Residence Director & Internship Coordinator, American Studies Program
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
January 3, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
The Residence Director & Internship Coordinator, under the supervision of the American Studies Program (ASP) Director, is responsible for the coordination and development of the total residence program, including community life, for students participating in the ASP BestSemester Program, to attend to the health and safety needs of students, and provide support directed towards growth. The position holder will also lead ASP’s Internship program, which includes the internship placement process and student professional development activities. Lastly, as the onsite person living in the DC facilities and in coordination with the CCCU Vice President for Finance & Administration, the Resident Director will also fulfill important supervisory responsibilities related to the CCCU’s DC facilities.
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world. With campuses across the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada and nearly 30 more from an additional 18 countries, CCCU institutions are accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities whose missions are Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith. Most also have curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. The CCCU’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth (www.cccu.org).
Residence Director (approximately 40% time)
Coordinate housing assignments and respond to housing-related questions.
Oversee new student orientation and help students adjust to life in Washington, DC.
Remain available and visible to students; on-call daily from August 15 – May 15, responding to emergencies as required and intervening in crisis situations.
Provide counsel to students on personal adjustment, transitions, and conflict management situations.
Collaborate with the ASP director to maintain clear behavioral standards and assist as necessary in disciplinary matters.
Plan residence events that foster a healthy spiritual and social atmosphere.
Coordinate Family Night Dinners (held once a week, typically on Monday nights).
Facilitate ASP’s service learning component: Neighborhood Engagement.
Select, train, and supervise student workers: community meals, student activities, etc.
Internship Coordinator (approximately 40%):
Facilitate internship placements for all fall and spring semester students, approximately 22 students per semester.
Craft personalized internship recommendations for each student based on his/her academic interests, career goals, and professional experience.
Support student internship searches by revising and editing student resumes, cover letters, and other application materials.
Track progress of each student and provide regular reports to the ASP director.
Serve as lead instructor of ASP’s Internship
Update and revise course syllabus as needed (usually completed in the summer).
Provide course orientation at the beginning of each semester.
Coordinate with faculty and students to ensure the timely completion of journal assignments, midterm onsite evaluations, and end-of-semester supervisor evaluations.
Serve as an ASP faculty internship monitor for 35% of semester students.
Conduct midterm on-site visits for each supervised student.
Grade student journals and complete end-of-semester course grade reports.
Provide career counseling and professional development support to students, and serve as an intermediary between internship supervisors and student interns as needed.
Ensure all faculty final grade reports are properly formatted and submitted on time.
Facilities (approximately 20%):
Responsible for on-site security for all CCCU buildings in DC.
Be the first responder to facilities issues.
Manage vendor/contractor relations pertaining to the maintenance of the CCCU’s buildings.
Coordinate the workflow for the CCCU’s part-time Maintenance Specialist.
Oversee the general maintenance plan of the facilities, and, in conjunction with both supervisors, plan ahead for long term facilities needs and renovations to the facilities.
Manage the rental logistics for the Dellenback Center and the 321 Guest Suite.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Persons applying for the position should:
Have a M.A. degree in Higher Education or other related graduate degree
Have exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, as well as exceptional organizational and time management skills
Have an ability to present oneself in a professional manner as a representative of the program and maintain confidentiality at all times required
Have a strong appreciation for the Christian mission and purpose of the CCCU and its BestSemester programs
Application should include:
Resume, as a separate attachment
A statement of your Christian faith
Other requirements include:
Ability to work for long periods of time at the computer
Ability to lift heavy equipment (50 lbs)
Applicants should apply online through the posting on www.cccu.org/careers and include a cover letter, resume, and a statement of your Christian faith. First preference will be given to applicants who apply before the deadline of March 1, 2018. No paper applications or phone calls please.