University Housing-Residence Life - 325000
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge
Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global
citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in
creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational
Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings
people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,
to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and
embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the
University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about
20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more
than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
One to three years of experience working in college housing. (Two
years of GA experience is equivalent to one year full-time.)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Direct supervision of 1-2 RDs, 6-9 RAs, and indirect
supervision of 12-15 RAs
- Oversee RD supervision of their individual halls.
- Conduct bi-monthly one-on-one meetings with all staff.
- Conduct weekly staff meetings with RA staff and bi-monthly area
meetings with RD staff.
- Provide on-going staff training and development.
- Complete formal evaluations of staff once each semester.
- Oversee management of programming and staff development
- Work to create an environment of mutual support and
encouragement of teamwork.
- Assist with the selection and training of all student staff
- Advise the Hall Council of the building, oversee RDs in
advising Hall Councils, and promote the Residence Hall Association
and National Residence Hall Honorary.
- Coordinate 1-3 Residential Learning Communities (RLCs). –
Organize meetings of the Leadership Team at least once a month,
including a spring planning retreat. – Collaborate with partnering
departments to facilitate social and educational activities for the
community on a regular basis. – Assist in the Leadership Team’s
development of goals for the community on an annual basis.
- Be accessible, visible and present to students in the building
- Assist in the design, development, and implementation of the
- Organize, manage the facilitation, and assessment of the
residential curriculum lesson plans
- Provide educational and social activities in order to minimize
campus behavioral issues
- Attend staff-planned activities and educational programs
- Develop collaborative relationships with campus partners,
including designated liaisons in the Counseling and Psychological
Services and University Police
Case Management for Student Wellness and Conduct
- Provide leadership to staff and students during crises in the
residence hall and in the greater campus community.
- Participate in a rotating weekly on-call system providing
emergency assistance to staff and residents.
- Monitor and maintain in-hall RA duty rotation.
- Provide duty coverage during one university break.
- Become familiar with and follow institutional and departmental
guidelines regarding emergencies.
- Review all incident reports and documentations and refer
appropriate incident reports to Student Conduct.
- Coordinate resolution of most first and second-time University
Housing and Code of Conduct violations.
- Clearly communicate, interpret and enforce department and
university policies to staff and students.
- Ensure staff members are appropriately confronting and
documenting behavior issues and concerns.
- Serve as the primary case manager for student concerns and
intervention within the area of responsibility, including
coordinating wellness checks, follow-up, and coordination with the
Dean of Students.
- Serve as a resource or referral for information concerning
- Serve on departmental committees such as RA or GA training and
development, RA or GA recruitment and selection, Residential
Curriculum, Assessment, etc.
- Serve on departmental and division committees, task forces and
selection committees as requested or approved by supervisor.
- Along with the Residence Life staff team, develop and assist in
achieving University Housing department goals.
- Discuss, implement and evaluate policy-making decisions
affecting Residence Life.
- Complete semester reports for the Senior Associate Director of
University Housing for Residence Life.
- Attend staff training and professional development events in
University Housing and Student Development.
- Attend and participate in weekly Residence Life full-time
meetings and bi-monthly GA meetings.
- Attend monthly University Housing meetings and Student
Development meetings when feasible.
- Meet bi-monthly with Assistant Director of Residence Life.
- Develop and complete a professional development plan.
- Post and maintain office hours as required by supervisor.
- Work closely with the Housing Administration staff regarding
room changes, consolidations, occupancy reports, withdrawals,
- Perform administrative tasks as delegated by the Senior
Associate Director of Residence Life.
- Complete summer responsibilities including, but not limited to
summer school, orientation, and special projects.
- Keep complete and accurate information of all residents
including building rosters, room condition forms, emergency contact
information, key inventories (hall and staff), etc.
- Assume responsibility for hall opening and closing and
coordinate check-in and check-out procedures.
- Maintain monthly contact with building maintenance staff,
housekeeping staff, and area supervisors.
- Conduct fire drills in the residence hall once a semester.
Teaching & Presentation
- Challenge colleagues and supervisees to recognize their biases
and grow in their understanding of themselves and their role in
social justice advocacy.
- Identify discriminatory policies and develop solutions through
collaboration with campus partners.
- Develop and utilize skills to work with diverse student
- Maintain sensitivity to different perspectives and
- Appropriately address all bias related comments and/or
- Learn inclusive ways to advocate for the needs of all
- Facilitate the creation of a space that promotes education of
students and colleagues around topics of social justice.
- Actively engage in reflection of personal identity and how it
influences work with students and colleagues, which includes
professional development opportunities.
- Hold self, students and staff members accountable to
departmental expectations of creating an inclusive environment in
the residence halls.
- Teach one university course per year, as needed.
- Coordinate presentations for fall and spring GA and RA
- Facilitate periodic professional development sessions for
University Housing staff.
Suggested Salary Range
$37,400 - $40,000
Physical Demands of Position
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or
attach a List of References with Contact Information
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in
access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect
to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and
expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,
genetic information or sexual orientation.
Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the
entire university community, including alumni and official
university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an
influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning
opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work
collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an
equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are
safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,
and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity
opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,
justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university