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Supervises hall personnel and total educational and developmental within our residence life curriculum; serves as advisor to hall government officers, committees, boards, groups and individual students; selects, trains and evaluates staff; conducts disciplinary meetings and/or makes referrals; establishes relationship with custodial and maintenance staff; serves on departmental and University committees; initiates and implements hall financial procedures; maintains all records; and represents the Office of Residence Life to parents, guests and members of the university community. Evening hours are required for student and staff activities.
Supervision: Primary responsibility for the selection, training and supervision of RA’s in hall/community: Possible Secondary Supervision of a Graduate Hall Directors. Conduct formal and informal evaluations. Foster an environment based on integrity and high ethical standards and provide appropriate resource and support to help RAs eliminate obstacles and meet/exceed goals. Foster professional and personal development among team. Develop community. Establish rapport with other campus commitments. Counseling/advising: Engage in individual and group advisement; Resource and referral; agent to other campus or community agencies. Inform students of all university policies. Educate students on policy, accountability, and critical thinking. Student conduct: Insure due process to all students in conduct cases. Adjudicate cases of alleged student misconduct. Assist students in taking responsibility. Facilitate and mediate roommate conflict resolution in a developmental manner. Communication: Provide timely, accurate and candid information on critical issues to colleagues, superiors, and subordinates. Present information or data in an efficient and understandable format. Establish working relationship with custodial and maintenance staff. Curriculum: Develop curriculum in line with Student Affairs curriculum for their area. Supervise RAs in their tasks related to curriculum. Support educational objectives of department. Assist in developing processes, procedures, policies, and programs that create an educational and student oriented climate. Develop a working knowledge of a college/department related to learning communities. Emergency preparedness: provide staff with thorough training and practice of emergency procedures. Provide for daily staff coverage. Assist all university and community agencies in the event of an emergency. Share on call duty rotation for halls. Administrative: familiar with appropriate university policies. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for budget. Coordinate Early Arrival process. Serve on departmental and university wide committees. Advise departmental student groups. Manage summer housing process/staff. (These tasks are to be divided between Residence Life Coordinators). Timely and accurate completion of paperwork. Maintain department database, daily.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, experience working in Residence Life or equivalent Student Affairs area.
BIG EXPERIENCE, FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
Located along Interstate 80 in south-central
Nebraska, Kearney is a vibrant and growing
community that offers many amenities with
small-town friendliness and charm.
The city’s residents enjoy scenic parks with
fishing and camping, an extensive recreational
trail system, top-notch golf courses and sports
complexes, historical and cultural museums
and a water trail that’s perfect for kayaking or a
relaxing float. The Viaero Center, home to the
Tri-City Storm hockey team, hosts numerous
concerts and events year-round, with additional
theatrical and musical performances at multiple
venues in the community, such as the Merryman
Performing Arts Center, Kearney Community
Theatre and historic World Theatre.
Kearney boasts both unique and popular
shopping options, restaurants ranging from
national franchises to local favorites with international
and Nebraska flare and a variety of local atmospheres
where you can unwind.
A tourism hot spot, thousands of visitors flock to the
area each spring for the Sandhill crane migration, a
beautiful natural phenomenon that brings roughly
650,000 cranes to the Platte River valley.
Kearney boos...ts two regional hospitals, a developing
technology park, the state’s largest solar farm and
a regional airport with direct flights to Denver and
Chicago. The community serves as the headquarters
for several major companies, including The Buckle and
Cash-Wa Distributing. For those looking for a quick
metropolitan getaway, Omaha and Lincoln are just
a short drive away, and Denver and Kansas City are
within five hours. Check out visitkearney.org to learn
more about the city or check out UNK’s video series: