Resident Director for Residential Education

Roosevelt University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Position Title Resident Director for Residential Education

Category Administrative Position Number A99422 Posting Number S0000998 Location Chicago Open Date 01/05/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled? No Job Type Full-Time Working Hours Position Summary

The Resident Director for Residential Education (RDRE) is a full-time 12-month professional (live-in) staff member charged with developing a community that promotes engagement, learning, respect for diversity, and student success. The RDRE plays an integral role in developing and implementing our residential curriculum. The RDRE supervises Graduate Assistants in building of approximately 700 residents.

This is a full-time, exempt position located on the Chicago campus. A live-in position is one where the individual maintains an on-campus apartment as their primary residence. The RDRE must reside in an on-campus apartment throughout the term of their appointment. The department provides an apartment and meal plan to allow the person to be visible in their community.

Roosevelt University requires all new hires to be compliant with our COVID-19 vaccination policy, found at the COVID-19 website . All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated (including booster shot if eligible) or have an RU approved religious or medical exemption. Proof of documentation will be required at the time of hire.

Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX regulations. At Roosevelt University, the Interim Title IX Coordinator is Shana Ware. Her office is in the Auditorium Building of the Chicago campus, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 204. She can be reached at 312-341-3761 or [email protected] .

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • A minimum of 2 years' professional experience in residence life, housing, student affairs or other relevant work in a university or college setting.
  • Supervisory experience of master's level professionals.
  • Experience with StarRez, including housing assignments, billing, room changes, and reports.
  • Prior student conduct experience in the resolution of high-level disciplinary cases and appeals.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for dealing with crisis intervention, conflict resolution and mediation. Strong communication, presentation, interpersonal and counseling skills.
  • The capacity to work effectively with a variety of constituencies, including students, parents, staff and faculty.
  • Effective and creative leadership skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Proven track record of managing budgets and meeting budgetary goals. 2/4
  • Must be well organized and able to work under pressure with multiple deadlines in an ever changing, fast-paced environment.
  • Previous experience in emergency management and/or behavioral / mental health intervention activities. • Ability to make sound decisions under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student body.
  • Excellent organizational, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to service excellence by embodying Roosevelt's core values, mission, and vision in every aspect of the role working with students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • A positive and professional demeanor is a must.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Years of Experience Required 2 years of progressively responsible experience in Residence Life and/or Housing Required Education Bachelor's Degree Certification/Licensure Required Minimum Qualifications

    See Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience in an urban college or university with a residential and large commuter student population.

    Ability to demonstrate commitment to personal and departmental development, professionalism, intercultural education, creativity, collaboration, and initiative

    Equipment Operated

    Basic Office equipment (desktop computer, laptop, office copier/multi- function device and phone).

    Working Conditions

    Normal climate-controlled office environment is provided. Job is largely sedentary, but there is a need to move about the office and buildings frequently. Occasional bending, stooping, lifting, pushing and/or pulling is required (typically less than 10 pounds of weight or pressure). Regular use of desktop computer is required, calling for frequent hand/wrist movement and repetition. Moderate level of stress. Occasional travel within the local or regional setting may be required.

    Priority Application Instructions Departmental Contact Information

    Essential Job Functions

    Duty and Responsibility


  • Coordinate and administer residential life program for residence hall, including both student development and operations components.
  • Maintain inventory of all residential programing supplies (Die cut machine, department sound system, gaming tables, etc.).
  • Support the Director of Residence Life and University Housing in creating tools to assess department progress and effectiveness in areas such as, on campus 3/4 programming, housing satisfaction, the P.O.D.S.S. program, staff satisfaction.
  • Conducts assigned responsibilities associated with move in/out students and other administrative processes related to housing residents in the Starrez system.
  • Maintains all appropriate hall documentation related to facilities management and inventory control (i.e., service request log, weekly walk through reports, room condition reports, and log of emergency calls, etc.).
  • Conduct regular building tours.
  • Investigates reported damages and implements the damage billing process as necessary and communicate to the appropriate staff.
  • Coordinates and implements the distribution of keys and/or access cards.
  • Communicates related policies to both staff and residents especially at the beginning and end of each semester.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Percentage Of Time 40 Duty and Responsibility

    Staff Supervision and Core Departmental Functions

  • Provide on-going individual and group supervision for student staff.
  • Evaluate student staff and make recommendations regarding performance.
  • Facilitate training for student staff.
  • Recruit and select applicants for Graduate Assistant, Resident Assistant and Student Worker positions
  • Percentage Of Time 20 Duty and Responsibility

    Student Support, Duty and Crisis Management Supports and administers all university, and departmental policies, regulations, and conduct standards. Serve as a conduct hearing officer to effectively resolve cases of student misconduct within an educational and developmental framework. Addresses incidents of inappropriate behavior using an educational and developmental approach in informal interactions with students. Manages situations involving various psychological, emotional, medical or other safety related emergencies or incidents in the residence hall. Participate in daily and weekend duty coverage. Staff will be expected to equally share responsibilities associated with duty coverage when classes are not in session and during vacation/holiday periods. Builds community in buildings by maintaining a regular presence. Responds appropriately to incidents occurring after hours in the residence hall while on duty and as otherwise needed. Works closely with the facilities and housekeeping teams to schedule repair work in the residence hall.

    Percentage Of Time 40

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have an earned Bachelor's Degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a minimum of 2 years' professional experience in residence life, housing, student affairs or other relevant work in a university or college setting?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have prior student conduct experience in the resolution of high-level disciplinary cases and appeals?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a demonstrated aptitude for dealing with crisis intervention, conflict resolution and mediation?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

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