Department of Residence Life
This is a full-time, annual appointment with the period of employment beginning approximately July 28, 2014.
A Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree is preferred. Skills required include: supervisory experience, communication, organizational, leadership, human relation, and direct employment experience in a Residence Life setting. A demonstrated commitment of working with racially and socioeconomically diverse students is essential.
A Resident Director is full-time, live-in professional staff position responsible for the supervision of one residence hall. They work collaboratively in smaller team groups to direct and coordinate various departmental projects. The RD position supervises 8-20 resident assistants, 1-2 Senior Assistants, provides assistance to residents, advises hall government, oversees the facilitation of community development, serves as a conduct hearing officer, assist with University and departmental recruitment efforts and performs administrative and managerial tasks associated with the hall. In addition, Resident Directors may have collateral assignments in other Student Affairs areas such as the Dean of Student Office, Issues Education and Assessment. This position will involve some evening and weekend work.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville
, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report
is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.
Applications received by February 24, 2014, will receive priority review.
Submit a letter of application that addresses each published qualification for employment; a resume; a concise separate statement describing the applicant's history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Materials must be submitted via the online application system. The University will be attending the Oshkosh Placement Exchange in Oshkosh, WI as part of the hiring process for this position.
Please direct questions to:
Residence Life Operations Coordinator
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