks as a top producer of Fulbright Fellows and Teach For America candidates, and has the distinction of being the leading producer of Black females who go on to earn doctoral degrees in science and engineering.

Spelman College is also home to SpelBots, the first all-women, African-American robotics team to take part in the international RoboCup competition in 2005, long considered the Olympics of Robotics and artificial intelligence. In addition, the Women’s Research and Resource Center, the WISDOM Center and Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, as well as the College’s departments of art and drama and dance, are among the many esteemed programs that showcase the College’s strengths in the humanities, arts and service leadership.

Dedicated, talented, and well-qualified faculty members are a hallmark of Spelman College. Home to 183 full-time faculty members, Spelman boasts an 11:1 student/faculty ratio, providing students with greater opportunities to engage with professors across disciplines. The William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professorship Program, for example, supports professorships in the fine arts, humanities and the social sciences. It is a multidisciplinary initiative designed to enhance the intellectual, cultural and creative life of Spelman College and its surrounding community. Previous Cosby Chairs include former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin; award-winning author and poet Pearl Cleage, C’71; the Rev. Renita Weems; distinguished scholar and economist William Darity, Ph.D.; and Bernice Johnson Reagon, C'70, an internationally known producer, composer and recording artist, and founder of the Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey and the Rock.

Spelman faculty have a significant impact on the College’s mission to educate students to lead and serve their communities and the world. To this end, Spelman’s iconic representative is the Millenial professor. The College is strengthening its Faculty Development Program to be comprehensive – recruiting and retaining talented individuals who pursue creative, rigorous scholarship and course development within their disciplines and in multidisciplinary ventures. These professors will also lead the way in internationalizing the curriculum.

As part of the College’s strategic plan for 2015, Spelman’s agenda is to strengthen the academic core of the institution. Constituents such as students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumnae, trustees and community partners participate by taking specific actions called GOALS. Spelman’s faculty goals are: global engagement; ongoing professional development; advising students to prepare not only for careers but for lives of success, leadership, and service; leadership through participation in shared governance; and service learning integrated across the curriculum.

The Spelman MILE – My Integrated Learning Experience – forms the foundation of Spelman College’s strategic plan. Symbolizing a transformational journey of learning, the Spelman MILE will ensure key competencies – such as critical thinking, effective communication, quantitative reasoning, and digital literacy – that Millenial students need for personal success. Student GOALS include: global engagement, including at least one meaningful international travel experience; opportunities for undergraduate research and career-related internships; alumnae connections to strengthen our sisterly bonds early on; leadership development focused on individual potential and best practices; and service learning that pairs hands-on community engagement with coursework shared governance.

Each year, the College hosts Research Day in April, as well as Faculty Research Day in October. Both events are designed to showcase excellence in student and faculty research across academic disciplines.

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