Resident Director

At North Central University


Hours: Full Time/10 months

Position Purpose:
This position is responsible for overseeing the programming, development, and conduct of Residence Hall students, as well as providing support to the Residence Life & Student Conduct program for the holistic development of students.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred

Primary Responsibilities:

Oversee programming for Residence Hall students and groups:
• Foster a positive Residence Hall community by being involved and visible in the residence hall and investing in the lives of students.
• Supervise a team of student leaders including an Assistant Resident Director (ARD), Resident Advisors (RAs), and a Discipleship Administrator (DA).
• Participate in selection, training and evaluation of student staff.
• Conduct a weekly team meeting and bi-weekly individual meetings with staff members.
• Develop relationships and respond to the individual needs of students within the Residence Hall. This includes crisis intervention, student conduct, and student care.
• Rotate on-call, emergency response duties with other Resident Directors. This may include two weeks in June or July with additional compensation.
• Work with professional staff and student staff to develop and implement programming that fulfills Residence Life Mission and Student Learning Outcomes.
• Develop a Residence Hall environment conducive to spiritual, emotional, and intellectual growth.
• Assist with specialized trainings at the beginning of each semester for residence life student leaders and also student engagement leaders.
Assist in Student Development Division-wide efforts:

• Attend weekly one-on-one meetings with the Dean of Students.
• Attend weekly Student Development and Residence Life staff meetings.
• Attend and assist with Student Development programming throughout the year.

Administrative Responsibilities:

• Manage and maintain student housing records, conduct and care information, and a residence hall budget.
• Oversee the residence hall check-in and check-out procedures including the assessment of damages to the residence hall rooms.
• Assist with chapel conduct.
Knowledge, Abilities & Virtues:

• Demonstrated Christian character and servant leadership
• Commitment to University mission and statement of faith
• Ability to work in supervisory, collegial, and/or mentoring relationships with others, including staff, faculty, and students
• Knowledge of, and ability to fully use, technological resources including a wide variety of computer programs and applications
• Residence Life knowledge and experience is preferred
• Ability to handle confidential information
• Ability to communicate and follow up verbally and in writing to ensure shared understanding of accurate information
• Ability to deal with conflict resolution in a professional manner
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects and conflicting priorities to accomplish tasks efficiently and accurately
• Ability to work as a member of a team and independently
• Skill and ability to input data accurately and efficiently
• Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, reach, and lift above the head

Working Conditions and Frequency

• This is a live-in position and requires availability during non-traditional business hours. Work environment involves dealing with matters of sensitive and confidential nature as well as dealing with conflict and other potentially difficult situations.