Under the supervision of the Director of Residence Life and Housing, the Resident Director (RD) has shared responsibility for the selection, hiring, training, evaluation, and sole responsibility for the supervision of up to 8 Resident Assistants (RA's) in a residence hall community of up to 280 resident students. Job duties also include providing on-call coverage and responding to emergencies for the entire residential community of up to 1,024 resident students. On-call coverage may require rotating weekly, weekend, holiday, and summer coverage and is shared across a team of on-call support staff. The Resident Director will refer students to counseling, medical services, and to
other cross campus resources as needed; oversight in judicial matters; committee work within the Office of Residence Life, Student Affairs, and with other Concordia offices; and working cooperatively with other campus departments such as Campus Safety, Admissions, Dining Services, the Wellness Center, and the Center for Student Leadership and Development, University Services, Facilities, and Athletics etc. As a part of a team, the RD assists the Director of Residence Life and Housing, fellow Resident Directors, and other on-call staff members, with overall Residence Life departmental operations including housing exceptions committees as assigned, and will participate in the creation and marketing of all housing recruitment efforts.
The Resident Director, in conjunction with the entire Residence Life staff, aids in the development of a strong residential community. This individual promotes student academic and social success, student mental health and wellness, student leadership, student spiritual development, and diversity awareness, with a special emphasis in the management and administration of one residence hall area.
This is a full-time, 12-month position. Although the majority of the position will function as described in the job description and performance programs, some aspects are subject to change due to evolving departmental needs. All activities coming from this position are to make a significant contribution to the fulfillment of the mission of the University.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish each of the below duties satisfactorily:
Section A: Student Staff Supervision
Select, hire, train, evaluate, and supervise up to 8 Resident
Assist in the annual Resident Assistant recruitment, interview, and selection
Assist in the creation of Fall and Spring RA Training as well as in-service training throughout the academic year; this includes necessary changes or updates to the RA Training Manual
Foster unity and teamwork through in-service training, biweekly department meetings, department service projects, building close downs, and end of semester
Regularly meet with RA's for one-on-ones and staff meetings. Serve as the primary contact for personal, academic and paraprofessional support.
Oversee and approve Resident Assistant timesheet
Hold RA's accountable for the weekly health and safety room checks of their residents and daily rounds and on-call
Section B: Counseling and Advising
Intervene and counsel residents on behavioral, emotional, health and safety issues and make appropriate referrals to on- and off- campus entities; counsel individuals and/or groups regarding personal and/or academic needs and university policy.
Manage cases for students of concern assigned by the University's Assessment Care Committee, by way of RA or RD
Offer support and training to the RA, assisting with a plan for follow-up with their resident and requesting from them any necessary interdepartmental referrals.
Intervene, counsel and advise students in personal conflicts; facilitate roommate
Document all notes as records into the assigned case management
Sit on the Title IX and Equity Review Committee to assist in one of the various case roles on a University Title IX
Section C: Community Management & Relations
Manage the overall operation of the Residence Hall assigned, including lounges, programming spaces, bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry
Provide daytime, evening and weekend on-call coverage, including some holidays, for emergency response to residence hall incidents in rotation with other Resident Directors. While on duty, be within 15 minutes of campus to respond to crisis and emergency
Respond to emergencies including safety and security issues, student crises, maintenance and facilities concerns, and programmatic
Interpret and apply University and Housing
Serve as one of the Student Conduct Hearing Officers for the Office of Student
Assist with housing needs, including the preparation of all buildings for move-in and move-out and communication of building service
Serve as contact and/or mediator for roommate conflicts
Advise students on room change and housing contract cancellation policies and procedures, and facilitate roommate/apartment changes in conjunction with the Director of Campus
Implement fines and communicate billing changes in a timely manner with the Director of Campus
Section E: Administration
Attend weekly department meetings with the fellow Resident Directors and on-call professional
Attend all University Faculty/Staff Meetings, as well as regular Student Affairs meetings, and all other meetings as requested by your supervisor.
Attend all Student Affairs Staff Trainings and Retreat each
Meet one on one, regularly with the Director of Residence Life and Housing.
Participate on various departmental and campus committees and work
Keep all financial records up to date and timely budget records, annually for the assigned
Attend new student orientation in the fall and spring
Attend and support "The Hunt" spirit events during the academic year and other hall and building programming as hosted by the Resident Assistants.
Attend chapel on campus throughout the
Attend admissions events as requested in the Fall, Spring, and Summer Assist with all building close downs: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring, Easter, and Summer breaks.
All other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life and Housing.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Required to live on site in the residence halls. A staff apartment will be provided. Required to share night, weekend and holiday on call responsibility. Serves as an emergency response person for an entire living community of 1,000 plus residents. Must be willing to work occasional evenings, nights, weekends and/or alternate work schedules. Must be present during all staff training periods and for the opening and closing of the residence halls unless otherwise permitted by the Director of Residence Life and Housing.
Maintain a working philosophy consistent with Christian values
Assist Concordia in translating Christian principles into day-by-day practice and procedure
Be a person of integrity and honor
Possess the skill and desire to provide spiritual counsel to students and colleagues
Be able to work independently with minimal supervision
Be a person of high energy
Be able to organize existing resources to strengthen the quality of Concordia
Communicate with others with warmth and understanding
Maintain an open outlook, be future-oriented and innovative
Manifest loyalty to other personnel
Work as a team member
Respect lines of communication
Constantly strive to improve performance
Formulate goals and objectives and expect to be evaluated upon them
Ability to read, analyze and interpret university procedures, general information, financial or educational publications, synodical procedures or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of staff, faculty, administration, students, families and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and
Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent and to draw and interpret bar
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule
Employees are responsible for complete cooperation with all aspects of the safety and health program, including compliance with all rules and regulations, and for continuously practicing safety while performing their duties.
Supervisors are responsible for developing proper attitudes toward safety and health in themselves and in those they supervise, and for ensuring that all operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved, including themselves.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Repetitive motions using a computer keyboard
May require rising and sitting repeatedly
Ability to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach to utilize 5-drawer file cabinets
May require climbing stairs and walking indoors or outdoors to various offices on campus
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. It includes office equipment, such as phones, computers, and copy machines.