Employment

Resident Director and Senior Resident Director / Resident Case Manager

Bulletin number: 2014-012SM

Opened: April 9, 2014

Closes: April 30, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST

The Evergreen State College is committed to prohibiting discrimination and to building a diverse faculty and staff. We strongly encourage qualified persons of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, people with disabilities, persons over forty, women, Vietnam Era and disabled veterans to apply.

SPECIAL NOTE

There is currently one full-time, overtime-exempt Senior Resident Director / Resident Case Manager position and anticipated vacancies for Resident Director positions on the Olympia Campus of The Evergreen State College.  These are all 12 month, live-in positions exempt from Washington State Civil Service rules and the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements. 

COLLEGE PROFILE
The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The college values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together. For more information about Evergreen, please visit our college catalog or our website: http://www.evergreen.edu

COMPENSATION

  • Experience and training may be considered in salary placement.
  • Salary per month of full time work:
    • Resident Director: $2,468.
    • Senior Resident Director: $2,715.
  • Compensation for these 12 month, live-in positions includes: a furnished one-bedroom apartment, meal plan, full kitchen, washer/dryer, dishwasher, local phone services, internet access, and cable TV.  Our RD apartments are non-smoking, with a new RD pet policy allowing one domestic house cat and fish.  Also, a full state benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.  For more information about Evergreen's excellent employee benefits, please view http://www.evergreen.edu/payroll.
  • Permanent status employees that work 0.5 FTE or more are eligible for the tuition waiver program.

RESIDENT DIRECTOR

POSITION PURPOSE

The Resident Director (RD) is a live-in professional who facilitates, creates, maintains and promotes a safe and secure residential community supporting the learning mission of The Evergreen State College and enhancing residents' academic and personal development. The RD supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) in Residential and Dining Services, coordinates their job responsibilities, oversees programming, student conduct, and has budgetary responsibility dependent on the size of the RA staff assigned. When on-call, this position is responsible for the entire residential system and serves as the emergency responder, directing all on-call/support student staff and a resident population of approximately one thousand. The RD works collaboratively with other Res Life professional staff and has opportunities to participate in student affairs and academic committees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
•    Bachelor's degree.
•    One academic year of experience working with college students.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
•    Master's degree in student development or related field.
•    Two years of experience working with traditional-age college freshman and sophomores, preferably in Residential Life or Housing.

Download complete details about the Resident Director position (PDF).

SENIOR RESIDENT DIRECTOR / RESIDENT CASE MANAGER


POSITION PURPOSE
The Senior Resident Director (SRD)/Resident Case Manager (RCM) is a live-in professional who facilitates, creates, maintains and promotes a safe and secure residential community supporting the learning mission of The Evergreen State College and enhancing residents' academic and personal development. The SRD/RCM provides primary support within Residential and Dining Services for residents who are experiencing challenges related to substance abuse, mental health and physical health.  The SRD/RCM supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) in two health-related themed communities within Residential and Dining Services, coordinates the RA job responsibilities, oversees RA programming, and has budgetary responsibility dependent on the size of the RA staff assigned. The SRD/RCM also plans and facilitates residential programming related to prevention and education around substance use/abuse/cessation and mental and physical health issues, as well as substance-free alternative late night and weekend social programming. When on-call, this position is responsible for the entire residential system and serves as the emergency responder, directing all on-call/support student staff and a resident population of approximately one thousand. This position also serves as an occasional backup consult for RDs when they are on-call and encounter residents who are experiencing serious emergent mental health issues. The SRD/RCM works collaboratively with other Res Life professional staff, Health and Counseling Services, the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Access Services, the Students of Concern group, and has opportunities to participate in student affairs and academic committees. This position will not take the place of a counselor, health care provider, or treatment program; however, this position will provide support and continuity for residents as they make a success plan, navigate resources and communicate with those resources, faculty, family, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
•    Master’s degree.
•    Two academic years of working with college students.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
•    Three years of full-time experience working with traditional-age college freshman and sophomores, preferably in Residential Life or Housing.
•    Experience working with substance abuse prevention programs, mental health issues, and crisis intervention.

Download complete details about the Senior Resident Director position (PDF).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
•    Persons hired must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three days of beginning work.
•    This position is assigned to part of the college that is covered by a union shop provision and a collective bargaining agreement.  Employees are required to pay an amount equal to the fees or dues required to be a member of the union to the Washington Federation of State Employees within thirty days of their date of hire.
•    The SRD/RCM must live in the residence assigned.
•    The SRD/RCM shall remain on campus for the first and last weekends of each quarter.
•    The SRD/RCM shall attend staff development, training, and meetings necessary for adequate performance of assigned tasks.
•    The SRD/RCM is required to uphold and obey established policies of Evergreen and Residential and Dining Services, and to uphold the laws of Thurston County, State of Washington and the Federal Government.
•    The SRD/RCM shall not advance personal, political, commercial, or religious enterprises.
•    Breach of confidentiality is grounds for termination from employment.
•    Successful completion a pre-employment background check is required.


APPLICATION PROCESS

This is a combined recruitment and applicants will be considered for the position that most closely aligns with their qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  To apply, you must submit one application that includes all of the following required application materials:


1.    A cover letter of application that clearly states how you meet the Minimum Qualifications and the extent to which you meet the Desired Qualifications and that thoroughly describes how your qualifications, training and experience have prepared you to demonstrate these three Knowledge, Skills and Abilities statements:
• Ability to promote and maintain a strong commitment to sustainability, cultural diversity, and a restorative justice style of student conduct.
• Ability to respond to crisis and emergency situations in an effective and timely manner.
• Ability to identify, support and refer students experiencing mental health challenges or issues related to substance abuse, and work collaboratively with campus partners and parents/guardians through this process.
2.    A resume that includes a chronological work history that details your education, training and professional experience, including months and years in each position.
3.    At least three work-related references including name, address, and telephone number. Note: By providing this information you are authorizing the college to contact your references.
4.    An Affirmative Action Data Sheet (Word | PDF) Note: Submission of this statistical information is voluntary.

Please carefully read the job bulletin and submit all requested items by the closing date listed above. The committee in its screening of applicants will assume your abilities and experience include only those elements specifically documented within your application materials. By submitting a completed application for this position you are acknowledging that all of the information that you have submitted to apply for this job is true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that The Evergreen State College may verify this information and that untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if you are hired. If invited for an on-campus interview, you may be required to pay your own travel expenses.

Materials may be submitted using any one of the following options:
 
Email: jobline@evergreen.edu
Mail: The Evergreen State College
Human Resource Services, Library Bldg Room 3102
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA  98505
Fax: (360) 867-6823
Or in person to the Human Resource Services office, Library Building room 3102.

Application materials submitted to the College become property of the College and will not be returned.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, call the Human Resource Services Office at (360) 867-5361 (voice), or (360) 867-6834 (TTY) or email your request to jobline@evergreen.edu.