Residence Directors – University of Mary (Bismarck, ND)

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RESIDENCE DIRECTORS
Management, FT Employee
University of Mary (Bismarck, ND)

Summary of Position: Provides leadership for a strong residence life program designed to foster a sense of community within Boniface Hall for Women and the unique faith-based communities of Saint Scholastica Hall for Women and Saint Joseph’s Hall for Men.

Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required. Preference will be given to candidates with substantial coursework in theology, Catholic Studies, pastoral ministry or another filed closely aligned with the responsibilities and experience working in a residence life program as a student or as a professional member of the staff. Demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.

Due to the faith-based nature of the position responsibilities the appointee must be a member of the Roman Catholic Church in good standing with experience in faith formation programs for young adults.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: An understanding of residence life programs and practices at the university level. The ability to remain calm and decisive in stressful circumstances and knowledge of essential crisis and emergency response protocols. The ability to lead, direct and supervise student employees. Ability to prepare a professional report and provide documentation of incidents that commonly occur in a residence life environment. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Suite Application, including presentations skills.

Physical Demands: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer terminal; hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations; the ability to transverse the campus, stamina to work long hours and the ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Work Environment: This is a live-in position; residing within an apartment located within the residential facility supervised. The apartment includes free high speed Wi-Fi internet access, Cable TV, parking, and laundry facilities. An office within one of the resident halls is also provided to meet with students. A second office is located on the main floor of the Benedictine Center for Servant Leadership in close proximity to the Student Development Office. Regular office hours must be kept. Requires substantial evening and weekend hours as well as overnight on-call duty according to a rotating schedule with other residence directors. A meal plan is provided for those periods when dining services are in operation with the expectation the appointee will eat meals with residents in the dining centers on a frequent basis. (293)

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