The Assistant Resident Director is responsible for providing services and programs in the area of student development for those students who reside in the Living Learning Centers, while supporting and applying the principles of the University Mission Statement. The Assistant Resident Director will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Residence Life and the Resident Director of the assigned area. *This is a live-in position requiring a flexible work schedule; some weeknights and weekend work required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees the day to day operation of a residence hall and helps to facilitate a safe, secure and positive living experience for all resident students.
Strives to create communities of faith and learning by coordinating programs for the resident student population in conjunction with the R.A.’s.
Coordinates the front desk operation including, hiring, training and scheduling of staff.
Responds to emergencies by being on-call at least one night per week and one weekend per month.
Participates in all staff meetings, training sessions, and appropriate University events.
Monitors and reports facilities and housekeeping needs to the Director of Residence Life.
Submits duty reports, weekly reports, occupancy numbers and any other regular report on a timely basis.
Promotes communication both within the Living Learning Center and with Residence Life staff, other University employees, parents and other interested persons.
Assumes responsibilities for any other task assigned by the Director of Residence Life and the Towers Resident Director, when deemed necessary.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field.
Previous residence hall administration experience.
Willingness and ability to live on campus and work on evenings and weekends as needed.
Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs, or related field from an accredited institution.
Alternately, the successful candidate will possess any equivalent combination or training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
Ability to supervise Resident Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Student Aides and clerical staff.
Considerable knowledge of and appreciation for the objectives and principles of a residential student living program.
Considerable knowledge of the operation of University Residence Halls.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns and an ecumenical campus community. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.