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Assistant Resident Director

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Position Information

Position Title:
Assistant Resident Director

Working Title:

Position Number:
Temp - 6088

Full-time or Part-time:
Part Time

Time Limited Position:

Number of Vacancies:

Temporary Pools - Student Affairs

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Hiring Range:
$1,500/monthly stipend

Overall Position Competency:
Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities:

Residence Life works to create an inclusive on-campus housing environment that promotes learning, citizenship, involvement and leadership. The Assistant Resident Directors are responsible for the general supervision and management of a residence hall community which houses 100-350 students.

The Assistant Resident Directors ( ARD ) is a temporary 11 month, live-in appointment with the Department of Housing and Residence Life within the Division of Student Affairs.

The ARD serves as an active and visible residence hall staff member that participates and facilitates student development, community development, leadership development, activity development, administration, policy enforcement, crisis management and staff development.

Advanced level ARD’s may have additional responsibilities and work full-time hours. ARD’s are expected to act as building leads in case of absence of their supervisors.

Attendance at ARD training is mandatory. ARDs will also be expected to attend all advertised department trainings. The ARD application is a yearly renewal process and will be supervised by a Residence Life Administrator.

Description of Work

Co-Supervision of Staff
• Conduct weekly staff meetings with RAs.
• Conduct individual one-on-one meetings with RAs every 2 weeks.
• Provide ongoing training, recognition, and staff development opportunities.
• Schedule RA staff for building coverage, including breaks, closings, post-exams, and graduation.
• Hold staff members accountable for actions by routinely evaluating job performance.
• Share concerns appropriately by avoiding direct confrontation in staff meetings: supporting in public, confronting in private.
• Participate in RA selection and evaluation processes.
• Role model appropriate behavior to ensure you do not lose credibility, effectiveness or your job.
• Maintain only professional relationships with student staff and residents.
• Keep Residence Life Administrator informed of all situations and regularly discuss staff wellbeing and performance with Residence Life Administrator.
• Advise students who are members of the community council.

Community and Student Leadership Development

• Build community utilizing the community development plan and activity model set forth by the department.
• Directs staff in the creation of events and initiatives that encourage resident involvement and engage students with their growth and development.
• Serves as a resource and referral agent for students’ academic, identity, and social needs.
• Supports and meets the needs of all students based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
• Work collaboratively with security personnel to create a safe and secure community.
• Participates on at least one department committee as a collateral assignment.

Description of Work Continued:

Description of Work Continued

Student Conduct and Crisis Management
• Responsible for interpreting and upholding the university’s rules and regulations through upholding the Student Code of Conduct and the Guide to Residential Living policies in a proactive and educational manner.
• Handle crisis situations, such as mental health incidents, roommate conflicts, student conduct and staffing issues, including appropriate community response.
• Provide night and weekend on duty responsibilities for approximately 1,600 residential students.

Professional Development
• Represent the department as a member of department/university-wide committees/workgroups
• Participate in staff training and development opportunities offered by The Department of Residence Life and other campus departments.

• Oversee, in coordination with Residence Life Administrator, budgets for residence hall programming and staff development.
• Hold scheduled regular office hours – afternoon & evening hours in the residence hall staff office.
• Coordinate Residence check-in/check-out processes, building openings/closings, and room changes.
• Complete paperwork in a timely manner.
• Check voicemail, e-mail, and office mailbox daily.
• Attend all departmental training; prior to the start of the year, mid-year, and throughout the year.
• Assume “on-call” responsibilities with other staff on a rotating basis.
• Attend all staff meetings and individual meetings with Residence Life Administrator
• Assume administrative tasks as assigned by Central Office Staff.
• Safeguard keys. Loss of staff or unassigned residence keys may result in loss of employment & personal financial obligation.

Residence Hall Programming

• Direct, support, and participate in RA programming efforts.
• Work with RAs to assess student needs and develop programming goals to meet identified needs.
• Spend time in the residence hall being available to students for problem solving, referral services, mediation, conflict resolution and advising.
• Be visible, accessible and available in your area by:
• Spending informal time with building residents
• Being available on scheduled weekends

Policy Enforcement
• Uphold & enforce University and Departmental policies; including any violations of the Conduct or Honor Code.
• Clearly communicate University and Departmental policy to staff and students.
• Assist RAs with confrontation of students violating policies.

Building Management
• Assume responsibility for monitoring the condition of facilities.
• Coordinate & schedule lounge use.
• Maintain relationships with housekeeping and facilities staff to ensure building is well kept.
• Tour residence hall(s) on a regular basis to identify maintenance issues.
• Initiate work orders for repairs.
• Inspect the building during hall openings and closings and throughout year
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree
• ARDs may have no more than 20 hours of total external commitments including but not limited to outside employment, organization involvement, internships, external internships, etc.
• Candidates must possess strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse population; as well as, demonstrated experience and skills related to program development, student development and working with groups.
• Familiarity with residence hall systems and/or other education administration or management experience strongly preferred.
• Must be willing and able to live on campus as primary place of residence. Must adhere to all housing agreement guidelines.
• Contract is subject to review and renewal on an annual basis, based upon performance, funding and departmental needs. Term renewals are a maximum of two years.

Knowledge skills and abilities:

Time Commitment and Duty:
While the position is 29-40 hours per week, the nature of the position is such that its responsibilities are determined not so much by a time clock or a calendar, but by the needs of residents and the department mission. Some periods, such as training, opening, and closing will require more time than average, but other responsibilities will arise that cannot always be anticipated and scheduled.

Staff must follow scheduled hours of operations and be available during the week and on weekends (each ARD can be away up to two weekends per month). Each ARD will be expected to serve an “on-duty” and occasionally “on call” basis including weekends as determined necessary by the Residence Life Administrator or Residence Life designee.

ARD’s must be available to work at any time during the contract period, including times of adverse weather, during special events (i.e., Homecoming Week, Spirit week, Spring Break) and Holidays. ARD’s typically have a two-week vacation during the 11-month contract period and one (1) month off during the required contract break period. Employee work shifts and productivity time must be documented and verified by a Residence Life Administrator.

• A partially furnished efficiency unit with private bathroom.
• A monthly stipend of $1,500 (before taxes)
• A staff meal plan
• Utilities and Cable TV
• Hard wired and wireless connection

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate students enrolled in a master’s degree seeking program in Business, Social Work, Psychology, Higher Education or related discipline are preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Notice to Applicants

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled:

Other Information

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement:

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity,sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you planning on enrolling in or currently enrolled in a graduate degree program?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Why should you be considered for the Assistant Resident Director position for the next academic year and what do you hope to gain from being in this role if given the opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please elaborate and explain how being an Assistant Resident Director will impact your professional and academic career goals.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How can this position help you as a supervisor, leader and mentor to FSU students?

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Unofficial Transcripts


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