Concordia University, Chicago
  • 31-Jan-2020 to 15-Mar-2020 (CST)
  • Resident Director
  • River Forest, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time, exempt position of Resident Director/Coordinator of Student Leadership. The Resident Director provides holistic, educational leadership while administering a comprehensive living-learning environment for communities housing 150-200 students. This position reports to the Director of Residence Life and is located in River Forest, IL.


Resident Directors serve as the primary professional staff available in the residence halls for student support.  Resident Directors are responsible for facilitating community development enriched in the institution's values which enhances academic success and personal growth.  In line with the mission of our university, Resident Directors champion for the spiritual development of our students and demonstrate a commitment to the conservative Lutheran-LCMS tradition.  The Resident Director also assists in providing leadership in a collateral assignment focused on coordinating student activities and intermurals an average of 10 hours per week.  Living on campus is required.  An example of duties include:

  • Responsibility for the supervision, leadership, and development of a comprehensive living-learning environment housing 150-200 students
  • Supervises, trains, evaluates and provides leadership to a Resident Assistant staff of 6-10 RA's, 1-2 SCC's
  • Develops intentional assessment practices to address the needs of each community and create action steps to meet those intended outcomes
  • Creates a community development plan for the residential area focused on the learning, growth, and development of students
  • Serves as a University judicial officer and provide educational guidance in enforcing the CUC Code of Conduct
  • Coordinates day-to-day operations of the residential area and department such as occupancy, facilities management, hall opening and closing, room selection, and the reassignment process
  • Participates in an on-call emergency duty rotation throughout the year (evenings and weekends), including academic breaks providing crisis support and response to students
  • Coordinates and executes large-scale University "traditional events" such as Homecoming, Weeks of Welcome, etc. and assists with New Student Orientation (Jump Start)
  • Enhances the leadership and professional skills of Student Leaders
  • Other duties as assigned relevant to the mission and values of the department and University

Skill Sets: 


  • Ability to approach the position as an educator and invest in creating holistic experiences for students
  • Committed to personal growth, embracing Lutheran-LCMS values in a collegiate setting, possessing mature judgment, and being a skilled student development educator
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict management skills
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations


  • Experience working within a Liberal Arts institutional environment
  • Experience working with StarRez management software and Maxient conduct software

Minimum Experience Required:

1-2 years of undergraduate Residence Life experience or more at the professional level required; 1-2 years of full-time Residence Life experience preferred (includes graduate level hall director experience)

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited College/University required; Master's degree from an accredited College/University preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia health, disability and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Tuition benefits may also be available for employees and their qualified dependents.

Application Information:

The preferred start date for this position is in early April; however, flexibility is possible to accommodate candidates with an anticipated graduation of May 2020. Interested individuals should include a cover letter (with ideal start date), resume, and references with their online application.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age.  As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation. 

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

About Concordia University Chicago:

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, and College of Innovative and Professional Programs, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and in 2013 was named to the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth time. For the sixth consecutive year, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded more than 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at

As a distinctive, comprehensive university of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and based in the liberal arts, Concordia University Chicago equips men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion in a diverse, interconnected and increasingly urbanized church and world.

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