Assistant Resident Director

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

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Student Affairs, Residence Life

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Position Title::

Assistant Resident Director

Position Number::

Temp - 6088

Full-time or Part-time::

Part Time


Temporary Pools

Posting Number::


Job Category::


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 temporary 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.

Advanced level ARD’s may have additional responsibilities and work full-time hours.

Attendance at ARD training is mandatory. ARDs will also be expected to attend all advertised department trainings. The ARD application is a yearly renewal process and will be supervised by a Residence Life Administrator.

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.
• Maintain only professional relationships with student staff and residents.
• Keep Residence Life Administrator 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.
• Participates on at least one department committee as a collateral assignment.

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 Residence 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 Residence Life Administrator
• 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:
• Spending informal time with building residents
• Being available on scheduled weekends

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 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.
• Must be willing and able to live on campus as primary place of residence. Must adhere to all housing agreement guidelines.
• Contract is subject to review and renewal on an annual basis, based upon performance, funding and departmental needs. Term renewals are a maximum of two years.

Knowledge skills and abilities::

Time Commitment and Duty:
While the position is 29-40 hours per week, 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 residents and the department mission. 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 follow scheduled hours of operations and be available during the week and on weekends (each ARD 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 Residence Life Administrator or Residence Life designee.

ARD’s must be available to work at any time during the contract period, including times of adverse weather, during special events (i.e., Homecoming Week, Spirit week, Spring Break) and Holidays. ARD’s typically have a two-week vacation during the 11-month contract period and one (1) month off during the required contract break period. Employee work shifts and productivity time must be documented and verified by a Residence Life Administrator.

• A partially furnished efficiency unit with private bathroom.
• A monthly stipend of $1,500 (before taxes)
• A staff meal plan
• Utilities and Cable TV
• Hard wired and wireless connection

Preferred Qualifications::

Graduate students enrolled in a master’s degree seeking program in Business, Social Work, Psychology, Higher Education or related discipline are preferred

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.


Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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