Resident Director

As the largest institution of higher learning in the Chicago area, UIC is the hub for more than 25,000 students, with 3,800 living on-campus. UIC embodies the qualities of a large, diverse, urban institution, located just west of Chicago's loop, nestled in historic residential neighborhoods and the urban environment. Having nearly doubled in size in the past ten years Campus Housing seeks to develop students both in and out of the classroom through active student involvement in the university's mission. We strive to ensure that living on-campus provides students an educational advantage, which engages students in their own learning and contributes to their overall success at UIC.

Campus Housing seeks to develop students both in and out of the classroom through active student involvement in the university’s mission. With the university and department at the forefront of change, employees must demonstrate innovation, hard work, creativity and a student-focused approach. We strive to ensure that campus residency offers students an educational advantage, which engages students in their own learning and contributes to their overall success.

Position Responsibilities

  • Oversee the administration of a designated residence hall(s) in the context of a non-traditional workday, with an emphasis on student engagement and community development
  • Supervise and develop undergraduate staff, sr. undergraduate staff, and assistant resident director
  • Coordinate the administrative functions of a residence hall such as facility management, maintenance, student employment, management of programming budget, and guest housing
  • Guide residents to engage residential communities supportive of student learning
  • Participate in initiatives that support academic achievement including working with Faculty-in-Residence, collaboration with academic departments, and management of resident intervention
  • Assist with creation, promotion, and development of special lifestyle communities
  • Identify, encourage, and advise student leaders
  • Manage the Community Development Model including tracking and evaluation of community events
  • Serve as conduct officer for both Campus Housing and the Dean of Students in student conduct hearings
  • Act as the first responder to situations that require support to deal with facilities or student crises; execute independent judgment in providing duty coverage for evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Assist in student success initiatives (i.e. Athletic promotion, university open house, Preview Days, orientation)
  • Encourage an environment that is supportive of diversity
  • Serve on Campus Housing, Student Affairs, and/or university-wide committees
  • Assist with the administration and operational duties of department
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in college student personnel, higher education, student affairs or related field required. Master’s degree must be earned within one month of start date
  • Requires successful completion of background check(s)
  • At least two years of student affairs experience preferred
  • Strong communication, organizational, management and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment

Additional Information

As an EOE/AA employer, the University of Illinois will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status.