The primary purpose of the Residence Hall Director (HD) is to support the health, safety and well-being of residential students. Residence Hall Directors are also responsible for the overall student learning and community development in the residence halls. The HD supervises Resident Assistants in three residential areas comprising approximately 500 residents. The Hall Director facilitates residential students' personal, interpersonal, and intellectual growth. This is a full time 12 month live-in position, with a typical workday being 9:00am-5:00pm. There will be some evening and weekend commitments outside of the scheduled hours.
This position is a dual report and is supervised by both an Assistant Director of Residence Education (Storrs) and the Assistant Director of Student Services (Stamford).
UConn has repeatedly been ranked the top public university in New England by U.S. News and World Report and is ranked among the top public research institutions in the nation. Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut has 14 Schools and Colleges at its main campus in Storrs, four regional campuses throughout the state and our UConn Health Center is a world class recognized institution.
UConn Stamford has the largest undergraduate population of all regional campuses within the system. With the addition of residence halls, the campus has increased its undergraduate population by nearly 50% in three years. UConn Stamford offers 14 start-to-finish majors. Undergraduate students can also begin any UConn major at Stamford, and then campus-change to Storrs after completing 54 credits. By Fall 2021, UConn Stamford will offer 17 majors and serve approximately 2200 undergraduate students.
UConn Residential Life enhances students' personal, interpersonal, and intellectual growth by creating safe and inclusive environments, producing innovative programs and services, and fostering meaningful relationships. Our comprehensive, student-centered, residential program houses over 12,000 students between the Storrs and Stamford campuses.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Student Learning and Growth
Residence Hall Directors are responsible for facilitating residential students' personal success, interpersonal competence, and intellectual fulfillment by implementing Residential Life's intentional, yearlong educational plan.
Implement and assess educational plan within area of responsibility.
Respond to needs of individual areas, which may include learning community and/or special interest housing.
Serve as an Investigating Student Conduct Officer.
Residence Hall Directors are responsible for developing inclusive living communities that are supportive and respectful of individual differences and rights of others.
Promote the standards and expectations for behavior as part of the residential community.
Assist community members in managing conflict between individuals and within groups to reach mutually negotiated resolutions.
Foster an engaged community in their area of assigned responsibility by being present in the community and building social connections among community members and staff.
Address issues related to safety, well-being, facilities, and emergencies by following Residential Life and university protocols.
Assume on-duty responsibilities, in a rotation with other Residence Hall Directors, the Assistant Director of Student Services, Assistant Director of Operations and the Director of Student Services, to respond to various student crises in and around the residence halls. This includes situations that occur after the typical work hours and is often in the evening.
Residence Hall Directors provide leadership to their staff by overseeing the operations of their area and developing individual staff members.
Provide on-going individual and group supervision for student staff.
Evaluate student staff and make recommendations regarding performance.
Facilitate training for student staff.
Recruit and select applicants for Resident Assistant and Student Worker positions.
Residence Hall Directors effectively manage information and other resources to enhance the mission of Residential Life.
Communicate appropriately and in a timely manner with students, staff, faculty and other constituents.
Administer departmental processes and procedures and maintain accurate records.
Manage budget for area(s) of responsibility.
Assist with the selection of departmental and Stamford campus professional staff.
Serve on committees and planning groups for residential matters and the Stamford campus, as appropriate.
Assume assigned summer responsibilities.
Collaborate with property management and operations/facilities staff to maintain the area and implement strategies to educate residents and promote care of facilities.
Serve on department committees and task forces.
Work collaboratively with Housing Services Staff on Occupancy Management for your assigned area.
Serve as Student Conduct Hearing Officer.
Residential Life is dedicated to providing support and encouragement for individual staff members' professional development as it relates to the mission and goals of UConn Residential Life.
Participate in training held by Residential Life and the Division of Student Affairs.
Participate in national and regional professional organizations.
Develop and maintain an individual personal/professional development plan in consultation with supervisor.
Master's Degree and two years of residence hall experience or Bachelor's Degree and three or more years of professional residence hall experience.
Supervision of residence hall or other staff in college or university residence halls or student affairs settings.
An understanding of, sensitivity to, and desire to live and work with a diverse student population.
Experience enhancing students' academic and personal development through advising student groups, providing leadership training and program development.
Experience addressing individual student and community behavioral matters.
Ability to think critically and effectively plan and organize work.
Experience working as a part of a multi-faceted student-oriented team including liaison work with offices such as Dining Services, Facilities, Public Safety, and Student Health Services.
Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours.
Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education, counseling or at least five years of university residence hall supervisory experience.
Two years or more of post Master's residence hall work experience.
Current membership and/or active involvement in related professional organizations.
Salary is commensurate with experience and degree consistent with the current bargaining agreement salary schedule. Hall Directors live in a department-provided, furnished apartment. A significant other, partner or spouse may reside with the Hall Director in accordance with state and university guidelines. A tuition waiver is available for pre-approved course work. The outstanding benefits package includes state health care.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate's compliance with the University's Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495524 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. At least one of those references must be an immediate supervisor. Please indicate the professional relationship of each reference to the candidate. An official transcript will be required if an invitation for an on-campus interview is extended. A review of applications will begin immediately.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 16, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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