Salary is commensurate with experience and education.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Housing & Food Services (HFS) provides on-campus housing to over 7,800 student residents and operates over 40 dining and caf locations that serve the entire campus community. In order to successfully accomplish this, we employ over 1,200 student, classified and professional staff members who work throughout HFS, providing residential and dining services to the campus, as well as additional campus services such as the Husky Card (the campus ID card), conferences and catering. We seek continuous improvements to our services and have embarked on a 15-year plan to create new housing and dining communities and enhance the residential experience for students. HFS staff members support the University's focus on the undergraduate experience through many programs and servicesproviding students a smooth transition to living on their own. As reflected in our mission statementworking together to enhance student lifeteamwork and service to our students and customers are at the heart of our business.
The Resident Director assumes the major leadership role in providing a sense of community within the residential community through the use of student development theory and building operations management. The Resident Director has overall responsibility for developing and administering a comprehensive residential community program that meets the goals of the department of Housing & Food Services. This position requires high student contact activity and the ability to manage periods of high stress. The Resident Director should possess sensitivity to and understanding of multicultural issues and support a diverse environment. The Resident Director reports to an Administrator for Residential Life and is an active member of the Residential Life Team and has responsibilities in carrying out the direction of the Residential Life Program. The successful candidate will demonstrate professionalism, solid problem solving and administrative skills a, effective methods for managing and coaching large and diverse populations of college students and eagerness to support and assist in the leadership of delivering the mission, goals, values and culture of Residential Life, Housing and Food Services, and the University of Washington.
Supervision of Staff:
Supervise the Resident Adviser/Community Assistant staff, ensuring consistency and support of Departmental standards and expectations
Participate in student staff recruitment efforts, including screening and interviewing
Contribute to Resident Director and Resident Adviser training through presenting, advising, coordinating and assisting as necessary
Advising Student Groups:
Support student leadership development by advising a hall council or other student groups
Promote collaboration between Hall Council leaders, Residence Education Programmers, the Residential Community Programming Board, and Resident Adviser staff
Participate in student leadership trainings, roundtable discussions and assessments
Building Operations Management:
Consult and work in collaboration with custodial, facilities maintenance, desk services and dining services to assess and address building, community, and individual student needs
Maintain clear and accurate records of building charts, forms, and other necessary records
Manage student conduct caseload efficiently and effectively; maintain records with high attention to detail
Facilitate educationally purposeful conduct meetings with students emphasizing personal responsibility and an understanding of how one's behavior impacts self and others
Utilize educational sanctioning in accordance with established Residential Life Conduct Process philosophy and guidelines
Understand and implement departmental/university emergency/crisis response protocols
Appropriately collaborate and consult with other Student Life professionals regarding students needing additional support/resources
Support and assist in the leadership of delivering the mission, goals, values and culture of Residential Life, Housing & Food Services, and the University of Washington
Provide leadership within the Residential Life team and facilitate productive interactions with all staff
Role model an understanding of, and respect for, existing policies and procedures
Think critically about and take initiative to improve and/or develop systems, processes and projects
Role model proficient use of resources; generously share professional experiences, resources, protocols and ideas
Manage stress, conflict and frustration constructively; demonstrate a positive attitude
Serve as a member of Residential Life Team committees; seek opportunities to develop new and/or enhance current programs/activities
Create a framework for ethical decision making in overall work
Live on-campus in a residence hall or apartment community
Participate in an on-call duty rotation team providing coverage 7 days a week, 24-hours a day, including holidays
Work extended hours during peak times of the academic year
Limit extended vacations to Summer Quarter, Winter Break, and Spring Break
Work evening and occasional weekends throughout the year
Bachelor's Degree and one year of residence hall supervisory experience
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's Degree in Student Personnel or related field
We have at least one vacancy to fill through this posting. This position is open until filled; however, we are looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible.
Bachelor's degree and one year residence hall supervisory experience required
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.