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Residence Life
Reports to

Director of Residence Life

Position Type

Full-time | Staff

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Residence Life is responsible for building the residential community and providing leadership is designated living learning spaces.  The RD serves as the liaison between facilities, campus police, and other divisions of campus life, and the residential community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Provide leadership and management of residential areas; supervises Resident Assistants.  Advises and mentors individual students, and responds to crisis situations.  Assists with central office tasks such as room selection, RA selection and RA training.  Supervises front desk monitors who work within the halls.  Coordinates the development of programs and activities within the residential area; works with the Resident Assistant staff to develop a program vision, implement quality programs, and track and assess programmatic efforts.

The RD will work collaboratively with Campus Police, Physical Plant, and other office within the Division of Student Engagement & Success (S.E.S.).  Collaborates in the development and implementation of social and academic-related programs within the campus wide community.  Works with the Associate Dean of Residence Life in the design and implementation of programs specifically designed to meet the needs of the target population.

Attends weekly meetings within the Division of S.E.S. including individual meetings with supervisor.  Participates in the on-call duty rotation.  Maintains familiarity with current trends in student development.  Position is a live-in position; RD;s will be house in on-campus apartment living.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Bachelor’s degree required and experience with working with traditional college aged students.  Working knowledge of Residence Life operations, and a commitment to community development and programming.  Two to three years of post-undergraduate residence life work preferred.  Possess a high level of organizational skills.  A strong work ethic, flexibility, and ability to multi-task as needed.

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the Resident Director position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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