Residence Director – Coordinator of Campus Engagement (PT) Job


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 – coordinator for campus engagement. The Resident Director (RD) is a part-time live-in position that reports directly to the Director of Residence Life & Housing, and indirectly to the dean of students/Title IX Coordinator. As a member of the Student Affairs staff, the RD is responsible for the general welfare of all students by achieving program excellence and innovation, strengthening campus culture and optimizing resources. The RD staff is expected to positively influence, contribute to, and improve the quality of life of the student population through programming, enforcing college policies and procedures, and forming personal relationships with each student in their residential community. This is a live-in position.


residence director responsibilities:

  • Manages a residential living community, ranging from 120 to 250 residents, varying from traditional living to apartment living.

  • Supervises three to five paraprofessional resident assistant (RA) staff members.

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

  • Administers weekly RA staff meetings and attends weekly RD meetings.

  • Assists with planning and implementing community programs with RAs - academic and social areas as outlined in the RA position description.

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

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

  • Provides crisis intervention when needed and makes appropriate referrals.

  • Intercedes regarding policy violations and makes appropriate referrals.

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

  • Serves as judicial hearing officer and facilitates roommate mediations.

  • Is visible and accessible to residents within assigned community.

  • Represents the Student Life Office at College functions and events.

  • Other duties as assigned by the assistant director of residence life, director of residence life and/or vice president for student affairs.

campus engagement responsibilities:

  • Maintains weekly office hours within the Student Life Office, 15 to 20 hours per week.

  • Co-coordinates large-scale student life programs, such as Homecoming Week, Casino Night, Field Day, Mountain Day, finals week late night breakfast (fall/spring), Senior Week, Alcohol Awareness Week, Health & Wellness Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Week.  

  • Co-coordinate large-scale Student Experience Suite programs such as Casino Night, Intramural Program, Alcohol & Drug Awareness Week, Health & Wellness Week, Leadership

  • Coordinate community service opportunities both campus-wide and with the Resident Assistants.

  • Create programs to assist specific populations including (but not limited to) Commuter students, graduate students, first-generation students, NCAA student-athletes, international students, etc.

  • Assess student programming interests and needs and perform semester evaluations of programs and events.

  • Assist with the scheduling and care of Stormy mascot.

  • Serve as a co-advisor for the Campus Activities Board.

  • Streamline facility and budgetary requests for programs and student organizations.

  • Assess student programming interests and needs and perform semester evaluations of programs and events.

  • Assist the Coordinator of Student Engagement and Retention with programming initiatives and events and serve as a contact person for such events.

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

  • Collaborate with other offices for programming purposes such as Office of Residence Life & Housing, Academic Affairs, Career Services, Financial Aid, Athletics, etc.


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

  • Valid driver’s license.

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

  • Conflict mediation knowledge.

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

  • Engages in collaborative partnership with the Student Life team and other College stakeholders.

  • Ability to work within a residence life team and with a diverse student population.

  • Sound administrative and supervisory skills.

  • Although the position requires approximately 15-20 hrs per week, the nature of the position at times, necessitates unpredictable work weeks, including nights and weekends, and some weeks requiring more than 15-20 hrs. 


Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references either (1) via email to, (2) online at or (3) to residence director – coordinator for campus engagementSearch, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at EOE