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Non-Classified Opening

Resident Director, University Housing (1399)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: July 3, 2017 - August 31, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS032243
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req522
12 Month Full-Time
Non-classified Staff
Housing Administration
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose
The Resident Director is a key person in the overall operation and success of a growing community within a residence hall. This person must have a working knowledge of hall management, business practices, and the importance of personal contacts with students, faculty and staff. In addition, this person must be familiar with college life and the needs and interests of students.

Key Responsibilities
The Resident Director is responsible for creating and maintaining an educational environment in the residence hall. Above all, the Residence Director must enjoy living and working with college-age students. The Resident Director must be a capable person who senses the responsibilities of the position and knows when his or her presence or action is appropriate and necessary. Furthermore, the Resident Director must recognize that the actions of individuals or groups on the premises of the residence halls fall within the realm of their jurisdiction and area of responsibility. Methods of reporting, control and supervision, promotion and development of programming, distribution of administrative supplies, information, and general organizational procedures need to be as uniform as possible in operation and applicable for all halls. Solutions to specific questions or problems, which cannot be patterned, as suggested above, shall be worked out with the Residence Director, the Assistant Director and the Director of University Housing. In addition to the specific responsibilities as mentioned below, the Residence Director must also recognize that additional job functions may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
•    Two years of live-in experience in residence life, student services, counseling or related experience.
•    Demonstrated ability to create strong communities in a Residence Hall setting
•    Demonstrated ability to work in emotionally charged situations.
•    Strong planning, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
•    Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written forms.
•    Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise students.

Preferred Qualifications

•    At least one year experience using a housing software system for occupant tracking, application processing, and other related administrative tasks such as StarRez.
•    At least one year supervision of students in a housing environment.
•    At least one year experience working with maintenance and/or custodial staff in a residential setting.
•    At least one year experience serving at a director level for duty responsibilities.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=522

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.  

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by July 14, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website:
ISU Clery Report

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.