Resident Director (Male)

Resident Director (Male)

This 10 month full-time, live-in position reports directly to the Director of Residence Life and is primarily responsible for establishing and maintaining a living-learning environment that fosters intellectual, interpersonal, physical and spiritual development within his assigned residence hall.

     • Affirm the mission, goals, and Christian heritage of Grove City College through both personal and professional behavior.
     • Affirm the centrality and applicability of his Christian faith through personal behavior and expression of values and ideals which are projections of that faith. 
     • Demonstrate support for the philosophy of the Grove City College Student Life & Learning office, the programs of Residence Life, and the Grove City College regulations and ordinances directing community behavior and personal lifestyle.
     • Maintain a daily visible presence in assigned residence hall and invest in the lives of the individual residents, fraternities and housing groups located in it.
     • Engage fully as a member of the Residence Life and Student Life & Learning teams.
     • Become involved in the Student Life & Learning program, Grove City College and the local Christian community by advising student groups, attending chapel programs and participating in campus activities and community events when possible.
     • Pursue continuing education and knowledge of current trends in student development.

     • Select, train, supervise, and encourage RA staff.
        1. Conduct weekly staff meetings to disseminate information, provide training experiences, foster personal and professional growth, and develop a sense of team cohesiveness and vision.
        2. Hold biweekly one-on-one mentoring sessions with RAs to develop both personal and professional growth.
        3. Maintain regular contact and open communication with each RA.
        4. Create and facilitate regular RA staff development opportunities.
        5. Coordinate RA “on duty” schedule.
        6. Assist RA staff with regular programming intended to address general developmental needs and the specific needs of those living in assigned residence hall.
        7. Facilitate regular RA leadership development opportunities.
        8. Provide guidance, support, and information needed for RAs to fulfill their responsibilities in a timely manner.
        9. Review each RA’s progress toward goals; provide support, guidance, and redefinition of those goals.
     • Select, train, supervise, and encourage student desk staff in the following areas if applicable to assigned residence hall.
        1. Coordinate and schedule use of common spaces and building supplies.
        2. Train desk staff in appropriate College policies and emergency response protocols.
        3. Assign other desk staff responsibilities as needed.

     • Counsel students when appropriate, and refer students to other College personnel as needed.
     • Communicate and employ Residence Life policies, procedures and emergency protocol.
        1. Lovingly confront students who are living unhealthy lifestyles and/or violating community standards.
        2. Keep the VP, Dean and Director and Assistant Director of Residence Life apprised of current and/or potential problems involving residents, parents, guests, etc.
        3. Oversee adjudication of disciplinary cases involving students as assigned by VP, Dean or Director of Residence Life.
        4. Assess fines for hall damages and minor policy violations when necessary.
     • Oversee student check-in, check-out, and room inspections.
     • Serve as the primary contact for maintenance and housekeeping requests. Partner with Operations to maintain a comfortable and hazard-free living environment in assigned hall.
     • Coordinate with Campus Safety to secure the safety and well-being of all residents and guests.
     • Conduct bi-monthly fire drills in conjunction with the Campus Safety Department.
     • Manage building programming and staff development budgets.
     • Attend weekly Residence Life staff meetings.
     • Serve as the Residence Director on-duty as scheduled.
     • Serve on Residence Life and/or Student Life committees as assigned by the VP and/or Director of Residence Life.
     • Carry out additional duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life.

Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. A master's degree or graduate education in a related field is preferred.

Professional Experience: One to two years in residence life or related experience preferred.

Preferred Strengths:   
     • Have a clearly stated philosophy of higher education and spiritual formation, and the ability to articulate how that philosophy influences one’s work within the residential setting. 
     • Display strong interpersonal and confrontational skills.
     • Demonstrate a commitment and ability to mentor and disciple college students and train student leaders. 
     • Evidence sound administrative skills and the ability to coordinate and manage both people and tasks. 
     • Exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills.
     • Candidates must have a valid Driver’s License.
     • Candidate must be able to negotiate buildings to the top floor where no elevator is present and where several flights of stairs may exist.

Personal Character: Must demonstrate strong integrity and a Christian commitment consistent with the mission and values of Grove City College. Must demonstrate the discernment and maturity needed to negotiate the demands of working in a staff-directed/student-led environment. A high level of professionalism and moral judgment are also required.

Applications will be taken on a rolling basis with a desired start date of Aug. 1, 2015. Cover letter, resume and references should be sent to: Grove City College, ATTN: Jamie Christy, 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA, 16127 or electronically to