This ten 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
- 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
- Maintain a daily visible
presence in assigned residence hall.
- 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.
Conduct weekly staff meetings to disseminate
information, provide training experiences, foster personal and professional
growth, and develop a sense of team cohesiveness and vision.
Hold biweekly one-on-one mentoring sessions with
RAs to develop both personal and professional growth.
Maintain regular contact and open communication
with each RA.
Create and facilitate regular RA staff
Coordinate RA “on duty” schedule.
Assist RA staff with regular programming intended
to address general developmental needs and the specific needs of those living
in assigned residence hall.
Facilitate regular RA leadership development
Provide guidance, support, and information needed
for RAs to fulfill their responsibilities in a timely manner.
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.
and schedule use of common spaces and building supplies.
desk staff in appropriate College policies and emergency response protocols.
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.
confront students who are living unhealthy lifestyles and/or violating
Keep the VP, Dean and Director of Residence Life
apprised of current and/or potential problems involving residents, parents,
Oversee adjudication of disciplinary cases
involving students as assigned by VP, Dean, or Director of Residence Life.
Assess fines for hall damages and minor policy
violations when necessary.
Oversee student check-in, check-out, and room
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
Attend weekly Residence Life staff meetings.
Serve as the Residence Director on-duty as
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.
A Bachelors degree from an accredited institution. A Masters degree or graduate education in a
related field is preferred.
One to two years in residence life or related experience
- 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
- Display strong
interpersonal and confrontational skills.
- Demonstrate a commitment
and ability to mentor and disciple college students and train student
- Evidence sound
administrative skills and the ability to coordinate and manage both people
- Exhibit strong written and
verbal communication skills.
- Candidates must have a valid
- Candidate must be able to
negotiate buildings to the top floor where no elevator is present and
where several flights of stairs may exist.
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 accepted and interviews conducted on a
rolling basis. However, applications will not be accepted after Friday, May 3,
2013. Cover letter, résumé and
references should be sent to:
Grove City College
ATTN: Ms. Jamie
100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16137
Questions about the status of applications should be
directed to Mrs. Zolane Gordon, Staff Assistant, email@example.com
Questions about the specifics of the position should be
directed to Ms. Jamie Swank, Director of Residence Life, SwankJR@gcc.edu