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Lead Resident Director and Housing Coordinator

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Job Summary

Anticipated July 2021

The Resident Director of Henderson Hall is a student success-focused position. This position is a
member of the University Residence Life Team which is positioned in the Division of Student
Engagement. This is a 10-month, full-time, live-on position. The position is responsible for
oversight of the residence hall and creating a learning community that link classroom learning with
on-campus living programmatic support. This position plays a critical role in the planning,
development, and assessment of the living and learning communities.

This position implements the vision of the University through Housing /Residence Life.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Day to Day Duties:

  • 10-month, full-time, live-on position that is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the
    residence hall- Henderson
  • Supervise Henderson Hall Community Assistants to ensure a residence hall that
    facilitates respect, inclusivity, and collaboration
  • Collaborate with First Year Transition Leaders to support classroom and student
    development efforts
  • Serves Henderson Hall
  • Residents by ensuring the safety and security protocol and procedures are implemented
  • Establish and oversee community standards for Henderson Hall
  • Participate in On-Call Rotation and respond to hall related issues and crisis (ex. fire
    alarms, safety checks, health and wellness checks)
  • Oversee hall governance and student programming for all Henderson Hall residents
  • Serve as a visible presence for students in the residence halls
  • Assist students during crisis through interventions and support
  • Facilitate resolutions in roommate conflict, personal situations, and low-level student
    conduct issues
  • Develop a knowledge of campus and community resources to ensure timely responses
    and referrals (counseling, health, crisis response, financial aid, etc.)
  • Work with Facilities to maintain and manage physical plant
  • Identify and implement best practices for living communities
  • Assist Director of Residence Life in maintaining room assignments, key/entry
    assignments, front desk supervision
  • Direct concerns and inquiries to the Lead Resident Director and/or Director of Residence
    Life regarding building furniture, staffing, safety, housekeeping, and health

Other Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Promote academic excellence in and outside the classroom, and promote the college
    mission and Wilberforce Renaissance.
  • Participate in professional development and associations.
  • Generally be available to staff and students at irregular hours and respond to crisis and
  • Assume responsibility for coordinating crisis response actions for residence life (i.e.
    campus emergencies, suicide, deaths, injuries, etc.).
  • Partner with departments, including the Division of Student Engagement and Success, to
    advance departmental functions, programs, and events, and to advance the College
    purpose and mission.
  • Assume responsibility to advance and develop additional programs and duties, necessary
    for the implementation of Student Engagement and Success and institutional strategic
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

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 Residence Director – Henderson Hall 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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