Resident Director

Missouri Southern State University Joplin , MO 64802

Posted 4 months ago

The Resident Director provides general supervision of a residence hall complex consisting of resident students; including programming, advising, office management and staff training by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties:

Provides general supervision for a residence hall area of approximately 900 students.

Supervises undergraduate student Resident Assistants.

Maintains hall office operations.

Maintains working relationships with other Student Affairs offices, Bursars Office, Food Service, University Police, and Physical Plant.

Serves as an advisor to the Residence Hall Association.

Assists Resident Assistants with the development and implementation of residence hall programs.

Advises residents having personal, academic, lifestyle and career concerns; makes referrals when appropriate.

Promotes an environment conducive to academic pursuits and initiates appropriate disciplinary action when necessary.

Arranges for evening and weekend coverage with the other two Resident Directors.

Assists the Director of Residence Life with the administration of summer conferences.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Oversees interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Performs other related duties as required.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor's degree in area of Student Personnel, Counseling, Educational Administration or related field required.

Experience in residential housing preferred.

Valid Driver's License and the ability to meet the Universitys insurance requirements for driving University vehicles.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general education periodicals, professional journals, university procedures, or university regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, staff, faculty and members of the general public.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to individuals and groups.

  • Requires the ability to accept, receive, and/or collect payments.

  • Requires the ability to be accountable for inventory/property management.

  • Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.

  • Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear (including the use of the telephone). The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, feel or use a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; and taste or smell. Occasionally, the employee is required to work long hours (especially at night). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to see and smell.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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