Assistant Resident Director Role Description
|Title:||Assistant Resident Director
Graduate Assistant (Program)
|Reports To:||Director for HRL & Resident Director|
|Salary Classification:||Part Time, 10 Months a Year|
|Start Date/End Date:||July 16, 2012- May 17, 2013|
Housing & Residence Life is looking to hire four Assistant Resident Directors (ARD) for the 2012-2013 academic school year. ARDs should be enrolled full-time in a graduate program. Preference will be given to students with masters programs in higher-ed administration, college counseling and student development, or ministry/theology.
The Assistant Resident Director (ARD) position, under the supervision of the Director of Housing & Residence Life and the designated living area Residence Director (RD), is a 10 month (15 - 20 hours a week) position that provides support in programming and living area management. He/she is responsible for assisting with the creation of a meaningful residence life experience for students. The ARD is primarily a campus minister and an educator with a developmental philosophy, committed to helping residential students bridge their academic and interpersonal worlds. As a staff member in Student Affairs who works closely with students, this position serves as a Christian role model and promotes a biblical worldview to students.
Sophomore Theme Houses:
Each ARD will reside in the Sophomore Theme House. The six theme houses include: Adventure House, Honors House, Global Justice House, LEAD House, Confidere (Christian faith development), and the Fine Arts House. ARDs will be selected to serve in the house that is a good fit for their strengths and passions.
The ARD will report to a Resident Director (RD) in supervising the Theme House and in managing the residential facilities and student staff of four freshman halls.
Assistant Resident Director Responsibilities
Onsite Living Area Support/ Crisis Management
- Working with RD on:
- Accountability- Occasional one-on-ones with RAs/SLAs and residents
- Helping Organize RA Duty Rotation
- Facilitating Staff Meetings
- Assisting with RA/SLA Staff Development
- Working with RAs on Living Area Events S
- Working with SLAs on spiritual development opportunities
- Serving as Role Model for RAs, SLAs and Residents
- Maintain a Presence in Living Area, Living in the Hall
- Share in the on-call duty response
- Working with RD on:
Work on departmental initiatives in Housing & Residence Life Office
- Assist with Check-ins and Check-outs
- Assist with Training in August and January
- Departmental research and assessment projects
- Help program keys and maintain several office hours in the HRL office
- Participate in the selection of RA/SLA staff
Assist in Coordination Programming Opportunities
- Serve on Committees for the Planning and Execution of Events of department-wide and campus-wide programs such as Step Forward Day, Waves of Flags, Homecoming, Freshman Formal, RD programming and more.
- Assist with the coordination and facilitation of a Sophomore Theme House and Project LEAD over spring break.
Participate in Specialized Committees within Residence Life:
- R.E.R.T. (Residential Emergency Response Team)
Assumes Additional Duties in the Absence of the Residence Director of Designated Living Area
Special Duties as Assigned
|Anticipated Weekly Breakdown of Responsibilies|
|Individual appointment with departmental supervisor(s)||1 hour|
|Team meetings with other Housing & Residence Life Staff Members||1 hour|
|Bi-weekly meetings with residents||3 hours|
|Committee tasks and special duty assignments||1 hour|
|Office Hours||5 hours|
|Living Area/Programming||4 hours|
|Other duties as assigned||5 hours|
To Apply: Send Resume and Cover Letter to Kerri.Heath@pepperdine.edu
Timeline: ARD Interviews will be conducted from now until March 16th and offers will be made by the end of March.
Compensation for this position consists of the following: private bedroom with a private bathroom in a traditional residence hall, paid utilities, as well as a $6,000 stipend (distributed in two separate payments). ARDs will be given the "B" meal plan each semester (approximately $1,300 each semester) with the expectation that they maintain a presence in our dining facilities.
Your one private bedroom and private bathroom is available to you from July 13th through May 17th. Each room is equipped with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, bookshelf, and Cool~Wave (mini-fridge and microwave). Please note that existing items should not be removed without prior approval from the Housing and Residence Life Office.
Please note: Bed linens, blankets, pillows, comforters, etc., are not provided, so please be sure to bring your own.