Residence Director

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 037330 Department Code 23623-1009 Department Office of Student Living Job Title Residence Director Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Residence Director is a full-time, exempt status, professional staff member. This position is a 12 month, live-in position that is responsible for the management of a residential community, housing 250 to 1000 students, to which he/she is assigned and reports to an Assistant Director. Responsibilities include educational, managerial, and administrative functions to provide an environment supportive of the University’s mission and vision. Qualifications
Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education, or related field required. Evening and weekend commitments are expected.

Candidates should have previous residence hall or student advising experience and have confirmed skills in mediation, crisis intervention, problem solving, and decision-making. Also required is a demonstrated potential to supervise paraprofessional staff and experience in at least two of the following specialized areas: counseling, advisement, programming, student development, housing operations, residence hall safety and security, public relations, or summer programs. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite is preferred. Job Specific Qualifications
Candidates, who have other relevant experiences, including degrees in majors and minors that align with Learning Community concentrations, will be strongly considered.

Knowledge of student development, counseling and/or event management. Excellent written and verbal communication. Strong ability to handle multiple priorities and work across many different constituencies.

The Residence Director should support the development of an inclusive residence hall community and demonstrates cultural competency in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, religion or national origin. Responsibilities
  • Residential Education & Learning Communities:
    Utilizes a residential curriculum framework to foster student learning, development and engagement. Assists RAs in assessing the needs of residents and developing floor programs to meet their needs. Advises student organizations, supported by theory and best practice. Advises students informally with regard to personal, social, and academic problems, and when necessary, makes appropriate referrals. Mediates a range of student conflicts including roommate agreements and concerns. Actively develops an environment, through dialogue and other educational means that encourages and fosters inclusive communities. Participates in the development and implementation of residentially based learning communities assigned to their building or complex. Works with specific learning community staff members to develop, implement, and attend Learning Community programs and Team Meetings. Participates in all departmental trainings and debriefings, including participating on inclusion focused book reads, discussions, and activities
  • Supervision:
    Trains, supervises, and participates in the formal and informal evaluation process with anywhere from 8-21 paraprofessional staff in their assigned area and potentially a full-time Residence Hall Operations Coordinator. Will conduct regular hall staff meetings to disseminate pertinent information and one-on-one meetings with Resident Advisors.
  • Crisis Response and Student Conduct:
    Communicates students rights and responsibilities and assists in adjudicating departmental and university code of conduct violations. Provides staff coverage, including emergency duty, during the course of the year including hall openings, closing, and university vacation days. Handles emergency situations utilizing crisis intervention skills and resources. Serves in an on-call rotation with other Senior Staff in their designated area encompassing approximately 1,800-2,500 students.
  • Managerial:
    Ensures that the hall staff has an operating knowledge of the procedures, policies, and practices essential to the effective functioning of the hall. Establishes a schedule for Residential Work Hours that is appropriate for a student-facing, residentially focused role. Schedules work hours that meet the needs of students living on-campus. This includes some evening and weekend hours essential for programs and training, as well as some university business hours for meetings and business with other university staff. Maintains a visible and active presence in the residence halls. Manages their hall/complex by conducting weekly walkthroughs of their building and follow up with maintenance and custodial concerns. Manages the programming and operation budget for the hall and is an active participant in area meetings, departmental meetings and training programs.
  • Departmental Initiatives / Other duties as assigned:
    Serves as a member or co-chair on departmental committees and will be assigned to work with one of three summer academic programs and/or summer school housing ( SSUI, Summer College, or Summer Start). Additionally, the Residence Director will perform other related duties as assigned by the Assistant Director and/or Central Office Directors and Coordinators.
Physical Requirements
Not Applicable Tools/Equipment
Not Applicable Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEO Statement
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 03/01/2022 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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