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Lead Resident Director or Director of Residence Life

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Job Summary

Anticipated July 2021

The Resident Director of the Living and Learning Community is a student success-focused position. This new 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.

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- LLC.
  • Supervise LLC 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 LLC residents by ensuring the safety and security protocol and procedures are
  • Establish and oversee community standards for LLC residence 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 LLC 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

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in higher education, student development or student counseling. Successful Experience in residential communities (particularly with living and learning communities) and programming.

This student development position requires an individual to oversee a student staff, lead the living and learning communities, implement best practices for student development and student success, conceptualize and deliver experiences that build community, engage student constituents through innovation and technology, generate a safe and healthy living environment through practice and collaboration, have outstanding communication skills, to critically think, and the ability and availability to respond immediately to student emergencies/crisis. This position requires evening and weekend hours, and after-hour interventions and responses.

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 LLC 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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