Asst. Residential Community Director - Summer

Position Purpose

The Assistant Residential Community Director (ARCD) for the Summer Experience (SE) is a 14-week live-on position that supports the creation and facilitation of an integrated residential learning environment for students living in summer housing. This embedded position works with their Residential Community Director (RCD) supervisor to provide comprehensive leadership, support, and operational management for a community of approximately 300 undergraduate students. Immersed in the student community, the ARCD actively manages the learning experience at both the community and individual level, monitoring and supporting students' holistic academic, social, and personal development throughout their experience in summer housing.

Agreement Dates

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 to Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Position Requirements
  • All applicants must have obtained a bachelor's degree prior to May 14, 2018.
  • Limited coursework and outside involvement permitted with prior approval from RCD supervisor.
  • International students are ineligible to hold assistantships or other outside employment.
  • Applicants must be available to work the complete term of the agreement dates. If you have conflicts with the agreement dates, please notify the selection committee in writing at

Community Leadership

  • Provide comprehensive leadership and support for a community of approximately 300 undergraduate students. The ARCD acts as a resource and point of contact for summer housing students, monitoring and supporting their holistic academic, social, and personal development.

Staff Supervision & Leadership

  • Provide primary leadership and support for the Summer Experience Residential Staff Team, consisting of the RCD, ARCD, and 5-8 undergraduate Summer Resident Assistants (RAs). Plan and facilitate Summer RA staff training, weekly staff meetings, and ongoing opportunities for individual and team development.
  • Supervise 5-8 Summer RAs, facilitating developmental 1:1 meetings, supporting staff programming and community development efforts, and providing ongoing feedback/evaluations for supervisees.

Crisis Management & Student Support

  • Serve in a Supervisor On Call rotation and provide direct response to student crises for undergraduate students outside of business hours.
  • Conduct educational interventions for student issues, which may include personal follow up, student conduct, mediation, and other means of student support.

Departmental Leadership

  • Participate in Residence Life Meetings; Serve on at least one departmental committee, with option to serve on more based on need and staff interest.

Facilities Management & Operations

  • Oversee Residence Life administrative processes for the Summer Experience, including but not limited to, budget management, program tracking and purchasing, and other support for Summer RAs.
  • Oversee Facilities and University Housing administrative processes for the Summer Experience, including but not limited to, facilities issues and concerns, student move-in and move-out procedures, and room changes.
Compensation and Benefits
  • A $6,000 stipend per 14-week agreement
  • Vacation time negotiable with department
  • A furnished on-campus apartment
  • Ability to request that a partner/dependent reside in the ARCD on-campus apartment
  • Small-caged pets in the apartment, upon supervisor approval
  • Amenities: computer network access, voicemail, local phone access, and basic cable access
  • Access to the CWRU Athletic Facilities, including Veale Athletic Center and Wyant Athletic Center
  • If staff members choose to bring a car to campus, they are responsible for purchasing their own parking pass.
  • Professional development opportunities (practicums, department, Division of Student Affairs, etc.)