The Residential Life & Housing Department at the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) invites applications for a full-time (.92 FTE), benefit eligible position of Residence Director.
In support of the four-year residential experience at the College of Saint Benedict (CSB), the Residence Director (RD) is responsible for creating a supportive environment in a campus residential area that promotes the values and practices of Catholic, Benedictine living with an intentional focus on the development of women. The RD serves as a mentor, resource person, and role model to residents and student staff members. The Residence Director is responsible for implementing the residential experience in their area, including facilitation of hall/area programming, training and supervision of resident assistants or community advisors, and community development.
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference and that everyone deserves to feel safe and morally valued. To that end, we will challenge our own practices and systems. Our commitment to an inclusive environment will be incorporated into all decision-making processes. We dedicate ourselves to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons.
Develop a residential community-focused environment using developmental theories, community models, and Benedictine Values, which encourages personal growth of students.
Supervise, train and evaluate student staff.
Administer and interpret the student conduct process for residents in the area utilizing an educational and developmental approach.
Implement departmental residential curriculum through comprehensive programming, cohort-based learning, campus partner collaboration, and integration of learning outcomes and assessment plans.
Execute departmental projects and initiatives including advising, staff selection, and training.
Serve in an on-call rotation (approximately once every 6-7 weeks) to provide after-hours support and crisis response, which may include hospital visits.
Support and assist with the overall Residential Life and Housing operations.
Work in partnership with other college constituencies to provide quality service to students.
Engage in on-going professional and personal development.
Bachelor's degree and minimum of two years' residence life and/or student development experience that includes program or event planning, participation in on-call duty rotation, and/or documentation of policy violations.
As a Residence Director in an all-women's residence hall at a college for women, it is a bona fide requirement that a qualified candidate identifies as a woman.
At least two years' experience living in campus housing.
Ability to work within a team and motivate others.
Effective communication, organization and human relations skills.
Willingness to engage students in their growth and development through supporting the values of the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Applicants from all faith traditions are encouraged to apply.
Willingness to learn and utilize student development theory including women's development theory.
Willingness and ability to maintain a high level of competence and professionalism. Discreet judgment and confidentiality are expected at this level of responsibility.
Leadership development skills and ability to practice and teach shared leadership.
Demonstrated referral ability.
Knowledge of professional standards in student affairs.
Computer proficiency in word processing, database and utilizing the internet.
Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings.
Must be able to live on the campus of CSB.
Must hold a valid US driver's license or obtain one prior to 1st day of employment due to participation in staff duty rotation.
The ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Master's degree in college student personnel, student development, counseling, or related field.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB and SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative ed...ucation of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.