Trinity Christian College seeks a full-time Residence Life Area Director. There are two Residence Life Area Directors at Trinity who work collaboratively to lead, develop, and oversee a residence life program that actively contributes to the Student Life purpose and outcomes. The Area Director position is a full time, 10.5 month (46 week) position that requires on-site residency in a two-bedroom apartment designated for the Area Director. This job opening is for Area Director of the Alumni/Tibstra Hall residential area, a living area that houses a combination of sophomore-senior students.
The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Residence Life Program Leadership
Collaborate to lead, develop and manage a comprehensive residence life program that embodies the student life purpose and seeks to educate students toward the student life outcomes
Develop, implement, and assess programming for resident students consistent with the student life outcomes
Work to create residential community that reflects the college’s commitments to diversity and unity
Strengthen the value and quality of the residential experience at Trinity in support of the college’s residency expectation
Facilitate the ongoing selection, training, and evaluation of paraprofessional residence life staff
Supervise 8-10 Resident Assistants (RAs), including structuring regular individual and group meetings that develop student leadership capacity
Suring the summer months, jointly Supervise 1-2 summer RAs (with the other Area Director)
Serve as the primary student conduct officer for his/her residential area
Serve as a member of the conduct & resolution pool – a cross-disciplinary team of faculty and staff trained to engage with various accountability processes across the college including the non-discrimination resolution process
Crisis Management & Student Support
Serve in a rotating on-call capacity with other professional student life staff (on-call about 7-10 days/month)
Provide direct proactive and responsive intervention to students of concern including, but not limited to, mental health related concerns and crises
Provide support and assistance to the Dean of Student Life and VP for Student Life and Athletics in the managing of student crises.
Serve as a member of Care Team—a group that provides outreach and support to students of concern
Promote the residence life program within the college community
Contribute to student recruitment by promoting the residence life program to admissions staff and prospective students
Maintain a high level of availability on the campus and in the residence halls
Collaborate effectively with student life and college wide offices/departments
Serve on various college-wide committees or task forces
Retention & Community Development
Contribute to the college’s retention efforts through participation in the Student Response Team
Develop familiarity with and promote college programs and community resources to residential students
Serve as a key connector for students to college resources for flourishing
Support the office of student programs in campus-wide programming efforts
Serve as the primary housing administrator for his/her respective residence halls to include housing selection, housing assignments, key distribution/collection, resident check in/out, facilities and operations
Collaborate effectively with the Coordinator for Student Services and Director of Campus Safety regarding student room and board records and residence hall access
Engage in ongoing professional development
Manage residence life budgets
Other duties as assigned
A Master’s degree in student affairs administration or an area related to college student development and/or at least 2-3 years of Resident life or Student Affairs experience required.
Other qualifications include:
Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office systems and student records systems
Ability to maintain trust and confidentiality (when appropriate) with sensitive information and student records
Professional expertise and integrity
A clear vision for diversity in Christian higher education
Effective administrative, interpersonal, and collaboration skills
Effectiveness in program development and evaluation
Previous experience with Maxient incident management software
Previous experience with CAMS or other Student Information Systems
Previous experience working with ethnically, denominationally, and/or culturally diverse populations
This position requires on-site residency with rotating 24/7 on-call responsibility. A significant amount of work is conducted in standard office setting during common business hours. Some evening, weekend or late hours are expected and will be significant at times. High visibility at campus events and activities is expected. Some exposure to potentially dangerous situations is possible (particularly in relation to on-call and crisis response). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Trinity Christian College seeks candidates that have a personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, and a sincere allegiance to the mission of the college.
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following during the online application process:
Expression of faith statement In a brief statement (300 words or less), describe your faith commitment in Jesus Christ and how it is expressed through your involvement with the body of Christ and participation in a local church.
Diversity Statement Please read Trinity’s mission statement, found at http://www.trnty.edu/About-Us/mission.html. Trinity’s mission statement states that we “seek to develop a multiracial, multinational and multidenominational student body.” In a separate document, describe your vision for diversity at a Christian college and how your vision shapes your work (300 words or less).