Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Residence Life and Housing, the Resident Director is responsible for managing the daily operations of the assigned facilities and for providing residents with opportunities that foster a living/learning environment and support the mission of the University. This is a full-time, professional, live-on position.
Master's degree plus two years' experience in Residence Life leadership or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver license with a good driving record: must be insurable.
General knowledge of office management techniques.
Proficiency in Word, Excel, and other software packages.
Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of constituents both orally and in writing.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to organize workflow and coordinate projects within the office and with other departments across campus.
Ability to interpret policy and procedures established with the Office of Residence Life & Housing.
Ability to integrate student development theory into daily interactions with individual students and student groups is desirable.
Interest and/or experience working with regional or national student affairs professional organizations are preferred.
Ability to work weekends as assigned.
Ability to travel between campuses
Fostering a sense of community through implementation of the Residence Curriculum learning goals and outcomes.
Helping residents to become familiar with and adhere to University rules and regulations set forth in the Residence Contract, Housing Guidelines, and University Handbook and helping them realize the consequences of their behavior.
Confronting and documenting inappropriate behavior by residents.
Communicating regularly with residents through individual interaction and community meetings.
Attending and participating in staff meetings.
Maintaining regular office hours in your residence hall and in the Office of Residence Life suite.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.