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Req #: 91494
Department: RESID HALLS & FAM HOUS
Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.hfs.washington.edu
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 01/08/2013
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Notes: RECRUITMENT TIMELINE
This position is open until filled; however, we are recruiting for the 2013-2014 school year and we hope to have the selected candidate start before August 2013. We will also be actively participating in The Placement Exchange in Orlando, FL, on March 13-17, and encourage attendees to apply by Sunday, February 10, 2013, to receive priority consideration.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
HFS provides on-campus housing to over 6,000 student residents and operates multiple food-service units that serve the entire campus community. In order to successfully accomplish this, we employ over 1,000 student, classified and professional staff members who work throughout our nine major areas of business (Communications and Marketing, Conference Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Financial Services, Human Resources, Planning and Contracts, Residential Life, and the Husky Card Office). HFS staff members support the University's focus on the undergraduate experience through many programs and services—providing students a smooth transition to living on their own.
As reflected in our mission statement—working together to enhance student life—teamwork and service to our students and customers are at the heart of our business.
The Resident Directorassumes the major leadership role in providing a sense of community within the residence hall through the use of student development theory and building operations management. The Resident Director has overall responsibility for developing and administering a comprehensive residence hall program that meets the goals of the Department of Housing & Food Services. This position requires high student contact activity and the ability to manage periods of high stress. The Resident Director should possess sensitivity to and understanding of multicultural issues and support a diverse environment.
The Resident Director reports to an Administrator for Residential Life and is an active member of the Residential Life Team and has responsibilities in carrying out the direction of the Residential Life Program. The successful candidate will demonstrate professionalism, solid problem solving and administrative skills a, effective methods for managing and coaching large and diverse populations of college students and eagerness to support and assist in the leadership of delivering the mission, goals, values and culture of Residential Life, Housing and Food Services, and the University of Washington.
Key Responsibilities include:
Supervision of Staff:
• Supervise the Resident Adviser staff, ensuring consistency and support of Departmental standards and expectations
• Participate in student staff recruitment efforts, including screening and interviewing
• Contribute to Resident Director and Resident Adviser training through presenting, advising, coordinating and assisting as necessary
Advising Student Groups:
• Support student leadership development by advising a hall council or other student groups
• Promote collaboration between Hall Council leaders and Resident Adviser staff
• Participate in student leadership trainings, roundtable discussions and assessments
Building Operations Management:
• Consult and work in collaboration with custodial, facilities maintenance, desk services and dining services to assess and address building, community, and individual student needs
• Maintain clear and accurate records of building charts, forms, and other necessary records
• Manage student conduct caseload efficiently and effectively; maintain records with high attention to detail
• Facilitate educationally purposeful conduct meetings with students emphasizing personal responsibility and an understanding of how one’s behavior impacts self and others
• Utilize educational sanctioning in accordance with established Residential Life Conduct Process philosophy and guidelines
• Understand and implement departmental/university emergency/crisis response protocols
• Appropriately collaborate and consult with other Student Life professionals regarding students needing additional support/resources
• Support and assist in the leadership of delivering the mission, goals, values and culture of Residential Life, Housing and Food Services, and the University of Washington
• Provide leadership within the Residential Life team and facilitate productive interactions with all staff
• Role model an understanding of, and respect for, existing policies and procedures
• Think critically about and take initiative to improve and/or develop systems, processes and projects
• Role model proficient use of resources; generously share professional experiences, resources, protocols and ideas
• Manage stress, conflict and frustration constructively; demonstrate a positive attitude
• Serve as a member of Residential Life Team committees; seek opportunities to develop new and/or enhance current programs/activities
• Create a framework for ethical decision making in overall work
• Live on-campus in a residence hall or apartment community.
• Participate in an on-call duty rotation team providing coverage 7 days a week, 24-hours a day, including holidays.
• Work extended hours during peak times of the academic year.
• Limit extended vacations to Summer Quarter, Winter Break, and Spring Break.
• Work evening and occasional weekends throughout the year.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,click here.
Bachelor’s degree and one year residence hall supervisory experience required.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master’s degree in student personnel or related field.
Condition of Employment:
A satisfactory outcome from criminal background verification is required prior to hire.
Part of the application process for this position includes completing anonline cover letter assessment,as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.Please note that your application will not be reviewed and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.
The University of Washington is a leader inenvironmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) email@example.com.