Assistant Resident Director (ARD)

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  • Job Number:524198
  • Classification:Resident Advisor/Assistant
  • Grade:Student Assistant 1
  • Work type:On Campus, Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Looking for an opportunity to gain a variety of skills, meet people, and earn extra money? An Assistant Resident Director is a para-professional, live-in member of the Department of Residence Life who reports to the Resident Director who is responsible for the daily operation/management and supervision of a residence hall(s) or apartment buildings. ARDs coordinate with their supervisor to insure administrative records including occupancy accuracy, staff supervision and training, maintenance requests and follow up, budgets, key control and security, activity logs, and student information.


1-20Essential Functions ❏ The primary focus of an Assistant Resident Director is to ensure that the residence life areas are safe, secure, and clean environments that support students growth, development and pursuit of an educational degree. In accordance with this focus, Assistant Resident Directors facilitate programs that are responsive to student needs, develop a positive community, and align with the academic mission of the university. ❏ Assistant Resident Directors provide leadership in creating a positive residence environment which fosters understanding, appreciation and celebration of diversity among residents and staff. ❏ Assistant Resident Directors also enforce the University and the Department of Residence Life's policies and procedures holding students accountable for their behavior. ❏ Assistant Resident Directors supervise Resident Assistants and maintains a regular, visible presence in the hall(s). ❏ Assistant Resident Director serves as a live-in administrator for one area and is responsible for assisting the Resident Director with daily operation, management, and supervision of hall(s) and apartments. ❏ This job description identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. ❏ Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by their supervisor. Duties ❏ Time Commitment ❏ 20 hrs/week ❏ 1 night of duty/week ❏ Supervision & Staff Development ❏ Attend programs and evening events on campus. ❏ Assist in selection, training and supervision of Resident Assistants ❏ Hold regular formal supervision meetings with individual staff ❏ Conduct and attend weekly staff meetings ❏ Assist in mid-year and/or year-end evaluations of student staff. ❏ Schedule staff duty coverage from 7:00pm-8:00am in each residential area, and 24 hours on the weekend.Essential
2-16Community Development & Involvement ❏ Advise and support hall staff in developing positive living communities. ❏ Develop supportive relationships with the students in the residence halls and apartments. ❏ Meet with students regarding personal, social and administrative, and academic concerns. ❏ Develop an awareness of the broad scope of student needs in the residence hall(s) and apartments. ❏ Provide all students with information about residence hall and campus services, safety and security issues, University and residence life policies, and their respective reporting systems. ❏ Encourage student involvement in traditional and non-traditional leadership activities. ❏ Promote understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures in the residential community. ❏ Live in the community you’re assigned during your period of employment. You may be out of your building 2 nights a week, unless otherwise approved by your supervisor.Essential
3-16Policy & Crisis Management ❏ Assist students with mediation and conflict resolution. ❏ Present and interpret Residence Hall Policies and the Student Code of Conduct. ❏ Inquire and document violations of the Residence Life Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct immediately via Maxient. ❏ Confront and immediately report incidents of harassment, discrimination, Title IX violations, DE&C, Minors on Campus, and intimidation against and by students, staff, and faculty ❏ Counsel students with personal and academic concerns and refer as appropriate. ❏ Respond to welfare concerns and requests for UAF students or UAF residential people.Essential
4-16Training ❏ Training may extend into the evening and weekend hours ❏ ARDs will assist with the development and implementation of training on an ongoing and as-needed basis.Essential
5-16Residence Life Management Team ❏ Assist with the summer to fall transition, fall to winter break transition, and spring to summer transition. ❏ Collaborate with other offices and groups to increase the quality of programs and services. ❏ Assist in the planning of and be present for annual events on campus such as Rev-It-Up, hall opening, hall closing, Tradition weekends, etc.Essential
6-16Administrative Responsibilities ❏ Maintain accurate and up to date administrative records including data on occupancy, conduct and care, maintenance, key control, activity logs and student information, programs, budgets etc. ❏ Assess and report repairs and/or damage to RL Facilities through THD for proper actions or create work orders and follow up to ensure it has been completed ❏ Assist with the opening and closing of residence halls to ensure all students check in and out, all paperwork is completed and turned in, final reports for budget are completed for each process. ❏ Check email and voicemail daily, and respond as requested. ❏ Other duties and projects may be assigned by your supervisor.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: - Ability to assist residents with developmental issues/concerns typical to college students
- Conflict resolution skills.
- Use of common word processing and spreadsheet software applications.
- Ability to communicate effectively with all types of people.
- Ability to understand work to be done, organize that work and delegate tasks to staff members appropriately.
- Ability to coordinate programs and process, and to synthesize them into successful student and departmental services.
- Ability to analyze information and to problem-solve.
- Knowledge of, and ability to work within, a University environment with all of its constituencies.
- Ability to work independently and use sound judgment to make decisions.
- Ability to be an effective mentor to students and to appropriately advise university students about personal and vocational choices, including advising them as to what departments might be able to more effectively assist them with their particular issues.
Typical Experience:
- Applicants must have a cumulative and semester grade point average of 2.0 or above at the time of application and start date.
- Applicants must have unrestricted employment authorization in the United States.
- Applicants must complete all UAF employee Required Training (including Safety training, Title IX, Protection of minors, Campus Security Authority, and FERPA) within two weeks of their hire date.
Required Education or Training:

- 2.5 cumulative GPA, 2.3 semester GPA
- 1 year (2 semesters) Residence Life or transferable experience
- Must be a full-time student at UA (12 undergraduate credits / 9 graduate credits).
- All applicants will have their University Student Conduct record reviewed, and this review will be taken into consideration during the application/interview process.
- Must be available to work for the duration of the ARD contract period. Contract dates are subject to change.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time Student Position with a bi-weekly stipend amount of $448.00 ($16.00/hr)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

Applications will be accepted for review on 04/08/2023, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on 04/07/2023.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ashley Lindsoe, Signers’ Business Office HR Manager, at or 907-474-5664.

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