Goshen College seeks a Resident Director for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Under the direction of the Director of Residence Life, the Resident
Director provides live-in administrative leadership for one or more
residence halls. This position supervises student resident assistants and
participates as a member of the Residence Life leadership team. The Resident
Director represents Student Life's interest in the daily operation within
the Residence Life program areas, interprets policies and regulations, and
represents students' concerns to Student Life.
This is a 10-month position starting August 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024.
To balance the current staff, we request that only applicants who identify as
female apply for this position. Housing and meals are included.
Essential Functions and Duties
Supervises 5-7 student Residence Life staff
Recruit and participate in the staff hiring process
Helps staff to become an effective working team
Assists staff in program planning for their residents
Helps staff to become effective role models
Effectively manage hall and activity program budgets
Provides regular feedback and an annual evaluation to each staff member
Supervises room check-in, check-out, and charges for damages
Supervises room key distributions and collection
Instructs staff and students in acceptable methods of altering or
personalizing their rooms
Reports need for work-order repairs or equipment to the physical plant
Supervises student use of storage facilities
Works with student to maintain a safe and orderly living environment
Helps to plan and implement August and January training for student staff
Collaborates with other departments on campus, as needed
Collaborates with Director of Residence Life
Give and receive counsel and support – provide leadership in the housing
Interpret and support institutional policy
Identify, assess, and resolve problems with connector lounges and public
spaces in the residence halls.
Intervene in crisis; rotates on-call accessibility with the Residence Life
Represents student concerns and needs to the Director of Residence Life
Respond to violations of the Student Handbook
Participate in the Student Conduct process
Relates to students within the residence halls and on campus
Responds to requests for information and assistance from students
Provides counsel and support to students
Refer students to counseling services, academic advisors, and other
resources, as needed
Visits residence hall floors regularly to build relationships with
Maintain a visible profile at various events on campus
Education and Experience:
Ability to respond to crisis situations involving mental health that
require engagement with mental health care providers.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Ability to plan innovative activities for student engagement.
Ability to perform in a flexible live-in work schedule that includes
nights, and weekends; balance many tasks simultaneously, and work well
both independently and cooperatively with others.
Ability to maintain a positive approach under pressure.
Empathetic and sensitive to the needs of young adults.
Basic skills interpersonal relationships, conflict management, and
About Goshen College
Goshen College is a Christian liberal arts institution that prepares students
to thrive in life, leadership and service. We rank nationally in the top five
of liberal arts colleges for international education, with 71% of the student
body studying abroad. We strive to model an inclusive community committed to
transformative justice, peace, and sustainability.
The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County, within several hours of
Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit. Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally
diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant and
entrepreneurial downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths,
and affordable housing prices .
How to Apply:
If you are applying through Indeed or another search engine, please make sure
to go to www. goshen.edu/employment to apply.
Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete
applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to
the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to [email protected]
Complete and submit the online Teaching and Administrative Faculty
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
List of three professional references with contact information
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.
Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing
diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual
orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the
welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and
resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of
Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (574) 535-7111