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Resident Director

Company: Fort Valley State University
Location: Fort Valley
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: The Resident Director is a live-in professional who is responsible for the operation of a residence hall, housing up to 190 residents. The Resident Director is charged with shaping the environment and experiences of residential students by providing services and programs focused on the best practices in student housing as well as student development theory. The position reports to the Associate Director of Housing & Residential Life. The position will supervise student resident assistants and some graduate staff.DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Community DevelopmentCultivate a positive and engaging living environment that foster a sense of belonging and enables students to build positive relationships with one anotherMaintain a high level of visibility and availability, including attending community events, regularly touring the community, and interacting with residentsUtilize institutional data to assess and respond to students' needsCollaborate with faculty and staff stakeholders to implement programmatic opportunities, some of which may be connected with living/learning community themesServe as the advisor to hall student government boardsSupervisionSupervise up to 8 resident assistants and possible 1 graduate assistantHost weekly staff meetings to communicate upcoming events, discuss community concerns, and facilitate professional development experiences related to the overall student development goals of the Division of Student Affairs and Office of Housing & Residential LifeConduct regularly scheduled one-on-one meeting with staff membersEnsure staff members are appropriately confronting and documenting student behavioral issues and concernsProvide regular formal and informal feedback regarding job performanceEnsure that resident assistant duty procedures are followedOversee the implementation of programs and strategies the enable student achievement, success and engagement goalsStudent Conduct and Crisis ManagementReview all incident reports and police reports (if available) for incidents that take place in the residence hall and/or involve residents living within the hallRespond to residents in need, referring to other professionals, when appropriateAdjudicate student conduct cases, track sanction completion, refer cases or ongoing situations of concernProvide leadership during times of crisis in and adjacent to the residence hall facility and/or community if on-callAssume shared responsibility for on-call duty year roundAssist in emergency situations as neededImplement all university, division and departmental rules, policies, and proceduresProfessional Development and AdministrationPerform administrative duties associated with summer projects and assignmentsMaintain up-to-date student emergency contact cardsReport, track, and follow up on maintenance issues with appropriate housekeeping and facilities employeesServe on departmental committees and initiativesAdminister student check-in, check-out, and room changes; assist with room condition reports and damage billing processesParticipate in departmental and division-wide professional development activitiesParticipate in the recruitment, selection, and training of staff member, both student and professional, for the departmentConduct environmental assessments of the entire residence hall and communicate any major issues to departmental leadershipOverarching Staff ExpectationsServe as a role model for all hall staff and residents in personal and professional behaviorsPractice ethical stewardship of university resourcesDemonstrate a commitment to diversityAssume an alternative summer assignment such as orientation, conference housing, staff training, environmental assessment and/or operationsAbility to complete other duties as assignedMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:This position requires a bachelor's degree with a master's preferred in education, college student personnel, counseling or human development, or a related field. Successful candidates must be able to work with diverse populations and supervise staff. The Resident Director must be able to work independently, demonstrate initiative, display a strong commitment to student learning, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with stakeholders inside and outside of the university. Individuals in this position must have the ability and willingness to assume shared responsibility for residence hall system-wide on-call duty and respond to crises and emergencies. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are required.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Post-baccalaureate experience in residence life, counseling, teaching, and living/learning environments is desired. Strong administrative and counseling skills are utilized in this position.Working conditions The incumbent will be required to live in the residence hall for 12 months per year.Physical requirementsRegularly required to sit and/or stand, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear; lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.Occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulderSpecific vision abilities required include close, distant color visions, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focusNoise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate

Keywords: Fort Valley State University, Macon , Resident Director, Executive , Fort Valley, Georgia

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