The Department of Residential Life and Housing at the College of Saint Benedict invites applications for the full-time, benefit-eligible, 2018-19 academic year position of Residence Director. This is a live-in appointment ending summer 2019.
In support of the four-year residential experience at the College of Saint Benedict, 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. Under the direction of the Area Coordinator, the Residence Director has responsibility 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.
CSB Residential Life works with approx. 1600 women residents in both traditional-style residence halls and campus apartments and houses. Through our residential curriculum, CSB Residential Life's work with residents focuses on three areas: leadership for the common good, respect for all persons, and developing a meaningful life purpose. These areas tie to the department's central objective of community living, all of which are deeply rooted in our institution's Benedictine values.
Residential Life professional staff supervise 42 diverse resident assistants and community advisors. We Our work with the student staff to support them as they support their residents, focuses on their roles as front-line student assistance, while also promoting professional development and self-care. In addition to work within the residential curriculum and student staff, professional staff members in the department have the opportunity to build close connections with residents through their day-to-day work, and involvement in campus events and within the community. While the College of Saint Benedict is in a coordinate relationship with Saint John's University, the residential life programs on both campuses are largely separate, with different staffing models and programming for the development of young women and men, respectively.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men with a co-educational graduate School of TheologySeminary, are located six miles apart in central Minnesota, just outside the city of St. Cloud and 70 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
CSB and SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition, which emphasizes a diverse and welcoming learning and working environment inclusive of all cultures, perspectives, abilities, orientations and faiths. Learn more in our Statement on Diversity.
Unique in all of higher education, CSB and SJU are distinguished by their commitment to the holistic transformational development of women and men within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. This "coordinate relationship" offers a common curriculum, unified academic departments, identical degree requirements and a single academic calendar. Students from both campuses attend classes together and faculty teach students from both campuses. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about .
Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a variety of fine arts, dining, cultural, philanthropic, sports and other events and activities. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others choose to commute from the Twin Cities. CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program. Click on the "benefits" tab above for further information.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
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.
Support and assist with the overall residential life/housing operation.
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 one year 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 an RD 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 one year 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-campus.
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.
To Apply:Applications are accepted online by clicking "Apply" above. Interested candidates should complete an application form and attach a cover letter and resume.
If you require special accommodations to participate in the College of Saint Benedict hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct pre-employment background checks. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
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