Resident Director

at University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine, United States

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Resident Director Campus: Gorham City, State: Gorham ME Department: Residential Life – PRSLF Bargaining Unit: UMPSA Salary Band/Wage Band: 2 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm, weekends and evenings as required Statement of Job:

Are you passionate about fostering a vibrant and inclusive residential community where students can thrive academically, socially, and personally? Do you have a knack for building strong relationships and providing support to students in their college journey? If so, we invite you to consider joining our team as a Resident Director at the University of Southern Maine!

At the University of Southern Maine, our Division of Student Affairs ( is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and inclusive campus community where all students can thrive academically, personally, and professionally. With a commitment to student development, holistic support, and student engagement, we strive to create a welcoming environment that promotes student success and well-being.

As a Resident Director, you’ll play a crucial role in creating a welcoming and supportive living environment for our students. Your responsibilities will include:

+ Community Development: Foster a sense of belonging and community among residents through programming, events, and initiatives that promote inclusivity, personal growth, and academic success.

+ Student Support: Provide guidance, resources, and referrals to support student’s holistic well- being, including academic support, conflict resolution, and crisis intervention as needed. Residential Operations: Oversee day-to-day operations within the residence halls, including enforcement of university policies and procedures.

+ Supervision: Assist in the recruitment, selection and training of Resident Assistants (RAs) and Lead Resident Assistants (LRA)). This position will also supervise 5 – 11 RAs and 1-2 LRAs.

+ Safety and Security: Participate in an on-call rotation to holistically support student wellbeing, and respond to crisis as needed with campus constituents.

For a complete job description click here (\descriptions/Resident\_Director\00025851.pdf) .

The University of Southern Maine ( is a deeply personal, welcoming campus community. With a highly engaged student-centered learning environment, USM is a steward of higher education, helping drive the economic, cultural, and civic life in the communities where our campuses are located. We are committed to providing expanded access to high-quality education that elevates economic opportunity and contributes significantly to the vitality of a diverse society.

This is a full-time live-in position with a starting annual salary up to $42,450 commensurate with experience.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. It embraces an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact supports the University of Southern Maine’s DEIA and Community Impact focused departments, committees, groups, projects, training, and events. USM encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more.


+ Bachelor’s degree or completion of degree by time of appointment

+ Minimum of one-year previous residence hall or student affairs experience.

Other Information:

To apply materials must be submitted via “APPLY FOR POSITION” at the bottom of the job posting or at USM Jobs ( .

You will create an applicant profile and complete an application and upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae. Finalist candidates will be asked to provide a list of the names and contact information for references.

We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.

All application materials must be received by April 21, 2024.

We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5748 Boudreau Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Work Year Calendar: Fiscal Year (12 Months) Required Documents: Cover Letter, CV/Resume
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Job Posting: JC256371474

Posted On: Mar 07, 2024

Updated On: Apr 24, 2024

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