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Resident Directors

Resident directors directly supervise and coordinate the work of resident assistants and desk-workers as well as indirectly supervise full-time security staff assigned to their residence halls.  The resident director is required to take an active and supportive interest in the residents of her/his building and the campus community.  She/he should be available to students as the need arises.  The skills learned in this position are:

  • Develop and enhance interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Become knowledgeable about university and community resources.
  • Enhance leadership skills through structured and on-the-job experiences.
  • Develop problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Learn the importance of ethical leadership.
  • Learn the importance of creating social networks and working as a team.
  • Identify individual strengths and weaknesses.  Practice time-management skills.
  • Become knowledgeable of financial support systems that assist with the pursuit of academic programs.
  • Learn to bring people together in a community that recognizes individual differences and talents.
  • Gain some professional work experience.
  • Develop staff supervision and management skills.
  • Provide opportunities for applying knowledge learned in the classroom.
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