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Position Title:Resident Director
Posting Number:1083
Department:Housing & Residential Life
Type of Position:Full Time
Duration of Position:11 Month
Work Schedule:M-F 10:00AM 5:00PM, plus duty rotation
Number of Hours Per Week:37.5
Number of Position Openings:1
Brief Summary:

Responsible for the daily administration and operation of an undergraduate residence hall housing approximately 150 students. This is an 11 month, full-time, live-in position that requires participation in an after-hours on-call duty rotation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide direct support for resident needs and serve as the primary administrator for all aspects of residential life.
•    Understand resident and parent questions and concerns. Meet with resident and parents as appropriate through in-person meetings & phone calls to address these items, provide follow-up information, develop solutions, and resolve. Refer resident to appropriate campus resources, as needed
•    Mediate resident and roommate conflicts
•    Communicate RADAR & duty updates to supervisors
•    Prepare for & execute student conduct meetings, administration, & investigations. This includes management and documentation of violations to college policy & other incidents. Works with Student Conduct Office.
•    Oversee & assist the Residence Hall Council  
•    Conduct wellness checks on residents
•    Conduct non-maintenance walkthroughs of area, including monitoring and maintaining “Broom Clean Standards” of area
•    Conduct Student Life Team Meetings
Manage the core business of the department through effective budgeting, reporting, and operational execution.  
•    Direct, assist, & execute all aspects of area Openings / Closings
•    Analyze & report area information such as occupancy data and provide quarterly update & statistics
•    Conduct room inspections / health & safety inspections  
•    Coordinate & authorize build-up breakdowns / room switches
•    Attend & participate in RD Training, RD Mentor / Mentee meetings, AD/RD 1-on-1 meetings, and professional staff meetings
•    Develop & execute RD plan of action & assessment  
•    Review & respond to all email communications   
•    Assist with resident lock-outs
•    Assist with central office operations as needed
•    Administer & reconcile area & project budgets, and authorize & prepare petty cash disbursement / cash advances / purchase orders
Train and supervise a Resident Assistant (student) staff to meet the needs of residents and the department.
•    Administer & participate in RA Training across all areas and in specific area, and continue to develop & motivate RA’s through ongoing training & coaching
•    Conduct & participate in RD/RA 1-on-1 meetings, RA staff meetings & area meetings
•    Evaluate RA job performances & develop Plans of Action
•    Authorize, plan, prepare, & support the area’s programming efforts and assist in RA community development planning
•    Monitor and approve the RA duty schedule & in-service requirements  
Serve as the primary representative for the College in all matters during non-business hours through an on-call duty rotation.  
•    Assess & respond to campus wide emergencies, violations of college policy, wellness checks, physical and mental health incidents, resident concerns, parent phone calls, lock outs, housekeeping, and maintenance issues.
•    Manage the transition of information and resources from preexisting concerns to the next RD on duty
•    Supervise & direct the RA’s on duty in each area of campus
•    Act as a representative for Marist College during non-business hours/holidays/etc.
•    Provide a timely response by remaining on campus at all times while on duty
Plan and execute Special Projects / Summer Projects / Micro Projects as directed by departmental needs.   
•    Oversight of In-service, January Training, RA Appreciation including the following:
–    In-service: Provide complimentary training opportunities for Resident Assistants throughout academic year
–    January Training: Plan and implement January training for Mid-Year hires and returning RA
–    RA Appreciation: Provide variety of gifts and activities to show appreciation for RA work and dedication to the position
–    End of Year banquet: Coordinate and execute end of the year banquet
Organize all aspects of facilities management & operations of an area.
•    Conduct maintenance and housekeeping walkthroughs, submit requests, & collect follow-up information
•    Compile furniture requests & manage inventory  
•    Authorize & supervise building requests, reservations, tours, etc.
Prepare and assist with campus events and provide support for the needs of other departments.   
•    Participate & assist in campus events (i.e. Family Weekend, Community Service Day, Fox Fest/River Fest, Room Selection, RA Selection, Welcome Week, Freshman Orientation, Open House, Senior Year Experience/ Senior Week, Residence Hall Trick or Treat, Sheahan Thanksgiving, Hunger Month, Giving Tree, Mid-Hudson RA Conference, NRHH Inductions, and more)
•    Advise & support student led groups
•    Chaperone college sponsored trips
•    Administer EBI survey & assess results and administer U.S. Census surveys for Institutional Research
•    Assist departments with various items: Student Financial Services / Health Services compliance, student concerns from Special Services, Office of Safety & Security’s Lock It or Lose It program, and Office of Safety & Security investigations/ searches/seizures
•    Conduct NY State mandated fire safety inspections  
Participate and assist with other duties as needed.
•    Assess & respond to Resident/Student emergencies
•    Assist with College’s response to internal / external threats and natural disasters
•    Assist with area’s fire alarms / planned drills
•    Assess & respond to unforeseen events


Bachelor's Degree required. One or three years experience in college housing or an allied support area on a residential campus preferred.  Valid driver license with no serious convictions required.

Required Applicant Documents:Resume, Cover Letter, References
Position Open Date:04/18/2017

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