At Unity, sustainability isn’t a buzzword. It’s the foundation of our entire approach and has been for more than 50 years. We apply sustainability principles to everything we do, from our properties around the State of Maine, to our online degrees offered to students everywhere, to our enrichment experiences and entrepreneurial endeavors at locations from northern Maine to Arizona to Brazil. Engage with Unity College and you’ll start to ask tough questions, challenge the status quo, and envision new possibilities. If taking the lead in creating a more sustainable future sounds like the future you want, we can make it happen. The Position
The Hybrid Learning Resident Director (HL RD) is a live-in professional position that provides direct services such as personal counseling as well as developmental, cultural, and educational programming to students. The HL RD coordinates and promotes a wide range of entertainment, cultural, recreational, and educational programs, as well as campus-wide events to enhance the engagement of the entire student population. The position is responsible for participating in the overall planning and management of the residence hall system, including the daily operations of the recreational facilities and residence halls. The HL RD will act as the on-call administrator for after-hour concerns and crises.
POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
- Assists with interviewing, hiring, and training, and counseling Resident Advisors (RAs) on campus.
- Assists in developing a community atmosphere in the residence halls through programming and fair judicial practices.
- Educates and enforces the housing policies as outlined in the Hybrid Learning Student Handbook.
- Works with the Hybrid Learning Dean of Students (or designee) to contribute to an on-call system of 24/7 after-hours coverage for concerns and crises, including but not limited to, room searches and after-hours health concerns.
- Conducts residence hall rounds in the evenings.
- Coordinates programming with other student services and academic services.
- Responsible for cross training student services functions as directed.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the institution’s policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations.
- Establishes and maintains plans for areas of managerial responsibility that includes goals, measurable outcomes, assessment plans, budgets, timelines, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Manage resources in accordance with governance policies and in alignment with the College’s Strategic Plan.
- Processes information and weighs evidence in complex cases to make sound decisions that balance student safety, collaboration with other Units, and institutional priorities.
- Uses institutional data governance systems to maintain accurate records; coordinates with other Units and provides timely information in response to requests.
- Adapts to and adopts new technologies to improve communication and effectiveness as opportunities arise.
- Serves on college task groups as assigned and works with groups as necessary to complete job responsibilities.
- Supports efforts related to housing and retention of student residents.
- Assists in the preparation for the upcoming terms by assigning students to residence hall rooms; planning and delivering RA training; making decisions on additional student occupant placements; conducting damage assessments and furniture ordering requests.
- Acts as On-Duty Residence Life staff as assigned.
- Assists in the preparation of housing damage assessments each term.
- Assists in the provision of housing accommodation requests through the ADA process when they are brought by the Vice President of Hybrid Learning or their designees. Brings requests with resource implications to the Hybrid Learning Dean of Students for review and approval by the Vice President of Hybrid Learning.
- Assists the Hybrid Learning Dean of Students with judicial proceedings and Title IX inquires.
- Assists in the planning and delivery of new student orientations, including training student orientation leaders.
- Provides counseling, mentoring, and advising to students and appropriately refers students to additional resources.
- Supports student event planners and student groups planning activities through training and consultation on such issues as contracting, budgeting, staffing, risk/liability and general safe practices.
- Coordinates and manages intramural sport activities and provides support for student clubs.
- Provides support on curricular and co-curricular student trips and excursions, including overnight trips to other locations.
- Supports communication and training regarding Title IX and serve as Title IX recorder.
- Pro-actively communicates challenges, successes, and failures with leadership.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as education, behavioral/social sciences, counseling, or student development.
- 3 – 5 years of job-related experience in student life.
- Good knowledge of group dynamics and educational and learning processes.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, administration, faculty, staff, students and off-campus community partners.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
- Crisis intervention skills or ability to learn (self-harm, sexual assault, substance abuse, etc.).
- Ability to function effectively within a matrix organizational structure, maintaining open lines of communication while being discreet, courteous and well poised.