The Director of Residence Life (DRL), reporting to the Sr. Director of Student Development, is responsible for a comprehensive Residence Life program that complements and supports the overall mission of the College. Responsibilities will include (but not limited to): staff selection, training, and supervision; program development, implementation, and assessment; and administration of student housing. Additionally, the DRL will provide support for activities and services that advance the goals of the Office of Student Development. This live-in position will participate in an on-call rotation and be expected to provide emergency and/or crisis intervention as needed and should expect to be involved in programs and events that may occur during nights and weekends.
- Provide leadership, support, mentoring, discipleship, and accountability to the residence life staff through effective staff selection practices, training and development, supervision, and evaluation.
- Enhance the student experience through development, implementation, and assessment of campus activities that build community and support student learning.
- Review and update all residence life publications, procedures, and policies, including but not limited to: student handbook, website, training manual, housing documents, etc.
- Administrate all functions of student housing, including the housing selection process, new student assignments, check-in/check-out procedures, summer housing, etc.
- Serve as an instructor for the RA Leadership Lab and a Disciplines of Life cohort.
- Maintain high levels of availability as a live-in campus presence, including participation in an on-call rotation.
- Monitor and report violations of College policies to the Sr. Director of Student Development. Participate in the adjudication process as needed.
- Be prepared to assist in crisis intervention situations and to offer support and follow up with students.
- Provide assistance and support for activities and services that advance the goals of the Office of Student Development.
- Participate in relevant committees, departmental and campus-wide meetings.
- Model caring relationships with students through personal interaction and as an effective role model of a Christian life. Actively integrate Christian faith into professional practice.
- Participate in professional development opportunities, including membership in relevant associations, attendance at annual conferences and training institutes, and frequent reading of emerging literature within the field.
- All other duties as assigned by either the Sr. Director of Student Development or Vice President of Academic Affairs.