The Residence Director (RD) is responsible for the programming and administrative management of a co-educational residential community ranging in size from 229 to 416 residents. This position has on-call responsibilities and answers to emergency situations.
Supervise the Resident Assistant team to include the communication of expectations, administer accountability measures, and provide ongoing professional development
Assist the Assistant Director of Residence Life in the recruitment, selection, and training of student staff
Conduct meetings on an as-needed basis with community student leaders to guide necessary professional, social, and personal development
Advise a community council
Review cases of student misconduct and determine fair consequences at the discretion of the Dean of Students office.
Attend meetings as assigned including weekly staff meetings and bi-weekly departmental meetings.
Participate (as directed) in occupancy management for the area of responsibility including room assignment changes.
Manage an area programming budget. execute the procurement of necessary materials.
Facilitate the work of a departmental committee as assigned.
Organize and communicate charges for residents for lockouts, damages, and related needs.
Monitor area key check-in and check-out processes through regular key audits.
Document relevant interactions with students through case management software.
Review daily communication logs and follow up with concerns as needed.
Plan, support, implement and evaluate initiatives that contribute to the overall well-being of residents including educational, social, and developmental growth.
Execute the department community development model through the support of active and passive programming opportunities.
Communicate relevant information to residents.
Refer students to campus resources as needed.
Execute move-in procedures at the beginning of each semester and move-out procedures at the end of each semester.
Collaborate with maintenance and custodial staff to ensure appropriate upkeep of facility
Participate in a 24-hour on-call rotation with other Residence Directors
Respond to emergency/crisis situations in the area of responsibility during normal business hours and after hours as needed.
Collaborate with the Dean of Students to implement wellness checks.
Represent Housing & Residence Life by actively participating in appropriate campus-wide events and committees.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and years of experience
1-3 years of full-time verifiable experience working at an institution of higher education
Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with Google Suite is required
Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Must possess a valid driver's license
Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration or a similar field is preferred
1-3 years experience in a traditional, on-campus, Housing and Residence Life department is desired
Experience with Adirondack Solutions Software is preferred
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is one of the nation's premier research universities, offering a challenging hands-on curriculum that ensures our graduates are prepared to become tomorrow's leaders. UAH Housing and Residence Life houses 2,000 plus residents on campus, with 100+ student employees (largest on campus), and is focused on its mission to provide engaging, respectful, and well-maintained communities that cultivate resident success.
UAH is a public national university located in Huntsville, AL, which has been named one of the best places to live by U.S. News & World Report. Its students hail from 49 U.S. states and 48 countries. Included among this year’s enrollment of 9,237 was an incoming freshman class with an average ACT score of 26 and an average GPA of 3.91.
UAH offers 89 degree programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate level, with colleges in Engineering; Education; Honors; Nursing; Science; Business; Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences; Graduate School; and Professional Studies. Its robust academic presence is complemented by a vibrant campus life featuring more than 155 student-run organizations, 11 fraternities and sororities, and 15 NCAA ...sports.
The university’s nearly 500-acre campus, which includes 17 high-tech research centers and labs responsible for nearly $149.8 million in annual research expenditures, serves as the anchor tenant for the second-largest research park in the nation.