Female RD

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 03, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


This ten-month full-time, live-in position that 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, civic, and spiritual development within 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 reflections 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. 


  • Intentionally interact with and serve your residents through rounds, hosting them in your apartment, attending their events, knowing their names, etc.


  • 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.


  • Value and infuse collaboration as a necessary component for effective and meaningful work, leadership, and service.


  • Pursue continuing education and knowledge of current trends in student development.





  • Select, train, supervise, and encourage Resident Assistant (RA) staff.


  • Conduct weekly staff meetings to disseminate information, provide training experiences, foster personal and professional growth, and develop a sense of team cohesion and vision.


  • Hold biweekly one-on-one meetings with RAs to develop both personal and professional growth.


  • Maintain regular contact and open communication with each RA.


  • Create and facilitate ongoing RA staff development opportunities.


  • 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 RA leadership development opportunities.


  • 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, and supervise student desk staff in the following areas


  • Coordinate and schedule use of common spaces and building supplies.


  • Train desk staff in appropriate College policies and emergency response protocols.


  • Assign other desk staff responsibilities as needed.




  • Counsel students when appropriate; refer students to other College personnel as needed.


  • Communicate and employ Residence Life policies, procedures, and emergency protocol.


  • Appropriately confront and report students who are living unhealthy lifestyles and/or violating community standards.


  • Keep the VP, Assistant Dean, and Director of Residence Life apprised of current and/or potential problems involving residents, parents, guests, etc.


  • Oversee adjudication of disciplinary cases involving students as assigned by VP, Assistant Dean, or Director of Residence Life.


  • Assess fines for hall damages and policy violations when necessary.


  • Serve as the emergency contact person for your building.


  • 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 appropriate campus offices to secure the safety and well-being of all residents and guests.


  • Conduct fire drills once per semester in conjunction with the Campus Safety Department.


  • Manage building programming and staff development budgets.


  • Attend weekly Residence Life staff meetings.


  • Serve as the Resident Director on-call for all of campus 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 or Assistant Director of Residence Life.





  • 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’ experience working in residence life or related experience preferred.





  • 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.



  • Candidate must be able to navigate 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.


Please send a resume, names and contact information of three references and a letter of interest that includes an explanation of how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with Grove City College’s unique mission as a Christian college see: (http://www.gcc.edu/Home/Our-Story/Faith-Freedom/Vision-Mission-Values) to: Mrs. Jamie N. Kimble, Associate Director of Human Resources at employment@gcc.edu.