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Residential Area Director

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Candidates selected to come to campus will be required to conduct a presentation. Please complete a staff application and upload a cover letter, resume and copies of your transcripts (graduate and undergraduate). Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You cannot change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.

Staff Posting Details

Position Information

Requisition Number P00377
Position Type Professional
Department Housing & Residential Programs
Working Title Residential Area Director
Classification State University Administrator 1 - Exempt - S9631

Position Summary Information

Nature of position Full-time, Temporary
If Temporary, Start Date 07/03/2017
If Temporary, End Date 05/31/2019
If part-time, hours per week
If part-time, percent time
Days Worked Monday to Fridays, occasional weekends
Hours/Shift worked 37.5 hours per week
Union SCUPA- SUA & GFPC

Posting Detail Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Residential Area Director position at Millersville University (PA) is a professional live-in staff member working in the Department of Housing and Residential Programs (HARP). The contract for this position is for two years with the possibility for two additional years. The incoming Residential Area Director will be responsible for the management of a suite-style residential area housing approximately 700 students, one graduate assistant, 23 resident assistants, and 10 desk attendants. The RAD’s primary focus is staff supervision, student and residential community development, student conduct, and crisis management. This position requires mentoring, supporting, and providing high level of customer service to the resident population and their families.

Millersville University houses 2,225 students on-campus in five residence halls, including three newly constructed suite-style buildings. The Department of Housing and Residential Programs works closely in a public-private partnership with the Student Association, Inc (SSI). HARP employs over 120 full-time professional and paraprofessional staff members, including four live-in Residential Area Directors, four graduate assistants, and 59 RAs. The central office staff, includes a director, two associate directors, coordinator of occupancy management, and an administrative assistant. HARP is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and reports to one of the associate vice presidents of the division. HARP works closely with the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, Judicial Affairs, Counseling, Dean of Students, MU Police Department, Title IX Coordinator, and many other departments across campus.

Anticipated start date July 2017

Starting salary is $39,902 for a 12-month, live-in position with a generous benefits package.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or related field
  • One year experience as a staff member working in a college or university housing & residence life department
  • Knowledge of college student development theory and practice
  • Working knowledge of college residence halls including:
    o Residential programming
    o Student conduct
    o Crisis response
    o Mentoring students
  • Ability to multi-task and to effectively work with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, staff and parents
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Demonstrated experience with effective campus and community wide collaboration
  • Successful interview, presentation and three background checks: Act 34; Act 151 (Child Abuse History Clearance); and Act 114 (FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting)
Preferred Qualifications
  • One year of full-time or graduate residence hall experience
  • Experience with suite style community building
  • Experience with living-learning communities
  • Working knowledge of student learning outcomes assessment
  • Active participation in local, state, or national professional organizations, such as ACPA, ACUHO-I, NASPA, etc.
Job Description

The Residential Area Director is a professional level live in staff position within the Department of Housing and Residential Programs, and the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. The position specifies contract responsibilities that require living in a University-furnished apartment. The contract is for two years with a possibility of an additional two years. Starting salary is $39,902 for a 12-month, live-in position with a generous benefits package.

The Residential Area Director is responsible for cultivating an environment that enhances and promotes the academic, personal, and social development of students residing in the University residence halls. The Residential Area Director is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of residential programs and processes. The Residential Area Director provides administrative oversight for one or more residence halls including the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of student staff, and the promotion of student development and leadership opportunities, and the function of residence hall academic theme housing programs. The Residential Area Director evaluates and adjudicates student conduct cases.

The Residence Hall Director reports to the Associate Director for Housing and Residential Programs. This job description includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties as assigned to maintain operations and services to students.

Essential Functions
  • Provide administrative oversight for the operations of one or more residence halls, including the supervision of graduate and undergraduate staff.
  • Office hours schedule in addition to flexible student contact time each week, primarily morning and afternoon hours, with some evening and weekend hours.
  • Serve on a rotating on-call schedule which requires to be on-campus during night and weekend hours as directed by the Associate Director to respond to emergency and crisis situations.
  • Coordinate and integrate Residence Hall programs with other University programs as appropriate to promote student well being and success including living learning communities, theme communities, and affinity housing.
  • Establish relationships with key departments and colleagues of the campus community that will assist in the positive development of Millersville’s residential student community.
Posting Open Date 04/06/2017
Full Consideration Date 04/30/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates selected to come to campus will be required to conduct a presentation.

Please complete a staff application and upload a cover letter, resume and copies of your transcripts (graduate and undergraduate).

Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You cannot change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.

Quicklink for Posting/Requisition http://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/4298

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  3. DD 214

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have previous Residence Life experience as a staff member?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you currently hold - or will you hold by the anticipated start date - an earned Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, or closely related field, such as social work, counseling, or counseling psychology?
    • Yes
    • No