Resident Director

Resident Director

  • 527934
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAF Student Services

Seeking an innovative and independent staff member to join our Department of Resident Life Team! Residence Life is looking for a Resident Director (RD).

This position is a full time professional, master’s degree preferred, with supervisor experience willing to work late night hours. The Resident Director lives in a residence hall and manages a facility or multiple facilities. They are responsible for student conduct, student supervision, maintenance requests and weekly walkthroughs, programming, roommate conflict, mediation, training, and overall providing a welcoming, safe, and well maintained facility for our residents to live in. RDs works on a creative team, providing support and education to students beyond the classroom. Provides leadership and direction for young para-professionals within the residence halls and a support system to the residents they serve. This position serves on a late night crisis response team, is trained in crisis management, and is available at a variety of hours.

To be successful in this role you should have the:

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 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.
Knowledge of student development theory.
Use of common word processing and spreadsheet software applications.

At least two years professional live-in experience and experience supervising students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree at time of hire required. Master’s degree in higher education or a related field preferred.

Position Details:

This is a full-time, term-funded, exempt staff position with a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 78, based on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted for review on March 18, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on DAY BEFORE REVIEW DATE (03/17/2024).

*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.

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


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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

The Annual Campus Security & Fire Safety Reports can be located for Universities: at UAA at https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety/, UAF at https://www.uaf.edu/orca/compliance/security-fire.php and UAS at https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/clery-act/annual-security-reports.html.


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 Bridget Thimsen, Signers’ Business Office Sr. HR Coordinator, at bmthimsen@alaska.edu or 907-474-5979.

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