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UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE


UNIVERSITY PURPOSE

ABOUT THE UNIVERISTY OF HARTFORD What is our mission? As a private university with a public purpose, we engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. What we value? At the University of Hartford we are committed to community. We are an academic community that values integrity, curiosity, creativity, excellence, responsibility, and accomplishment. Enriched by our diversity and our engagement with one another, we take pride in our shared traditions and experiences. We are dedicated to building a culture that respects all of its members and celebrates their contributions as we work together to strengthen our community.

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GLANCE OF UHART MOVIE 1.1 University of Hartford Preview

Visit the University of Hartford without leaving home? See the campus, hear from students and professors, and learn more about our academic programs and student life. http://bit.ly/1kKSFkf

INTERACTIVE 1.1 Admission’s Walking Tour

http://bit.ly/uharttour

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QUICK FACTS OF UHART • Chartered in 1959 (Developed by merger of different colleges and schools) • Independent, nonsectarian co-educational institution •School Colors: Scarlet and White •Mascot: Howie the Hawk •7,180 Students (4,694 Undergraduates/1,682 Graduates) •48 states and 52 countries represented in student body •Division 1 intercollegiate athletics

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MISSION AND VISION

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ORGANZATIONAL CHARTS

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OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

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MEET THE RESLIFE STAFF

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JOIN THE TEAM

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Hello Candidate, On behalf of the Residence Hall Association, we want to express how excited we are that you're interested in the University of Hartford! Our RHA's motto is "Building Community, Empowering Students". As an RD you would directly help us fulfill that motto by advising our Hall Councils. Each area has a hall council that advocates for specific student needs and programs to residents' interests. You, along with RAs, would help start these organizations in your area, offering guidance and support as needed. RHA as a whole acts similarly to the hall councils, but on a larger scale. We hold larger programs, like our annual Glow Party at the beginning of the year and our monthly First Friday Bingo. We also work to teach residents how to use their voices while trying to foster pride in our campus. We hope that, as you learn more, you'll fall just as in love with Hartford as we all have. If you have any questions about the University of Hartford feel free to contact us at rha@hartford.edu. Best of luck on your search! Best Wishes, 


Andres Olarte

Andres Olarte

President

VP of Administration & Finance

Ashley Garnier

Nat. Communications Coord.

Victoria Grieser
 VP of Programming

Ian Friedrich 
 Nat. Communications Coord. In Training

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MOVIE 2.1 RA Parody by Rebecca Black - Friday

This video was created by the RAs of E & F complex during fall 2011 RA training at the University of Hartford. The video was used to compete for the res life cup. http://bit.ly/1iaSn32 MOVIE 2.2 Day in the Life of a RD http://bit.ly/1haZ2aK

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QUICK FACTS AND BENEFITS Quick Facts About the RD Job... 12 month full-time live-in professional position (6 RDs in total); RDs manage residential facilities ranging in size from 200 residents to 1,300 residents (3,500 residents live on campus in total); Supervise 8 – 16 RAs (some RDs also supervise a Graduate Assistant or student worker community attendant staff); RD experience is shaped by the RD Staff Development Curriculum and guided by the NASPA/ ACPA Professional Competencies; For specific details about the position, review the University of Hartford RD Position Description.

Benefits of the RD Job... Monetary Benefits • Competitive salary • Excellent benefits (full medical & dental coverage) • TIAA-CREF participating institution • Flexible Spending Account Medical, dental, and life insurance coverage Employee discounts at local businesses Cell phone service discount Tuition remission or tuition exchange (undergrad or graduate degrees only) 2 bedroom on campus apartment with paid utilities (including internet access, cable television, and telephone service) Meal plan while classes are in session Paid membership to BJs Wholesale Club Professional development opportunities and funds We allow Cats! Check out this clip at http://bit.ly/1kgyxDJ on how we are a great place to work with amazing people. We provide a unique professional experience! 12


RA PROGRAM • Employ 85 Resident Assistants each year. • Over 75% of RAs have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 33.8% hold a 3.5 GPA or higher. The RA staff average cumulative GPA is 3.30 (RA position require a 2.5 GPA). • The University of Hartford undergraduate minority representation is 28.9%, while the RA group is 45%. • Newly hired RAs participate in 2 credit leadership course titled EDG 310: Residential Education and the College Student during their first semester of employment. They also participate in a 10-day intensive training program each summer called the Resident Assistant Learning Institute (RALI). • Selectivity of the position has increased over the years. Since the Spring of 2009 RA applications (which includes new applicants and re-appointment requests) has increased by 53%. This year we received 184 new applications and 52 re-appointment requests (236 applications all together). • RAs hold multiple prestigious leadership positions on campus. Some of these include: SGA President & Senators

RHA E-Board Member

Campus Activities Team

Red Keys (Tour Guides)

Red Caps (Orientations Leaders)

Greeks

Student Athletes

And more…

• Each year our RAs receive multiple awards at the Student Leaders Awards Ceremony. They have also been recognized nationally and regionally for their achievements. 13


RECRUITMENT OF RAS

MOVIE 2.3 RA Recruitment video 2013 http://bit.ly/1cvHJ72

This video was developed to recruit upperclassmen and show the other non-monteray benefits of being a RA.

IN ADDITION, EXPLORE OUR PILOT OF THE ASSISTANTS AT HTTP://BIT.LY/1EQJTYX

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Resident Director (RD) is a professional, full-time, 12-month live-in member of the Office of Residential Life who reports to the Associate Director of Residential Life. The RD is responsible for the on-site management and overall supervision of a cluster of residential suites or apartments totaling between 200 and 1000 students. The RD directly supervises 8 to 16 Resident Assistants (RAs). The RD shares on-call duty responsibilities for the residential campus totaling approximately 3,500 students. Evening and weekend commitments are required. Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree is required.. • Previous housing/residential life or student life experience. • Understanding of student development theories. • Demonstrated ability to supervise paraprofessional staff. • Excellent administrative, organizational, and time management skills. • Experience with emergency response and decision making. • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. • Mediation, intervention, and problem solving skills. Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling or other related field. • One to two years experience managing a residence hall or apartment facility. • Demonstrated involvement with regional or national housing and student affairs organizations.

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THE RESIDENT DIRECTOR ROLE Staff Selection, Supervision, and Development

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Supervise 8 – 16 student RA staff (Some supervise GAs and student workers)

Adjudicate policy violations and implement educational sanctions

Recruit, select, and train student RA staff

Develop and implement community standards

Student and Community Development

Crisis Management and Emergency Response

Advise Hall Council and provide student leadership opportunities

Participate in on-call duty rotation schedule for 3,500 residents

Coordinate area programming and community development initiatives

Respond to specific situations and critical incidents in the residence halls

Facilities, Operations, and Occupancy Management

Professional Development

Manage residential facilities upkeep and damage billing Monitor building occupancy and coordinate the room change process Coordinate openings/closing, health & safety inspections, and fire drills

Design a staff professional development action plan Actively participate in professional organizations and attend educational conference

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EXTERNAL POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Resident Director Emp Class: A1

Grade: H

Job Code: AC0024

Date Posted: October 2013

This is a regular, full-time exempt position, minimum 40 hours per week.

POSITION SUMMARY Serves as an integral member of the Residential Life team. Develops and maintains an environment conducive to the academic, social and personal growth of students. This is a regular full-time, live-in staff position, responsible for responding to emergency situations at all hours, including evenings and weekends.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

% OF TIME

Supervises Resident Assistant (RA) staff, including hiring, training, and evaluation. Conducts weekly staff meetings as well as individual meetings with RAs to provide program management, oversight and staff development. *

25%

Assumes responsibility for all facilities and occupancy issues for designated residential areas, including but not limited to, room condition and inventory reports, check-in/out procedures, student occupancy census, daily building inspections with subsequent notification of safety, custodial and/or maintenance needs, key distribution and key security, damage and billing notification, monthly health and safety inspections, fire drills as well as establishing positive relations with the custodial staff. Assists with conducting turnover tasks when a vacancy occurs, including the collection of key(s), finalization of the Room Condition Report and billing for damages. *

25%

Provides assistance and/or referral to students with academic, personal, and social concerns. Serves as the primary resource for unusual circumstances or crisis intervention (within limits defined in training). Participates in the weekly Invisible Support Network (ISN) meetings and presents (in case management style) the concerning behavior exhibited by students, in an effort to resolve concerns. Assist students in helping to resolve disputes and conduct conflict mediations as necessary.

15%

Participates in the duty rotation schedule for Resident Directors as well as ad hoc assignment schedules when necessary and appropriate (special events, spring fling, unforeseen circumstances, etc.).

15%

Coordinates and actively promotes educational, cultural, recreational and social programs and activities designed to meet the developmental needs and interests of students. Oversees and provides guidance to RAs with their specific programming responsibilities. Provides leadership opportunities for students and advises Hall Council(s).

10%

Conducts disciplinary reviews and refers incidents to the Office of Residential Life and/or the Office of Student Conduct Administration, as warranted. Prepares and submits incident reports to be used as a component of the student process. *

10%

Serves as a Campus Security Authority with regard to Clery Act Reporting.

5%

Performs other related duties as assigned. * Indicates an "essential" job function.

This job description of the job is for identification and administrative purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, which may be assigned by the supervisor according to varying needs. Reviewed: October 2013 17


Position Title: Resident Director

Normal office situation.

WORKING CONDITIONS Requires travel, including overnight stays.

Typically sitting at a desk or table. Typically standing and/or walking.

PHYSICAL EFFORT Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping. Light lifting or carrying 25 lbs or less.

KEY JOB REQUIREMENTS Formal Education:

Bachelor's Degree required, Masters Degree preferred.

Work Experience:

1 year to < 2 years.

Impact of Actions:

Makes recommendations or decisions which usually affect the entire department.

External Communication:

Varied. Work is complex and varied and requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Problems are not easy to identify, but are similar to those seen before. Moderate analytical ability is needed to gather and interpret data where results/answers can be found after analysis of several facts. Solutions can often be found by using methods chosen before in other situations. Varied. Supervisor is available on an "as-needed" basis to establish general objectives and to identify potential resources for assistance. Independent judgement is required to select and apply the most appropriate of available guidelines and procedures to achieve desired results. Requires regular contacts to discuss issues of moderate importance and to respond to inquiries. Occasionally requires contact with officials at higher levels on matters requiring cooperation, explanation and persuasion. Requires occasional contact with outside agencies and the general public supplying or gathering factual information.

Customer Relations:

Contact with customers involves more complex servicing over the telephone, in writing or in person to resolve complaints, make adjustments or correct mistakes about a selected service, product or capability.

Managerial Skills:

Has responsibility or authority which is limited to the direction of temporary or student workers.

Knowledge & Skills:

Entry Professional Skills. Requires entry-level knowledge of theories and practices of a professional field. This level of skill is typically reserved for an individual with a four-year degree or a high level of vocational skill demonstrated by a number of years of on-the-job experience. Writes reports using technical data requiring considerable interpretation. Develops new methods and procedures. Frequently applies knowledge to practical issues and problems.

Special Skills:

* The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

Complexity:

Decision Making:

Internal Communication:

This job description of the job is for identification and administrative purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, which may be assigned by the supervisor according to varying needs. Reviewed: October 2013

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INTERNAL POSITION DESCRIPTION

RESIDENT DIRECTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION

Title: Reports to:

Resident Director Associate Director of Residential Life

Minimum Qualifications: • • • • • • • •

Bachelor’s degree required. Previous housing /residential life or student life experience. Understanding of student development theories. Demonstrated ability to supervise paraprofessional staff. Excellent administrative, organizational, and time management skills. Experience with emergency response and decision making. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. Mediation, intervention, and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications: • • •

Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling or other related field. One to two years experience managing a residence hall or apartment facility. Demonstrated involvement with regional or national housing and student affairs organizations.

Position Specifics: The Resident Director (RD) is a professional, full-time, 12 month live-in member of the Office of Residential Life who reports to the Associate Director of Residential Life. The RD is responsible for the on-site management and overall supervision of a cluster of residential suites or apartments housing between 200 and 1000 students. The RD directly supervises 8 to 16 Resident Assistants (RAs). The RD shares on-call duty responsibilities for a residential campus that houses approximately 3,500 students. Evening and weekend commitments are required. The compensation package includes a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, a furnished two-bedroom apartment, paid utilities, participation in a meal plan during the fall and spring semesters while classes are in session, local telephone service, cable television, and internet access. Support for professional development opportunities will be provided and professional development is strongly encouraged.

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RESIDENT DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES I. Staff Selection, Supervision, and Development • Supervise, select, mentor, train, and evaluate an undergraduate Resident Assistant staff ranging in size from 8 RAs to 16 RAs (depending on the position some RDs may also supervise a Graduate Assistant or an undergraduate Community Attendant staff). • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Resident Assistant training, in-services, and staff development activities. • Participate in staff selection processes and assist with all hiring functions. • Develop an on-going staff development plan, which will include, but is not limited to conducting weekly staff meetings, holding bi-weekly one-on-one supervision meetings with your RAs, overseeing RA functional assignments, and providing staff members with timely feedback and information regarding expectations and performance. • Oversee preparation of monthly RA duty schedule to ensure proper weeknight and weekend coverage. • Develop staff standards and expectations to ensure consistency when responding to student behavior and concerns. • Conduct a mid-semester evaluation for each RA that should assess and document each staff member’s strengths and areas where improvement is needed. II. Student and Community Engagement • Maintain a high level of visibility and availability to residential students, their families, and staff. • Provide assistance and/or referral to students with academic, persona, and social concerns. • Actively advise 1-2 hall councils (varies depending on residential community) and provide leadership opportunities for residential students. • Initiate, plan, support and evaluate community development activities (with assistance from RAs, students, and hall council) that are consistent with the goals, mission, and vision of the University of Hartford and its Office of Residential Life and Division of Student Affairs. • Manage and oversee programming and hall council budgets. Ensure all financial processes and are followed and completed in a timely manner. • Develop community traditions and coordinate tradition based programs in each residential community. • Ensure RAs are following and integrating the Resident Community Engagement Curriculum within their respective residential communities. • Participate in and assist with the coordination of large scale departmental programs and events. • Participate in weekly Invisible Support Network (ISN) meetings and presents (in case management style) the concerning behavior exhibited by students, in an effort to resolve concerns. • Assist students in helping to resolve disputes and conducts conflict mediations as necessary.

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III. Facilities, Operations and Occupancy Management • Assist with the management of residential occupancy. • Manage damage billing and the damage appeals process for residential area. • Supervise and assist RA staff in residential opening and closing processes. • Manage keys and swipe card access for residential area, while ensuring all safety and security protocols area being maintained. • Coordinate the room condition inspection process and maintain detailed room condition reports. • Facilitate the room change process within residential area. • Conduct weekly walk through inspection of residential area to assess and evaluate the facilities. • Assist with conducting turnover tasks when a student vacancy occurs. • Coordinate residential safety inspections processes (i.e. health and safety inspections, fire drills, life safety inspections, etc.) • Assist with and educate staff and residential students about the housing selection process. • Communicate daily with the custodial staff and inform facilities of any concerns regarding the cleanliness and upkeep of the residential area. • Act as liaison between facilities staff and students and participate in facilities process meetings. IV. Student Conduct and Community Standards • Assist in the administration of the University student conduct process. • Serve as a student conduct officer and adjudicate violations of the Code of Student Conduct. • Supervise the development and implementation of residential community standards. • Develop student conduct sanctions that hold students accountable and are educationally based. • Oversee the submission and processing of incident communication forms. • Be well informed, enforce and educate students about the Code of Student Conduct. • Serve as a Campus Security Authority with regard to Clery Act reporting. • Assumes responsibility for the understanding and adherence to all federal and state regulations as they relate to the Student Affairs function, as well as University policies and procedures. V. Crisis Management and Emergency Response • Participate in on-call duty rotation for Resident Directors. Be available for additional duty when necessary (i.e. special events, Spring Fling, unforeseen circumstances, etc.). • Serve as the primary resource for unusual circumstances or crisis intervention.
 Have a thorough knowledge and ability to coordinate and execute institutional emergency procedures. • Work cooperatively with university personnel, particularly the Public Safety Department, in crisis intervention and follow up. • Respond, in coordination with other professional staff members as needed, to specific situations and critical incidents in the residential facilities. VI. Professional Development and Individual Growth • Serve on 1 - 2 departmental committees and represent the Office of Residential Life on additional departmental, division, and campus wide committees. • Participate and assist with university, divisional, and departmental functions and training programs throughout the academic year, including but not limited to staff advances, professional in-services, training programs, and team-building activities. • Develop yearly goals and construct a professional development action plan based on personal interests and the Resident Director professional development curriculum. 21


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Be actively involved in professional organizations. Attend regional or national workshops/conferences for continued development, training, and networking. Participate in a yearly performance review.

VII. Additional Responsibilities • Provide quality customer service and address student and parent issues in a timely manner. • Manage a summer collateral assignment within the Office of Residential Life • Represent the University, as required on committees and at professional or public meetings. • Perform other duties as assigned by the Office of Residential Life and the Office of the Dean of Students.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN The Office of Residential Life at the University of Hartford is committed to providing each of our professional Resident Directors a unique and rewarding experience that is not only challenging, but also highly developmental. Resident Directors actively participate in developing their own individualized developmental plan based on the department’s resident director staff development curriculum. This curriculum is grounded in student development theory, NASPA/ACPA professional competencies, CAS standards, and best practices to ensure our RDs are receiving the best possible professional experience. Our comprehensive orientation and training programs, position responsibilities, and expectations recognize and attempt to address the professional development and discernment of our new and returning resident directors. The professional growth of our RDs is achieved the following: • New Resident Director Orientation and On-Boarding Program • Resident Director Training • Creation of a individualized staff development action plan based on CAS standards, NASPA/ACPA Professional Competencies, and our internal staff development curriculum • Division and department trainings and staff advances • Conferences and workshop attendance • Professional Certifications • Guest speakers and professional staff in-services • One-on-one supervision • Committee work

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RESIDENT DIRECTOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT CURRICULUM The University of Hartford is committed to the professional and personal development of our Resident Director staff. We work to ensure our RD position is not only influential in the lives of our students, but that our RDs will gain an experience that is transformative and will help them to further develop their professional identity. At the beginning of the fall semester each RD sits down with their direct supervisor to develop an intentional professional development plan that is guided by our staff development curriculum structure. These plans are individualized and designed around the needs and interests of each RD.

First-Year Cycle The primary focus for this year is to gain a better understanding of the University of Hartford and the Office of Residential Life. First-Year RDs main focus will be on learning how to effectively manage their residential area and staff, with emphasis on community development within the facilities they oversee. The first-year is a time for RDs to learn the culture and “in and outs” of the department, institution, and RD position. Professional development focus is on skills enhancement, on-going training, staff development programs, and work/life balance. RDs can expect the following: • Gain a better understanding of mission, vision, goals, values, and culture of the Office of Residential Life and the University of Hartford; • Participate in Resident Director Training. In addition, first-year RDs will also take part in New Resident Director Orientation and the Office of Residential Life On Boarding Program; • Receive set expectations regarding their first year on the job and develop set goals for the year in consultation with their direct supervisor; • Develop and maintain positive relationships with key offices, student organizations, and staff (i.e. Facilities Management, Public Safety, etc), while establishing a clear understanding of the resources on campus; • Receive a framework for ethical decision making in the work place environment; • Gain a better understanding and respect for department policies, process, and procedures, while offering feedback about possible improvement to our systems; • Successfully supervise and develop area Resident Assistant staff, ensuring consistency and support of departmental standards and expectations; • Advise their Hall Councils, while utilizing them to build community in their respective residential area and use Hall Council to provide further leadership opportunities to student. In addition, become familiar with Residence Hall Association programs, policies, and procedures; • Serve as a member of at least two department committees. Committee assignment will be decided in consultation with direct supervisor; • Serve as a Student Conduct Officer and learn the student conduct process; • Contribute to RA training through organization and presenting in-hall training sessions, as well as participating in the general staff training sessions; 24


• Be introduced and participate in an assessment of the Resident Director Competencies Model; • Explore opportunities for professional development on campus and within organizations at the regional level (i.e. NASPA Region 1, NEACUHO, etc.).

Second Year Cycle The primary focus for this year is on residential area management, while contributing to the advancement and further development of the Residential Life program through process improvement and implementation of new initiatives. Professional development focus is on self-exploration, identity, and discernment, professional involvement, and work/life balance. RDs can expect the following: • Support, operationalize and assist in delivery of the mission, vision, goals, values, and culture of the Office of Residential Life and the University of Hartford; • Receive set expectations regarding their second year on the job and develop set goals for the year in consultation with their direct supervisor; • Further develop relationships with key offices and staff, and work with staff members in offices outside of Residential Life to develop new programs, projects and initiatives; • Actively seek and participate in committee opportunities outside of Residential Life; • Effectively utilize department policies, process, and procedures, while providing suggestions and insight on how to improve these systems; • Successfully supervise and develop area Resident Assistant staff, ensuring consistency and support of departmental standards and expectations; • Advise Hall Council and possibly provide advisement to another student organization outside of Residential Life; • Serve as a member of at least one department committee. Committee assignment will be decided in consultation with direct supervisor; • Apply critical thinking to improve systems and projects that will help move the department forward; • Serve as a Student Conduct Officer and learn the student conduct process; • Contribute to RA training through presenting, mentoring, and taking lead on special projects; • Network and explore possible next-step job opportunities; • Demonstrate competencies learned and further access your professional competencies; • Present at a regional conference; • Apply for the Regional Entry Level Institute; • Explore opportunities for professional development on campus and within organizations at the regional and national level;

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Third and Fourth Year Cycle The primary focus for this year is on the continued Residential Life program development and leadership, while maintaining exceptional proficiency managing your residential area. Professional development focus is on advanced training and professional and personal transitions, with an emphasis on moving to the next career level. RDs can expect the following: • Support, operationalize and assist in the delivery of the mission, vision, goals, values, and culture of the Office of Residential Life and the University of Hartford; • Provide leadership as a “seasoned” staff member to the Residential Life team and serve as an assigned mentor to new Resident Directors; • Maintain relationships with key offices and staff, and become further involved in committees and projects outside the department; • Take on responsibility for a collateral assignments or project within the department or division of student affairs; • Attend and present at a national and regional conference; • Co-chair or coordinate a specific department committee, or function; • Assist with RD recruitment and selection at professional conferences, such as TPE; • Contribute to RA and RD training and orientation through presenting, mentoring, and taking lead on special projects; • Further analyze professional competencies and areas of strength and growth; • Prepare resume and other search related materials for your next job search;

Portions of this professional development curriculum were derived from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst Residence Life RD Development Plan and the ACUHO-I Core Competency Model. 26


NEXT STEPS FOR OUR RDS

Professional Staff Involvement Professional development is a key component of the RD position at the University of Hartford. Our residential life staff are actively involved in a variety of committees, projects, and programs throughout campus that allow them a wide array of experiences. Outside of the University community, our staff is highly involved and serve in a variety of professional leadership positions. Opportunities to get involved while at UHart are endless. Our staff members have in the past or are presently involved in some of the following:

University Involvement • Alternative Spring Break Advisor • Course Instructor (University of Hartford and Lincoln College of New England) • Athletics Campus Marketing Team • Young Alumni Engagement Committee • Hartford Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team • Leadership Quest Planning Committee • Campus Violence Prevention Team • National Residence Hall Honorary Advisor • Residence Hall Association Advisor • University Quidditch Club Advisor • Student Affairs Tribal Gathering Group • Spring Fling Planning Committee • Sexual Assault Response Team • Tunnel of Oppression Program Coordinator

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Professional Involvement • NASPA, ACPA, NEACUHO, ACHUO-I, NEACURH, & NACURH Affiliations • NASPA Region 1 New Professionals Mentoring Institute • NASPA Region I CT State Director • NASPA Region I Mid-Level Institute • NASPA Region I Conference Committee Member • NASPA Region I Advisory Board Member • NASPA Region I Spirituality & Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community Representative • NASPA Region 1 Technology in Higher Education Knowledge Community Representative • NASPA Foundation Representative • NEACUHO CT/RI State Director • NEACUHO New Professionals Committee, Professional Development Committee, Social Issues Committee, and more... • Regional Entry Level Institute Participant • Presentations at national and regional conferences

Where have our RDs gone... • Assistant Director of Student Retention Programs (University of Hartford, CT) • Career/Academic Counselor (Plymouth State University, NH) • Assistant Director of Community Service and Student Conduct (University of Hartford, CT) • Associate Director of Volunteer Programs & Service Learning (Sacred Heart University, CT) • Area Coordinator (The New School, NY) • Academic Program Director (Lincoln College of New England, CT) • Area Coordinator (Fairfield University, CT)

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LIVING ON

Reserved parking spot Cats and candles permitted Staff discount on purchases at bookstore Free coffee at Student Union Coffeehouse Meal Plan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 200 meals and 500 dining dollars per semester (can be split with partner or dependents) Fully furnished 2 bedroom air-conditioned apartment w/ non-student furniture Internet, cable, and local telephone service (Including 3 HBO channels) Unlimited use of campus library Laundry in apartment or building On campus gym membership during your first year of employment


HAWK HALL

COMPLEXES

FIRST YEAR AREAS

Complexes (A – F Complexes) • A – D Complexes are first-year suite style residence halls housing 6 – 20 first-year students in each suite. • E & F complexes houses upper-class students and our Greek Life chapter room suites. • 3 Resident Directors & 42 Resident Assistants.

Hawk Hall: Residential Learning Community • First-year traditional style building designed around 8 distinct livinglearning communities. • Special application process to live in each RLC. • 1 Resident Director, 8 Resident Assistants, 9 Student Community Attendants, and multiple RLC Associates.

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VILLAGE APARTMENTS PARK RIVER

REGENTS PARK

UPPERCLASSMEN AREAS Regents Park Suites • Upper-class suite-style residence hall that houses upper-class students in single and double style bedroom suites. • 1 Resident Director, 1 Graduate Assistant, and 12 Resident Assistants (RD also runs Park River Apartments) Park River Apartments • Fully furnished apartment building that houses upper-class students in four person apartments. • 1 Resident Director, 1 Graduate Assistant, and 4 Resident Assistants (RD also runs Regents Park Suites) Village Apartments • Partially furnished 2 – 6 person apartments with kitchens for upper-class students setup into 7 apartment quads. • 1 Resident Director, 2 Graduate Assistants, and 14 Resident Assistants.

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CITY OF HARTFORD What’s so Great about Hartford... Capital city of Connecticut One of the oldest cities in Connecticut (Over 400 years old) Nicknamed “The Insurance Capital of the World” Home of Mark Twain House, The Bushnell, Wadsworth Atheneum, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, and more… 15 – 20 minutes from Bradley International Airport 2 hours from Boston, MA and 3 hours from NYC SO MUCH MORE…

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WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED A GLIMPSE OF UHART! FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR RD POSITION CONTACT: Shawn A. McQuillan Associate Director of Residential Life University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Ave West Hartford, Ct 06117 860.768.7796 mcquillan@hartford.edu

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