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Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life
June 1, 2021
The Resident Director is a full time, 12-month, live-in staff position responsible for the overall administration and programmatic aspects of a designated residential living area. The Resident Director must be passionate about creating a safe, welcoming environment in which residents feel supported, encouraged, challenged, and valued. The Resident Director fosters the development of a living-learning environment, providing a space for residents to be shaped and molded with the hope that residents will then go out and change the world. By nature of this position, the Resident Director must serve as a
Christian role model, living above reproach and upholding the SNU mission of Character, Culture, and Christ as well as all University policies and expectations.
Actively promote and develop a residential community that values holistic learning:
Build relationships and provide appropriate support with residents of assigned living area through intentional individual and group conversations, meetings, and discussions.
Foster and support a multi-cultural, living learning environment.
Serve as a resource in dealing with specific residence hall situations such as roommate conflicts, students in crisis, diversity issues and other student concerns.
Meet with students and make disciplinary decisions regarding residence hall policy violations.
Serve in rotation for on campus emergencies and respond to critical incidents.
Develop and maintain awareness of community issues for students in the residence halls through communication with area Residential Life staff and initiate efforts to respond to and follow up such issues.
Work with Resident Assistants to assess student needs and interests; anticipate and promote educational, active, passive, and service programs, which are supportive to the residence community.
Support of a variety of student life activities by attendance and participation in events such as athletic contests, musical events, and other SNU sponsored activities.
Attend chapel on a regular basis.
Maintain hours of availability in Residence Life and Student Life offices.
Seek to fulfill university mission by developing well rounded and mature student leaders:
Supervise, coach, and develop student leaders in line with the SNU and Student Life mission and values.
Clearly and regularly articulate expectations for student staff.
Provide assessment, feedback, and accountability for student staff through regular one-on-one conversations, weekly staff meetings and semester evaluations.
Coordinate and facilitate ongoing training as assigned.
Coordinate all administrative area functions, including:
Serve as a liaison and resource to the Housing Coordinator, Facilities Management, University Public Safety and other departments on campus.
Manage operational functions for residence halls such as damage assessment, maintenance requests, hall openings and closings, cleaning rounds, etc.
Oversee and manage living area programming/development budget.
Complete and submit required reports and proposals in a timely manner.
Work to develop and achieve departmental goals:
Participate in the recruiting and hiring process of all Resident Assistants.
Participate in ongoing training, monitoring and evaluation of Ras.
Facilitate faculty involvement and partnership in the residential community.
Participate in weekly departmental meetings and supervisory meetings as assigned.
Participate in professional staff development, including Student Life monthly meetings and retreats.
Participate in the overall planning and management in Residence Life and provide input in the development of policies and procedures as well as goals and objectives.
Develop and implement other departmental/Student Affairs initiatives, such as:
Serve as a liaison and resource to Student Life and any other University departments as assigned.
Attend/make presentations at professional conferences and University events.
Other initiatives as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Receives direct supervision, work assignments, support, and mentorship daily from Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life and additional support from Dean of Students.
Responsible for the leadership of between 8-12 Resident Advisor student staff.
Southern Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. According to SNU policy, all faculty and staff must possess a strong personal Christian commitment and be committed to the SNU mission to make Christlike disciples through higher education in a Christ centered community.
An understanding of the importance for diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
A personal commitment to an intimate and continually growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Ability to integrate Christian faith with student development theories and practice.
Passion to walk alongside college students in this crucial season of life,
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Success in cultivating collaborative relationships with numerous departments and campus programs.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve and manage conflict.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team and interact effectively with students.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize, take initiative and manage multiple tasks while exercising sound judgment.
Naturally comfortable with large groups as well as in one-on-one conversations.
Capacity to manage several things at once and be able to prioritize and respond appropriately.
Ability to operate in a highly confidential manner and with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated commitment to the fundamental values of service to others, community, and diversity.
Availability to work many evenings and weekends.
Attend and be active in a local worship community.
Master’s Degree in Student Affairs or related field.
2 years of residential experience.
Additional Salary Information: BENEFITS
Generous benefit structure including family health insurance plan (shared cost), long term disability, dental insurance, group life insurance, retirement matching, tuition remission, vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays.
About Southern Nazarene University
Southern Nazarene University's (SNU) mission is to make Christlike disciples through higher education in Christ-centered community.