Resident Director

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Resident Director
Employment Class Code E1
FLSA Classification Exempt
Reports to Assistant Director of Residential Life
Salary Grade G
Work Week 40 hours (minimum)
Position Summary

Assumes responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment conducive to the academic, social and personal growth of students. Serves as an integral member of the Residential Life team. Serves as a Campus Security Authority with regard to Clery Act Reporting. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.

This is a live-in staff position, responsible for responding to emergency situations at all hours, including evenings and weekends.

Job Duties

This job description of the job is for identification and administrative purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, which may be assigned by the supervisor according to varying needs.

Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Hires, trains, evaluates and supervises Resident Assistant (RA) staff. Conducts weekly staff meetings as well as individual meetings with RAs to provide program management, oversight and on-going staff development.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 30%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Provides assistance and/or referral to students with academic, personal and/or social concerns. Serves as the primary resource for unusual circumstances or crisis intervention (within limits defined in training). Participates in weekly Invisible Support Network meetings, presenting, in case management style, behaviors of concern exhibited by students in an effort to remedy issues using discretion and a minimal amount of confrontation. Assist students in resolving disputes. Conducts conflict mediations as necessary and/or appropriate.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 25%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Participates in the duty rotation schedule for Resident Directors as well as ad-hoc assignment schedules including, but not limited to special events, Spring Fling and unforseen circumstances as necessary and/or appropriate.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 15%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Conducts disciplinary reviews, referring incidents to Residential Life management staff and/or the Office of Student Conduct Administration as warranted. Prepares and submits incident reports to be used as a component of the student conduct process.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 10%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Coordinates and actively promotes educational, cultural, recreational and social programs and activities designed to meet the developmental needs and interests of students. Provides leadership opportunties for students and advises Hall Council(s).

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 10%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Oversees facilities and occupancy issues for designated residential areas including, but not limited to, room condition and inventory reports, check-in/out procedures, student occupancy census, regular building inspections with subsequent notification of safety, custodial and/or maintenance needs, key distribution and key security, damage and billing notification, monthly health and safety inspections and fire drills. Establishes effective working relationships with Facilities staff. Assists with conducting turnover tasks when a vacancy occurs, including the collection of key(s), finalization of the Room Condition Report and ensuring billing for damages is processed.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 10%

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PS080P
Working Conditions

Normal office situation. Requires travel, including overnight stays.


Bachelors Degree Required.

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table.
Typically standing and/or walking. Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping.
Light lifting or carrying 25 lbs or less.

Impact of Actions

Makes recommendations or decisions which usually affect the entire department.


Varied. Work is complex and varied and requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Problems are not easy to identify, but are similar to those seen before. Moderate analytical ability is needed to gather and interpret data where results/answers can be found after analysis of several facts. Solutions can often be found by using methods chosen before in other situations.

Decision Making

Varied. Supervisor is available on an “as-needed” basis to establish general objectives and to identify potential resources for assistance. Independent judgment is required to select and apply the most appropriate of available guidelines and procedures to achieve desired results.

Internal Communication

Requires regular contacts to discuss issues of moderate importance and to respond to inquiries. Occasionally requires contact with officials at higher levels on matters requiring cooperation, explanation and persuasion.

External Communication

Requires occasional contact with outside agencies and the general public supplying or gathering factual information.

Customer Relations

Contact with customers involves more complex servicing over the telephone, in writing or in person to resolve complaints, make adjustments or correct mistakes about a selected service, product or capability.

Managerial Skills

Has responsibility or authority which is limited to the direction of temporary or student workers.

Knowledge & Skills

Professional Skills. Requires knowledge of theories and practices of a professional field. This level of skill is typically reserved for an individual with a four-year degree or a high level of vocational skill demonstrated by a number of years of on-the-job experience. Writes reports using technical data requiring considerable interpretation. Develops new methods and procedures. Frequently applies knowledge to practical issues and problems.

Special Skills

The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Technical School, Certification or Apprenticeship
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation