Reports To: Director of Community Life/Assistant Dean of Students
Status: Graduate Assistant
Location: Montreat, NC
The position of Residence Hall Director is a vital role in fulfilling Montreat College’s Christ-centered mission. A Residence Hall Director serves students in a co-curricular capacity within the residential environment through planned and unplanned educational opportunities, crisis response, management of the complex facility, supervision of the Resident Assistant staff, responding to student handbook violations, and other administrative needs. This is a 10-month live-in position that requires the employee to be a full-time graduate student in the Master of Science Management and Leadership (MSML) or the Master of Arts Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program in the Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) program of Montreat College.
Support Montreat College’s Christ-centered mission, vision, and educational objectives through effective and holistic co-curricular programming through the office of Residence Life
Mentor and supervise student Resident Assistants (RAs), including bi-weekly one-on-one meetings, weekly staff meetings, performance evaluations, etc.
Proactively engage in departmental and institutional persistence efforts to meet retention goals.
Lead, challenge, and support, a team of student staff (Resident Assistants) through a developmental process of planning, publicizing, implementing, celebrating, and reflecting intentional community programs
Responsible for the ongoing supervision, training, and evaluation of student staff relevant to designated areas of student life
Participate in an “On-Call” Rotation with the other Residence Life Professional staff
Respond to various emergency situations, acting as a resource and point person for providing care and support
Play an active role in assisting and supporting all housing policies and guidelines, working in tandem with the Housing Coordinator position
Assist with the preparation and implementation of all RA training sessions (occurring in each semester), acting as a helpful resource for the Residence Life Professional team as tasks and needs become apparent
Contribute to the RA selection process through various marketing tasks, assessing candidates, and participating in the completion of the hiring process
Collaborate with other colleagues including faculty and other student life staff to fulfill the department’s mission within the college
Facilitate all residence hall check-ins and check-outs, which would include management and inventory of the keys along with providing guidance on the room change process
Provide adjudication and continual support for residence life related student conduct
Maintain a presence at weekly residence life staff meetings along with any student services meetings that may be held
Conduct a consistent presence within the residence life and student life offices while also remaining available outside of office hours in case residential student needs may arise
Partner with various departments across campus which may include, but are not limited to; Spiritual Formation, Student Engagement, Academic Affairs, Event Services, Conference Services, Dining Services, Facility and Maintenance Staff, Counseling Staff, Campus Safety, Health Services, etc.
Engage in weekly to biweekly one-on-one meetings with the Director of Community Life for both professional and personal development
Serve on departmental and institutional committees as needed
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
Affirm and support the Montreat College Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant
Self-motivated with ability to work independently
Desire to create and maintain a culture of servant leadership and excellence
Residence Life experience preferred
Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
Organizational and managerial skills
Commitment to demonstrating an active Christian faith through personal example and interaction
Flexible; innovative, creative and energetic; detail-oriented
Bachelor degree required
Respond to emergency situations when participating in “On-Call” or during office hours
Work varying hours both during weekdays and weekends on an as needed basis
Climb up multiple flights of stairs
Ability to lift and carry items 30 lbs or less between various buildings on campus
Contain and operate a valid driver’s license in order to drive a motor vehicle
Grad School Responsibilities:
The Graduate Assistant Residence Director will complete the MSML (2 years) or CMHC (3 years) degree within the allotted # of academic years.
Application Requirements/How to Apply:
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates are requested to send the following materials:
Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer masters, bachelors, and associates degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
About Montreat College
Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer master's, bachelor's, and associate's degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ-centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.