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Resident Director


TITLE: Apply Resident Director
Office of Student Life
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 04-16-2019
REPORTS TO: Director of Residence Life
SCHEDULE:

This is an 11-month, live-in position with 24-hour accountability

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Resident Director provides educational programming, counseling, administration and supervision in a residence hall. The responsibility is to create an atmosphere conducive to learning and living and accomplish the goals of the institution, Student Life, and Residence Life.

The position of Resident Director is a physically demanding job that requires an individual to be able to respond immediately to an emergency, respond to an individual’s need, evaluate a maintenance problem, or just spend time with students. Some of our residence halls contain multiple stories and do not have access by elevator. 

AdministrativeWork in a professional manner with faculty, other colleagues, other professionals, and the community. 

·         Serve as a liaison between the university, students, and parents.

·         Ensure that Resident Assistants are informed daily of activities, problems & occurrences in the hall.

·         Monitor and oversee programs and activities by the Resident Assistant

·         Provide students with university information through the use of bulletin boards, area meetings, and personal visits.

·         Attend Student Life meetings, retreats, and committees as assigned.

·         Perform related duties as assigned by the Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life.

·         Assist the Director of Residence Life in producing materials necessary for communication to residents.

·         Serve as a role model to staff and students.

·         Maintain confidentiality in dealing with students, parents, university, and community.

·         Maintain the hall as an area conducive to learning within the standards set forth in the mission and purpose statement of the university and the area of residence life.

·         Follow the Faculty/Staff Handbook provided by the university.

·         Encourage the development of Christian principles in resident students.

·         Encourage good study habits, scholastic achievement, and see that wholesome conditions for study are provided and maintained

·         Spend quality time with students.

Resident Staff: Training, supervision, and coordination of assigned Resident Assistants. 

·         Assist in the selection of Resident Assistants.

·         Train, supervise, and evaluate Resident Assistants.

·         Schedule and supervise duty hours as assigned by the Director of Residence Life.

·         Oversee and monitor the Resident Assistants in following and completing their duties as assigned by job description and special assignments by the administration of the university.

·         Conduct weekly training of the individual and group staff meetings to encourage personal development, specific goals and objectives.

·         Equip a team of Resident Assistants to minister intentionally to their living areas. 

Hall Management: To oversee and manage the daily on-going operation of the assigned residential living space. 

·         Assist the Director of Residence Life in petitioning students for paperwork as necessary.

·         Communicate and monitor housekeeping and maintenance needs in the hall.

·         Inspect the hall and monitor repairs and cleaning in preparation for the opening and closing of the halls.

·         Assist the Director of Residence Life in the opening and closing of the hall.

·         Counsel with students and give guidance when needed. Students with particular problems should be referred to the Director of Residence Life, Campus Pastor, or the Director of the Center for Counseling.

·         Handle emergencies anytime the need arises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

·         Assume weekend, weekday, and holiday duty schedules as assigned.

·         Evacuate students in case of a disaster and stay with the group.

·         Spend extra time with students who need more or special attention.

·         Encourage prevention of damage of property and to investigate violations.

·         Oversee and report any emergencies to the Director of Residence Life immediately, including, but not limited to: police, illness, injury, hospital, and fire.

Conduct: To encourage and monitor residents in maintaining their decorum and conduct based on the university’s value system as stated in the student handbook.

·         Assist the Office of Student Life in interpreting, developing, and enforcing policies and the university value system.

·         Investigate infractions of university values and policies and impose disciplinary sanctions when necessary or refer to a higher official.

·         Ensure that the Director of Residence Life and Dean of Students are informed of cases being handled. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

LeTourneau University seeks a person with a Master’s degree in Student Development or related field, an enthusiastic and maturing Christian faith who has an understanding of and is committed to the development of a dynamic, growing Christian university where the integration of faith and academic excellence is paramount. 

·         Knowledge of the University’s mission, purpose and goals, and initiative in carrying them out.

·         English language and writing skills, communication skills, and speaking ability to communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.

·         Ability to read and write the English language sufficiently to handle written reports, publicity, and promotion, correspondence with students, and campus guest.

·         Ability to receive and interact via the telephone on calls from students, parents, and colleagues. 

LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning. 

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: July 15, 2019
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send completed application, and a current resume to:

LeTourneau University
ATTN: Human Resources
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-4103
E-mail address: HumanResources@letu.edu

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See https://www.letu.edu for more information.