Resident Director

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  • Job Number:518832
  • Classification:Student Services Professional 2 (E)
  • Grade:Grade 78
  • Work type:Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Department of Residence Life at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), is seeking three dedicated and enthusiastic candidates to fill our full-time, 10-month/year, Resident Director positions. The Resident Director serves as primary live-in administrator to one of three residence halls on the Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus. As one of our Resident Directors, your focus is to ensure that the residence hall(s) are welcoming, safe, secure environments which support the students' pursuits of an educational degree as well as their growth and development.


10* Collaborate with other offices and groups to increase the quality of programs and services. * Develop and implement evaluations and assessment tools. * Assist in the planning of annual events on campus such as Rev-It-Up, hall opening, Tradition weekends, etc. * Attend programs and evening events on campus.Essential
15* Select, train and supervise Resident Assistants, Peer Mentors, and/or Nook Concierge Staff. * Hold regular formal supervision meetings with individual staff. * Conduct and attend weekly staff meetings. * Conduct mid-year and/or year-end evaluations of student staff. * Schedule staff duty coverage in each residence hall.Essential
20* Advise and support hall staff in developing positive living communities, including advising Community Council and RHA. * Serve as a resource to and provide training for the students interested in Community Council and work closely with them. * Develop supportive relationships with the students in the residence halls. * Meet with students regarding personal, social and administrative concerns. * Develop an awareness of the broad scope of student needs in the residence hall(s). * Provide all students with information about residence hall and campus services, safety and security issues, University and residence hall policies, and their respective reporting systems. * Encourage student involvement in traditional and non-traditional leadership activities. * Be available during regular office hours as well as have a strong and regular presence in areas after hours.Essential
25* The Resident Director serves as primary live-in administrator to one to 3 residence halls or over larger complexes. * Primary focus is to ensure that the residence hall(s) are welcoming, safe, secure, clean environments which support the students' pursuits of an educational degree as well as their growth and development. In accordance with this focus, the Resident Director will create and implement activities and programs that are responsive to students' needs, develop community and are conducive to the academic mission of the university. * Responsible for the daily operation/management and supervision of a residence hall(s) with 200-400 students. * Maintain accurate and up to date administrative records including data on occupancy, case management, maintenance, key control, activity logs and student information, programs, budgets etc. throughout the academic year * Monitor, analyze and oversee budget(s). * Other duties and projects may be assigned by supervisor and/or the Associate Director of Residence Life.Essential
25Perform adjudication of student discipline issues. * Evaluate, intervene in and /or refer student disciplinary issues, crises and personal issues and make recommendations for responses based on behavior concerns. * Assist students with mediation and conflict resolution. * Present and interpret residence hall policies and the Student Code of Conduct. * Investigate and document violations of the Residence Hall Policies and procedures and the Student Code of Conduct. * Confront and report incidents of harassment, discrimination, and intimidation against and by students, staff, and faculty. * Promote understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures in the residential community. * Advise students with personal and academic concerns and refer as appropriate. * Serve in an on-campus emergency response on-call rotation 24 hours (5-6 times a semester).Essential
5* Assess and report repairs and/or damage to Facilities for proper actions or create work orders and follow up to ensure it has been completed. * Supervise the opening and closing of residence halls and coordinate the procedure.Essential

Residence Life supports the academic mission of the University of Alaska by providing living and learning communities that enhance student success. Through effective asset management, we offer a high quality of service at reasonable cost. We provide safe, clean, contemporary, and well-maintained facilities that meet the diverse needs of our residents and guests. Residence Life will help students determine and achieve their academic and life goals. We will have a positive impact on the lives of students and assist them in becoming mature, self-sufficient and contributing members of society.

This is a full-time, Grade 78, minimum $1,907.20 biweekly, DOE, 10-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, paid holidays, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

This is an open until filled recruitment with the initial application review taking place on March 11, 2022.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

Applicant instructions:

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


Critical skills:
• Demonstrate leadership potential and or previous leadership experience.
• 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 conceptualize large projects requiring the integration of various systems.
•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.


At least two years professional live-in experience and experience supervising students. Bachelor's degree at time of hire required. Master’s degree in higher education or a related field preferred.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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

Background Check:

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

Public Disclosure Statement:

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

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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