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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Student Affairs/Student services
4 Year Degree
Department: Honors Program and Student Life
Reports To: Honors Program Director and Assistant Dean of Students
Status: Full-time, Benefitted
Location: Montreat, NC
Montreat College is seeking an energetic and motivated individual who is committed to the Christian liberal arts and its call to love God and neighbor by serving as our new Program Coordinator & Resident Director for the Montreat College Honors Program. In the last four years the Montreat College Honors Program has grown from 20+ to nearly 80 students and is projected grow to over 100 students in the next year and beyond. This year we have added two Honors Houses for upper-class honors students. This individual will take the lead on building out the programing for our honors community outside of the classroom curriculum and therefore, must work well in collaborative settings. This new hire will work collaboratively with the Honors Director and other faculty in supporting our honors students who are deeply motivated by a desire to serve and an eagerness to think and live well. As the Honors Resident Director this individual will also work closely with Residence Life to respond to crises in their Honors Houses, to manage the use of the houses, to supervise their RAs, and to respond to student handbook violations. This is an 11-month position.
Honors Program Coordinator & Resident Director:
Meet weekly with the Honors Program Director
Develop the co-curriculum for the Honors Program in consultation with the Honors Director. This would include
cultivating local relationships for service in Buncombe County
coordinating honors class discussions in the houses with honors professors
developing and coordinating studies on the Bible, the cultivation of virtues and other topics with honors Resident Assistants (RAs), and occasionally the Dean of Spiritual Formation
planning and leading extra-curricular outings necessary for the social life of the program
Plan the logistics for the Honors Lecture Series annually
Assist the Honors Director in the months of May and June with planning for the following year, including Welcome Week
Assist the Honors Director in communicating with in-coming honors students over the summer months
Assist the Honors Director in interviewing and hiring the Honors Student Assistant
Maintain strong collaborative relationships with Residence Life staff and the Assistant Dean of Students
Proactively engage with the Assistant Dean in co-curricular persistence and retention progress in the Honors Program.
Mentor and supervise student RAs, including bi-weekly one-on-one meetings, weekly staff meetings, performance evaluations, etc.
Be responsible for the ongoing supervision, training, and evaluation of student staff relevant to designated areas of student life
Play an active role in assisting and supporting all housing policies and guidelines, working in tandem with the Housing Coordinator position, especially as it relates to housing honors students whether that’s in honors housing or general housing.
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
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 with focus on RA’s for the honors program.
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
Be present at weekly residence life staff meetings along with any student services meetings that may be held
Be consistently present 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 biweekly one-on-one meetings with Assistant Dean for professional and personal development
Serve on departmental and institutional committees as needed
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. Additional locations in Asheville, Charlotte, and Morganton 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.