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Resident Director

Company: Liberty University
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Posting Summary

Posting Number S03096P Classification Title Benefited Salary Position Type Staff Disclaimer

Liberty University's hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the "religion" component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. Liberty University is in that category.

Position Title Resident Director Does this position require driving? Yes Contact Contact Phone Ext Contact Email Job Summary/Basic Function

Resident Directors mentor and assist Resident Assistants while maintaining the residential facilities and promoting biblical community, diversity, leadership development, and spiritual growth among on-campus students in the residence halls to which they are assigned. Resident Directors live on campus, in residence hall apartments, and provide 24/7 on-call responses to the halls they oversee for student behavioral and crisis situations. Additionally, they monitor the maintenance, custodial and communication needs of those residence halls. The Resident Director works collaboratively with the other Resident Directors in the Office of Residence Life to assist with student development and programming initiatives.

Resident Directors provide staffing for the following academic breaks: Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, and Easter break. Resident Directors also serve on a weekly rotating basis as the campus wide On-Call Resident Director throughout the academic year.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

* Supervise Resident Assistants
* Develop and deliver comprehensive and effective recruitment, retention, training, and performance management programs for Resident Assistants.
* Supervise assigned team of 6-12 Resident Assistants in the design and implementation of social, cultural and educational programs in the residence halls.
* Facilitate a weekly RA Group with team of assigned Resident Assistants, and meet bi-weekly with each assigned individual Resident Assistant for discipleship and mentorship purposes.

* Develop Students
* Supervise the overall operation of a residential area, including organizational planning, community development, and day-to-day management of that area.
* Oversee the Liberty Way process in collaboration with the Office of Community Life.
* Provide 24/7 crisis responses as needed for student issues such as mental health, physical health, safety and security, student conflict, or facilities emergencies, and ensure appropriate follow-up.
* Work proactively with students, family members and other constituents to quickly and effectively resolve issues including, but not limited to, student development, judicial affairs, housing, and student health and wellness.
* Lead a bi-weekly Converge Leadership Program small group.

* Facilitate Housing Processes
* Assist in the coordination and implementation of housing procedures, including room changes, room selection, move-in and move-out periods.
* Inspect the residence halls for any fire or safety hazards and conduct 2 fire drills per semester.
* Supervise the opening & closing of residence halls.
* Report any damage to the residence halls and collect documentation for assessment of damage charges to students.

* Communicate effectively with coworkers, parents and students
* Remain abreast of existing and emerging technologies, processes, products, services and leading industry performance benchmarks as it pertains to Student Affairs
* Work effectively as a team member, embracing and fostering LU's mission.

7. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education

a. Completed bachelor's degree and pursuit of master's degree/continuing education

2. Experience

a. 1-2 years of student or peer development experience

b. Prior experience with group participation and/or facilitation

Preferred Qualifications

1. Education

a. Master's Degree complete - preferably in student development, religion, counseling, or related field

2. Experience

a. 1-2 years of experience in higher education student development

b. Prior experience with group leadership and facilitation

Work Hours


Keywords: Liberty University, Lynchburg , Resident Director, Executive , Lynchburg, Virginia

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