Resident Director

Holland, Michigan
Mar 15, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Resident Directors (RDs) at Hope College oversee the development, management, and administration of a small residential hall.  This is a live-in, part-time professional staff position that creates community by engaging students in a dynamic environment.  We strive to create opportunities that develop, foster, and promote academic success, personal growth, intercultural competence, and exploration of faith.   We are seeking a candidate for an all-male first and second year residence hall of approximately 100 residents.  Candidates should have experience in and excitement for working with young men and creating community that will foster a sense of inclusion, belonging, and identity exploration. In your cover letter, please address your unique skills and experiences to serve in this community.   If your skills and interests do not align with this community, you may still submit an application in the event other positions become available.  The RD position runs from August-May. Specific responsibilities include: Relationship-Building

Develop relationships with residents, student staff, colleagues, faculty, and staff that are based in belonging, growth, dignity, respect and care Assess and respond to needs of colleagues, Resident Assistants, and campus community

Student Development

Overall operation of residence hall including, but not limited to, oversight of student staff members, community development, and address of facility needs Confront policy violations and take appropriate, timely, and developmental-based action Actively seek ways to integrate in-classroom and out-of-classroom experiences within the context of a Christian, residential, liberal arts college

Community Development

Develop and implement specific plans to create an environment that celebrates the richness of diversity and promotes the active engagement of all students Meet regularly with individual staff members, groups of staff members, or entire staff to solve problems, implement programs, and address emergent issues Mediate conflicts within floors, neighbors, roommates; utilizes a variety of approaches to effectively address emergent conflicts (e.g., roommate agreements, behavior contracts) Interpret policy and procedures for students, staff, parents, and others


Oversee and support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs by student staff throughout the academic year Assist in the design and implementation of pre-service and on-the-job training covering a variety of topics pertinent to residential life and student development for professional and student staff  Manage programming budget for individual hall

Institutional Citizenship

Assist with and/or support divisional programs and events Actively encourage the inclusion of faculty and academic-related topics in residence hall activities Engage with the life of the College (e.g., attend institutional events such as speakers, performances, athletic contests, student programs and initiatives, and worship services) Be present in the College community allowing for the development of planned and unplanned relationships with students and colleagues Serve on departmental planning committee