Position Reports to: Director of Housing and Residence Life
The Resident Director shall be responsible for performing the following functions and activities:
Function: Operational/Departmental Responsibilities
- Serves in a weekly on-call rotation (9 a.m.-9 a.m.) with other Housing and Residence Life staff members for the campus encompassing approximately 500 on-campus residents.
- Serves in a weekend on-call rotation (Saturday and Sunday) with other Housing and Residence Life staff members, providing student services and resources.
- Provides staff coverage, including emergency duty, throughout the year including hall openings, closing, and college vacation days.
- Assists with emergency situations utilizing crisis intervention skills and resources.
- Manages all operational aspects of the assigned hall, including opening and closing, occupancy management, maintenance, health and safety inspections, and damage billing.
- Utilizes conduct and incident tracking systems to manage student behavior and communicate with college officials as required.
- Maintains essential office records including rosters, student conduct files, room inspections, etc.
- Maintains accurate accounts of allocated budget spending in the community.
Function: Student Engagement
- Actively develops an environment, through dialogue, interactions and other intentional programming that encourages and fosters inclusive communities.
- Builds positive relationships with students by demonstrating a desire to assist and understand them, using the Triadic Model framework.
- Coordinates and implements evening co-curricular programs for the on-campus residents.
Function: Student Development
- Coordinates and implements initiatives focused on holistic development.
- Advises students informally about personal, social, and academic challenges, and when necessary, makes appropriate referrals.
- Provides support for students contributing to their personal growth, character development, safety, and wellness.
- Mediates student conflicts including roommate agreements and concerns.
- Communicates student’s rights and responsibilities and assists in adjudicating departmental and university code of conduct violations.
Function: Campus Engagement
- Participates in college functions such as orientation, graduation, open houses, fundraising, and community relations as needed.
- Participates in all departmental training and debriefings, including participation in discussions and activities.
- Serves on departmental committees and projects as assigned.
- Adheres to and enforces all Beacon College policies and procedures, including the Student Handbook.
Function: Additional Responsibilities
- Works in Housing and Residence Life for Summer For Success program (additional stipend).
- Actively participates in summer staff training and debriefing sessions with various departments.
- Attends professional development opportunities such as conferences and remote seminars.
- Plans and prepares engagement initiatives for fall semester.
- Bachelor’s degree required with experience working within a higher education environment preferred.
- Candidates should have previous residence hall or student advising experience and have experience in mediation, crisis intervention, problem-solving, and decision-making.
- Knowledge of best practices in higher education student housing management, including operating policies, programming, risk management, and legal/liability issues.
- Knowledge of student development, counseling, and/or event management.
- Evening and weekend commitments are expected.
- Excellent written and verbal communication. Strong ability to handle multiple priorities and work across many different constituencies.
- A dynamic team player and a positive role model in working with students and in representing Beacon College.
- Maintains a visible presence by living on campus, programming, and providing after-hours support to students living in the designated residential community.
- Supports the development of an inclusive residence hall community and demonstrates cultural competency in race, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite is preferred.
- Hours are subject to change based off enrollment, occupancy and departmental tasks.