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Director of Residence Life
Company: Messiah University
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/02/2024
Expire Date: 06/02/2024
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Director of Residence Life
Director of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life at Messiah University is now accepting applications for a Director of Residence Life.

Responsibilities: To advance the mission of Messiah University through connections of faith, learning, and living while providing leadership to Residence Life, including the recruitment, selection, training, supervision and evaluation of the professional residence life team, the team of 62 undergraduate student staff members. Provide oversight of the 13 residence areas and serve as a critical partner in promoting student success, engagement, and care for all residential students. The Director of Residence Life also serves as a member of the Community of Educators. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration or closely related field. Four to six years post-Master’s experience including supervisory experience required. Progressive supervision of staff preferred.

Skills and Characteristics: Ability to advance the University’s mission and vision for Christian higher education; Ability to advance the Mission of Residence Life to foster safe, hospitable and holistic living-learning environments; Knowledge of best practices in residential programs at the national level and the creative ability to lead a residential program beyond traditional residential program models; Demonstrated commitment to continual learning and growth in regard to diversity, equity, inclusion and reconciliation; Ability to clearly articulate why inclusive excellence and cultural intelligence matter; Demonstrated competence and skills in leadership, supervision, decision-making and administration; Excellent interpersonal skills verbally and in written communication; Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; Composure and competence during crisis situations; Ability to work proficiently in student conduct and care software; Models well their Christian faith journey; Ability to work collaboratively with other departments.

Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using this link: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26690

Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.

In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The University does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.
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