Beginning salary is expected to be in the high $40,000s to low $50,000s. As a condition of employment, staff are required to live in the staff apartment provided in the area of responsibility.
2 openings available.
Department: The Department of Resident Life serves a highly diverse population of approximately 12,000 undergraduate students living in traditional residence halls, apartments, and suites including some public/private partnership properties. About 46% of all resident students are enrolled in ten living-learning programs covering a wide array of academic areas. Resident Life employs a diverse workforce of over 95 full-time and graduate staff members and about 400 undergraduate student staff members. The Department actively seeks candidates who can represent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work in the University of Maryland’s residence halls. The University of Maryland campus is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area just eight miles from downtown D.C. and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD. Additional information about the Department of Resident Life is available at www.reslife.umd.edu.
Position: The Resident Director (RD) is a live-on, full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours per week in the office and evening activities. The Resident Director is responsible for planning, organizing and directing community development, staffing functions, student conduct processes, and administrative details for up to 700 residents in one or more residence halls. The RD directly supervises a highly diverse undergraduate, part-time paraprofessional staff of 8-16 Resident Assistants (RAs). Most RDs advise a hall or area council. The RD is entrusted to guide the development of students and connect classroom learning to a residence hall setting. RDs participate in the Resident Director overnight duty rotation and respond to a variety of complex and/or emergency situations after business hours.
Conditions of Employment
The Resident Director is a 12-month, live-in position.
Although the position requires approximately 40 hours per week, the nature of the position, at times, necessitates unpredictable workweeks including nights and weekends. Some weeks requiring more than 40 hours.
The nature of the position requires that the Resident Director live on campus in a furnished, assigned apartment located within the hall/area of responsibility.
The Resident Director position is provided the same holidays as other full-time Department of Resident Life community staff. Exceptions to this schedule may be made upon the mutual agreement between the Resident Director and their Community Director.
Resident Directors rotate in the after business hours duty system by side of campus during the academic year. Resident Directors will be required to rotate into the duty system during all break periods, including holidays and summer. Resident Directors must remain within a certain distance of campus while on duty.
This position is listed as an essential employee and may be asked to report for work during periods when the university is closed.
We are unable to sponsor an employment visa for this position.
Benefits include tuition remission, retirement programs, and health insurance. Resident Directors are provided 22 days of annual leave, 14-15 paid holidays, 15 days of sick leave and 3 days of personal leave each year. This is a twelve-month, live-in position. RDs are required to live on-campus in an assigned staff apartment.
For best consideration, submit resume, cover letter, and list of three references to https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/105361 by April 2, 2023.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree, along with supervisory and residence life experience is required. A master’s degree and extensive experience in residence life as either a graduate student or full-time employee is preferred. Knowledge of student development, strong communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse student population are preferred. Energy, commitment, flexibility, and enthusiasm are highly desired.
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.