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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Enforcement of policies; assignment of sanctions
- Maintenance of the student conduct database
- Appropriate follow-up to ensure sanctions have been
- Respond to emergency situations; act as a first-responder to
ensure the safety and well-being of students in the residence
- 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
- Effective professional oral and written communication
- Effective organizational and analytical skills;
- Effective policy implementation skills;
- Effective public speaking, presentation and training
- Willingness to work independently and as a member of a larger
- 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
. 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.