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Resident Life Director

Company:
RISE at NJIT
Job Location:
Category:
Residence Life and Housing
Type:
Full-Time

Join RISE at NJIT as the Resident Life Director!

Are you passionate about creating vibrant and inclusive residential communities? Do you thrive in dynamic environments and have a knack for leadership and mentorship? RISE at NJIT is looking for a dedicated Resident Life Director to join our team and make a lasting impact on our students' lives. This is a live-on-site position, offering the unique opportunity to be at the heart of our community.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Compensation: $52,000+
  • Generous PTO: Enjoy 3 weeks of paid time off
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Supplemental policies to cover all your bases, A generous 401K, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and more
  • Quick Coverage: Insurance starts on the 1st of the month following your hire date.

Why You'll Love This Role:

  • Dynamic Leadership: Reporting to the General Manager of RISE and the Director of Residence Life, you will be at the forefront of day-to-day operations, activities, and services for our university residents.
  • Inclusive Community Building: Lead and develop a team of undergraduate and/or graduate staff to create inclusive communities that embody the mission and goals of Residence Life.
  • Student Empowerment: Advise and mentor students involved in hall government, living-learning communities, and in-hall leadership roles, fostering empowerment and leadership development.
  • Campus Culture: Play a crucial role in the daily operations of Residence Life, contributing to the unique and vibrant campus culture at NJIT.
  • Confidentiality & Compliance: Maintain confidentiality and ensure adherence to company policies.
  • 24/7 Support: Provide round-the-clock support to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents (with prior arrangements available).

Your Key Responsibilities:

Facilities Oversight:

  • Coordinate with staff to manage the University housing furniture and equipment inventory.
  • Develop and implement an annual replacement schedule for furniture, mattresses, carpets, and more.
  • Collaborate with Facilities Engineering on long-term renovation and repair schedules.
  • Serve as a hearing officer for university violations and as an appeal officer for Residence Life cases.
  • Participate in various divisional and University committees and recruitment events.

Student Care and Support:

  • Promote a safe and secure living environment, responding to student concerns, crises, and emergencies.
  • Follow up on residents of concern, emergencies, interpersonal conflicts, and crises.
  • Serve as the on-call professional staff in the on-call rotation for the Department.
  • Act as a student conduct officer for minor and mid-level conduct issues under supervision.

Operations Management:

  • Collaborate with facilities management and custodial services for the upkeep of the residential community.
  • Oversee desk operations, including key/access management, mail/package distribution, and customer service excellence.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience as a Resident Assistant or in a residence life role is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
  • Events management experience is a plus.
  • Flexibility with nontraditional work hours.

Join us at RISE NJIT and make a difference in the lives of our students by creating a supportive and engaging residential experience. Apply now and become a part of a community dedicated to student success and development!

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