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Resident Director

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Seaver College, Student Affairs

Resident Directors (RD) serve as ministers, professionals, mentors, educators, and scholar-practitioners. Their primary function is to build community within the assigned residential area. This position contributes and supports the University's mission and strategic plan by enhancing the learning experience by fostering a safe, caring, respectful, and dynamic on-campus residential community.


  • Develop community through RA supervision, training, discipleship, and residential programming. Serve as a minister to an area of the campus community by serving as a Biblical role model, being an active member in a local church, supervising area SLAs, attending chapel weekly, and seeking opportunities for spiritual development.
  • Respond to residential crisis situations through a duty rotation with other RDs, respond to students of concern, visit and accompany students to the hospital in medical and psychological emergencies, collaborate with public safety, the Student Care Team, and Community Standards. Duty situations include violations of community standards (such as alcohol and other drugs policies), interpersonal violence, suicide ideation, roommate conflict, and facilities issues.
  • Serve on committees within Housing and Residence Life such as freshmen programming, sophomore programming, RA/SLA training or selection. Serve on the Residential Emergency Response Team. 
  • Manage your area's housing facilities by submitting work orders, completing monthly walk through inspections, responding to maintenance emergencies, managing area furniture, and seeking proactive facility improvements.
  • Assess, document, and develop written goals, learning outcomes, and student satisfaction levels through weekly, monthly, and annual reports. Manage programming budget and keep accurate budget records for halls. Follow finance policies of the University. - 
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Master's degree; understanding of university residence life and evidence of Christian discipleship Ability to integrate Christian faith and student development theories and practice; excellent communication skills; ability to effectively interact with students; ability to problem solve, manage conflict, and create inclusive and accessible communities. Personal faith in Jesus Christ and serves as a Christian role model. Standard office equipment including computers and Office suite software.

Preferred: Master's degree in higher education administration, student development, counseling, ministry, or related field. Three years of professional, post-graduate residence life, community building, or ministry experience preferred. Evidence of service within the local church and leadership in service and ministry teams.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with all applicable laws.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position, with two months off in the summer, with a two-bedroom apartment included.

Salary: $4,160 per month. Expected start date is in May or July of 2020.


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