Residence Director - Coordinator of Student Engagement & Programming

REPORTS TO: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE & ENGAGEMENT

STATUS: PART-TIME, 12-MONTH

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 of student engagement & programming. 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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 (RA) 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 director. Submit weekly and on-call reports to the director.

  • Serves as the liaison between the residential students and the assistant director of student life & housing.

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

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

  • Assists in supervision of the summer RA 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.

  • Oversees daily on-call duty logs and time off requests.

  • 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.

  • Serves as conduct officer and facilitate roommate mediations.

  • 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 & new student orientation and/or executive director of student affairs & title IX coordinator.

Coordinator of Student Engagement and Programming Responsibilities:
  • Maintains weekly office hours within the Student Experience Suite, 15 to 20 hours per week

  • Co-coordinates large scale College traditions including but not limited to Homecoming Week, Family Weekend Field Day, Mountain Day, Senior Week, Late Night Breakfast, Welcome Week and Orientation.

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

  • Coordinates community service opportunities both campus wide and with the resident assistants.

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

  • Assists with the scheduling and care of Stormy mascot.

  • Assists with the advising of student organizations.

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

  • Streamlines facility and budgetary requests for programs and student organizations

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

  • Maintains RA programming database to ensure that requirements are met.

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

  • Tracks RA bulletin board changes and themes.

  • Oversees and implement the Resident Assistant Merit Based System.

  • Assists the assistant director of student life & engagement with programming initiatives and events and serve as contact person for such events.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.