Resident Director

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Campus City:
Middletown, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Harrisburg
Continuing Education


Resident Director (RD) provides direct supervision to the Resident Assistant Directors (RADs) and all Resident Assistants (RAs) who are employed at the Early Reach Academy (ERA) located at Penn State Harrisburg. RD must have successfully completed at least one year of college, be currently enrolled or completed an undergraduate degree, and have experience as an RA or RAD with the ERA program. In addition, the RD provides support to student participants. The Early Reach Academy is a two-week experience for high school students with disabilities. The RD plays a vital role in developing a positive, safe and enriching program experience for RAs and RADs and students. The RD works closely with the students, RADs, RAs, Penn State staff and OVR staff. The Resident Director must be committed to creating an inclusive environment where all students can reach their potential emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically and culturally; while encouraging the RADs, RAs to reach their highest level of potential always; open to efficient and effective communication with the RADs, RAs, students and staff. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervision of the RADs and supervision of approximately 15 RAs; overseeing 20-25 students in dormitory setting; chaperoning and supervising of activities both on and off campus; assisting staff with preparation, organization and instruction of activities inside or outside of the classroom; attending scheduled training and meeting paper work deadlines; overseeing evening activities in conjunction with staff; supervise “late watch” rounds of the dormitory setting to enforce curfew and lights out; enforce the rules, regulations and policies of Penn State Harrisburg housing, as well as the information provided during staff orientation; report illnesses, accidents, behavior problems, maintenance issues and cases of loss/damaged/stolen property to the Penn State program director. Ability to communicate clearly in person and/or in written format. Ability to relate to students and staff in a professional and productive manner. Coordinate and implement planned activities. Ability to travel independently while performing all job duties. Ability to independently complete all assignments, responsibilities and duties listed above. Candidate must be able to walk for extended amounts of time, have the ability to lift between 25-50 pounds with or without accommodation, and possibly participate in intense physical activities. Employment will require attendance at the RA training orientation days from July 11 – 12, 2020. Daily work will vary based on the Early Reach Academy Schedule. On campus housing, meals, and parking passes will be provided by Penn State Harrisburg. Successful applicants must pass or show proof of the three publically available clearances (PA State Police, Child Abuse History, FBI Fingerprinting, and successful completion of three Penn State online compliance modules). To be considered for this position, please submit a web application, cover letter, and resume (cover letter and resume are required). The program in its entirety runs from July 11-July 24, 2020, with weekends off. This position is subject to successful awarding of a project contract from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088