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Residence Hall Director
Job Department/School
Residential Life & Housing
Full time
Garden City, N.Y.
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Title Position Reports To: Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing
Responsibilities include train and supervise Resident Assistants; coordinate programming efforts, with an emphasis on faculty involvement in all educational activities; promote a healthy and positive residential community; adjudicate minor disciplinary issues; advise an active hall government; and work in a team of nine professionals to develop and implement residence-wide goals and objectives.
Overall supervision of residence hall housing 120-310 students. This includes the selection, training, and supervision of 4-7 Resident Assistants (RAs), and 10+ Hall Attendants. Supervise all programming efforts in the building by both the RAs and the Hall Council, with a particular emphasis given to programs that foster student and community development. The RHD is also responsible for ensuring that all Program Evaluations are submitted in a timely manner and that the RAs fulfill their programming responsibilities, including campus wide thematic programming. RHDs are also involved in organizing campus-wide events.
Conduct weekly staff meetings with supervisees, as well as biweekly one-on-one meetings with each supervisee.
Interact with and support the learning and development of resident students.
Advise the Hall Council in its various governmental, programming, and liaison functions. This task may not be delegated. The RHD is responsible for elections, meeting weekly with officers, and attending regular Hall Council meetings.
Serve as conduct officer in minor disciplinary incidents. This includes conducting administrative hearings, mediating conflicts, enforcing sanctions and any necessary, supplementary follow-up.
Act as liaison to critical campus support services such as, Security and Physical Plant. This includes regular, timely reporting of maintenance problems and security issues.
Participate in a rotating emergency-on-call system with the other RHDs. The on-call schedule is in effect 365 days a year. Verify that RAs have checked in for duty nightly. Make rounds to every residence hall in order to check in with RAs on Duty. Respond to crisis situations and RA concerns. When not on duty and in the residence hall, the RHD is expected to respond to emergency situations that arise in their building.
Direct the opening and closing of residence halls in August, December, January, and May.
Implement routine administrative procedures and paperwork such as weekly reports, furniture inventories, key code lists, monthly damage billings, disciplinary files, accurate rosters, and other building records.
Intervene in any crisis that arises on campus, regardless of whether formally on-call. This includes appropriate response to these crises consistent with established department and university procedures.
Support and uphold the policies of the University, including being a positive role model for the student body.
Attend campus-wide and RA programs to promote student involvement and engagement in the residential and campus communities.
Promote and present at admissions events, including, but not limited to: open house events, Accepted Students Days, and orientations.
Create, market, and chaperone departmental programs and excursions.
Resolve conflicts between roommates or building residents. This includes mediating conflicts, contracting roommate agreements, and when appropriate, approving room changes.
Participate in all RA and RHD training events.
Particularly during the summer months, RHDs participate in the planning for the upcoming academic year, including all aspects of training and selection. Whenever possible additional responsibilities are assigned according to interests and abilities.
Fulfill responsibilities associated with one of two primary Functional Teams (Administrative Operations or Leadership Development) and others as assigned:
Administrative Operations Team:
+ Manage Adirondack Solutions databases and develop additional interfaces.
+ Process housing applications, room changes, and cancellations.
+ Respond to student concerns via the departmental email.
+ Facilitate the Room Selection process.
+ Develop floor meeting agendas and Opening and Closing Protocols.
Leadership Development Team:
+ Create and implement fall, spring, and in-service trainings for RAs.
+ Design and enact the application and selection processes for RAs and hall attendants.
+ Review and update the RHD, RA, and hall attendant job descriptions and manuals on a yearly basis.
+ Support the Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing in the recruitment, review, interview, and selection of RHD candidates.
+ Provide recognition of student staff through monthly awards in addition to the End-of-Year Banquet.
Maintenance Team:
+ Conduct monthly inventories of Residential Life and Housing storage.
+ Order blinds and furniture as necessary.
+ Direct and support University sustainability initiatives including the yearly Trash to Treasure Program
Programming Team:
+ Coordinate the Opening Week Programming schedule with campus partners.
+ Evaluate the RA Programming Model.
+ Assess yearly departmental programming efforts, including RAs, Hall Councils, and RHDs.
+ Maintain the RA Resource Room.
Resident Student Association Advisors:
+ Advise the Executive Board regarding residence hall governance and program development.
+ Oversee the annual operating budgets of RSA, seven Hall Councils, and resident assistants.
+ Manage campus event planning, process contracts, and act as a resource regarding University policies.
+ Counsel and prepare a delegation of students who attend all regional and national conferences.
+ Assist with student advocacy among resident students and the Office of Residential Life and Housing.
National Residence Hall Honorary Advisors:
+ Advise the Executive Board regarding service and recognition projects.
+ Attend biweekly meetings.
Living-Learning Community Coordinators:
+ Facilitate partnerships with Academic Affairs.
+ Recruit and select residents to participate in the LLC through an application process.
+ Maintain communication between all involved parties, including the RA and faculty member.
+ Supervise the RA assigned to the LLC and their programming efforts as they relate to the LLC.
+ Assess the learning outcomes and student satisfaction of the LLC.
Serve as interim RHDs to residence halls without a full-time staff member when needed.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Demonstrated oral and written communication.
Ability to serve as a role model and mentor for students and staff.
Good interpersonal skills.
Must live in assigned residence hall in apartment provided.
May require frequent walking.
May require frequent climbing of stairs.
May require moderate or heavy lifting.
May require frequent moving of equipment/furniture.
Requires frequent typing for extended periods of time.
Bachelor s Degree (Master s Degree preferred) plus 2 - 3 years residence life experience.
Resident Assistants (4-7), Hall Attendants (10+), and when applicable, Graduate Assistant (1)
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