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Resident Director

University of Bridgeport
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 19, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Bridgeport is seeking candidates for the position of Resident Director . Reporting to the Director of Housing and Residential Life or designee, the Resident Director will assist in the formulation of residential policies and procedures; support various housing and residential life operations; work in conjunction with other departmental staff and correspond with student and families in response to housing inquiries. This position in located in Bridgeport, CT.

This is a 12-month, live-in, full-time position.

Responsibilities for the Resident Director will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Oversee daily operations of one or more residential facilities housing 200-300 residential students
  • Perform administrative duties to maintain an efficient, functional residence hall including but not limited to:
    • Room changes
    • Key Control
    • Reporting repair requests
    • Maintenance of building/resident records
    • Report preparation
  • Directly supervises six to eight Resident Assistants (RAs), one or two Office Assistants (OAs) and 15-30 desk staff members.
  • As part of the professional staff team, recruits, selects, trains, supervises, coaches, evaluates, and documents paraprofessional staff. Challenges and supports student staff through best practices of motivation and holding young paraprofessionals accountable. Holds weekly staff and bi-weekly individual meetings with staff and works as a team.
  • Supports the residential curriculum by creating learning activity facilitation guides to carry out the educational goals and learning outcomes. Personally plans at least two building or campus wide programs per semester with residents or student staff which supports departmental goals. Promotes student-faculty contact. Oversees the programming within assigned residential communities.
  • Actively seeks to become acquainted with and supports residential students by attending hall activities and campus events throughout the academic year. Advise Hall Council for their respective community.
  • Exhibits a student-centered approach, assist with retention efforts and resident outreach from the Academic and the Care Team. Serve as a student success coach, to provide advice for academic and general well-being matters.
  • Maintain accurate and timely resident student information in StarRez including but not limited to:
    • Student Notes
    • Billing
    • Room changes
    • Other updates as needed
  • Serve as a Residential Life liaison to establish an effective, collegial working relationship with all members of the University community including Facilities, Admissions, Security, Bursar, Athletics, Academic Advising and other administrative offices.
  • Student Conduct oversight including:
    • Meetings with students regarding level one disciplinary cases
    • Enforcement of policies; assignment of sanctions
    • Maintenance of the student conduct database
    • Appropriate follow-up to ensure sanctions have been completed.
  • Respond to emergency situations; act as a first-responder to ensure the safety and well-being of students in the residence halls.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation as required on a rotating-basis with other Residential Life staff members.
  • Assists in overall administration of the housing and residential life program. Assists in development and evaluation of departmental policies, procedures, and goals. Represents Office on University committees as needed. Provides leadership and/or support for committees and/or special projects as determined.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by the Director of Housing and Residential Life.

The incumbent has the ability to engage and motivate and will demonstrate:
  • Effective professional oral and written communication skills;
  • Effective organizational and analytical skills;
  • Effective policy implementation skills;
  • Effective public speaking, presentation and training skills.
  • Willingness to work independently and as a member of a larger team;
  • Demonstrate sound, independent judgement skills;
  • Ability to work within diverse groups;
  • Develop new methods and procedures;
  • Able to interpret and apply practical solutions to issues as they arise consistent with University policies;
  • Confidently make decisions or recommendations whose impact may affect larger department or assigned group
  • Bachelor's required and Master’s degree preferred
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education, or College Personnel/Student Affairs preferred
  • 2 years’ experience in Student Affairs/Residential Life
  • Ability to work evening and weekends for programming, operations, and busy periods, such as closing of each semester
NOTE: The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the Resident Director . It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of the position. You will devote your full time and best efforts to the performance of your various job duties and will observe any and all policies, rules and regulations that the University may now have or shall hereafter establish.

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