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Assistant Residence Director

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID347711

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyStudent Svcs-Residential Life

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code9764R2

Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin

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Position Description
The Assistant Residence Director is responsible for working with the Residence Director in providing leadership and direction to a comprehensive residential education program for an on-campus residence hall and/or apartment community housing 600-900 students. The Assistant Residence Director is responsible for working with the Residence Director in implementing the department's residential curriculum on Belonging for residents. This is a learning outcome driven curriculum that focuses on three intentions: Community, Identity, and Empowerment & Support. The Assistant Residence Director assists with developing and maintaining an inclusive residential environment that supports the overall development of students and is supportive of the academic mission of the University. The Assistant Residence Director also assists with the educational, administrative, and operational functions associated with the management of the residence hall and/or apartment community. The Assistant Residence Director collaborates closely with a building management team. The position reports directly to a Residence Director.

Responsibilities for this position include the following:

50% Residential Education/Residential Programs
* Assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive student development program that reflects the departmental residential curriculum model for residents.
* Review, develop, and implement lesson plans to facilitate student learning.
* Assist with the planning and implementation of academic- and identity-related services and programs in collaboration with Living Learning Community partners (where applicable).
* Assist with the administration of the student conduct system and serve as a hearing officer for the residential system.
* Recruit, develop, and advise the student groups associated with the residential community.
* Implement training and development initiatives to respective student group leaders.
* Assist with developing and implementing student engagement and student leadership initiatives within the residential community.
* Coordinate the recruitment of students for involvement in centrally offered engagement and leadership opportunities within the department.
* Lead the development and implementation of the residential community's social media strategy.
* Assist in providing leadership to residential life committees focused on educational initiatives.
* Assist with the development of the residential life strategic plan, annual work plan, and provide input for the 10-Year Capital Plan.
* Review student satisfaction survey results and assist with identifying and implementing strategies to address residential community related concerns.

25% Supervision
* Participate in the selection, supervision, training, and evaluation of 18-26 Community Advisors.
* Develop and implement strategies to recruit, retain, and support a diverse staff.
* Assist with the development and facilitation of weekly staff meetings and intentional one-on-one meetings.
* Serve as a resource on University and departmental policies and procedures.

20% Residential Life Operations
* Assist with the development and implementation of safety initiatives for the building and monitor effectiveness to ensure a safe physical and psychological space.
* Meet regularly with the Residence Director to ensure financial responsibility with the management of the student engagement and staff engagement budgets (approximately $9,500 - $14,000).
* Serve as a member of the building management team, along with the Residence Director, Business Operations Supervisor, Facilities Operations Supervisor, and Dining Service Manager (where applicable).
* Provide direction and oversight of residential life operations in the absence of the Residence Director.
* Provide support for summer operations within Housing & Residential Life.
* Provide leadership for special projects as assigned.
* Maintain an inviting office space and updated community displays where applicable.

5% Outreach
* Work collaboratively with staff from other university departments to provide learning, services, support, and programs for the residents.
* Work collaboratively with University Dining Services personnel to support a high-quality residential dining program for students.
* Participate in recruitment and marketing activities in conjunction with the Admissions Office and represent Housing & Residential Life at various recruiting events and functions.

Work Environment: Work is performed mainly in an office setting.Salary: $31,090.00 Plus 1 bedroom apartment & meal plan


Minimum Qualifications
* Bachelor's degree.
* Knowledge of housing operations on a college campus.
* Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion as a standard practice in everyday work

Preferred Qualifications
* Demonstrate commitment to the educational potential of residence life.
* Skills in the following areas: communication/public speaking, organization/planning, and administration.
* One year of housing leadership experience in a college or university setting.


Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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