Director of Residence Life

Student Life
Full-time
40 hours/12 months
May 15, 2018

Summary

The Director of Residence Life oversees and direct all aspects of residence life at CIU with the goal of “helping students to thrive in Kingdom community; and works with the Student Life team, along with the CIU faculty and staff, to provide for our students a comprehensive approach to spiritual formation and student development.

Responsibilities

  • Counsel and advise students, particularly in matters related to residence life (including being available for the occasional emergencies that may arise in the evening and on weekends).
  • Supervise and coach Resident Assistants and Campus Life Coordinators and advise as necessary and appropriate.
  • Meet regularly with Residence Life team (Resident Assistants and Campus Life Coordinators) both corporately and individually to ensure team cohesion and a uniform approach to Residence Life.
  • Plan and execute residence life training and retreats each semester.
  • Oversee and lead campus activities related to Residence Life, including the House Collective program. Delegate programming tasks to residence life sub-teams, supporting, coaching and contributing, as necessary.
  • Confront and discipline students in areas where judgment, attitude or behavior causes concern. (Consult with Associate Dean for Student Life regarding more serious disciplinary matters.)
  • Oversee and monitor housing assignments (residence halls, roommate assignments, etc.)
  • Oversee housing for summer studies, conferences, camps and other activities held on campus.
  • Monitor overall condition of residence halls and furniture. Physical Plant informed of needed repairs and/or improvements. Submit proposals as needed for specific improvement projects, furniture replacement, etc.
  • Attend formal functions of university life.
  • Participate in CIU faculty meetings and serve on faculty committees as appointed.
  • Meet regularly with the Student Life team regarding ongoing policy and operation.
  • Must be able to reside on campus.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Ability to relate personally to students of differing ages and cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong Christian character and ministry mind set.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good skills in counseling and leadership coaching.
  • Skill in determining degree and extent of discipline needed on a case by case basis.
  • Ability to make quick, sound decisions.
  • Good team player.
  • Flexibility in days and hours required to work or be available.
  • Thorough knowledge of institutional (including residence hall) policies.
  • Ability to control large groups in both indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Strong skills in strategic leadership, department management, and campus activities programming.
  • Bachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred; applicants with significant student development experience preferre
  • Some formal Biblical/theological training required.