The resident director position exists to provide intentional, Christ-centered living and learning environments that both challenge and support students in achieving academic success and growth in personal maturity and competence. The resident director is a live-in position, with remuneration including salary, housing, and a full board plan. The resident director is directly responsible to the Dean of Students.
Training, supervising, and mentoring a student staff of resident assistants
Ensuring that engaging and developmental hall-wide and floor programming occurs in the residence hall
Collaborating with the Office of Residence Life & Housing staff to provide a program that supports and fosters department values, goals, and student learning outcomes
Serve in a campus-wide on-call rotation, shared among residence life professional staff throughout the academic year
Assisting with facilities management
Providing oversight in one specific aspect of the overall Residence Life & Housing program (leadership, staff training, housing, etc.)
Maintaining a positive living/learning environment
Participating in the Student Conduct process
Bachelor’s degree required. Masters degree in Higher Education, College Student Development, Student Affairs Administration, Counseling, or related field preferred.
Strong administrative and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong desire to work with college students
Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Please provide a brief description of your faith journey, including the nature of your current participation in a local church or fellowship.
What motivates you to seek employment with an institution that strives to work together in the manner described in the community covenant?
Do you have any questions or concerns regarding either the doctrinal statement or community covenant?
About Houghton College
Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition. Few colleges have so successfully combined the inspiration and strength of the Christian spirit with a contemporary, academically excellent, liberal arts education. The overall student body of 1,100 represents 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries.
Houghton is a member of the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the Annapolis Group and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. US News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges" Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Houghton is also ranked in the top 3 percent of colleges nationwide according to the fourth-annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu.
The college has an operating budget of $35 million.