resident directors

Roles & Responsibilities: RD

We want you to get the most out of your Binghamton experience, so your supervisor will work with you to make sure you find things that challenge and interest you.  One of the exciting things about working in Residential Life at Binghamton is that that no two days are ever the same.  To give you an idea of how you can anticipate spending your time, the following are some of the time commitments inherent to the RD position:

Resident Directors

Day-time commitments:

  • Meet one-on-one with student staff members
  • Adjudicate policy violations
  • Maintain open office hours
  • Participate on a departmental committee
  • Attend weekly professional staff meetings
  • Attend monthly departmental meetings
  • Participate in a professional development opportunity such as serving on a University committee

Evening commitments:

  • Facilitate weekly building staff meetings
  • Work with hall/area government members and attend meetings
  • Attend building/area programs
  • Participate in duty rotation

Once you've acclimated to the department and university, some of the additional professional development opportunities that may be available include:

  • Participate in a collateral assignment by working 6 to 8 hours/week in another office such as the Career Development Center, Sexual Assault Prevention, Safe Zone Project, Office of Student Conduct, Assessment, AOD & Prevention Programming, & you can even create your own!
  • Supervision of a graduate student (ARC)
  • Internal promotional opportunity to the Community Director position (this requires additional screening by the department)
  • Instructing a First-Year or Senior-Year Experience course
  • Serving as a student conduct hearing board chair
  • Co-chairing a departmental committee

Last Updated: 3/14/14