Responsibilities: The residence director is a live-in, professional employee whose responsibilities include furthering the overall mission of the College, fostering holistic living-learning environments through the recruitment, selection, training, supervision and evaluation of 6 – 9 undergraduate student staff members, administration of up to 370 residents in a residence hall and/or apartment building, serving as an active member of the Residence Life team collaboratively implementing and assessing programs achieved through a developmental and educational approach to assure excellence in meeting student learning outcomes and services.
Open Residence Director positions include opportunities for a first year residence hall or upper class residence hall. We are accepting applications for both and will discuss the best options for applicants who move further in the interview process.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling or related field and one year of post-undergraduate residence life experience.
Skills and Characteristics: Excellent interpersonal skills and counseling ability; teaching and/or mentoring experience; ability to work proficiently in student conduct and care software; ability to model Christian faith journey; demonstrated commitment to continual learning and growth in regards to diversity and reconciliation; ability to clearly articulate why inclusive excellence and cultural intelligence matter; ability to work collaboratively with other departments; strong administrative skills; support the living learning environment that is an essential part of the cocurricular experience at Messiah College; supervisory and decision-making abilities; strong verbal and written communication abilities; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education.
Additional Salary Information: Includes housing (including all utilities and wi-fi) and benefits
Internal Number: 2020_0007OP_STF
About Messiah College
Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our
mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.