Position Title: Resident Director (1 Male and 1 Female)
Department: Student Life Department
Status: Full-time (10 month)
Reports To: Director of Residence Life
The Resident Director (RD) plays an essential role in student life at Emmaus Bible College. As a member of the Student Life Team, they report directly to the Director of Residence Life. The RD provides supervision of the residence hall community and promotes resident student development and community life consistent with the mission and policies of Emmaus Bible College. The RD develops and maintains a living learning community for all resident students that promotes academic success and contributes to students’ overall intellectual, interpersonal, spiritual, and personal wellness and development. This includes areas such as student mentoring, crisis management, housing services, living spaces, and student leader development.
Relational & Community Building
As a live-in position, the Resident Director builds appropriate relationships with the RA team and the residents of Emmaus through interaction on a daily basis. The RD serves as a visual and accessible resource for students providing support, resources, and referrals as appropriate and necessary. The RD builds community through regularly attending campus events (e.g athletic events, choir concerts, banquets, etc.). The RD partners with the ResLife staff to promote positive relational and community life on campus.
The Resident Director will maintain a consistent presence in the Student Life office through holding a minimum of 15 office hours per week. The RD completes weekly reports as necessary and projects assigned by the Student Life office. Assists in the management of auxiliary services and is an active member on committees as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervision & Development
Finally, the Resident Director participates in the recruitment, selection, and supervision of the resident assistants (RA). This includes assisting in the development of training materials and assessing the RA programing. The RD promotes a physical/spiritual environment that is well-maintained, safe and conducive to learning and growth and that meet Residence Life learning outcomes. This includes managing facilities by regular evaluation for various issues in an effort to promote an environment that is conducive to the academic mission of the college.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Be aware of student problems and concerns and counsel/refer students on an individual basis
- Serve as a student conduct officer for the college to assist in resolving conflicts and administering appropriate sanctions and accountability
- Complete office hours and weekly reports as assigned
- Timely completion of projects as assigned by the Student Life Office
- Work with RAs, student life staff, and counseling services, to respond to crisis situations in alignment with campus emergency and safety guidelines
- Host, attend, and contribute to regular staff meetings:
- Weekly RD/RA one-on-ones
- Weekly meetings with RA Team
- Regular meetings with full Residence Life Staff
- Assess RA program:
- RAs floor programming, provide on-going support/accountability
- Floor chapel attendance
- Write ups
- Collect expense reports
- Follow up on RA weekly reports when necessary
- Evaluate/give on-going feedback to RAs about RA Duty, assign/manage RA Duty shifts
- Work with students and RAs to develop environments that teach students skills in responsible community living
- Meet with each RA one-on-one weekly for mentorship, support, and accountability.
- Partner with the Director of ResLife, V.P. of Student Life and other staff to support needs of the Student Life Office and the needs of students
- Ensure that a balanced co-curricular program of spiritual, educational, cultural, social, and recreational activities is offered to students living in residence
- Educate by implementing and facilitating intentional learning in the residence area through education programs. Ideas include:
- Coordinate hall-wide social programs
- Assist student life staff in assessing what issues students are struggling with and coordinate programs to address them
- Develop and implement interventions aimed at supporting all students’ personal success
- Work with issues regarding pornography and creating effecitve boundaries in relationships
- Manage facilities by regularly evaluating for maintenance and cleanliness, reporting issues, and acts as a liaison to the facilities department for ongoing maintenance and housekeeping needs.
- Create a welcoming community in the residence hall through education programming and individual conversations with RAs/students, and personal development
- Provide 24 hour on-call support and resource for RAs and students with a revolving weekend on-call schedule with the other RD; including required holiday rotations
- Perform other duties as assigned
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Master’s degree in student affairs or related field preferred.
- 2-3 years’ experience in student life or related field preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND DISPOSITIONS
- Born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Demonstrated Christian character and spiritual maturity.
- Alignment with the Doctrinal Statement of Emmaus Bible College.
- Commitment to the Mission, Core Values, and Institutional Goals of Emmaus Bible College..
- Strong communication, interpersonal, and administrative skills.
- A commitment to the local church and demonstrated relationship with Jesus Christ.
- A calling and commitment to the ministry of mentoring and leading young people and college students.
- Ability to develop and implement curriculum.
- Flexible schedule (frequent nights and weekends required including weekends away).
- Ability to develop, organize, and execute events.
- Understanding of student development theory and practice in higher education.
- Ability to walk from one campus facility to another, to spend extended periods of time sitting and standing, to lift, move, and carry objects up to 30 lbs
- Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone, on computer, and in writing; requires the ability to identify, observe and assess visual color discrimination and depth perception.
- Ability to reach with hands and arms; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls (e.g. mouse, keyboard, telephone, equipment); also requires arm-hand steadiness, manual dexterity, and the ability to make precisely coordinated movement.
- Has a driver's license and ability and willingness to drive students for school related events.
- Supports all policies and procedures of Emmaus Bible College.