Resident Director (Female)

At Grove City College


Salary Range: $33,300

Hours: Full Time

This ten-month full-time, live-in position that reports directly to the Director of Residence Life and is primarily responsible for establishing and maintaining a living-learning environment that fosters intellectual, interpersonal, physical, civic, and spiritual development within her assigned residence hall.



• Affirm the mission, goals, and Christian heritage of Grove City College through both personal and professional behavior.

• Affirm the centrality and applicability of her Christian faith through personal behavior and expression of values and ideals which are reflections of that faith.

• Demonstrate support for the philosophy of the Grove City College Student Life & Learning office, the programs of Residence Life, and the Grove City College regulations and ordinances directing community behavior and personal lifestyle.

• Maintain a daily visible presence in assigned residence hall.

• Intentionally interact with and serve your residents through rounds, hosting them in your apartment, attending their events, knowing their names, etc.

• Engage fully as a member of the Residence Life and Student Life & Learning teams.

• Become involved in the Student Life & Learning program, Grove City College, and the local Christian community by advising student groups, attending chapel programs, and participating in campus activities and community events when possible.

• Value and infuse collaboration as a necessary component for effective and meaningful work, leadership and service.

• Pursue continuing education and knowledge of current trends in student development.


• Select, train, supervise, and encourage Resident Assistant (RA) staff.

• Conduct weekly staff meetings to disseminate information, provide training experiences, foster personal and professional growth, and develop a sense of team cohesion and vision.

• Hold biweekly one-on-one meetings with RAs to develop both personal and professional growth.

• Maintain regular contact and open communication with each RA.

• Create and facilitate ongoing RA staff development opportunities.

• Coordinate RA “on duty” schedule.

• Assist RA staff with regular programming intended to address general developmental needs and the specific needs of those living in assigned residence hall.

• Facilitate RA leadership development opportunities.

• Provide guidance, support, and information needed for RAs to fulfill their responsibilities in a timely manner.
• Review each RA’s progress toward goals; provide support, guidance, and redefinition of those goals.

• Select, train, and supervise student desk staff in the following areas

• Coordinate and schedule use of common spaces and building supplies.

• Train desk staff in appropriate College policies and emergency response protocols.

• Assign other desk staff responsibilities as needed.


• Counsel students when appropriate; refer students to other College personnel as needed.

• Communicate and employ Residence Life policies, procedures, and emergency protocol.

• Appropriately confront and report students who are living unhealthy lifestyles and/or violating community standards.

• Keep the VP, Assistant Dean, and Director of Residence Life apprised of current and/or potential problems involving residents, parents, guests, etc.

• Oversee adjudication of disciplinary cases involving students as assigned by VP, Assistant Dean, or Director of Residence Life.

• Assess fines for hall damages and policy violations when necessary.

• Serve as the emergency contact person for your building.

• Oversee student check-in, check-out, and room inspections.

• Serve as the primary contact for maintenance and housekeeping requests. Partner with Operations to maintain a comfortable and hazard-free living environment in assigned hall.

• Coordinate with appropriate campus offices to secure the safety and well-being of all residents and guests.

• Conduct fire drills once per semester in conjunction with the Campus Safety Department.

• Manage building programming and staff development budgets.

• Attend weekly Residence Life staff meetings.

• Serve as the Residence Director on-call for all of campus as scheduled.

• Serve on Residence Life and/or Student Life committees as assigned by the VP and/or Director of Residence Life.

• Carry out additional duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life or Assistant Director of Residence Life.


• A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. A Master’s degree or graduate education in a related field is preferred.

Professional Experience:
• One to two years’ experience working in residence life or related experience preferred.

Preferred Strengths:

• Have a clearly stated philosophy of higher education and spiritual formation, and the ability to articulate how that philosophy influences one’s work within the residential setting.

• Display strong interpersonal and confrontational skills.

• Demonstrate a commitment and ability to mentor and disciple college students and train student leaders.

• Evidence sound administrative skills and the ability to coordinate and manage both people and tasks.

• Exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Candidates must have a valid Driver’s License.

• Candidate must be able to negotiate buildings to the top floor where no elevator is present and where several flights of stairs may exist.

Personal Character:
• Must demonstrate strong integrity and a Christian commitment consistent with the mission and values of Grove City College. Must demonstrate the discernment and maturity needed to negotiate the demands of working in a staff-directed/student-led environment. A high level of professionalism and moral judgment are also required.

Please send a resume, names and contact information of three references and a letter of interest that includes an explanation of how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with Grove City College’s unique mission as a Christian college see: ( to: Mrs. Jamie N. Kimble, Assistant Director of Human Resources at