Residence Director

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Department: AVP of Student Affairs
Work type: staff full-time exempt
Location: Huntsville, AL
Categories: Student Affairs

Purpose of the Position:

The Residence Director (RD) is responsible for the programming and administrative management of a co-educational residential community ranging in size from 229 to 416 residents. This position has on-call responsibilities and answers to emergency situations.

• Supervise Resident Assistant team to include the communication of expectations, administer accountability measures, and provide on-going professional development
• Assist the Assistant Director of residence Life in the recruitment, selection, and training of student staff
• Conduct meetings on an as needed basis with community student leaders to guide necessary professional, social, and personal development
• Advise a community council
• Review cases of student misconduct and determine fair consequences at the discretion of the Dean of Students office.
• Attend meetings as assigned to include weekly staff meetings and bi-weekly departmental meetings.
• Participate (as directed) in occupancy management for area of responsibility to include room assignment changes.
• Manage an area programming budget. execute the procurement of necessary materials.
• Facilitate the work of a departmental committee as assigned.
• Organize and communicate charges for residents for lockouts, damages, and related needs.
• Monitor area key check-in and check-out processes through regular key audits.
• Document relevant interactions with students through case management software.
• Review daily communication logs and follow up with concerns as needed.
• Plan, support, implement, and evaluate initiatives that contribute to the overall wellbeing of residents to include educational, social, and developmental growth.
• Execute the department community development model through the support of active and passive programming opportunities.
• Communicate relevant information to residents.
• Refer students to campus resources as needed.
Execute move-in procedures at the beginning of each semester and move-out procedures at the end of each semester.
• Collaborate with maintenance and custodial staff to ensure appropriate upkeep of facility
• Participate in a 24 hour on-call rotation with other Residence Directors
• Respond to emergency/crisis situations in area of responsibility during normal business hours and after hours as needed.
• Collaborate with dean of Students to implement wellness checks.
• Represent Housing & Residence Life by actively participating in appropriate campus wide evets and committees.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and years of experience
• 1-3 years of full-time verifiable experience working at an institution of higher education
• Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience with Google Suite is required
• Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Must possess a valid driver's license

Desired Qualifications:

• Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration or a similar field is preferred
• 1-3 years experience in a traditional, on-campus, Housing and Residence Life department is desired
• Experience with Adirondack Solutions Software is preferred
• Knowledge of Banner is desired
• Experience with Maxient is preferred

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