Assistant Director- Residence Life
  • Job Posting Expires: 1/2/2023
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Full Time
0-2 Years
Primary Duties

Wayne State College is seeking an Assistant Director-Residence Life (Area Coordinator)

Nature of work: 

Assist with supervision of residence halls and administration of residence life activities. Facilitate community development that enhances student success and growth. Responsible for overseeing residence hall occupancy, managing auxiliary services, supervising hall facilities and furnishings. May coordinate conference and guest housing, maintain financial records and prepare reports. Act as a primary point of contact for residential students. May specialize in one of the following areas: (1) Staff Recruitment and Selection, (2) Staff Training and Development, (3) Staff Programming, (4) Student Leadership Development or (5) Operations. May receive room and board at the residence hall as part of the employment package.

Examples or work performed:

1. Responsible for the supervision, leadership, and development of a comprehensive living-learning environment housing students
2. Assist in the overall direction and strategic planning of short and long term goals of the department
3. Creating a community development plan for the residential area focused on the learning, growth, and development of students
4. Supervise, train, evaluate and provide leadership to an undergraduate Resident Assistant staff of RA’s, Senior RA’s (Community Coordinators), and desk attendants. Potential supervision of a graduate student is possible.
5. Establish healthy mentoring relationships through daily interactions with students, mediate conflicts, respond to their needs and refer students to appropriate resources as needed
6. Participate in an on-call emergency duty rotation throughout the year (evenings and weekends), including academic breaks
7. Serve as a judicial officer for the College in handling student conduct
8. Coordinate day to day operations of the residential area and department such as occupancy, facilities management, hall opening and closing, room selection
9. Ensure the observance of all applicable rules and regulations as well as the Wayne State College code of conduct and Nebraska State College System board policies
10. Assist in the coordination of all department-wide initiatives including RA training, RA selection, room selection, and other programming initiatives and committees as needed
11. Manage efficient and accurate operational reports and communicate regularly with necessary offices
12. Develop a collaborative relationship with maintenance, custodial, campus security, student activities, and other offices as needed
13. Live in the Residence Hall as assigned
14. Provide support and direction for summer camps and conferences as directed
15. Facilitate and lead CHOICES alcohol education class for students.
16. Other duties as assigned that are pertinent to the goals and mission of the department and the college

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Required Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree or related work experience. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Master’s degree in student development or related area

• 1-2 year of full-time Residence Life experience
• Ability to communicate effectively and work with various constituencies including fellow professionals, students, and parents in a student centered environment
• Strong time management and organizational skills
• Ability to comfortably work and communicate effectively with word processing programs, spreadsheet programs, e-mail, and internet
• Individuals will be committed to personal growth, possess mature judgment, and be a skilled student development educator
• A commitment to educating in a residential environment
• Knowledge of student development theory and higher education ethical practices
• Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations

Compensation Details

Minimum salary for this position is $37,930.00. Appointment includes apartment on campus with utilities, reserved parking space (permit purchase required), and a block meal plan while classes are in session.


Wayne State College has an outstanding benefit package.

Benefit coverage begins the first day of the month after employment starts.


Coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska with two options: a Preferred Provider Plan (PPO) with a $650 deductible

or a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a $3,800 deductible.

• Preferred Provider (PPO) = $650.00 deductible, co-insurance 80/20, out of pocket maximum is $4,600. Co-pays are

$35 for primary physician, $55 for specialty physician or urgent care, $85 for ER visits. This plan includes a prescription


• High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) = $3,800.00 deductible, co-insurance 90/10, out of pocket maximum is $4,350.

Health Reimbursement Account funded by WSC for out of pocket expenses.

• Dental Plan includes two oral exams/cleanings each calendar year with no deductible. Any restorative or maintenance

services cost a $25 deductible per year.


Coverage through Ameritas-VSP; $20 deductible for an annual exam; coverage includes specified maximums for lenses and

frames and a discount on contacts.


All full time employees receive a term life plan with a death benefit of $30,000. Optional supplemental coverage is available.


Voluntary contributions are available for full time employees. Once employees meet the minimum age requirements,

employees will contribute 6% of gross salary on a pre-tax basis and WSC contributes 8%. Employees are fully vested from the

first date of contributions. Employees may contribute up to what law allows each year.


Full time employees receive sick leave, vacation leave, 6 days of bereavement leave, and 13 paid holidays.


Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Waivers, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness


For more information on benefits please go to and click on Benefits.

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