The Residence Director is a member of the Community Living team with the goal of enhancing the student experience and providing quality services for the students at Johns Hopkins University. They are responsible for fostering a student-centered community where faculty involvement and a broad range of developmental programming initiatives are valued. Reporting to an Assistant Director of Residential Life, the Residence Director is responsible for the ongoing welfare of the communities under their purview, providing staff supervision and supporting all aspects of the Residential Life program. They will be an active and contributing member of a team of Residential Life and Community Living professionals committed to their staffs, students, and the development of community in their residential areas.
Essential Job Functions:
Supervise and evaluate the paraprofessional staff in assigned residential area.
Create an environment that supports the development of a sense of community among residents.
Manage the day to day operation of assigned residential area and handle all administrative responsibilities.
Meet and interact with students for the purpose of counseling, conflict resolution, crisis management and mediation. Respond to incidents and administer discipline in assigned communities to ensure appropriate behavior.
Assess needs and interests of students and support staff in the development a wide range of programming initiatives including educational, social, recreational and cultural programs.
Support implementation of the Residential Life department wide programs.
Provide primary after-hours emergency coverage (on-call duties) to residents and student staff; work closely with the Dean of Student Life office to provide support to students in crisis.
Provide assistance to department leadership and participate in developing and implementing all student staff training sessions, including monthly staff development sessions for staff.
Assist with supervision and administration of Residential Life departmental responsibilities; take on a leadership role in a departmental area, e.g. liaison with other departments, assessment processes, department wide programs, orientation, committee work, etc
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal skills with solid administrative abilities
Experience working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment
Experience in mediation, conflict resolution, and crisis management
Special Instruction to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status
2 years of related experience
Masters Degree in Student Personnel or related field, and 2-3 years of experience in Housing/Residential Life
Student Affairs work preferred with related work in Housing and/or Residential Life
Johns Hopkins University, America’s first research university, is one of the world’s preeminent higher education institutions, known for its excellent faculty, increasingly diverse student body, urban campus with strong community connections, robust global presence, and rich history. Founded on the belief that teaching and research are interdependent, and that a modern university must do both well, 29 Nobel laureates are associated with the University and U.S. News and World Report ranks the University 7th overall in the latest annual survey of Best National Universities, tied with the University of Pennsylvania. Johns Hopkins is home to approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,200 undergraduate students, and 17,600 graduate students in 230 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. The University’s endowment is over $7 billion.
JHU undergraduate students residing on the Homewood Campus enroll in one of two academic units, both of which are located on the Homewood Campus: the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences or the Whiting School of Engineering. The University has a two-year residency requirement for all new undergraduate students, and the On-Campus Living uni...t currently serves approximately 2,800 students in eight residential facilities, ranging in size from 21 to 600 residents, which provide common amenities for residents. While these amenities vary in size and layout, each hall has community commons, laundry rooms, music practice rooms, study spaces, and a community kitchen. Seventy-two Resident Advisors (RAs) live throughout the halls to support and assist students, build community, and help to strengthen the undergraduate experience.