The Residence Hall Director facilitates daily operations of a residence hall housing between 300 to 1000 students and is responsible for creating a diverse, academically conducive, secure and healthy residential community while providing intentional programming to assist with the psychosocial development needs of students and implementing the learning outcomes of the University and the Division of Student Affairs. In addition, Residence Hall Directors oversee the operations of the residence hall, facilitate an educational student conduct process, and supervise part-time, graduate, and undergraduate staff.
Education and Academic Success- Assist with student retention, transition, and academic success. Create academically-focused residential environment that supports student success. Serve as a student conduct hearing officer with emphasis placed on educational conduct. When appropriate, refer serious violations to the Office of the Dean of Students. Integrate diversity education throughout community development programming Teach an accredited RA Training Course and/or similar. Provide a designated level of academic advising support to students in collaboration with respective advising offices. Provide a basic, designated level of career development and exploration in collaboration with Career Services.
Programming, Leadership, and Community Development- Coordinate and implement community development and educational activities within the residence hall through student Develop a vision for the residence hall community by coordinating educational and developmental activities in the residence halls. Regularly evaluate and assess programming and community development efforts through formal and informal processes. Program of high profile campus events which may include opening week, Homecoming Week, Family Weekend, Sibs and Kids Weekend, athletic events, and Preview days.
Supervision and Recruitment of Staff- Recruit and train 9-22 resident advisors, 1-2 graduate assistant(s), a Student Administrative Assistant, Administrative Resident Advisor, and desk workers as Coordinate and facilitate weekly staff meetings.
Student Issues, Hall Safety and Crisis Management- Respond to emergencies, crisis situations, and student issues. Serve as a liaison with Facilities Services to ensure safety, maintenance and appearance of the residence hall. Participate in a rotating duty schedule year round that handles situations as Counsel students to support their personal, academic, and emotional wellbeing as needed. Collaborate with campus partners for referrals as needed to support students in their holistic wellness.
Administrative- Assist with BGSU and Residence Life student recruitment efforts. Assist with room assignment and room change Perform administrative tasks and procedures in support of residence hall and departmental functioning. Administer residence hall budget to include purchasing, categorizing and reconciling/entering/reporting financial statement. Serve on Division-wide and/or Departmental committees in consultation with and approval by supervisor.
Fulfill other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of college student development theory
Experience presenting or facilitating workshops and training sessions
Knowledge or experience of supervision practice and theory
Experience working with a student conduct process
Knowledge of residence hall or housing operations and procedures
The ability to make sound judgements about safety
The ability to make referrals to other office or agencies
Excellent interpersonal and written communication and administrative skills
Demonstrated desire to work with diverse individuals and groups
Basic computer skills, budget management skills, and creative problem solving
Deadline to apply: The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by ‘ June 12, 2023’.
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