Administrative Careers - Academic Advising, Administrative Careers - Residence Life
The University seeks a full-time, salaried 12-month, Director of Residence Life for its Student Life Office on the Mount Vernon main campus. The Director of Residence Life provides direction and oversight of the Residence Life program, the student disciplinary process and several yearly, collaborative campus events. The position reports to the Vice President for Student Life and is available immediately, upon appointment of a successful candidate. A full complement of benefits are provided including a health care plan, retirement contributions and tuition assistance, each subject to associated waiting periods.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Provide oversight of the University Residence Life program to facilitate student learning, formation and engagement;
Hire, supervise and train all Resident Directors and Resident Assistants;
Organize all housing assignments throughout the year, including during official University breaks;
Provide oversight of all residential facilities to assure a safe, secure and healthy living environment;
Serve as the primary administrator of the University’s student disciplinary process;
Work with Residence Life and other University personnel to communicate and enforce the policies and community guidelines found within the Student Handbook;
Implement schedules of discipline that restore students to community and encourage learning;
Maintain all student disciplinary records;
Provide editorial upkeep of the Student Handbook;
Participate in and/or provide direction for collaborative programs within Student Life such as Orientation, New Student Institute, Lead Week, Move-in Day and Peer to Peer Mentoring;
Provide direction to administrative and support staff associated with each area of responsibility;
Serve as a representative of Student Life on several committees within the University—i.e. Student Wellness Group, Student Academic Life Council, University Admissions Committee; Title IX and the Retention Task Force;
Manage budgets associated with each area of responsibility;
Offer counsel and support to the Vice President for Student Life by performing other duties as assigned.
Expectations for the successful candidate:
Evangelical Christian confession of faith;
Bachelor’s degree required;
Master’s degree preferred; preferably in the area of College Student Affairs;
Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience in Student Affairs required;
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing;
Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at once;
Ability to respond appropriately to emergency campus situations;
Ability to integrate Christian discipleship into the context of university living and learning;
Understanding and appreciation of the heritage, doctrine and practices of the Church of the Nazarene;
Advanced knowledge of student development theories, spiritual formation, and student development in Christian higher education;
Experience in management, administration, and organizational leadership;
Experience working with a budget;
Working understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and database management;
Clear and concise interpersonal communication. Must be comfortable in small and large group settings. Must be comfortable communicating with students and their parents;
Ability to foster a spirit of hospitality and inclusivity
Ability to confidentially handle sensitive inquiries and information.
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
To be considered for this position, please email a resume to email@example.com and complete the application, found at: http://mvnu.edu/jobs . Applicants submitting materials via email should attach either a Microsoft Word or .PDF File. Alternatively, materials can be faxed to (740-397-1005), or mailed to:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Professional and personal references are required, consistent with the responsibilities associated with this position. A background check will be performed prior to appointment. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate s...tudents and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised. Interested candidates should send the following: application letter, curriculum vita, unofficial college transcripts, and evidence of teaching competence, names and contact information for three references, a one- to two-page statement of educational philosophy, and a one- to two-page statement of faith.
Applicants are required to submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word, .pdf file attachments.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.