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.