Concordia University, Chicago
  • 05-Mar-2018 to 04-Sep-2018 (CST)
  • Resident Director
  • River Forest, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Responsibilities/Duties:  The Resident Director provides holistic, educational leadership while administering a comprehensive living-learning environment for communities housing 150-200 students. They 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 Christian ethics of love, forgiveness, patience, and faith as well as a desire to support students in their own faith.  The Resident Director also assists in providing leadership in a collateral assignment focused on coordinating programs for the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement an average of 10 hours per week.  Living on campus is required.  Resident Directors participate in an on call crisis response rotation providing support to the campus 24/7/365 and can have responsibilities that fall beyond traditional business hours. 

Examples of job tasks (not all inclusive) include:

  • Responsible for the supervision, leadership, and development of a comprehensive living-learning environment housing 150-200 students
  • Create a community development plan for the residential area focused on the learning, growth, and development of students
  • Establish healthy mentoring relationships through daily interactions with students, mediate conflicts, respond to their needs and refer students to appropriate resources as needed
  • Serve as a University judicial officer and provide educational guidance in enforcing the CUC Code of Conduct
  • Coordinate 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
  • Supervise, train, evaluate and provide leadership to a Resident Assistant staff of 6-10 RA's, 1-2 SRA's
  • Assist in the coordination of all department-wide initiatives including RA training, RA selection, room selection, and other programming initiatives and committees as needed
  • Provide proactive visible leadership within the community to promote the institution's values and services, support residential programming, and market availability
  • Participate in an on-call emergency duty rotation throughout the year (evenings and weekends), including academic breaks providing crisis support and response to students
  • COLLATERAL:  Advise the Campus Activities Board (CAB) in their programming efforts with specific assignments in helping coordinate Late Night/Weekend programming and hosting large-scale traditional events.
  • COLLATERAL:  Aid in the management and oversight of Registered Student Groups (RSGs) through communication, workshops, event management, etc.
  • COLLATERAL:  Assist in the creation and implementation of leadership development opportunities for students

Skill Sets: 

  • Successful candidates will be committed to personal growth, embracing Christian values in a collegiate setting, possess mature judgment, educating in a residential environment, and being a skilled student development educator
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and conflict management skills
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations
  • A commitment to providing superior care to students including a strong work ethic and flexibility to respond to student needs outside of traditional office hours

Minimum Experience Required:

  • 1-2 years of undergraduate Residence Life experience

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in student development or related area preferred
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