Residence Hall Director (Two positions)

Posting Details

Classification Information

FLSA Exempt
Salary Grade / Rank 4NC
Min Salary 31518
Max Salary 45594
Branch of Service Non Classified
AA / ADA Statement

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

Position Information

Position Title Residence Hall Director (Two positions)
Department Name Residential Life and Housing
Full Time / Part Time Full Time
Scheduled Work Week / Hours / Area

Full-time, 10-Month (Academic Year), 35 Hours/Week

Academic or Calendar Year Academic
Number of Employees Supervised 1-4
Position Overview

Direct and administer a comprehensive student personnel and management program in a residence hall housing approximately 140 to 367 students. Provide day-to-day leadership, supervision and service in the assigned hall.

Founded in 1854, Rhode Island College (RIC) is a public, coeducational college in Providence, Rhode Island. Located on an 180-acre campus, the College has a student body of 9,000: 7,518 undergraduates and 1,482 graduate students. RIC has six (6) residence halls which house 1,194 undergraduate students. The RIC on-campus community strives to meet students’ academic, developmental, and social needs. Our six (6) residence halls offering traditional corridor- and suite-style housing, the program supports a community based on personal responsibility, where there is an appreciation of individual differences and a respect for individual rights. Residential Life and Housing provides facilities that are designed to be safe, clean, comfortable, and conducive to student learning. The staff offers a wide variety of activities and events to provide opportunities for student interaction, development, and leadership.

This is an academic year position. The salary range noted for this grade is for a calendar year position. The salary range for this grade 4, academic year position is $25,216-$36,475.

Primary Purpose

Direct and administer a comprehensive student personnel and management program in a residence hall housing approximately 140 to 367 students. Provide day-to-day leadership, supervision and service in the assigned hall.

Essential Duties

-Select, train, supervise and evaluate a student staff, which consists of at least four (4) resident assistants.
Ensure that educational, informational and social events/activities that foster personal and community development are provided for resident students.
-Maintain a high level of student contact through availability and visibility with individuals and groups in the residence hall in order to facilitate academic, personal and emotional growth.
-Develop and advise student groups within the residence hall (i.e. hall council).
-Enforce and support all college and departmental policies and procedures in order to develop a positive and orderly atmosphere with an emphasis on personal and social responsibility.
-Handle all judicial issues and emergency situations that develop within the residence hall (with the assistance of appropriate college individuals and/or departments).
-Develop and conduct staff development programs/orientation for the resident assistant staff.
-Work with the Housekeeping Supervisor and the Facilities and Operations Department to maintain on-going programs of hall maintenance, cleaning and refurbishment.
-Provide appropriate counseling and/or referral for individual students or staff when needed.
-Supervise Central Office projects/tasks as assigned by the Director of Residential Life and Housing.
-Select, train, supervise and evaluate student employees in the residence hall.
-Serve on assigned departmental committees and represent the Office of Residential Life and -Housing on campus-wide committees.
-Investigate and respond to concerns and complaints of students, parents, college administrators and others, in a manner that provides accurate information and fosters good public relations.
-Share on-call responsibility with other Residence Hall Directors that includes responding to crisis situations during evening and late night hours.

Occasional Duties

Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Area Coordinator.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

-Demonstrated skills in administration, organization, and supervision.
-Ability to plan and implement programs, counsel students and involve oneself with College activities.

Required Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree.

Experience: Previous paid residence hall employment experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Counseling/Student Personnel.

Environmental Conditions

The employee is not exposed to known adverse environmental conditions.

Additional Position Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number NC00175
Starting Salary Range
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Section Student Success
Number of Positions Available 2
Anticipated Start Date or Semester
Posting Date 12/29/2017
Position Status Continuing Position
Union Status PSA
End of Temporary or Limited Position
Priority given to applicants who apply by
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions/Information for Applicants

-This position is open until filled, but a review of applications will begin on January 17, 2018.

- The salary range noted above is for a calendar year position. The range for this grade 4, academic year position is $25,216-$36,475.

-The application requires candidates to provide names and contact information of at least three (3) current references.

-Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to RIC.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents