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The Office of Residential Life at Washington University in St. Louis has an opening for a Residential College Director (RCD).This position is responsible for enhancing the quality of life for residential students through the development of programs and activities which promote learning and foster an inclusive community. RCDs possess a commitment to social justice, as well as an open mind and willingness to learn. Flexibility, positive attitude, and sense of humor are critical to success. RCDs are key members of the Residential Life team, and as such, also participate in departmental planning, evaluation, and administration. RCDs are 12-month, full-time, live-in positions with involvement in both departmental and University-wide committees and initiatives. Residential Colleges and Residential Communities are each unique and have their own amenities and programs.
Our residential communities include:
Residential Colleges with primarily first-year and second-year students, overseen by Residential College Directors
Residential Communities, both on and off-campus, comprised of second-year and upper-class students, overseen by Residential Community Directors
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate 7 -17 undergraduate Resident Advisors
Create, implement, and evaluate the Residential Education Model, to cultivate an environment steeped with social justice ideals
Manage residential area budget and accounting procedures
Maintain a system of intervention and referral for students experiencing academic or personal difficulties including partnering with Student Health Services
Maintain open lines of communication with different constituencies, including parents, campus partners, and academic partners
Understand, communicate, and enforce University policies and procedures
Adjudicate residential student conduct with a focus on restorative justice and educational sanctioning
Work with academic administrators, partners, and faculty to enhance and promote student-faculty interaction in the residential areas
Serve as an active liaison between the housekeeping and maintenance personnel
Serve on various university, division, and departmental committees as needed
Other duties as assigned
Possible Additional Responsibilities Depending on Community
Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate a Graduate Fellow
Work with live-in faculty and/or other faculty to enhance student and faculty interaction in residential areas
Support additional residential student staff and programming (i.e. student tutors, technology program, etc.)
Advise residential programming board with a specific emphasis on community development
Work with the neighborhood associations and campus/community relations to increase positive relationships between residents and our surrounding community
Work with students and faculty as part of the Living Learning Communities (upper-class theme communities)
Master’s Degree in Higher Education or related field strongly preferred.
Candidates must be student focused as well as have the ability to build strong relationships with faculty, administrators and parents.
A desire to work with a diverse group of students at a highly selective institution should also be exhibited.
Must take initiative, be ambitious, responsible, and able to work effectively both as a member of a team and independently.
Candidates must possess a commitment to social justice, as well as an open mind and willingness to learn.
Flexibility, positive attitude, and sense of humor are critical to success.
Bachelor’s Degree with significant prior applicable residential life experience required.
Successful candidates must demonstrate strong written and verbal as well as active listening skills.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, furnished apartment, partial board plan, local phone, cable, internet, parking, and an excellent University and departmental benefit package, including partner policy and pet policy.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Housing/Residential Life. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.