Staff - Area Director
Thank you for your interest in
joining the professional staff in the Department of Housing and Residential Life at
the University of Miami. The Area Director positions in our
department are crucial to tying together our residential college
system. They will work daily with our extremely talented and diverse
student body, student staff, and resident faculty. In this role, you
will truly have the opportunity to shape a vibrant living and learning
community and be a part of a dynamic staff team.
Please feel free to contact the
Department of Housing and Residential Life at (305) 284-4505 should you have
any further questions or concerns after reviewing the Area Director position and application information.
Area Director Job Description
Set amid a beautiful tropical
landscape, The University of Miami is home to nearly 15,300
undergraduate and graduate students from every state in the nation and
140 nations around the world. The Department of Residence Halls is home
to an extensive residential program featuring six residential
communities. The cornerstone of the residential program is a system of
five residential colleges. These colleges blend the Oxford and
Cambridge tradition of live-in faculty with the American commitment to
student development. Residential Colleges range in size from 400-900
students. The University also offers an apartment area for upper-class,
graduate, and international students. The Apartment Area houses
approximately 480 students. With an array of programming and
opportunities offered, we continue daily to strive to fulfill our
mission: Student Housing for Student Learning.
- Communicates on a regular
basis with live-in faculty concerning staff supervision, residence
halls policies, and special areas of concern.
- Recruits and selects desk
assistants, resident assistants, professional administrative assistant,
and assist in selection of full-time staff.
- Directly supervises of 13 to
22 resident assistants, a graduate assistant, an administrative
assistant, and indirectly supervise desk assistants, including
performance appraisals and personnel practices.
- Meets regularly with
resident faculty and staff to coordinate and plan programming efforts.
- Provides leadership in a
residential area: schedule weekly staff and individual meetings,
interprets University policies and procedures, creates opportunities
for staff and faculty to share in the development and evaluation of the
area and the department.
- Represents the Department of
Housing and Residential Life on University committees, assumes leadership for major
responsibilities of the department, participates fully in the
professional activities of the Division of Student Affairs and develops
cooperative relationships with other offices in the division.
- Works with resident faculty
to develop a coherent student development program which includes, but
is not limited to academic, cultural, recreational, and social programs.
- Advises Community Council.
- Provides leadership to staff
and students in developing a community environment. Create an
atmosphere of cultural and intellectual growth. Promote human diversity
- Serves as an
investigator/hearing officer for judicial cases.
- Performs other duties as
assigned by the Associate Director of Residence Halls.
- Masters degree in College
Student Personnel or related field is required.
- Previous residence life
leadership experience is required.
- 1-2 years professional
experience is preferred, though not required.
- Ability to work
collaboratively with faculty is required.
- Ability to work with a
diverse student population strongly preferred.
- $32,000 - $34,000 For 12
- Fully furnished two/three
bedroom apartment and meal plan when dining centers are open.
- Vacation and benefits given
by the University of Miami.
- Full funding for one
national and one regional conference.
- Generous programming and RA
staff development funds (no out of pocket expenses).
- Access to Corporate American
Express card if wanted.
Submit resume, cover letter,
and names (e-mail and phone numbers) of three references. Applications
can be sent via mail, fax, or electronic to this address:
of Housing and Residential Life
The University of Miami
1211 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 284 - 4505
(305) 284 - 4956 (fax)
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled. UM will be interviewing on-site at ACPA and
University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
institution. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
NOTE: An applicant is not an
"official" candidate until completion of the on-line HR application.
- Begin at UM employment
website - http://um.hodesiq.com/job_start.asp
- Select job category -
- Select department - Student
- Select keyword - Residence
- Click on "search"
- RC position will pop up,
click on "residence coordinator"
- RC position description will
pop up, at top click on "apply online"
- Fill out all information
- When application complete
click "I agree" on statement at bottom of page
- Click either "edit" or
- When finished you will
receive a confirmation that your application was successfully submitted.
- You will also receive an
e-mail confirmation of your successful application.
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