Pay Rate: Commensurate with education and years of experience. In addition to a competitive salary, employees also enjoy a generous benefits package such as paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, and more. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
5 openings available.
Ohio University's Department of Housing and Residence Life is committed to helping every Bobcat discover their potential and make a meaningful impact. The department seeks candidates for a full-time Resident Director (RD) position, an administrative contract position within the Department of Housing & Residence Life which reports directly to an Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life. Directly supervising a residential community comprised of 200-600 residents, as well as, the potential to supervise Graduate Resident Directors, the RD position is an integral part of the Housing and Residence Life team. The department has designed and implemented a residential curriculum and RDs will have the opportunity to be part of establishing a curricular approach at OU, as well as, the further development of the Special Living Experience and Faculty Fellow programs at Ohio University.
In addition to unique opportunities within various communities, RDs have the following core responsibilities:
Supervise a team of student staff, and graduate staff, depending on community
Design and implementation of an educational and community development plan for their residential community;
Advise hall council;
Facilitate a variety of business operations processes that support the residential experience;
Manage crisis and facilities concerns, in addition to serving in an on-call rotation;
Serving as a university hearing officer.
Successful candidates will possess skills to:
Foster strong, inclusive residential communities;
Build relationships with residents and department colleagues;
Demonstrate a commitment to intentional learning and assessment;
Mentor and coach staff with intentionality;
Collaborate with faculty and staff across the institution.
Bachelor's degree required by start date.
Some relevant work experience required.
Preferred Qualifications (but not required):
Master's Degree Preferred.
The ability to understand and put into practice theories and models related to student development.
Demonstrated supervisory skills including training and on-going developmental supervision.
Experience in developing and implementing student focused programming.
Evidence of strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Experience in facilitating student conduct hearings.
Commitment to issues and matters relating to the field of Student Affairs.
Experience responding to crisis situation and students in crisis.
At Ohio University Housing & Residence Life, we develop inclusive communities where students engage, learn, and thrive. With a focus on relationship building and supervision, the Resident Director team directly supports departmental mission by creating intentional residential experiences for over 7,000 students across three neighborhood greens. Resident Directors directly supervise a hall or complex consisting of 200-600 residents and 8-16 Resident Advisors. Resident Directors implement the department’s residential curriculum, the Bobcat Living Experience, serve in on-call duty rotations, and participate on departmental committees and other developmental opportunities.
It is an exciting time to join the Ohio University Housing & Residence Life. The department has expanded the Resident Director team to allow for additional professional development opportunities and increased student support. Progress has begun on a new housing master plan, which will result in the construction and renovation of residential communities across campus. With a spirit of growth and innovation, we invite energetic, student-focused candidates to make OHIO their new home.