Professional Development Opportunities

Being a Residence Director/Community Director at Ithaca College brings with it many professional growth and development opportunities. Some of these include:

  • Each New RD will be assigned a mentor from our management team or Student Affairs.
  • Opportunity to serve as a chair and as a member of department-wide committees and task forces, (e.g., RA Training and Leadership Development, Professional Staff Development, Recognition).
  • Opportunity to serve as a member of Institutional and Divisional Committees.
  • Opportunity to participate in an auxiliary work experience (not available to first-year employees) in another campus office (e.g., Counseling Center, Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs).
  • Professional development series both within the Department and at the division level.
  • Opportunity to present at Student Leadership Institute.
  • Availability of Professional Development funds which can be applied to conferences, materials, or other educational opportunities.
  • Tuition for up to 8 credits per semester waived with supervisor approval.
  • Summer assignment in a functional area such as Orientation, Room Assignments, Summer Operations or Staff Development.
  • Opportunity to supervise a student Office Assistant (budgeted hours vary by residence area).
  • Opportunity to advise the Residence Hall Association.