Residence Director - Assistant Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging



Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for the part-time position of residence director – assistant coordinator of diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging. As a member of the Student Life staff, the residence director (RD) is responsible for the general welfare of all students, encouragement to maximize their intellectual growth and personal development. The RD is expected to positively influence, contribute to, and improve the quality of life of the residential student through programming, enforcing college policies and procedures, and by forming personal relationships with each student in his/her residential community. This is a live-in position.


Residence Director Responsibilities:
  • Manages a residential living community ranging from 120-250 residents varying from residence hall living to apartment living.

  • Supervises and assess 3-5 paraprofessional Resident Assistant staff members.

  • Participates in 24 hour on-call responsibilities along with fellow RDs (including break periods).

  • Administrates weekly RA staff meetings, monthly RA one on one meetings and attend weekly RD meetings.

  • Attends weekly staff meetings and weekly one on ones with the DSL. Submit weekly and on-call reports to the director.

  • Assists in the training, selection, and evaluation of RA staff.

  • Serves as the liaison between the residential students and the Assistant Director of Student Life & Housing.

  • Facilitates resident check-in and check-out process.

  • Assists in supervision of the summer resident assistant staff.

  • Assists with the check in and check out process of summer residents and outside groups/summer campus that are using the residential facilities.

  • Supervises summer student worker staff and lead these individuals in the completion of special projects, including but not limited to assessment of rooms and common spaces in the residence halls and apartments, replacement and installation of apartment amenities, and moving furniture.

  • Provides crisis intervention when needed and make appropriate referrals.

  • Intercedes regarding policy violations and make appropriate referrals.

  • Provides sensitive, responsive, and well informed guidance to residents regarding individual and collective concerns.

  • Be visible and accessible to residents within your community.

  • Facilitates the Six Week Programming & Jump Start Storm Challenges and plan recognition event.

  • Oversees and implement the Resident Assistant Merit Based System.

  • Represents the Student Experience Suite at College functions and events.

  • Other duties as assigned by the assistant director(s) of student Life, director of student life and/or executive director of student affairs and title IX coordinator.

Assistant Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Responsibilities:
  • Maintains 15-20 office hours per week within the Student Experience Suite or designated area.

  • Assists ADSLH with the planning of RA training (fall and winter).

  • Attends and records minutes for the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council.

  • Assists in planning and attend events specifically for DEIB.

  • Oversees and maintain the DEIB email account.

  • Conducts research on best practices and make suggestions for changes to the policies, forms and procedures related to DEIB.

  • Facilitates and participate with training for students, faculty and staff when applicable.

  • Serves as a liaison between students, employees and the DEIB council.

  • Assists with updating the Lake Erie College website to reflect DEIB events and initiatives.

  • Other duties as assigned by the assistant director(s) of student Life, director of student life and/or executive director of student affairs and title IX coordinator.


  • Bachelor’s degree required (currently enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program preferred).

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.

  • Diversity training experience preferred.

  • Strong communication, computer and organizational skills; solution oriented.

  • Conflict mediation knowledge.

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to develop, initiate and actively participate in developmental student programming.

  • Ability to work within a residence life team.

  • Able to work with a diverse student population.

  • Sound administrative and supervisory skills.

  • Sense of humor.

  • Due to the nature of the position, flexibility to at times work unpredictable work weeks, including nights and weekends, and some weeks requiring more than the usual 15-20hrs.