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Assistant Resident Director

The Assistant Resident Director position is one of the most important, influential and rewarding leadership opportunity available to students. The Assistant Resident Directors are experienced, undergraduate (junior or senior) members of the Residence Life Team and is supervised by the Resident Director as well as is responsible to the Assistant Director in the areas of scheduling and timecards. He/She is responsible for the efficient day to day operation of the front desk, as well as assisting the Resident Director in the areas of staff supervision, leadership development, and administrative tasks. The Assistant Resident Director is a live-in, student employment position within Residence Life and Housing & Dining Services. 

The Assistant Resident Director establishes a rapport with students within the residential area and assists these students in the adjustment to community living and university life. The Assistant Resident Director clearly articulates and implements University and Housing and Residence Life policies in a residence hall and is available to counsel, advise, and refer students when appropriate.  In addition, the Assistant Resident Director monitors resident student's adjustment to community living and provides routine contact, mentoring and guidance. The Assistant Resident Director assists with Residence Life processes and programs.   

The Assistant Resident Director is responsible for working with the Resident Director in overseeing the Community Assistants and Desk Receptionists in areas related to community development, responsible community membership, position expectations, programming, desk functions and administration, timecards and scheduling.  

The Assistant Resident Director, under the direction of the Resident Director, assists in developing staff through participation with recruitment, selection, training and evaluation processes.  

The Assistant Resident Director, under the direction of the Resident Director, provides assistance and active support for the development and implementation of programming which supports the academic mission and community development within the hall.  

The Assistant Resident Director, under the direction of the Resident Director, performs the duties necessary to maintain the efficient functioning and monitoring of all desk and mailroom operations within the hall.  These duties include, but are not limited to, scheduling, logbook management, guest registration, key and equipment inventory and control, mail and package tracking and distribution, safety and security functions, emergency communication processes, and keeping appropriate files/forms accessible.  

The Assistant Resident Director establishes and publishes a weekly and weekend work schedule for the Community Assistants and the Desk Receptionists.  

The Assistant Resident Director will be responsible for assisting the Resident Director in overseeing the administrative tasks of the residence hall.   

The Assistant Resident Director maintains 12 scheduled office hours a week. These hours are to be held independent of the Resident Director's office hours.   

The Assistant Resident Director will assist the Resident Director in developing and advising an effective group of student leaders for Hall Council.  

The Assistant Resident Director is responsible for the efficient opening and closings of the hall, relative to scheduling, administration, and supervision.  

The Assistant Resident Director intervenes with students whose behaviors are not appropriate for the residence community.  He/She reports violation of federal, state, and/or local laws and infraction of the University Conduct Guidelines.

The Assistant Resident Director themselves, will participate in the in hall duty rotation. 

The Assistant Resident Director is responsible to serve as a liaison with student, student staff and professional staff within Residence Life. He/She is responsible for communicating Housing and Residence Life processes, procedures, activities, programs, issues and concerns between the Housing and Residence Life Office and resident staff and students.  

The Assistant Resident Director performs other duties as assigned by the Resident Director, Assistant Director, Associate Director, or Director of Residence Life.

POSITION COMPENSATION

The Assistant Resident Director compensation package includes:

  • A room assignment in one of our residence halls (suite or traditional style at the cost of a traditional hall double occupancy room ($2946.00 per semester)
  • A $7000 stipend for the length of the academic year. Stipend is divided and distributed on the Kutztown University student payroll schedule (every two weeks) during the days in which the student is contracted in the position. ·       
  • Contract length: one academic year. The Assistant Resident Director contract begins in July 2017 and terminates at the close of finals in Spring 2018 semester. 

Updated: 6/9/17/MGM