Resident Director of Beasley Hall (200 female)

At Southwest Baptist University


Hours: Full Time

Job Summary

The Resident Director (RD) promotes a safe, comfortable, and caring environment for students that live in the residence hall and for guests that visit the residence hall. The RD helps to develop students holistically through building relationships with students and training others to do the same. The RD manages the daily operations of the residence hall and works with the Physical Plant office and the Office of Student Life to ensure appropriate physical, social, spiritual, and academic conditions. The RD is a full-time, 12 month, live-in position. A RD is given the opportunity to participate in Center for Global Connections (CGC) team during the spring, fall and summer Breaks, and every other January- term (based on a rotational schedule established by Director of Residence Life). Also, Resident Directors are encouraged and given the opportunity to spend working hours participating in the Residence Life Garden.

Essential Functions

Administers and interprets application of policies as outlined in the Student Handbook

Manages and supervises student staff consisting of Resident Assistants (RAs) and work-study students (office workers).

Plans, manages, and implements programming sponsored by Residence. This includes but not limited to dorm community, hall/dorm activities, bible studies, study sessions/spaces, leadership development, and community outreach.

Addresses and oversees disciplinary problems within the residence hall including, but not limited to violations involving alcohol, drug, sexual assault, daily curfew, weekly Open House, and bi-weekly room checks. This requires reporting, conversations with students, participating in Student Life Judicial Council (SLJC) and other sanctions given by Student Life.

Plans, manages, and implements resident assistant (RA) training sessions.

Manages and maintains budget for residence hall.

Facilitates communication among students, faculty, staff, and administration including meetings and other forms of communication.

Trains resident assistants to conducts periodic floor meetings for the purpose of planning activities, dissemination of information, and explaining residence hall policies and procedures.

Exercises independent judgement in assessment of fines for policy violations for students as reported to them by resident assistants

Maintains and develops positive relationships for residents’ physical, emotional, peer-to-peer, academic, and spiritual well -being. The RD and their staff is responsible for an awareness of individuals' struggles and successes.

Provides assistance for students needing medical or other special attention, working in cooperation with the University nurse as necessary.

[Field]Exercises discretion and independent judgement to determine and evaluate at risk students to the Counseling Center and University Success Center for academic challenges.

Manages and provides positive public relations for the residence hall including conducting tours for prospective students and housing prospective students.

Supervises resident assistant check-in and check-out procedures for students (and summer camps optional) each semester.

Oversees management of dormitory storage and inventory and key inventory.

Manages and discerns physical needs for the residence hall as reported by resident assistants to the Director of Residence Life or Physical Plant office.

Creates forms and reports delivering to the Director of Residence Life.

Plans and implements major assignments for Student Life at least ten hours or more weekly on an assigned departmental related duty (such as, publications, parent’s association, game room, etc.)

Assesses budgetary needs for the annual department budget.

Collaborates with the Director of Residence Life and the other Resident Directors. Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience:

Required: Bachelor’s Degree

Demonstrates job related competencies

Preferred:Master’s Degree

Job related experience

Background in Residence Life or Student Development

Professional Development:

Student Development and Engagement training (ASCD conferences, webinars), and any University professional development workshops, etc. as needed or required by direct supervisors or the University.