Resident Director (1354)
American University - Washington, DC

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Housing and Dining Programs

seeks a visionary live-in professional for the position of Resident Director. The Resident Director (RD) is a live-in professional staff member responsible for creating, administering and encouraging a comprehensive living and learning environment in co-educational residence halls in Washington, DC. Each residence hall houses between 400 and 800 residents. The Resident Directors provide guidance for a residential curriculum, provides supervision and training to engaged student staff members, ensures community standards, provides crisis response and emergency planning, advise hall council and governance, and provide professional administrative support to the department and the Office of Campus Life.

Housing and Dining Programs currently has 6 professional Resident Directors, one for each of the following communities: Hughes and Nebraska Halls, McDowell and Leonard Halls, Anderson Hall, Centennial Hall, and Letts, Roper and Clark Halls. The Resident Director is directly supervised by an Assistant Director and has substantial responsibility for collaboration and communication with other areas within the Office of Campus Life.

Educational Requirements:

A Master's degree in Student Personnel Administration or a related field is required.

Minimum Requirements:

One year of professional residence hall experience is preferred.

Additional Information:

This position has “non-traditional” business hours. Extreme flexibility is required to be successful in this position. Attendance at campus functions, student programs, and after-hours emergency response is often required. The staff member should have an active interest in the development of students in their personal and academic pursuits.

The compensation package for this position includes a furnished one bedroom apartment, all utilities paid (local phone, electricity, cable, internet access). Apartments each equipped with a washer and dryer. Salary range is $31,000-$33,000.

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