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The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington. Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
Our Department of Student & Residential Life has an outstanding opportunity for a Resident Director.
As member of Residential Life team and the Division of Student Affairs, the Resident Director is a full-time, live-in, over-time exempt, entry-level staff member who will provide a holistic approach to working with students to build mature, responsible, respectful, and diverse communities. The Resident Director will assume responsibility for the administrative coordination and management of an apartment community (2 complexes housing approximately 270 residents) in concert with the goals and priorities of the Residential Life Department.
Implement Residential Curriculum
Work with a diverse student population to create an inclusive and welcoming environment
Actively promotes diversity and identity development within Residential Life
Promote and develop a collaborative environment between residents and UW Bothell community
Foster an environment which promotes and supports diversity
Oversee the organization and implementation of activities and events designed to build and sustain a sense of community among residents
Organize, publicize, and facilitate regular community meetings for the apartment complexes
Encourage residents to get involved in leadership opportunities at the community and campus level
Work with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) to develop education and social programs for community development
Promote diverse and appropriate developmental activities to meet the needs of residents through community introduction, interaction, involvement, influence, investment, and identity
Provide academic outreach to students who need additional support in the transition to college
Supervision of Staff
Select, train and supervise a diverse staff of undergraduate student employees, Resident Advisors (RA), in developing communities for and responding to the needs of the residents.
Monitor RA job performance; provide recognition for positive job performance; and implement the departmental performance management process to address performance concerns.
Plan and implement in-service activities that serve as on-the-job training and that promote opportunities for personal growth and development.
Advising of RHA
Recruit, train and advise, a diverse staff of undergraduate students leaders and Residence Hall Association Executive Board Members, in developing communities for and advocating for residents
Oversee the RHA budget and ensure spending is aligned with university policy
Develop student leadership skills through program and event planning, advocacy work and skill building.
Manage and promote the Husky Pantry, a resource for students with food insecurity, in conjunction with RHA
Management of Operations
Consult and work in collaboration with Housing Operations staff to assess and address building, community, and individual student needs
Perform regular facility tours to monitor and proactively address any issues
Manage opening and closing procedures according to established procedures
Coordinate a life safety program within the residence hall. This includes dissemination of information, supervising regular fire drills, maintaining student awareness of emergency procedures and coordinating other activities pertinent to hall safety
Participate in facilitating room changes, room reassignments, and occupancy reports
Maintain an accurate and current roster of residents, including emergency contact information and vehicle information
Establish a RA duty schedule
Assist residents with arranging services not provided by the University
Serve as the initial hearing officer for most behavioral infractions occurring in campus housing
Facilitate educationally purposeful 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 guidelines
Facilitate educational workshops for students found in violation of the housing agreement
Manage student conduct caseload efficiently and effectively; maintain confidential records with high attention to detail
Consult with and refer cases to the Assistant Director of Student Conduct as appropriate
Crisis Response and Intervention
Participate in an on-duty rotation throughout the calendar year to respond to incidents and emergencies as they occur
Understand and implement the University's protocols for responding to emergencies and crises
Appropriately collaborate and consult with other Student Affairs professionals regarding students needing additional support/resources
Provide necessary follow-up with students, campus services, and parents as necessary
| Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. |
One to two years of (within the past 3 years) experience supervising or advising a diverse college-aged student staff or group/club.
Ability to develop administrative systems to accomplish multiple tasks in an efficient manner, set priorities, and work well under pressure of deadlines.
Ability to interact and communicate, orally and in writing, in an effective and approachable manner with students, staff, parents, and faculty from diverse backgrounds; and the ability to work in a team environment and develop cooperative relationships with others.
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 development, higher education administration, or related field from an accredited college or university. |
One year of professional experience in college or university student services (graduate internship may apply towards professional experience).
Demonstrated experience working with traditionally underrepresented groups.
Experience living or working in a college residence hall strongly preferred.
Diverse knowledge of university student population issues, including diversity, alcohol/drugs, safety and security, and health concerns in a university environment and strategies to positively impact.
Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of student development and academic success.
Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies.
Demonstrated commitment to, and experience successfully advocating for, diversity and the value of diversity are desired.
| The individual selected for this position must be willing and able to: |
Live on-campus in an apartment community.
Participate in an on-call duty rotation 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.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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.