University of Charleston

Posted May 7, 2020

Graduate Assistant Resident Director

Office of Student Life, University of Charleston

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The University of Charleston seeks a 11 month, 25 hours per week, professional live-in Graduate Assistant Resident Director. The GA RD reports to the Residence Life Coordinator for Housing Operations and will recruit, select, train and supervise a team of talented student Resident Assistants and maintain direct responsibility for 150-250 students.

Principal responsibilities will include staff supervision and development, residential education, community development, crisis management, enforcing policy, administration and building management, intramural activities, summer operations support, and other departmental/college-wide responsibilities. Because the GA RD is one of five staff that are the primary professional staff members available in the residence halls for student interaction, spending evening and weekend time with students is required. The GA RD will participate in a 24 hour a day, 300 days a year on-call duty rotation. Actual hours vary greatly depending upon events, emergencies, etc.

 

RESIDENCE LIFE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Full Time, live in professional staff member
  • Responsible for the daily operation of the residence hall(s)
  • Serves as an educator, helping students adjust to life at the university and in the residence halls.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation system, evening and weekend work is required
  • Respond to any student or building concern within the residence hall communities
  • Provide on-going training and development for RA’s
  • Responsible for individual bi-weekly meetings with residence hall RA staff to provide support in areas of community development, discipline, personal and academic problem-solving, support for programming and general residence hall matters.
  • Provide on-going feedback to RA’s and DA’s regarding job performance
  • Communicate and meet weekly with the Director of Residence Life
  • Provide personal assistance to the students to include advising, counseling, and discipline
  • Coordinate all procedures to ensure the effective opening and closing of the residence halls at the appropriate time of year
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life or Residence Life Coordinator for Housing Operations

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • One to two years of residence life experience
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and handle spontaneous work demands
  • Experience working with different departments in a university setting
  • Good organizational skills and good communication skills
  • Enrolled full-time in the Strategic Leadership or Master of Business Administration Program
  • Experience using THD, Colleague, Guardian

 

BENEFITS:

  • A residence in University housing, $8,500/year paid on a bi-weekly basis.
  • A meal plan of 14 Meals / week plus a $225 flex cash to be used at any dining facility on campus.
  • Tuition waiver for the University of Charleston School of Business.
  • Residence Life Coordinator for Club Sports & Intramurals is employed on an eleven-month contract beginning July 1st.

 

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and the names of three professional references with contact information (including email address if available) to:

 

University of Charleston
Ryan White Director of Residence Life & Judicial Affairs
2300 MacCorkle Ave. S.E.
Charleston, WV  25304
ryanwhite@ucwv.edu

 

The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity employer