Gamma Zeta Resident Director Job Description



The primary function of the Resident Director is to support the mission and vision of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Gamma Zeta Chapter. He/she is to work collaboratively to create and maintain a safe, inclusive and flourishing environment for the academic and personal growth of the members, assist members in resolving minor problems and monitor the conditions of the property. He/she is to provide an experienced, adult on premise for the safety of the membership and oversight of our precious physical plant. It is the role of the RD to-

  1. Foster a safe and inclusive member brotherhood and community
  2. Build trusting relationships with the members and other stakeholders (eg. House Corp, Outside Maintenance, the BFA, and Certified Housing)
  3. Serve as a supportive mentor and role model
  4. Nurture members with programming, resources, and positive learning experiences so that they may thrive at GZ and University of Illinois.
  5. Help solve problems and urgent matters within BFA, IFC, and Certified Housing communities
  6. Support the BOT and House Corporation in the administration of the Chapter House.


Fostering Community and build relationships

  1. Empower residents and Chapter leadership to create and shape community in the house.
  2. Promote a culture that is safe and inclusive
  3. Serve as active representative of BFA and Certified Housing communities by regularly attending sponsored events and meetings.
  4. Be visible and accessible to address residents’ needs or concerns.
  5. Maintain community standards through education, communication, and documentation.
  6. Consult with BOT, HC and ATO National Staff on conduct action as appropriate.
  7. Demonstrate leadership by working with the Chapter to develop a space for students to be successful in their personal, academic, and professional pursuits.
  8. Act as a positive role model for members by not participating in questionable and unethical behavior and demonstrating effective and ethical decision making skills.
  9. Form proactive and enduring relationships with undergraduate Exec Committee, GZ House Corp, GZ BOT, and ATO National Representative
  10. Communicate regularly with House Corp and BOT

Advising, Counseling, and Crisis Management

  1. Serve as an advisor to the Chapter in regards to residential, social, and community issues.
  2. Be knowledgeable of university resources and provide appropriate referrals and assist members’ utilization. (eg. Medical, Mental Health, Campus Police)
  3. Act as a mediator in conflicts among students.
  4. Educate residents about Residence Life and university policies.
  5. Maintain on-campus presence for large scale community events including Homecoming, Mom’s Day, Dad’s Day and Founder’s Day.
  6. Respond directly to crisis situations.
  7. Communicate and collaborate with the BOT, HC, ATO National and University on pertinent resident and Chapter concerns.
  8. Respond to member or visitor disorder. Contact emergency or Police if necessary
  9. Support members in solving interpersonal conflicts and personal problem

Provide meaningful educational and co-curricular programming to support students’ growth and development

  1. Be knowledgeable about and share University resources relevant to needs of members
  2. Make Chapter aware of University and ATO National policies and regulations in particular those regarding facility rules and standards of safety, drugs smoking alcohol and risk management.
  3. Work with Chapter Exec Committee to develop policies and implement programs promoting academic excellence.

Related Duties

  1. Maintain confidentiality in all matters related to residents and student staff.
  2. Maintain clear communication lines with the Residence Life and Housing Operations professional staff members.
  3. If desired, serve as a conduct officer for the BOT.
  4. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Facilitate the check in, check out, room inspections, and damage billing processes at the open and close of each semester.
  2. Conduct a Move Out Process meeting two weeks in advance of scheduled Move Out.
  3. Conduct an orientation meeting at start of each semester for all members and pledges.
  4. Monitor the physical integrity of the space and report and follow-up on maintenance concerns working closely with maintenance and cleaning services.
  5. Conduct an informal daily walk through of the property to assure safety, security, and cleanliness issues are called out and actions to resolve taken.
  6. Attend weekly conference calls with BOT Chairman and HC President. No commitment outside of academics will be considered before this meeting.
  7. Meet regularly with Chapter leaders, specifically the Chapter President, Treasurer and House Manager.
  8. Attend and participate in all selection, on-boarding, training, and evaluation processes as deemed appropriate by the supervisor and/or Residence Life.
  9. Fulfill responsibilities related to monitoring registered in house social events.
  10. Maintain a list of all members’ emails, cell phone numbers as well as for that of their parents
  11. Submit weekly inspection reports regarding status of physical plant and membership safety.
  12. Act as primary point of contact for Fire Department Police and Emergency Personnel and lead chapter in fire drills and procedures
  13. Work with Chapter Officers and HC Kitchen Steward to effectively communicate with the Chef/Upper Crust Caterers. Arrange monthly meetings to discuss menu, serving dates, and meal quality. Work with Chapter Officers and cleaning staff to develop a program to keep food preparation and dining room areas clean and sanitary.


  1. The Resident Director position is a 10-month contract from August 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019. Resident Directors work approximately 15-20 hours per week. (Actual time commitment may vary during the academic year, with greater commitment around openings, closings, and pre-service training.)
  2. The Resident Director may move into apartment on August 1st, 2018
  3. The Resident Director must participate in same training as University Certified Housing Advisers in terms of school policies, standards as well as Counseling methods and conflict management.
  4. The Resident Director will be instructed on Chapter membership policies and standards as outlined by ATO National and BOT/HC.
  5. Occupancy of the apartment is available during academic year breaks, including Fall Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. If the Resident Director will return for the following academic year he may be eligible to reside in the apartment over the summer break, with some exceptions in the case of renovation projects.
  6. Appointments for the position are made during the spring semester for the next academic year. Termination may occur at any time during the year due to one’s performance or lack of compliance with university policies, rules, and regulations. The Resident Director will receive ongoing evaluation from their supervisor.


  1. $1,000 monthly stipend
  2. Meals per Chapter serving schedule
  3. Furnished two room apartment ( Living Room and Bedroom) with its own separate bath/shower, utilities, internet and cable provided in Chapter house
  4. Parking spot in fraternity lot


  1. A qualified candidate must be an admitted, full-time student in a University of Illinois graduate program of study in good standing during time of employment. (Possible exceptions for students in their final semester of study. In addition to graduate student status, ideal candidates will:
    1. have previous experience with fraternity life (either as an undergraduate or postgraduate);
    2. be affiliated with a Greek-lettered organization or working knowledge of the dynamics of Greek-letter organizations (not ATO Gamma Zeta Chapter);
    3. have experience as a Chapter or Council leader (preferred) and/or demonstrated background in organizational leadership and conflict managment
    4. be subject to full criminal background check and random drug testing
    5. be an active and contributing member of the University of Illinois community.

If interested , please contact –

Jack Klues
Alumni Board of Trustees Chair
Alpha Tau Omega Gamma Zeta Chapter

Entry Sales Opportunity from Patrick Olson ’04

19f0fe2Here is a link to apply for an Office Representative position at my State Farm Agency. The primary responsibility of Office Reps will be client relationship building and sales of our insurance and financial services. Compensation packages and commission structure will be discussed directly with qualified candidates.

Any interested candidate should use the link to apply and/or call me directly.

Obviously any fellow Gamma Zeta would be a great candidate, especially recent grads within the past few years. Here is what I am looking for:

Position Overview
Are you outgoing and customer-focused? Do you enjoy working with the public? If you answered yes to these questions, working for a prospective independent contractor State Farm Agent may be the career for you! You will receive the necessary training needed to pursue this opportunity.

Competencies Expected for This Role
Enthusiastic and persuasive in soliciting customer interest in / application for sales of insurance and financial products to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams.

Core Competencies Include
Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and listening
Team oriented

Organization skills required
Dedicated to customer service
Experience with computer applications, such as Windows

Patrick Olson State Farm
Insurance & Financial Services
Agent Intern | Elk Grove Village, IL

Marketing position from Mark Mele ’06

33fdb40Mark Mele ’06 has passed on this job description listed in the link below for for an open marketing position at his company. If any Taus who recently graduated or who have relevant work experience and interested in a marketing position in medical devices, Mark would be interested in talking with them. He will be available in Chicago on Monday to meet and discuss in person for whoever would want to meet. The position requires some experience in marketing or sales and relocation is an option. The company is NuVasive, a pure play spine company located in San Diego, CA.

Here’s Mark’s contact info.  Please reach out to him quickly if you are interested.

Mark Mele
Senior Product Manager, TL Posterior |NuVasive, Inc.| Speed of Innovation
direct. 858-909-3361|fax. 858-909-3461|mobile. 858-531-9747|email.
7475 Lusk Blvd.|San Diego|CA|92127

Nuvasive Job Description

Opportunity from Jim McGuffin ’96 – Construction/Project Mgr.

26b86a1Jim McGuffin ’96 of 20/20 Foresight passed on the following opportunity. Contact Jim directly if you are interested or have questions –

A dynamic national private retailer with an in-house development and construction operation is seeking a qualified and driven professional for a position as a Construction / Project Manager. This opportunity, located in Chicago will be focused on both pre-construction and construction efforts and is ideal for a Project Manager looking to expand their career beyond their current responsibilities. Responsibilities include; negotiation of construction / architectural / engineering contracts and managing construction projects to build or upgrade facilities. Candidates for this position must have a B.A. / B.S. in building construction, engineering, architecture or related field. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Generous compensation for the right individual. Might you know of somebody for this opportunity?

Job opportunity from Jason Swedo ’00

swedoI am looking to fill a few positions.  I would actually look at both new grads and guys with some experience. The positions would be working with our outside sales team assisting in the sales and marketing of our Investment Management products (Mutual Funds & SMAs) through the financial advisor and Institutional Channels. If they are already securities licensed, they are a step ahead, but I am assuming that most that come across will not be. I am hiring 1-2 sales associates and would also be looking for an intern if someone is still looking. Anyone interested can contact me directly at

Best regards,

Jason Swedo ’00
Managing Director
Astor Investment Management

Updated job opportunity from Chris Bonds ’08

190929cChris asked me to pass on the updated role description.  They’re looking for 3 people.  Reach out directly to Chris if you’re interested.  Here’s his contact info:

Chris Bonds | Sr. Account Executive | PointDrive | o: 312.379.5506 | m: 217.778.8422 | |

The Role and The Team

PointDrive is looking for ambitious and tech savvy business development representatives to join our fast growing and successful Sales Team. You will be asked to manage a large pipeline of leads, work closely with account executives to prepare and execute product demos, and serve as a point of contact for new client accounts. This position is part of the growing SMB sales team and offers an opportunity for quick growth within the Sales organization.

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Entry Business Development Opportunity via Chris Bonds ’08

190929cChris Bonds ’08 asked me to post this information about an open entry Business Development position at his company – PointDrive. Reach out to Chris directly if you are interested or have questions.

Chris Bonds – 217.778.8422 –

About PointDrive

PointDrive introduces the first sales presentation tool optimized for the delivery of content. Sales meetings inevitably end with a request to send more information. That used to mean a disjointed email with multiple attachments and links to websites and videos. PointDrive consolidates those pieces of content into one single link that when clicked brings the recipient to an experience proven to drive more engagement.Continue reading

Intern opportunity from Trent Jackson ’04/Bob Cavoto ’75

2aedd2aHi guys,

My name is Trent Jackson and I am a Managing Principal with Axiom Group and 2020 Foresight Executive Search. I was an ‘04 ATO at IL and we are interested in a paid intern for the summer. Details below:

2020 Foresight – leading international executive search firm specializing in C-Level real state placements and owned by Bob Cavoto (Illinois ATO ‘75) – is interested in a paid summer intern. The role will involve supporting the firm’s recruiting efforts with industry and candidate research and various related projects throughout the summer. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the real estate industry as well as the executive search industry and the opportunities involved. We are a privately owned firm and this internship will be much more hands-on than those programs with larger, Fortune 500 type organizations. You’ll interact directly with the Owner/CEO and Managing Principals of the firm and your work will play an integral part in the firms search operations. Please reach out with a short message and resume if you are interested. My contact info is below.

Thanks guys.

Trent Jackson
Managing Principal-Quantitative Trading Recruitment
Axiom Group
312.476.9962 Office
773.494.5646 Cell

Job opportunity from Chuck Villano ’89

166aa1fWe have a marketing position open up at our firm. If anybody has inside sales experience and the desire to make outbound calls to our clientele please give me a call or reply. Social media knowledge (FB and LI a plus). Tremendous opportunity for the right person. Could be a high two figure to three figure income opportunity. Contact Chuck directly with interest/questions –

Chuck Villano
Managing Partner
First Capital Financial
(312) 343-1020

Opportunity at Illinois Ventures via Tom Siegel ’84

00028_tsiegel2Tom Siegel, ’84 who is a Managing Director at Illinois Ventures – “a premier seed and early-stage technology investment firm focused on research-derived companies in information technologies, physical sciences, life sciences and clean technology.” – forwarded this very cool opportunity with Illinois Ventures in Chicago.

Feel free to contact Tom directly if you have questions about the role –