Trinity Christian College seeks a full-time Area Director. The first year Area Director works collaboratively with the upper class Area Director to lead, develop, and oversee a residence life program that actively contributes to the Student Life purpose and outcomes. The Area Director position is a full time, 11 month (48 week) position that requires on site residency. A competitive salary and benefit package is available.
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following during the online application process. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Expression of faith statement In a separate document, describe your faith commitment in Jesus Christ and how it is expressed through your involvement with the body of Christ and participation in a local church.
Diversity Statement Please read Trinity’s mission statement, found at http://www.trnty.edu/About-Us/mission.html. Trinity’s mission statement states that we “seek to develop a multiracial, multinational and multidenominational student body.” In a separate document, describe your vision for diversity at a Christian college and how your vision shapes your work.
Perspective on Profession Trinity expects that student life/athletics staff will be committed to excellence consistent with our purpose and outcomes. Describe how you would approach your work in such a way that would seek excellence while pursuing these outcomes for your students.
Student Life Purpose and Outcomes We cultivate an academic community in which students flourish as they encounter the triune God with their whole lives and discover the joy of their vocation.
We embody this purpose in our work in confident hope that all students – blessed by God, redeemed by Christ, and equipped by the Spirit -- will:
Communicate about their emerging vocation as a joyful response to God’s calling
Participate in creative and redemptive activity that develops community
Demonstrate a growing maturity that expresses itself in consistency between belief and behavior
Engage in diverse communities
Tell the story of who they are and how they are being formed in Christ
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Residence Life Program Leadership
Collaborate to lead, develop and manage a comprehensive residence life program that embodies the student life purpose and seeks to educate students toward the student life outcomes
Develop, implement, and assess programming for resident students consistent with the student life outcomes
Work to create residential community that reflects the college’s commitments to diversity and unity
Strengthen the value and quality of the residential experience at Trinity in support of the college’s residency expectation
Facilitate the ongoing selection, training, and evaluation of paraprofessional residence life staff
Supervise 8-12 Resident Assistants (RAs) and one upper-class undergraduate Assistant Area Director (AAD), including structuring regular individual and group meetings that develop student leadership capacity
Serve as a member of the conduct & resolution pool – a cross-disciplinary team of faculty and staff trained to engage with various accountability processes across the college including the non-discrimination resolution process
Crisis Management & Student Support
Serve on the Dean of Students professional staff on call rotation
Provide direct proactive and responsive intervention to students of concern including, but not limited to, mental health related concerns and crises
Provide support and assistance to the Dean of Students and VP for Student Life in the managing of student crises.
Promote the residence life program within the college community
Contribute to student recruitment by promoting the residence life program to admissions staff and prospective students
Maintain a high level of availability on the campus and in the residence hall
Collaborate effectively with student life and college wide offices/departments
Serve on various college-wide committees or task forces
Retention & Community Development
Contribute to the college’s retention efforts through participation in the Student Response Team
Develop familiarity with and promote college programs and community resources to residential students
Serve as a key connector for students to college resources for flourishing
Support the office of student programs in campus-wide programming efforts
Serve as the primary housing administrator for his/her respective residence halls to include housing selection, housing assignments, key distribution/collection, resident check in/out, facilities and operations
Collaborate effectively with the Coordinator for Student Services and Director of Campus Safety regarding student room and board records and residence hall access
Engage in ongoing professional development
Manage residence life budgets
Other duties as assigned
Supervision of paraprofessional staff is required; supervision of graduate practicum student is possible.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
A completed master’s degree in student affairs administration (or an area relating to college student development) is required prior to the beginning of employment.
Sincere allegiance to the mission of the college
Personal faith in and commitment to Jesus Christ including involvement in a local church
Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office systems and student records systems
Ability to maintain trust and confidentiality (when appropriate) with sensitive information and student records
Professional expertise and integrity
A clear vision for diversity in Christian higher education
Effective administrative, interpersonal, and collaboration skills
Effectiveness in program development and evaluation
Previous live in experience
Previous experience with Maxient incident management software
Previous experience working with an ethnically, denominationally, and/or culturally diverse population
This position requires on-site residency; a 2 bedroom apartment is provided. Pets are not permitted. Noise levels are generally moderate. Evening, weekend or late hours are expected and will be significant at times. Scheduled availability to students is requested - the work week is not based on normal business hours. High visibility at campus events and activities is expected.
These characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.