Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Resident Director – Southwestern Oregon Community College

SALARY: $25,000.00 – $28,000.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 07/18/16
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
The Resident Director (RD) holds the responsibility for assisting with Southwestern Student Housing. As a live-in member of the Housing staff, the RD will work with students to help them develop by initiating professional/advising relationships and by creating positive learning experiences outside of the classroom. In addition, the RD will help with programs and activities designed to improve student success and learning on campus depending on the successful candidate’s strengths, interests, and/or experience.


Directly supervising student staff of Resident Assistants and Community Advisors using sound residential life programming and student development principles, departmental guidelines, and national standards and benchmarks. This will include interviewing, selecting, training, and evaluating student staff as needed
Provide resources, guidance, and support necessary for staff to be successful in their positions. Implement weekly individual meetings with staff members. Implement and lead weekly RA/CA staff meetings
Work with the Assistant Director to develop and maintain a staff development and training plan including Fall training, monthly in-services, and additional trainings as necessary.
Provide guidance to student staff and residents on institutional and departmental policies and procedures.
Community Development and Education
Establishing clear expectations of residents to create an intentional community based on mutual respect and the creation of a supportive living environment.
Maintain visibility in the community by regularly interacting with residents, attending programs, and visiting with staff and residents in the residential area, at the dining facility, and around campus.
Achieving a strong, visible social media presence while managing the SWOCC Student Housing Facebook and Twitter pages.
Caring for each student’s unique needs and celebrating student achievements.
Seek out opportunities to involve faculty and staff in programs with residents and the campus community.
Respond to student emergencies and crises including but not limited to health, relationships, safety, and campus living during normal business hours and by participating in an on-call/on-duty rotation with other live-in staff members after hours when any residential facility is occupied.
Educate staff and students to self-enforce policies and respect the rights of others per the Southwestern Student Conduct Code and the Student housing Room and Board Agreement.
Create and manage the student housing programming calendar.
Advise and evaluate all Community Advisor programming efforts, including program approval, staffing, implementation, and evaluation.
Maintain ongoing database of program evaluations.
Ensure all check-in/check-out paperwork is filled out completely, correctly, and in a timely fashion.
Maintain key inventory.
Collateral Assignments (to be split between both RDs)
Design and manage departmental or college summer conference programs.
Manage Road Scholar program
Design and manage student life programming and activities as needed.
Coordinate/facilitate summer housekeeping and maintenance projects.
Other duties as assigned to help with programs and activities designed to improve student success and learning depending on the individual’s strengths, interests, and/or experience.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Related experience with group living situations at a college or university
Valid (or the ability to obtain) driver’s license
Experience participating in college extracurricular activities

Master’s degree in College Student Services and Administration, or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
One year of live-in experience as a Resident Director or equivalent position with demonstrated supervision and leadership skills with group living situations in residence life.
Demonstrated student organizational leadership experience in any college extracurricular activity, volunteer or work experience with any student service area.
Application Process:

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
Online Application
Cover Letter
UN-Official Transcripts
Three Professional References, preferred

To apply please visit www.socc.edu and click on the “Jobs” link at the top of the page.

Call 541-888-7800 with any questions you might have.


It is the policy of the Southwestern Oregon Community College Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, political affiliation, parental status, veteran status or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Vice President of Administrative Services in Tioga 512. Phone 541-888-7206 or TDD 541-888-7368. All other issues, concerns, and complaints should also be directed to the Vice President of Administrative Services for referral to the appropriate administrator.

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