Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO, USA

Full time

Apr 13

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Hiring Department

Residential Life

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time, Benefit Eligible



Job Description

Missouri S&T houses approximately 2000 students in a variety of traditional, suite, and apartment style residence halls. S&T has a two year live-on policy and the residence halls primarily house first and second year students. Residential Life is a department within the Division of Student Affairs.

Resident Directors are significant contributors to the overall student success strategy within the Division of Student Affairs. RDs play a significant role in connecting with individual students and intervening in situations involving students at risk due to mental well-being concerns, academic challenges, or personal concerns. Successful RDs spend time developing individual relationships with students and serving as mentors to the students in their halls as well as creating and supporting a living environment contributing to student success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops mentoring relationships with individual students and intervenes to support students at risk.
  • Supports the residential curriculum by participating in the development and execution of educational plans to advance the department's learning goals.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of resident assistants, and head resident.
  • Implements strategies for contributing to student retention through academic and personal support programs and direct outreach to students identified as experiencing unique academic, personal, or mental well-being challenges.
  • Serves as an integral liaison and partner to the campus Care Coordination Team. Meets with students experiencing concerns or who have been identified as at-risk in order to provide appropriate intervention, guidance, and support.
  • Participates in after-hours crisis response and assigned on-call duty rotation for all campus housing areas.
  • Advises hall government, provides training and resources to support student leadership development and student-initiated programs and activities.
  • Reviews incident reports documenting low-level behavioral matters to determine appropriate resolutions; makes referrals or takes appropriate action.
  • Participates in the review of building operations in the areas of security, environmental support services, food service and physical facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education or related field. Prior experience as a live-in residential life staff member.


Resident Directors are required to live within 15 minutes of campus due to on-call responsibilities. On-campus living is encouraged and apartments are available for rent.

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment.

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology

One of the nation's leading STEM-focused universities, founded in 1870, Rolla, Missouri.