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Residence Director #497902

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111412
Position Title Residence Director #497902
Template Title
Position Type Staff
Position Number 497902
Department Cardinal Village Operations

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Residence Director position is a 12-month live-in position, which reports to the Assistant Director for Residential Life. The position creates and develops a comprehensive residential experience to residents of a 500-bed residence hall on the campus of Lamar University. Responsibilities include selection, training, and supervision of student staff to include Resident Assistants and Desk Assistants; planning and executing quality, focused programming; promoting community interaction and student engagement; advising hall council and/or RHA; administering penalties for housing contract violations; adjudicating student conduct cases; responding to emergency and crisis situations; and overall day-to-day operation of one 500-bed residence hall.

Staff Supervision & Development:
 Train, supervise, and motivate a staff of 6 to 8 Resident Assistants (RAs) and a staff of Desk Assistants (DAs)
 Coordinate weekly staff meetings with RAs at which information is communicated, ongoing training is offered, and team-building opportunities are provided
 Conduct weekly or bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with RAs
 Coordinate monthly all-staff in-services in conjunction with other professional staff
 Monitor and maintain an in-hall duty rotation system
 Oversee the management of a programming budget
 Assist in the recruitment and selection of new student staff
 Empower RA staff to resolve roommate conflicts, serving as a resource in the establishment of roommate contract agreements to mediate conflict

Community Development:
 Responsible for all social media contact with students concerning Housing & Residence Life. Reports to the Director of Housing & Residence Life on social media outreach to students.
 Monitor and provide support and guidance in the implementation of a programming model put forth by the Office of Residence Life
 Support the mission of the Office of Residence Life through purposeful programming initiatives
 Support the academic mission of Lamar University
 Attend and support hall programs, maintaining visibility throughout the hall community
 Create and maintain an environment conducive to respect for the environment and for one another
 Adjudicate student conduct cases as designated by the Dean of Students and Director of Housing & Residence Life.
 Advise the Residence Hall Association and Hall Council

 Assist the Director of New Student & Leadership Programs with the administration of the new student orientation program (April – July) concurrently with RD responsibilities during the time period.
 Assists the Director of Housing & Residence Life with summer operations of maintenance and custodial in preparation for Fall/Spring move-in

 Maintain an accurate roster of residents that is up-to-date at all times, coordinating occupancy verifications monthly
 Serve on various committees as requested or approved by the Director of Residence Life
 Attend Residence Life staff training at the beginning of each fall and spring semester
 Process paperwork in a timely manner in accordance with all policies and procedures
 Issue violation notices and fine letters for housing and handbook violations
 Create and manage the work schedules of RAs and DAs to maintain office/desk coverage
 Meet one-on-one weekly with Director of Residence Life
 Coordinate hall openings and closings
 Facilitate room changes
 Coordinate monthly health and wellness checks

Facilities Management/Summer Responsibilities:
 Conducting thorough room-to-room maintenance inspections throughout the summer
 Inputting work orders into a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
 Maintain open lines of communication with Facilities Management staff
 Conduct fire drills in conjunction with Risk Management

Other Responsibilities:
 Serve on an a professional and para-professional 24-hour on-call rotation for emergency situations that arise after-hours, weekends, including some holidays
 Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life

Annual salary – $32,000
 Health insurance and other benefits as an employee of the State of Texas
 Furnished two-bedroom apartment with full kitchen, washer/dryer, and utilities/cable/internet included
 Meal plan for fall, spring, and summer semesters
 Opportunities for professional development, including conference travel
 No state income tax in Texas

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications:
 Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, or related field
 One year paraprofessional or professional experience in working in higher education
 Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and similar programs
 Committed to inclusion and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
 Must meet the physical requirements of the position, which will include the ability to move between and within the residence hall community and possible lifting of up to 50 lbs.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
 Two years of paraprofessional and/or professional experience in residence life
 Supervisory, event planning, marketing/advertising, budgeting, and crisis response experience
 Knowledge of student development theory and experience applying theory to practice
 Experience with creative problem solving and confidence when resolving complex issues

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary $32,000
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 09/22/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How many years of experience do you have working in a higher education institution?
    • a. 0 years
    • b. 1-3 years
    • c. 4-5 years
    • d. More than 5 years
  6. * How many years of experience do you have in residential life and/or student housing as a full-time administrator?
    • 1-2 years
    • 3-4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7+ years or more

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Miscellaneous