Director of Residence Life

Student Life
40 hours/12 months
May 15, 2018


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.