The Resident Director is charged with shaping the community and experiences of residential students by providing services and programs focused on the Office of Residence Life's Pillars of Success. Residential Communities can be one or two buildings housing between 190 and 430 residents.
Listed below are both specific job duties of the Resident Director position as well as minimum professional standards expected of all Residence Life employees. These responsibilities encompass student and community development initiatives, both proactive and reactive, that directly influence the success of our residential students. They also detail administrative responsibilities, foundational to this success. Finally, they delineate behaviors that connote professionalism and a commitment to the values of the Office of Residence Life.
Cultivate a positive and engaging living environment that foster a sense of belonging and enables students to build positive relationships with one another
Maintain high visibility and availability, including attending community events, regularly touring the community, and interacting with residents
Know the residents and provide personal, social, academic, and occupational support and referral
Utilize institutional data to assess and respond to student needs
Collaborate with faculty and staff stakeholders to implement programmatic opportunities, some of which may be connected with living learning community themes
Serve as the financial, programmatic, and leadership adviser to the Community Leadership Team
Supervise and train 8-14 resident assistants and possibly 1 graduate assistant
Host weekly staff meetings to communicate upcoming events, discuss community concerns, and facilitate professional development experiences related to Residence Life’s Pillars of Success
Conduct weekly or bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with staff members
Ensure staff members are appropriately confronting and documenting behavioral issues and concerns
Provide regular formal and information feedback regarding job performance
Ensure that Resident Assistant duty procedures are followed
Oversee implementation of programs and strategies that enable student achievement of the Pillars of Success
Student Conduct and Crisis Management
Review all incident reports and police reports (if available) for incidents that take place in the community and/or involve residents living in the community
Respond to residents in need, referring to other professionals, when appropriate
Adjudicate student conduct cases, track sanction completion, refer to cases or ongoing situations of concern
Provide leadership during times of crisis in and adjacent to the community
Assume shared responsibility for campus-wide on-call duty year round
Assist in emergency situations as needed
Implement Miami University and Office of Residence Life objectives, policies, rules, and procedures
Provide programs and other proactive educational interventions to enhance good decision-making by residents
Professional Development & Administration
Report, track, and follow up on maintenance issues with appropriate building managers, housekeeping staff, and physical facilities employees
Serve as the primary contact for parents and family members of residents
Serve on a minimum of two department standing committees
Administer student check-in, check-out, and room changes; assist with room condition reports and damage billing processes
Participate in departmental and divisional professional development activities
Participate in the recruitment, selection, and training of staff members for the Office of Residence Life
Teach First Year Experience Course [UNV 101], as needed
Teach courses associated with assigned Living Learning Communities, as needed
Overarching Staff Expectations
Serve as a role model for all hall staff and residents in personal and professional behaviors
Practice ethical stewardship of university resources
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity by promoting and attending campus & community multicultural events, facilitating professional development with RA staff, presenting on diversity, or implementing strategies.
Demonstrate a consistent willingness to work with individuals from different race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, and national origin backgrounds
Create and maintain positive professional relationships within the department and across the university
Fulfill other general duties assigned by the Office of Residence Life, Division of Student Life and/or Miami University
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Master's degree in Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Human Development or related field.
Internal Number: 495452
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