Resident Director - Male

At University of Northwestern


Hours: Full Time

Oversee the community residences in assigned hall to develop an interpersonal environment that maximizes growth in the lives of students attending the university. This includes both collective and individual attention to students’ overall well-being such that they are best situated to succeed and thrive both inside and outside of the classroom.

Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Provide leadership to the facilitation of a Christian community environment that challenges and enables students to grow through integration of faith, living and learning; responsible to maintain a safe clean facility where residents are expected to conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner in relation to their roommates/neighbors. Counsel students in the areas of personal growth involving academic excellence, spiritual formation and healthy interpersonal relationships and civic engagement.
In partnership with other deans and directors in Student Life, actively pursue students who may be at risk for significant negative academic impact because of various life circumstances including mental, emotional and/or physical health needs in the collective effort to best resource them for academic success. Through one on one meetings, actively pursue students already determined to be at risk academically because of prior poor academic performance to both offer and reinforce relevant academic support services.
Participate in the selection and training of Resident Assistants (RA’s) and Assistant Resident Directors (ARD’s) through interviews, training, retreats, weekly RA Staff meetings and one-on-one support.
Using the established Student Life Outcomes, create and implement a biblically-based, student leadership development curriculum and programming that encourages persistence to graduation.
Oversee an assigned team of Resident Assistants and an Assistant Resident Director through weekly team meetings and one-on-one meetings.
Participate in the development, promotion, and facilitation of seminars, workshops, and educational programming ensuring relevance to student needs, issues and concerns. Attend training sessions, staff retreats and other relevant functions as requested by Student Life Deans.
Demonstrate administrative competence through efficient attention to student housing tasks, including assistance with and/or coordination of check-in and check-out, early and late arrivals, returning student sign-ups and room changes. Ensure enforcement of policies related to student life (university, local, state, federal). Participate in student discipline procedures.
RD is required to live in and rent housing in the UNW residence hall assigned. Maintain regular supervision duty schedule with other Resident Directors for weekdays, evenings and weekends.
Because our community is a significant part of our mission and the development of our students, all employees act as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ by actively partnering with colleagues of the University to disciple students to help grow intellectually and spiritually and to partner with Northwestern Media to lead people to Christ and nurture believers to mature in their faith.