The position of a residence director (RD) is crucial to the residence life program, which attempts to discern and meet the development needs of students. The RD develops, recruits, trains, and advises the residence hall council. They oversee the day-to-day operations of residence hall facilities. They serve as a judicial hearing officer for residence hall disciplinary incidents. They participate in staff selection and crisis situations and participate in an on-call duty schedule with other residence directors. As a member of the residence life team, the residence director needs to have an understanding of and sensitivity toward the needs and interests of building a community of respect.