Resident Director, Req. #1708
Florida Gulf Coast University - Fort Myers, FL

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160108 - Housing South Village

Advertised Salary Range

$29,000 - $32,000

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Job Type


Job Classification

Administrative & Professional


Main Campus - Fort Myers, FL

Job Close Date


Review of materials will begin on March 17, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. This job opening is a Pool for Resident Directors. Current vacancies and anticipated vacancies will be hired from this pool. If a Resident Director position becomes vacant and your application is in the pool, you may be contacted if your credentials meet the qualifications and requirements of the position as stated in this vacancy announcement.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited institution in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Counselor Education or related field. Consideration will be given to applicants who will have their Master's degree conferred by July 1, 2013.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited institution in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Counselor Education or related field and one (1) year of Graduate Hall Director experience. Experience with SCT Banner Student Information System, PAVE, and Residential Management System (RMS).

Anticipated Start Date


Special Instructions to Applicants

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU. Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request and become property of FGCU.

Other Information:
Incumbent may be required to supervise a full time Program Assistant.

General Summary Statement:
This position's initial duties will include facilitating a safe, comfortable, and positive environment in which students can achieve their academic and personal goals; providing supervision to one Residence Life Team Assistant and 10-14 Resident Assistants; overseeing administrative functions of assigned community of 400-670 residents; advising Area Council; promoting student and community development, while creating a physical and psychological environment conducive to academic success; assisting in the coordination of one or more of the major programmatic aspects of residence life including but not exclusive to the following: Resident Housing Association, RA Recruitment and Selection, RA Training/In-Service, Staff Appreciation, Summer Conferences, Staff Development, Assessment, and the First Year Residence Experience; as well as other duties as outlined in your official Position Description.

Required Licenses/Certifications and Other Specific Requirements of Law:

Police background check & fingerprinting Essential Personnel Designation (see below) Adhere to FERPA Requirements (Buckley Amendment) Meeting the requirements of Section 215.422, FS

Other Licenses & Certifications:
Essential Personnel: Provides assistance in the event of an emergency or impending emergency in on-campus housing including but not limited to severe weather conditions, flood, fire, severe facility malfunction, homicide/suicide, or other serious incident; may serve in the absence of the Assistant Director in such situations.

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A&P/Faculty Job Responsibilities


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Order of Importance


Facilitates a safe, comfortable, and positive environment in which students can achieve their academic and personal goals.



Facilities: Conducts tours of all assigned facilities each week. Communicates regularly with maintenance staff and residents on repair and up-keep issues. Reviews work order logs for assigned buildings. Follows-up on maintenance requests to ensure completion. Addresses facilities issues immediately and thoroughly that compromise the health and/or safety of the residents.



Administration: Participates in the "Administrator On-Call" schedule. Completes various reports, forms, and other documents as needed. Participates in special projects and committees as assigned. Attends professional staff meetings and training sessions. Assists in the recruitment and selection process for Residents Assistants. Assists in the development and implementation of the Resident Assistant training program. Provides policies and procedures interpretation. Enforces all administrative policies and procedures consistently. Acts as an administrative hearing officer for cases involving alleged student misconduct.



Crisis Management: Responds to emergency situations in a manner consistent with established procedures. Conducts follow-up to emergency situations as necessary and utilizes campus and community resources appropriately to address crisis situations.



Committee Assignments: Assists with the coordination of several major programmatic aspects of residential life including but not exclusive to the following: Resident Housing Association, RA Recruitment and Selection, RA Training/In-Service, Staff Recognition, and Summer Conferences.



Supervises Resident Assistants and OPS student assistant. Conducts weekly staff meetings with Resident Assistant team for purposes of team building, sharing information and training. Conducts one-on-one meetings at least one time every two weeks with each Resident Assistant for purposes of information sharing, performance evaluation, coaching, and feedback. Provides frequent informal communication with Resident Assistants regarding their position responsibilities, personal well-being and academic progress. Completes performance evaluations for each Resident Assistant. Participates and/or conducts formal training programs for Resident Assistants.



Assists with special projects or one-time events associated with the Office of Housing and Residence Life as needed. Serves on University committees and represents the University at community events.


Support Personnel Job Responsibilities


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Additional Posting Details

Working Hours: a. Identify daily hours and days of the week, example: 8 - 5 Monday - Friday. b. Total Hours worked - 40 c. Any variation in workweek such as on-call status or rotation

If the person does not work the normal 8-5 schedule in this position, please select the correct shift hours.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of residence hall living and/or student development. Knowledge and experience relevant to the management of a student residential area consisting of 10-14 buildings housing 400-670 students. Must possess strong interpersonal, supervision, and teamwork skills. Demonstrated organizational skills. Ability to assume responsibility, work independently and take initiative. Demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice. Ability to work effectively and positively in an environment characterized by change. Knowledge of the fundamental aspects of college student intellectual, emotional, and social development. Knowledge of campus resources that may be used to support the residential program and individual students. Knowledge of the fundamental indicators of student mental health concerns, substance abuse and domestic violence. Ability to address crisis situations.

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Characteristics of the Position:

Navigate up and down stairs Other (specify below) Workplace Safety Statement (Specified Below)

Other Characteristics of Position:
Incumbent is required to live on-campus in a staff apartment on a full-time 12-month basis and be available to respond on a 24 hour, 7-day per week basis. Notifies supervisor of potential workplace hazards and for protecting self and others by following the safe work procedures identified by the supervisor.

Statement of Responsibility for Confidential Data

All rules and regulations concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) must be followed regarding the handling of all confidential information such as student records, grievance issues, and personnel matters.

Required Documents

Resume Cover Letter List of 5 References (Name, Address, Phone #)

Optional Documents

Professional Reference Letter 1 Professional Reference Letter 2 Professional Reference Letter 3 Professional Reference Letter 4 Professional Reference Letter 5 Additional Materials 1 Additional Materials 2 Additional Materials 3 Additional Materials 4 Additional Materials 5


Eligibility determination will be made by the Florida Gulf Coast University Human Resources Office. Federal law requires that we hire only U.S. Citizens and lawfully authorized aliens. Males between the ages of 18 and 26 are required to provide proof of Selective Service Registration prior to employment. Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to participate in the application/selection process must notify the Office of Equity and Diversity at (239) 590-7405, or via Florida Relay 711 for TTY/TDD/VCO, a minimum of five (5) working days in advance. Official transcripts for Faculty positions are to be mailed directly to FGCU by the institution granting the highest degree and received by Office of the Provost, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565 no later than the employment start date. Official transcripts for A&P and SP positions are to be sent to Human Resources, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565 and must be received within thirty (30) days of the employment start date. A copy of the candidate's unofficial transcript can be attached to the candidate's materials in SOAR or brought to the on campus interview.

Application Types Accepted

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