Residence Hall Director - RD

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Posted On: 06/27/2016
Department: Residential Life
Location: Student Affairs
Job Type:
Full-time Salaried Administrative - EXEMPT
Duration: 12 months

Job Description:

Albion College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college, invites applications for a Residence Hall Director (RD) position. Main responsibilities include overall administration and management of a residential area of 300-500 students; supervising 10-16 Resident Assistants; serve as a College Hearing Officer adjudicating student judicial cases; participation in an on-call rotating duty system; responding to crisis and emergency situations; establishing rapport/developing positive relationships with students; assisting students with conflict resolution; and community building and educational programming that supports the Division of Student Affairs' residential community based learning. The RD also plays an important part in Office of Residential Life central office functions. This a full-time (12 month) live-in position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience - benefits included.

Qualifications Include:

  • Master's Degree in college student personnel, counseling, or closely related field preferred. 
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Previous residence hall experience beyond the undergraduate level preferred.
  • Previous supervision and training experience required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all college constituents.
  • The position requires strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, crisis management and problem-solving skills.
  • Must possess a high degree of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Willingness to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and learning that goes beyond the classroom.
  • Must have a valid, or be eligible to obtain, a Michigan driver’s license and clearing initial and periodic driving record checks

Application Process:

Using the “Apply Now” button below, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Please direct questions to Ms. Julie McMahon, Director for Residential Life ().

Search Duration:

A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 17, 2017.

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Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1400 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Visit our Web site at www.albion.edu

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