Resident Director

Job ID: 
Resident Director
Institution: 
Covenant College
Location: 
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

FLSA Classification:

Exempt

 

Status/Hours:

Full-Time, 40 hrs per week

 

Reports to:

Associate Dean of Students, Residence Life


POSITION SUMMARY

The Resident Director (RD) will carry out the college’s mission statement in the setting of a residence hall.  The RD is responsible for the specific organization, supervision and direction of the residence hall learning community,  encouraging and facilitating a culture and maintaining an environment conducive and supportive to student learning and discipleship which challenges students to develop academically, emotionally, physically, culturally, socially and spiritually. Additionally, the incumbent must demonstrate an active and reformed Christian commitment, serving as a model, advisor and facilitator of student development.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Community Development

  • Encourage students to participate in community, both campus & building.
  • Participate in student and college activities including high traffic weekends.
  • Act as a liaison between the residence hall community and the faculty/staff.
  • Oversee, track, and guide residence hall programs, focusing on learning outcomes.
  • Maintain regular office hours and be a visible presence in the residence hall.

 

Supervision/Administration

  • Manage and oversee the residence hall day-to-day operations.
  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate the Residence Life student leaders.
  • Oversee building budget and maintain up-to-date and accurate accounting records.
  • Conduct closing/opening procedures at the beginning and end of each semester.
  • Work with the Dean to manage and authorize room changes and assignments.

 

Discipline/Incident Management

  • Assist in the development, implementation, and enforcement of all college policies.
  • Assist the Dean as a hearing officer in disciplinary meetings and decisions.
  • Serve in an on-call duty rotation both weekdays, weekends and breaks.
  • Manage and respond to both emergency and non-emergency incidents.

 

Retention/Care & Concern

  • Act as resource person and facilitator for student conflict resolution.
  • Connect with students who are struggling with academics or retention issues. Work with them to provide appropriate resources or support. Maintain healthy communication with the Center for Student Success as it pertains to students on Retention or Midterm Warning.

 

Professional Development

  • Model and live in a manner worthy of the Lord and pleasing to Him.
  • Fulfill all employee responsibilities outlined in the Staff Manual.
  • Be actively involved in setting goals for personal as well as professional development.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Students, Residence Life.

 


COMPETENCIES

  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to use discretion in sensitive and confidential employee matters.
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other administrators, staff, and faculty members.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree with significant student leadership experience will be considered.
  • Two years experience in counseling, residence life administration, and programming for college students.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or related fields

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • An understanding of the mission and purpose of Covenant College.
  • Must be able to assent to Covenant College’s Staff Commitments.

PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Remain in a stationary position at least 60% of the work day.
  • Lifting: occasionally; classified as light, lifting or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) up to 50 lbs.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  Before being considered, an applicant will need to submit:

  • Letter of interest.
  • Résumé, including contact information for three references.
  • A brief statement (one page maximum) summarizing your philosophy of residence life and student development.  Of particular interest to us is how the applicant views these areas of student life complementing the full educational life of the college.
  • A statement of faith, sharing about his or her ongoing walk with Christ  and your understanding of and commitment to Scripture, the Westminster Confession of Faith (http://www.pcaac.org/resources/wcf/) , and the doctrinal standards of the Presbyterian Church in America (http://pcanet.org/general/beliefs.htm).

 

Submit all documents to: employment@covenant.edu

Dr. Scott Quatro

Dr. Scott Quatro discusses Covenant’s motto and how it is put into practice across the disciplines and departments.
Taken the evening of 10.13.2013 by Matt McLelland.