The Residential Director is the highest level residential position for Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs.
Two Residential Directors (RDs) are hired and assigned to oversee specific Pre-Collegiate Studies programs. RDs supervise the residential experience of the summer programs to assure a safe, enjoyable experience for all participants and staff. While each RD will have responsibility for different programs, the Residential Directors will work closely together to provide a consistent residential experience for all staff and participants. RDs receive professional oversight from the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies year-round staff and supervise up to three ARDs. RDs live on campus and are a crucial liaison between parents and the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies main office, making themselves available to answer questions and resolve problems.
This is a fixed-term, exempt, full-time position with substantial on-call duties averaging 60 hours per week. There is not an instructional academic component involved with this position.
Your responsibilities as Residential Director include:
Providing regular feedback about the residential staff and participants to the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies year-round staff
Resolving higher-level participant issues, including emergencies, and ensuring all problems are promptly addressed
Serving as liaisons with other offices on the Stanford campus, such as Housing, Dining, and Conference Services
Monitoring the work of all residential staff, and working closely with the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies year-round staff to mediate and resolve staff issues
Assisting with the training of the residential staff and providing guidance and leadership on Arrival and Departure Days
Monitoring incident reports and ensuring all incidents are properly documented, including medical emergencies and disciplinary situations
Ensuring that program policies and the Code of Conduct are adhered to at all times by participants and staff
Maintaining a strong presence within the program – regularly visiting the residences, attending program events, and building relationships with residential staff and participants is essential to being successful in the role
Fostering and promoting an inclusive environment for all participants, staff, and SPCS community members
Guiding participants in educational initiatives centered around individual development, wellness, community engagement, and inclusion
Assuring the well-being of participants by helping them physically navigate campus and off-campus locations and completing community walks of multi-story buildings to conduct wellness checks
Leading and participating in afternoon, evening, and weekend recreational and social activities
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.
All Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) staff are expected to follow university guidelines as outlined in the Stanford Administrative Guide. Of significant note are the university’s Controlled Substances and Alcohol policy for all Stanford employees, found here, as well as the policy for youth-designated buildings, found here.
The salary for the Residential Director position is $2,060/week plus a full room and board package. This position is exempt and is therefore not subject to overtime pursuant to state and federal wage and hour laws.
Programs & Dates
Two Residential Directors are hired and assigned to oversee specific Pre-Collegiate Studies programs. Dates for the 2020 Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs are:
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
A Bachelor’s degree
Three years of experience in Residential Life at the high school or college level required; relevant experience includes Resident Assistant, student programming, boarding school supervision, teacher, etc.
Experience working with academically motivated students, preferably in an intensive residential setting
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in an educational setting
Ability to supervise others, enforce policies, solve problems, make decisions, and mediate conflict
Flexibility and willingness to work long hours
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times when dealing with staff, participants, and parents
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
A strong work ethic and acumen for patiently responding to potential crises, including physical and mental health
The readiness to attend approximately ten hours of pre-summer meetings and trainings during Spring Quarter (some of which can be done online)
Availability for mandatory training from June 15 – June 21, 2020
Availability for an entire program (for example, both Session 1 & Session 2 of the Summer Institutes)
Additionally, you will preferably bring:
Master’s degree in Education or related field
Five years of experience in Residential Life at the high school or college level required; relevant experience includes Resident Assistant, student programming, boarding school supervision, teacher, etc.
Availability for the entire summer by combining an earlier program with a later one (e.g., Summer Institutes and Online High School)
A valid driver's license and clean driving record
Additional Salary Information: A full room and board package is included.