Resident Director (multiple positions)
Located in the historic community of Walla Walla
, Whitman's beautiful
tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually dynamic, diverse,
and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty and 1,500
students. With an endowment exceeding $500 million, fiercely loyal
alumni, exceptional students, and accomplished faculty and staff,
Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for
academic excellence ranking as one of the top liberal arts colleges
in the country.
Resident Directors share with other members of the Student Affairs
Staff the general responsibility of supporting the educational aims
of the College and serving as an educator and role model, while
assisting students in their efforts to make full use of the
opportunities available to them at the College. Residence Life and
Housing expects the Resident Director to use student development
theory as a framework for programming and staff supervision. The
Resident Director is specifically responsible for all aspects of
the administration of the residence facility to which they are
Supervise, train, and help select student staff. Develop common
goals that encourage residents to respect others' privacy and
maintain a safe and secure community atmosphere. Inform residents
of College functions, resources, and beneficial off-campus
agencies. Attend Resident Director meetings and conduct student
staff meetings. Represent the College to parents and guests.
Interpret and enforce College policy. Post fire safety information
and arrange for regular inspections and fire drills at least once
each semester. Open and close the hall at each vacation period.
Collect and report information on hall maintenance problems.
Maintain accurate and current hall records, including weekly logs,
floor plans, key check-out and inventory, space scheduling,
expenditure accounts, incident reports, damage reports, and room
condition reports. Keep the Residence Life and Housing Office
informed as to all room changes and change requests. Serve on
campus committees as requested.
Arrange for academic, recreational, and social programs. Encourage
alcohol and drug education programs. Advise student group
programming. Act as a resource for residents requesting program
Organize and advise student government in the hall.
Counseling and Referral
Be generally available to residents and communicate effectively
with students, staff, and faculty. Be supportive of diversity and
different perspectives. Counsel students concerning personal
college concerns and refer to other resources when
The Resident Director is expected to attend professional
conferences and take advantage of opportunities for professional
- A four-year degree
- Suitable experience in Residence Life/Student Affairs
- Two year commitment preferred
- Monthly salary
- 1-2 bedroom residence hall apartment
- Full College board plan
Fringe Benefits Include:
Medical and Dental Insurance
Eligibility for coverage begins August 1. The position is eligible
for full time premium status for medical coverage. Employees pay a
portion of the insurance premium based on salary. The medical plan
includes vision and prescriptions coverage. The College will pay
for employee dental premiums.
The college provides term group life insurance. The benefit value
is one and one-half times annual salary.
Long-term Disability Insurance
The College pays the premium for this income protection
Resident Directors are eligible for one tuition-free class each
Supplemental Retirement program - TIAA CREF
The employee can contribute up to the IRS allowable maximums into
ROTH and/or pre-tax retirement savings accounts.
Applications received by June 13 will be given priority
This position works 1560 annual hours and begins August 8, 2021 and
ends for the academic year on June 1, 2022.
Please direct questions to Residence Life and Housing:
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