Residence Hall Director

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1005

Working Title

Residence Hall Director

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

Student Affairs Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Student Affairs’ role is to enhance and support students learning experience here at UWL . We work closely with faculty, staff, community members, alumni and most importantly, students to provide quality programs and services which promote learning, leadership, involvement, service and the celebration of diversity. The Division includes a number of departments: Campus Child Center, Counseling and Testing, Student Health Center, Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreational Sports, Residence Life, Student Life, University Centers, and the Vice Chancellors Office. The staff of the Division is truly student-centered and concerned about the holistic development of the student.

Position Summary

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is in pursuit of exceptional candidates for the position of Residence Hall Director. Positioned between Minneapolis and Madison, along the majestic Mississippi River in the midst of grand bluffs and breathtaking outdoor scenery, lies La Crosse; a vibrant community with a historic downtown.

Our Residence Hall Director position at UW-La Crosse is an opportunity for you to have a tremendous impact on the lives of college students. And our students, without a doubt, will have a greater impact on you. The culture of engagement at UW-La Crosse is phenomenal. The investment our students and staff have in developing strong communities and lasting relationships are what make our program special. We are student-centered, we care, and we have fun!

Residence Life is committed to creating an inclusive environment for our students and staff to feel a sense of belonging by valuing all races, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, abilities, and religious backgrounds, as well as other identities and experiences. Our Residence Life team works together to intentionally value the intersecting identities and unique lived experiences of our students and staff. We work collaboratively with various departments across the campus to enhance these values and to provide the best possible understanding of cultural humility and what truly inclusive communities can be. We invite applications from individuals who represent a wide variety of identities.

Residence Hall Directors are entry level Professional Staff in Residence Life and are an integral component in achieving our mission and guiding principles. We work in a collaborative yet autonomous environment. We desire to evolve and explore innovation and change to maximize our effectiveness, while finding balance in our career and personal lives. We also enjoy a strong sense of community among colleagues from across campus.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, or a related field
• Prior Residence Life graduate assistantship experience or full-time Residence Life experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with managing administrative and operations functions of a residence hall
• Student supervision or co-supervision of one or more people
• Commitment to identity development, cultural humility and social justice
• Understanding of students, student development, and the value of student voice
• Interest in serving the UW-La Crosse community and student body

Physical Demands

Desk/Computer work, carrying packages, snacks, supplies.

Working conditions and environment

Evenings and weekend work is expected to meet the needs of the department and to maximize our effectiveness in working with students.

Travel is necessary locally and well as occasionally to professional conferences.

Miscellaneous Information

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

RESIDENCE HALL MANGEMENT

Duties to Support Responsibility

a) Responsible for the overall administration and facilities management of assigned residence hall.
b) Maintain occupancy and facilitate room change processes through StarRez and frequent communication with the Residence Life Operations Team.
c) Manage internal residence hall budgets, adhere to spending guidelines and conduct audits for purchase reconciliation with a member of the Residence Life Operations Team.
d) Work to establish and maintain a positive relationship with Housekeeper(s) and Facilities Team. Coordinate with them to create safe, clean, and visually appealing residence halls with timely response to repairs and facility improvements as a foundational component in meeting our students’ needs.
e) Respond to urgent mechanical, heating, electrical and plumbing issues; assessing the situation and communicating with the appropriate university personnel.
f) Responsible for all keys within the assigned residence hall and proper security of these keys.
g) In concert with Senior Staff, provide oversight of desk operations within the residence hall ensuring quality customer service as well as efficient and effective systems in the delivery of services.
h) Coordinate payroll verification and approval of student employees in assigned residence hall.
i) Advocate for processes that meet student needs; centering and addressing barriers for underrepresented students.
j) Attend Residence Life team meetings, departmental meetings and professional developments as scheduled.
k) Assist with departmental initiatives which may include a special assignment, ad hoc committees, and advising student organizations/delegations.
l) Assist with Residence Life summer camps and conferences, a critical component of our annual operation as a revenue source to keep student housing rates low.

Percentage Of Time

30

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Duties to Support Responsibility

a) Establish effective relationships with students and encourage interaction to develop interpersonal relationships.
b) Implement a residence hall community development model with measurable outcomes.
c) Design a system for accountability to ensure student staff are achieving expectations of the community development model.
d) Collaborate with the Coordinator for Student Engagement and Campus Climate staff in supporting and providing direction to the SEED RA in their work.
e) Create an academically-focused residence hall environment that supports student success and learning.
f) Provide and promote educational opportunities that focus on awareness and appreciation of cultural differences, and building an inclusive and respectful community.
g) Provide opportunities for cooperative planning between core leaders, student staff and residents.
h) Collaborate with campus entities in developing residence hall initiatives.
i) Utilize department and UWL assessment data to develop and revise the residence hall student experience. Initiate additional internal assessment and feedback pathways as needed to determine student needs.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

STUDENT STAFF SUPERVISION AND DEVELOPMENT

Duties to Support Responsibility

a) Directly supervise residence hall staff in assigned residence hall. This includes the following: Senior Staff, SEED RA (Students Embracing and Educating Diversity), Resident Assistants, and Desk Assistants.
b) Responsible for supervision and evaluation of residence hall staff according to their position descriptions and expectations agreement; including accountability for job performance that may lead to job action including termination.
c) Develop and cultivate an understanding of the intersecting identities on your team. Promote opportunities to share and discuss how cultural humility should be used to fulfill student staff expectations.
d) Convene and facilitate weekly student staff meetings to coordinate initiatives and information exchange.
e) Promote and coordinate student development and staff team development.
f) Share in the responsibility of annual department recruitment, selection and training of residence hall staff.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ADVISING

Duties to Support Responsibility

a) In collaboration with Senior Staff, advise Core Team (in-hall student leadership group).
• Ensure that Senior Staff is meeting regularly with core leaders to assist and support them in their positions.
• Work with Senior Staff to implement orientation and training of core leaders ensuring students of all identities are able to find success in this leadership role.
• Assist core leaders in organizing and implementing events for students.
b) Ensure a wide array of leadership development opportunities are available to residents in assigned residence hall.
c) Disseminate knowledge of campus resources, policies, and procedures to students to assist with their initiatives.

Percentage Of Time

15

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

STUDENT CONDUCT AND WELL-BEING

Duties to Support Responsibility

a) Provide direction and accountability to student staff for the enforcement and documentation of Residence Life policies.
b) Responsible for adjudicating policy violations involving students living in assigned residence hall and maintaining current records within Maxient.
c) Work to establish a positive working relationship with the Student Life Office maintaining a high level of communication and consultation involving behavior of students in assigned residence hall.
d) Responsible for reporting mental health and student safety concerns to supervisor. Follow up may include collaborating with Counseling Center staff, the Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation ( CARE ) Team, and/or other appropriate campus partners, as well as following up with students regarding care and treatment.
e) Respond to incidents of hate/bias using the departmental protocol and with an ethic of care for all impacted students.
f) Work in conjunction with University Police through incidents that involve serious student behavioral or welfare issues.
g) Respond to emergencies and crisis situations providing support and resources to students including proper referrals to other university offices.
h) Serve in a 24/7 on-call duty rotation for Residence Life, that may involve responding in person to situations to assist Student Staff and University Police.

Percentage Of Time

15

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

03/05/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

03/19/2021

Position Contact Name

Patrick Heise

Position Contact Email

pheise@uwlax.edu
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  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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