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Resident Director

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: 0601585
Recruitment Type: Open to All Applicants
Position Title: Resident Director
Position Type: Staff
Position Status: Regular Full-time
Benefits Status: Benefits Eligible
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Hiring Range: $27,500/year with Bachelor’s Degree, $30,000/year with Master’s Degree + excellent benefits package
Department: Residential Life Office
Posting Date: 09/13/2017
Closing Date When a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.
Work Schedule:

FT; 12-month position;
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
Some evenings and weekends required.

General Description:

Resident Directors are an integral part of the educational community at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). They collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to create and manage purposeful and dynamic learning environments. Resident Directors are reflective educators who are able to communicate with diverse individuals and communities. Reports to the Director of Residential Programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for overall residence operations in 1-2 residential communities.
• Select, train, supervise, recognize, and evaluate 6-16 student staff members.
• Provide crisis response and follow-up in residence halls. Serve as Emergency Building Coordinator (EBC).
• Participate in the all-residence hall on-call duty rotation with all Resident Directors.
• Actively participate in weekly meetings with student staff, departmental Central Staff, RD Staff, and individual meetings with the Director of Residential Programs.
• Provide support for students and staff in conflict management and resolution.
• Serve as a conduct educator and review officer.
• Be an active leader and participant in the residence hall community through formal programming and intentional interaction.
• Serve as the primary advisor for the Residence Hall Council (RHC) in assigned building(s).
• Perform weekly walk-throughs of building(s) to survey maintenance needs, submit appropriate facilities requests, and maintain regular contact with facilities staff.
• Manage housing processes and budgets.
• Communicate clearly and effectively with various constituencies in oral and written forms.
• Work to understand the influence and impact of ELCA Lutheran Higher Education.
• Work with students to develop an understanding of how cultures shape assumptions and behaviors and demonstrate a willingness to continue one’s own learning surrounding multi-cultural competencies, issues of social justice, power, privilege, and oppression.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Leadership skills and an ability to work effectively with university students.
• Knowledge of student learning and development, and ability to apply in daily practice.
• Proficient computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet software.

Required Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree and post-undergraduate residential life or related experience.
2. Finalist candidates and spouse/domestic partner (if applicable) must successfully complete pre-employment background checks.
3. Successful candidates are required to live in a residence hall apartment.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in college student affairs, higher education, or related field.
• Experience working in, developing, or implementing Living Learning Communities, particularly with focus on social justice.
• Experience working with student conduct, particularly in educational outreach.

Work Conditions:
Physical Requirements:

• Regularly required to walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit for long periods of time during the course of regular job duties.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Other Information:

PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for employees and their dependents, retirement plan, medical, dental, paid vacation, major holidays off, and many other great university benefits.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you 18 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you able to, after receiving an offer of or after starting employment, provide proof of US Citizenship or a current valid visa which would permit you to work in this country?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
  4. Other Document