The Residential Area Director (RAD) is a live-in staff position within the Department of University Housing and Conference Services and the Division of Student Affairs. The Residential Area Director is responsible for cultivating an environment that enhances and promotes the academic, personal, and social development of students residing in the University residence halls. This position is responsible for the implementation and leadership of residential programs and processes. The Residential Area Director provides administrative oversight for one or more residence halls including the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of graduate and undergraduate student staff, and the creation, oversight, and promotion of student engagement and leadership opportunities. This position evaluates and adjudicates student conduct cases. The position specifies contract responsibilities that require living in a university-furnished apartment.
Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master's and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.
Annual Salary: Annual Salary Range $44,284.00 – $46,533.00, plus comprehensive benefits starting on the first day of employment, including:
Health insurance – Low bi-weekly premium. Employees pay 5% of bi-weekly salary for benefit coverage with ability to pay 2.5% when participating in the wellness program.
Dental insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days
Vision insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days.
Group life insurance - equal to annual salary (up to $50,000) at no cost to the employee
Voluntary Group Life and Accident Insurance – available for purchase at low rates for additional employee coverage as well as coverage for spouse and children
Long Term Disability Insurance – available for purchase at low rates with either a 90 or 180-day waiting period
Retirement – 2 plans to choose from
Tuition waiver – employee, spouse, and dependents are eligible
Vacation leave– up to 10.4 days accrued for the first year, increases to up to 15.6 days per year after first year
Personal leave – up to 5 days per year
Sick leave – up to 15.6 days accrued per year, including up to 5 days per year that can be taken to care for a family member
At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
2 years of experience in a college and university setting.
Must have basic knowledge of college student engagement.
Demonstrated ability to:
manage multiple, complex tasks with accuracy and attention to detail.
maintain a professional demeanor in fast-paced work environment.
learn academic and office policies.
change priorities with little/no notice.
Excellent customer service skills.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Flexibility, willingness, and ability to pursue and adopt new ideas, information, and technology, and process and summarize information.
Ability to work with faculty, staff, and students of diverse cultures, racial and ethnic groups, and socioeconomic status.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat.
Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Successful completion of three background checks.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Work, Counseling, or a related Human Services field.
1 year of experience in college and university student Housing and Residence Life at the graduate assistant and / or full-time professional level.
Experience partnering with faculty on living-learning community initiatives.
Prior experience using Adirondack Solutions' The Housing Director (THD) software.
Prior certifications and / or training in Clery Act, ATIXA / Title IX, Green Dot, Allies / Safe Zone, Suicide Prevention, and / or ALICE Training.
No or very limited physical effort required.
No or very limited exposure to physical risks.
Extensive writing skills (prepare and organize complex documents).
Extensive verbal communication skills (provide information and assistance regularly).
Intermediate math skills.
Most work done at a desk, utilizing a computer and phone.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Understanding of written and verbal directions.
Ability to sit for long lengths of time.
Must be able to lift/pull/push up to 10 pounds.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the SCUPA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Individuals holding this position are essential as defined by the collective bargaining agreement and will be expected to report to work during weather and other emergencies.
The position specifies contract responsibilities that require living in a university-furnished apartment.
Ability to work remotely if required due to emergency university closure.
Days Worked: Monday to Friday
Hours/Shift worked: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Occasional evenings and weekends.
Millersville University is a top-ranked university in the North, with more than 100programs, some of which are uniquely distinctive to the region and nation. We have a strong academic history guided by industry-leading professors. Our faculty members are recognized to be fiercely passionate about their students’ overall success. Our student body is rich in diversity and is known to be enthusiastically driven towards excellence while being socially conscious. Our beautiful 250-acre campus contains classic architecture, mixed with state-of-the-art, energy-saving structures and a historic pond with two resident swans. Access to extraordinary faculty, a historical campus setting and an extremely high job-placement rating are the reasons our alumni rate us as a smart life choice.