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Student Development - Resident Director

Hope College
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 8, 2023

Position Information

Position Title
Student Development - Resident Director

Classification Title
Hourly Part Time (.1-.49 FTE)

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligibility

Student Development

Job Description

Resident Directors (RDs) at Hope College oversee the development, management, and administration of a small residential hall. This is a live-in, part-time professional staff position that creates community by engaging students in a dynamic environment. We strive to create opportunities that develop, foster, and promote academic success, personal growth, intercultural competence, and exploration of faith.

Our current opening is in Lichty Hall, a first-year residence hall housing approximately 50 students. Lichty is home to the Day1 Living-Learning Community, where students live and learn together while using their knowledge of science, mathematics and engineering to engage in efforts to improve the water quality of the greater Holland area.

The RD position runs from August-May. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop relationships with residents, student staff, colleagues, faculty, and staff that are based in belonging, growth, dignity, respect and care
  • Assess and respond to needs of colleagues, Resident Assistants, and campus community
Student Development
  • Overall operation of residence hall including, but not limited to, oversight of student staff members, community development, and address of facility needs
  • Confront policy violations and take appropriate, timely, and developmental-based action
  • Actively seek ways to integrate in-classroom and out-of-classroom experiences within the context of a Christian, residential, liberal arts college
Community Development
  • Develop and implement specific plans to create an environment that celebrates the richness of diversity and promotes the active engagement of all students
  • Meet regularly with individual staff members, groups of staff members, or entire staff to solve problems, implement programs, and address emergent issues
  • Mediate conflicts within floors, neighbors, roommates; utilizes a variety of approaches to effectively address emergent conflicts (e.g., roommate agreements, behavior contracts)
  • Interpret policy and procedures for students, staff, parents, and others
  • Oversee and support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs by student staff throughout the academic year
  • Assist in the design and implementation of pre-service and on-the-job training covering a variety of topics pertinent to residential life and student development for professional and student staff
  • Manage programming budget for individual hall
Institutional Citizenship
  • Assist with and/or support divisional programs and events
  • Actively encourage the inclusion of faculty and academic-related topics in residence hall activities
  • Engage with the life of the College (e.g., attend institutional events such as speakers, performances, athletic contests, student programs and initiatives, and worship services)
  • Be present in the College community allowing for the development of planned and unplanned relationships with students and colleagues
  • Serve on departmental planning committee

Bachelors degree required; student affairs experience preferred.

Physical Demands

This position requires remaining in a sitting or standing position for frequent periods of time; uses office machinery such as a computers, printers, copy machines; Occasionally involves moving items over 10 pounds; frequently will move between different offices/workspaces/buildings; and requires effective communication abilities. In the case of temporary or permanent condition(s) that require(s) accommodation(s), reasonable accommodation(s) may be requested.

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  2. Cover Letter

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