Responsible for the administration of the residential community to which she/he are assigned with broader responsibilities within the Office of Residence Life (ORL) as assigned by the Associate Dean for Community Life (ADCL). The RD is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy, and nurturing living environment that will enhance each students' potential for achieving their individual spiritual, educational, personal, and professional goals.
Ensures timely communication of significant residence community events to the ADCL (weekly written report and ongoing oral reports as needed).
Ensures that the residence community is reasonably well maintained, with equipment in proper operating order and furnishings in good repair and in place.
Ensures an open communication with and positive working relationship with physical plant.
Holds weekly staff meetings to address residence community specific issues and develop the residence community team.
Assists the office of residence life in making room assignments and room changes as needed.
Knowledgeable of community and campus resources that may be beneficial to residents.
Refers residents to other helping professionals in the community and on campus and networks within the campus and community to enhance referral processes.
Provides leadership and support for student residence life staff and student spiritual life staff as they develop and implement a spiritual life strategy for the residence community.
Meets at least twice monthly with each RA to help them develop a growth plan and provide accountability for their responsibilities as a RA.
Provides support for students on academic probation.
Assists RAs in establishing specific goals for her/his floor/unit/apartment.
Develops workshops and other training designed to enhance the development of leadership and appreciation for community service.
Provides necessary programs and supervision to ensure a living environment that is conducive to spiritual, academic, personal, and professional achievement.
Coffee Shop Coordinator
Work with the inventory student manager to make sure the cafe is stocked properly to best serve the customers.
Work with the employee student manager to make sure the barista schedule is in place and the cafe is properly manned during work hours and extra events.
Work alongside both managers to hire, train, and assist student employees
Oversee the financial state of the business and to look for ways to improve
Observe the care of cafe appliances and work with the physical plant and custodial staff to maintain, clean, and improve the cafe
Assist the Student Center Director with merchandise, logo/marketing, inventory, and atmospheric aesthetics
Serve, aid, and equip student center stewards to provide quality products and customer service
Support the Student Center Director with daily business needs
Purchase merchandise and appliances that improves the space and services
Assemble and moving merchandise and furniture at need
Work with I.T.S. for space improvements
Handle payroll items for student employees
Work with the student center staff to utilize the Hiccup Cafe and student center regarding the all-campus event calendar
Accepts other duties as assigned.
Is a full-time, year-round, live-in position
Education and Preferred Experience: A master's degree in student personnel, student development, counseling, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous experience in residence life is preferred. A committed and dynamic Christian faith is vital along with the ability to support the University’s theological position, lifestyle standards and mission. Please submit your signed employment application along with resume and the application insert with essays to the Asbury University Human Resource office.
Asbury University was founded in 1890 with a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. The University is recognized as a premier Christian university in the liberal and applied arts that prepares young men and women to engage postmodern society with a Christian worldview in the Wesleyan Holiness tradition as servant leaders. Asbury seeks to enable students to acquire skills and attitudes that promote the holistic integration of faith, learning and living in a Christ-centered transformative community based on Biblical principles. Asbury University encourages more than 1,325 traditional undergraduate students to study, worship and serve together on a campus located 10 miles southwest of Lexington in Wilmore, Ky. These students come from 44 states and 15 foreign nations, and more than 80 percent of the University’s students live on campus. Students in our Adult Professional Studies and graduate programs increase the total enrollment to 1,700 students. Asbury University’s 13 academic departments,contained within four schools, offer more than 50 majors.
The University also offers several Master's programs, including education and social work. In addition, the Unive...rsity provides an adult degree-completion program called Adult Professional Studies (APS) and Online Programs. As a result, the University has a total enrollment of more than 1,700 students. More than 22,000 living alumni of the University surround the globe, leading and serving in all 50 states and more than 70 nations.
Asbury University is an independent liberal arts university, providing undergraduate and graduate educational programs guided by the classical tradition of orthodox Christian thought. Central to this endeavor is a clear affirmation of the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as God’s infallible and authoritative word and particularly its teaching that the world was created by God and that persons are created in the image of God. On this foundation, we seek to provide an excellent integrated educational experience that appreciates truth in all areas of life and develops whole persons for achievement and service. Whether preparing students for further advanced-degree study or for professional employment, the educational programs of the University reflect a liberal arts character.
Asbury University is listed among the best liberal arts universities in the nation by the National Review, and has been named among the top-10 regional liberal arts institutions in the South by U.S. News and World Report. The Templeton Foundation has recognized Asbury as a "character building university" and has singled out its leadership development program for special recognition.
Asbury University’s campus has a beautiful setting located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, 10 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., on US 68.