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PO Box 444332
Moscow, Idaho

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Resident Director

(Resident Director - Wallace Residence Center)

University Housing

Open for Recruitment:  January 16, 2013 - March 6, 2013
Announcement #:  15184090321
Salary Range:  $27,000/Annually +DOE
Full or Part Time:  Full Time
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Letter of Qualification
    Job References

Major Function:  

The Resident Director is responsible for coordination of all aspects of student life for an area of the Wallace Residence Center serving up to 500 residents.  The Resident Director provides leadership and service to develop communities that are focused on student success, retention and inclusivity.   The Resident Director provides advisement to a diverse hall government structure, supervision and training for up to 12 residence life staff and is directly responsible to the Area Coordinator. The Resident Director is also a member of the on-call crisis response rotation.  This is a full-time 12-month position with furnished apartment and meal plan during the academic year.

The University of Idaho does not discriminate against an individual with a disability in regard to job application procedures, the hiring or discharge of employees, employee compensation, advancement, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.  Based on this commitment, various job duties on the job description have been analyzed to be essential to this position.  Employers can continue to require all applicants and employees, including those with disabilities, to be able to perform the essential, non-marginal functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be provided to employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential elements of this position.  Marginal job functions are ones that an employer may transfer to other individuals or not require to be performed by an individual with a disability.  It is the responsibility of any applicant or employee with a disability to inform the Human Resource employment program coordinator that an accommodation is needed either to complete application procedures or to perform the duties of the position.
Responsibility                                                                                                                          % of            Essential/
                                                                                                                                                Time           Marginal
Supervises up to 12 paraprofessionals and indirectly assists in supervising                           35%                  E
the remaining residence life staff by:

·      Collaborating with other Resident Directors in the planning, developing, and implementing of the recruiting, hiring, and training process for undergraduate paraprofessional staff;

·      Maintaining on-going evaluations of resident assistants/managers he/she directly supervises as well as conducting at a minimum one formal annual performance evaluation for each staff member ;

·      Enhancing the personal and professional development of the resident assistants/managers;

·      Creating, implementing, and facilitating  training sessions, in-service meetings, and other developmental meetings for resident assistants/manager staff, in coordination with supervisor or designated staff member;

·      Terminating the employment of resident assistants/managers under his/her supervision when necessary, in consultation with supervisor;

·      Maintaining scheduled hours per week including office hours, one on one’s and other meetings;

·      Conducting weekly staff meetings with all paraprofessional staff as well as bi-weekly one on one meetings with each paraprofessional in his/her area.


Facilitates student community building in their area by:                                                          30%                  E

·         Serving as advisor to committees and/or special project groups;

·         Working with students to promote positive, inclusive communities;

·         Fostering an atmosphere that promotes a safe, welcoming environment for all housing residents;

·         Honoring hall traditions, and educating current residents about these traditions;

·         Meeting with hall presidents and other student leaders to address community issues;

·         Meeting with students who have violated the Student Code of Conduct or Residence Hall Handbook;;

·         Initiating programming to enhance the education/social development of students;

·         Collaborating with other residence life professionals with student leadership training activities including but not limited to fall, winter, spring and inservices;

·         Collaborating with other housing professionals for campus recruitment and retention programs including but not limited to Vandal Friday;

·         Working collaboratively with other departments to enhance the student first-year experience and to foster and support student academic success and social integration;

·         Meeting with hall representatives and/or Community Council leadership regularly throughout the semester;

·         Developing at a minimum two opportunities per semester for informal or formal interactions with faculty or other campus partners;


Prepares for emergencies by:                                                                                                   15%                  E

·   Responding to emergency situations within all University Housing

·   Participating in  emergency  planning for area supervised  and communicating  this plan to staff supervised;

·   Serving on-call for a minimum of one week per month.


Communicates the goals and objectives of the Residence Life Department
and University Housing to staff, students, and university community by:                                 15%                  E

· Assisting with academic interventions for area supervised;

· Representing the UI and department to students, parents, and all who visit University Housing;

· Maintaining appropriate and necessary documentation for the students within University Housing;

· Disseminating and retrieving necessary information for University Housing.

· Communicating, interpreting, and administering Wallace Hall standards to all residents;


Perform other duties as assigned by Area Coordinator by:                                                        5%                     M

·         Meeting weekly with the Area Coordinator  and other professional Residence Life staff;

·         Serving on University, Student Affairs, and Residence Hall committees as requested.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated competence in written and oral communications.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to: promote activities using supervision and leadership skills; perform and lead others in program related activities; communicate effectively; prepare reports; serve as liaison with other departments and institutions; organize details of events; manage a variety of projects simultaneously; work evenings and weekends as needed.

Must:  Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.*

  • 1 year experience working in housing/higher education setting
  • Experience working with college-ages students
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Previous residence life experience
  • Experience supervising student staff
  • Demonstrated ability to create and promote an inclusive community
  • Demonstrated ability to foster student success
  • Skills in crisis management

About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year. The University of Idaho is classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as high research activity. The student population of 12,000 includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become leaders. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For more information, visit


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