Residence Life Scholar Roer's Hall Women's Residence

Bismark, ND 58504
Apr 26, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Residence Life Scholar Roer's Hall Women's Residence

The University of Mary is accepting applications to fill a full time, 12 month Residence Life Scholar position to be located in Roer's Hall.  New in the fall of 2016, Roers Hall is a beautiful new 280 bed student residence that serves as the home for the university's freshmen women and the Saint Scholastica vocational discernment learning community.

The Residence Life Scholar (RLS) position integrates the intellectual, moral, and residential life of students. Residing on the University of Mary campus, the RLS provides dynamic leadership for development and successful implementation of a unique residence life program designed to address the formative needs of students in their respective hall as a part of the University of Mary’s Education for Life student experience. As servant leader, professor, and mentor, the RLS actively engages residents in building a student community within the residence hall marked with the good zeal that Saint Benedict tells us will be created within a community where members are committed to being the first to show respect to the other. As part of the university’s integrative approach to student formation, the RLS collaborates with other departments and programs at the university, notably with the Catholic Studies program, where s/he will take on certain teaching responsibilities. The RLS also collaborates with residence life colleagues to maintain a culture within residence life that is welcoming for students, supports the intellectual mission of the university, and provides encouragement for residents to form friendships, learn in and outside the classroom, grow in one’s faith, avoid negative and destructive activities, become involved in campus life, and serve others.

Required qualifications include:

  • At least ABD in Theology, Philosophy, Literature, History, Art History, or related field of affinity with the Catholic Studies Program required
  • Earned doctorate in one of the fields listed above preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully teach college/university students as evidenced by successfully teaching as a graduate assistant/teaching assistant or adjunct at a college/university AND at least 1 year of residence life experience in a college/university setting or the ability to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the relationship between student life and academics as articulated by Blessed John Henry Newman
  • Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities.
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in Residence Life and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • The ability to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the formative developmental needs of freshmen women and how these needs can be addressed through residence life programming within the context of the University of Mary's Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine identity and mission
  • The ability to serve as an effective leader, role model, and mentor
  • The ability to communicate effectively, to prepare professional reports and documentation, and make professional presentations using computers, projectors, and other electronic tools
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications
  • The ability to recruit, train, direct, and supervise student employees

The RLS is a live-in position where the appointee resides in living quarters located within the residence hall. This includes free high sped Wi-Fi internet access, Cable TV, parking, and laundry facilities. An office within the residential community is provided to meet with students. The position requires substantial evening and weekend hours. The appointee maintains office hours according to a schedule provided by supervisors. A meal plan is provided for the appointee and dependents 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. 

Additional positing information is available at Email letter of interest and resume to or mail to 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.

Equal Opportunity Employer