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Residence Director

Employer
Murray State University
Location
Murray, KY

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

20240032NE

Job Title:

Residence Director

About Murray State:

Located in the West Kentucky region, Murray State University is a public, comprehensive University which offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Learn more about Careers at Murray State University.

About Murray State Benefits:

Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, generous paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave, as well as many other benefit offerings. Please refer to the Murray State Benefits page for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity Information:

Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Type of Employment:

Regular Part-Time

If Part Time, Enter Hours Per Week:

32 hours per week

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Department:

Residence Life

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

This is part-time, non-exempt, one-year hire position.

Position is responsible for working with the Central Housing staff to oversee the overall operation of the residence hall including discipline, occupancy management, maintenance, staff supervision, and desk operations. Supports the Residential College Head and Residential College initiatives.

  • Train, supervise, evaluate, and provide support to a staff of Resident Advisors and Desk Supervisors in accordance with departmental guidelines.
  • Responsible for management of the residence hall(s), including programming, student support and engagement, disciplines, facilities, and occupancy management.
  • Oversee a 24/7 desk operation and mailroom in the residence hall
  • Serve as the primary judicial officer for student conduct in the residence halls.
  • Serve as a member of the on-call rotation for all campus-housing facilities, and as the primary on-call staff member for a designated residence hall, throughout the academic year and including after hours and during breaks.
  • Provide crisis support management in collaboration with campus resources.
  • Serve as the liaison between the RA staff and the Residential College Council, and work with the College Head as appropriate.
  • Participate in Residence Life and Housing committees as appropriate.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must be enrolled in a Murray State Graduate program prior to the start date

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Prior experience in an housing and/or residence life

Posting Date:

10/18/2023

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Hourly Rate:

$11.20 (Additional pay dependent upon qualifications)

Work Hours:

  • Live-in position working in a residence hall. Working 32 hours per week with additional requirements according to departmental need (residence hall opening, closing, training, etc.). Serves as a member of the on-call response team rotation for all housing buildings, one regularly scheduled weekday per week and 2 to 3 weekends per month. Also serves in the on-call rotation during breaks, holiday and summers.

Physical Demands:

  • Some lifting, climbing stairs and walking to do rounds.

Organization

For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

Company info
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Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
US

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