Job: Resident Director

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Job Description

Spiritual Requirements

  1. Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming 'born again' thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
  2. Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
  3. Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
  4. Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU's Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Objectives promulgated by the University.

Job Summary

The Resident Director (RD) is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Residence Life. This position begins the end of May, 2014. The RD is responsible for directing and managing a positive living-learning environment that contributes to and enhances the academic, intellectual, interpersonal, physical and spiritual development of residential students, and assist with the operation of the Department of Residence Life within the Division of Student Life. Working directly with a team of student leaders (Resident Assistants-RA and student Assistant Resident Directors-ARD), the RD will strive to integrate faith and relationship with Christ in the on-campus living environments with staff, students, faculty and outside constituents.

This position requires an individual to live on campus and demonstrate a mature but continually growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ, demonstrated spiritual leadership aptitude and experience, superior judgment, a passion for the collegiate learning environment, the ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision, and the understanding of current student issues, student judicial systems, and educational and social programming.

Due to the nature of a live-on position, the following are included with employment; Housing, if housing is not furnished with a washer and dryer the employee will receive a stipend for laundry serviced in the residential laundry facility, a private parking spot and an unlimited meal plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Affirm the mission and goals of the University through the development of community based on biblical principles, common educational goals, and mutual respect, and assist residents in the developing and living out respect for other students and their shared their living areas. Create learning experiences for students in the various living areas, ensuring that the residential experience actively contributes to the learning outcomes of the university through intentional programming and participation in the University's learning environment.
  2. Select, lead, direct, and supervise a staff of 8-10 RAs and 1-2 ARDs to provide a positive and education living environment for residential students, and share in the development of the overall Residence Life team.
  3. Be aware of student issues and build relationships with ALL students in living area by maintaining a visible presence in each living area through regular visitation and participation in residence functions.
  4. Possess and utilize a working knowledge of campus polices/resources to intervene in and properly handle crisis situations and emotional or health issues that arise in the campus community.
  5. Assist students in mediating conflict, manage difficult psychological and health cases, and advise, train, and support student staff in identifying and assisting troubled residents. Serve as a mediator and case manager for student issues and develop leaders in designated living area.
  6. Personally assist troubled students, and disciple and mentor students.
  7. Follow through on all social, emotional, psychological, and physical issues in the living area.
  8. Direct facilities and operational activities in designated living area, including check-in/check-out procedures, room changes, and appropriate paperwork. Oversee and direct the physical, disciplinary, and emotional environment in designated living area.
  9. Communicate institutional policies and procedures as outlined in the Student Handbook, encourage students to share responsibility in upholding them, hold accountable students who do not uphold the standards.
  10. Uphold the CCU Code of Conduct and direct and implement the judicial process for the designated living area(s), including investigating disciplinary allegations, conducting preliminary disciplinary meetings, determining and assigning disciplinary sanctions, completing necessary documentation, and training, advising, and supervising student staff in the area of conduct and discipline.
  11. Attend meetings, appraise departmental leadership on important issues in the community, share input, produce regular reports, participate in campus on-call rotations, assist with Residence Life training, and support other departmental, divisional, and campus-wide efforts. Contribute to and partner with the Residence Life professional staff in administering the Department of Residence Life.
  12. Administer a specific role that accomplishes departmental objectives and competencies. Examples may include overseeing student staff training, Intramurals, professional staff training, programming model and philosophy, academic initiatives, etc.
  13. Demonstrate genuine interest in campus life by actively participating in campus functions such as varsity and intramural sports, homecoming events, awards ceremonies, and University-sponsored events. Be available to students during evening hours.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Bachelor's degree required, with the intent/desire to pursue graduate education; Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or Counseling strongly preferred.
  2. 2 or more years experience in Residence Life required.
  3. The Resident Director must be able to:
    • Understand, envision, lead, and direct educationally focused communities of believer-learners in both freshmen and upperclassmen environments.
    • Understand the socio-emotional and spiritual needs of college students - from freshmen to senior - and act upon such knowledge to create educational communities for students.
    • Understand general judicial policies and procedures and the university structure so as to work through the proper channels and complete tasks with accuracy and excellence.
    • Be self-motivated and solve complex problems with little or no supervision.
    • Demonstrate poise, assess needs, utilize judgment, and develop positive and wise solutions according to University protocol in a variety of crisis situations.
· Communicate effectively to students, other staff and faculty, and parents, by phone, by e-mail, by memoranda, and in person.

· Demonstrate a servant's heart and teachable spirit.

  • Utilize student database systems and Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Access, Word and Publisher.
  • Follow instructions and work cooperatively with all Residence Life and Student Development staff.
  • Enhance team spirit in the Residence Life team.

Nature of Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk; stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; speak with clarity, have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work. This may involve some lifting, carrying, moving, pushing and/or pulling of objects/materials of light weight (15-25 lbs). Requires working frequent irregular hours, including some night and weekends. Local and regional travel is expected. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

Important Notes

Application Process
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.

Colorado Christian University offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees. The benefit programs include: group health-dental-life insurance, 403b plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, tuition waiver program, paid holidays, short-term disability, long-term disability, and a leave of absence program.


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