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Reports To: Assistant for Student Life/Director of Community Life
Status: Full-time, exempt, 12-month position
The Director of Residence Life leads the residential student experience through provision of healthy, Christ-centered living environments that promote intentional community devoted to the holistic growth of each student. This role plays a critical part in the supervision of the Residence Life team, management of the multiple site locations and residential programs, and supporting the onboarding of new students.
First Year Experience
Support the onboarding of First Year students to the college through initiatives that help equip and prepare students for college readiness (pre-college) through the duration of their first year
Assist with Cav Connect summer orientation events and related programming in the onboarding process
Assist Director of Community Life with leadership of Welcome Week 1.0 and 2.0
In conjunction with the Student Life, Academic Affairs, and the Thrive Center, works to design, assess, and refine the First Year Experience (FYE) programs, including orientations, first-year student programming, and assists with FYE/gateway courses
Proactively engage in departmental and institutional persistence efforts to meet retention goals
Serve and care for assigned high risk student cohort with tenacity that promotes student success
Support persistence and retention efforts through management of Catalyst (relational retention software) and Safety Net teams, ResLife ICU’s, administering of the housing card and placement system
Ensure Delivery of holistic co-curricular programming through Residence Life that support the college’s educational objectives and Christ-centered mission (hall socials, small groups and Bible Studies, intentional programming, community building activities)
Train and supervise and the Residence Life staff (Residence Directors and Resident Assistants).
Edit and update the Residence Director Manual, and developmental training process in collaboration with Assistant Dean and Vice President for Student Life
Provide Student Handbook recommendations for new and revision of existing policies and protocols
Management of ResLife-specific conduct cases and assisting with other cases as needed (Title IX investigation and adjudication)
Provide professional development opportunities for Residence Life Staff
Administer the supervision of residence break housing and supervision coverage
Assist in departmental retention efforts through administering and collecting housing cards and assisting with housing placements.
Multi-Site ResHall Management
Lead the marketing, branding, and related community building efforts with relevant stakeholders to bridge the multiple site locations for student housing
Provide site management and response with contracted housing partners at off campus locations related to all facets of the residential operation (marketing/branding, programs, conduct, facility issues, partner relations)
Manage the communication with appropriate persons regarding physical facilities, living environment, and the safety and security of residents.
Serve in an “on-call” rotation for student emergency response on weekdays and weekends during the academic year and work with Athletic Department and Academics as necessary for accommodations pre and post semesters (December, May, and August)
Partner with Student Life staff in coordinating new and continuing student housing assignments
Serve on departmental and institutional committees as needed
Self-motivated with ability to work independently • Desire to create and maintain a culture of servant leadership and excellence • Residence Life experience preferred
Management 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, Master degree in related field preferred
Qualifications/Expectations: A welcoming, service-oriented person who relationally connects well with people and capable of getting tasks done in a timely manner. Desire to create and maintain a culture of servant leadership excellence. Must be a good communicator who is highly organized, detail oriented, and able to adapt. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with good time management skills. A qualified candidate will be able to affirm and support the vision, mission, statement of faith, and community life covenant of Montreat College.
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 and Charlotte supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ centered teaching and learning and is a governing member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
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.