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Residence Hall Director

Employer
Georgia State University
Location
Atlanta, GA
Closing date
Aug 4, 2021

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Description

The Residence Hall Director is responsible for the overall development and administration of a supportive learning environment within an assigned residential community ranging in size from 350 to 750 residents.  The Residence Hall Director plays an integral role in shaping the experience of residential students at Georgia State University by developing a premier residential experience that supports the academic mission of Georgia State, and the co-curricular learning goals and student engagement activities of the Division of Student Affairs.  University Housing is committed to utilizing Atlanta as an urban classroom to foster a supportive and challenging multicultural learning environment for resident students.  This position is essential.  It provides continuous services to the University.


Examples of Duties Include:


Community Development, Advising, and Residential Student Engagement

  • Responsible for the overall development and management of assigned residential community.

  • Foster a supportive, inclusive environment through community programming and contact with students and staff.

  • Responsible for implementing the residential curriculum and academic initiatives and services for residential students.

  • Assist Assistant Residence Hall Director(s) and Resident Assistants to develop intentional plans to further the academic, social, and personal development of residents.

  • Support the Community Councils by attending planned officer retreats, meetings, and programming events.

  • Counsel, advise and make referrals to residential students as appropriate and follow up to ensure satisfactory resolution.

  • Oversee community policy education and enforcement initiatives.

Staff Supervision, Recruitment, Training, and Development

  • Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate student staff (Resident Assistants) and a full-time Assistant Residence Hall Director(s).

  • Develop, implement and support training efforts for student staff within the community and department.

  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, and training of professionals, graduate and undergraduate staff.

  • Participate in departmental/divisional training and development activities.

  • Communicate regularly with Assistant Residence Hall Director and Resident Assistants, via weekly staff meetings, one-on-ones, email, and daily personal contact.

Administrative

  • Respond through personal contact with students, parents, faculty, administrators and other stakeholders to resolve issues, answer questions and clarify policy.

  • Serve on departmental and University committees, task forces and participate in other professional development activities (Residence Life Leadership Team, etc.).

  • Participate in a rotation of 24-hour on-call coverage during the academic year, including university break periods for housing, summer school, and/or conferences.

  • Establish and maintain communication with supervisors, Dean of Student’s Office and Counseling Center concerning students of concern who live in your residence halls.

  • Prioritize and monitor the program and administrative budgets.

  • Contribute to the department’s continuous quality improvement efforts and customer service training.

  • Perform other duties consistent with the purpose of the position as assigned.

 



Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience.



College/Business Unit
07/30/21, 11:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Housing
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 07/13/21, 2:40:10 PM

Organization

Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.

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