This position begins 7/1/19. The Resident Director (RD) is responsible to direct and manage a positive living-learning environment that contributes to and enhances the academic, intellectual, interpersonal, physical and spiritual development of residential students, and assists with the operation of the Department of Residence Life within the Division of Student Life. Working directly with a team of student leaders (Resident Assistants-RAs and student Assistant Resident Directors-ARDs), the RD will strive to integrate faith and relationship with Christ in the on-campus living environment with students, staff, faculty, and outside constituents.
This position requires an individual to live on campus and demonstrate a mature and continually growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ, demonstrated spiritual leadership aptitude and experience, superior judgment, a passion for the collegiate learning environment, the ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision, and the understanding of current student issues, student judicial systems, and educational and social programming.
Due to the nature of a live-on-campus position, the following are included with employment: housing, cell phone stipend, and an unlimited meal plan,
Duties and Responsibilities
Affirm the mission and goals of the University through the development of a community based on biblical principles, common educational goals, and mutual respect. Assist residents in learning to respect other students and their shared their living areas.
Select, lead, direct, and supervise a staff of 8-12 Resident Assistants (RAs) and 1-2 Assistant Resident Directors (ARDs, undergraduate students) to provide a positive and educational living environment for residential students; share in the development of the overall Residence Life team.
Select and supervise front desk staff and operations, if placed in the Residence Hall.
Be aware of student issues and build relationships with ALL students in living area by maintaining a visible presence in each living area through regular visitation and participation in residence functions.
Possess and utilize a working knowledge of campus polices/resources to intervene in and properly handle crisis situations and emotional or health issues that arise in the campus community.
Assist students in mediating conflict; manage difficult psychological and health cases; and advise, train, and support student staff in identifying and assisting troubled residents.
Personally assist troubled students and disciple and mentor students; follow through on these issues in the living area.
Direct facilities and operational activities in designated living area, including check-in/check-out procedures, room changes, and appropriate paperwork.
Uphold the CCU Code of Conduct and direct and implement the judicial process for the designated living area(s), including investigating disciplinary allegations, conducting preliminary disciplinary meetings, determining and assigning disciplinary sanctions, completing necessary documentation, and training, advising, and supervising student staff in the area of conduct and discipline.
Attend meetings, apprise departmental leadership on important issues in the community, share input, produce regular reports, participate in campus on-call rotations, assist with Residence Life training, and support other departmental, divisional, and campus-wide efforts.
Administer a specific role that accomplishes departmental objectives and competencies. Examples may include overseeing student staff training, professional staff training, programming model and philosophy, academic initiatives, etc.
Demonstrate genuine interest in campus life by actively participating in campus functions such as varsity and intramural sports, homecoming events, awards ceremonies, and University–sponsored events. Be available to students during evening hours.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life.
Nature of Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Employee will work frequent irregular hours, including some nights and weekends. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Master’s in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or Counseling strongly preferred; or two or more years of experience in Residence Life or related field with the intent/desire to pursue graduate education. Bachelor's degree required.
Able to understand, envision, lead, and direct educationally-focused communities of believer-learners in both freshmen and upperclassmen environments.
Working knowledge of Residence Hall style living and front desk operations.
Understand the socio-emotional and spiritual needs of college students – from freshmen to senior – and act upon such knowledge to create educational communities for students.
Understand general judicial policies and procedures and the university structure so as to work through the proper channels and complete tasks with accuracy and excellence.
Self-motivated and able to solve complex problems with little or no supervision.
Demonstrate poise, assess needs, utilize judgment, and develop positive and wise solutions according to University protocol in a variety of crisis situations.
Communicate effectively to students, staff and faculty, and parents, by phone, e-mail, memorandum, and in person.
Demonstrate a servant’s heart and teachable spirit.
Utilize student database systems and Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Access, Word, and Publisher.
Follow instructions and work cooperatively with all Residence Life and Student Development staff.
About Colorado Christian University
With a heritage dating back to 1914, Colorado Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. Just a few minutes from downtown Denver, CCU is uniquely positioned to offer students a distinctive variety of educational opportunities and experiences.