Resident Director

  • University of Southern Maine
  • Gorham, ME
  • Jul 16, 2021
Full time Deans & Directors Residence Life

Job Description

 

 

 

Position Title: Resident Director Campus: All USM locations City, State: Gorham, ME Department: Residential Life - PRSLF Bargaining Unit: UMPSA Salary Band/Wage Band: 04 Work Schedule: m-f Statement of Job:

Come join our thriving, growing, and inclusive community!  The University of Southern Maine seeks applicants for the full-time, live-in, position of Resident Director.  This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who love working with students and creating a living environment that is safe, comfortable and engaging. If you are passionate about student programming and leadership, this opportunity is for you!

The Resident Director serves as the primary live-in administrator of one to two residence halls housing a total of approximately 200-400 students.  Our on-campus population is primarily undergraduate, increasingly diverse, and heavily first generation. The Resident Director's primary focus is to ensure that the residence hall(s) are 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.

The Resident Director works in cooperation with other University departments to create a caring and purposeful living-learning community in the residence halls. The Resident Director provides leadership in creating a residence hall environment which fosters understanding, appreciation and celebration of diversity among residents and staff. The Resident Director works a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. As such, the position includes an apartment on campus with a living room, kitchen and two bedrooms. The department has a partner policy, a pet policy (both provided upon request), and a meal plan. 

The University of Southern Maine is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The Resident Director helps ensure that our residential communities reflect a commitment to diversity and the inclusion of all students, and application materials should demonstrate an understanding of, and experience with, a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

We live our USM Service Promise, "Student Focused Every Day" and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.   

For a complete Resident Director I job description, click here.
For a complete Resident Director II job descripton, click here

 

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications for Resident Director I:

  • Candidates must have completed either: a Bachelor's degree and a minimum one year of relevant experience, or a Master's degree by the time of appointment to be considered for the Resident Director position.

Required Qualifications for Resident Director II:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of one year of Student Affairs or Residential Life experience. Candidates without at least one year of Student Affairs or Residential Life experience are welcome to apply at a Resident Direct I level.

Other Information:

The salary for the Resident Director I is $36,450.00. The salary for Resident Director II is $38,068.80.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more.

Benefits Information Summary

The schedule for this position is flexible, based primarily during business hours, and requires evening and weekend on-call responsibilities. This position will be based on our USM Gorham Campus (travel to other USM campuses in Portland or Lewiston-Auburn may be required, as well as some other in-state travel as necessary).

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To apply: 

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will also need to upload a resume,  cover letter, and a statement about your experience with and/or commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.  

All required materials must be submitted by August 5, 2021.  We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711

Application Details

Apply Here: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs

 

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

 

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Southern Maine and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

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