Residence Directors – Anticipated Openings

Messiah College
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Feb 18, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Residence Directors – Anticipated Openings

The Office of Student Affairs at Messiah College is anticipating openings for a Residence Director for a First Year Hall as well as for an Upper Class Hall beginning in the 2019-20 academic year.

Responsibilities:  These are 10-month, live-in positions whose responsibilities include recruitment, selection, training, supervision and evaluation of 6 – 9 undergraduate student staff members, administration of up to 370 residents in a residence hall or apartment building, serving as an active member of the Residence Life team, implementation of assessment programs to assure excellence in achieving student learning outcomes, educational effectiveness, and service.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling or related field preferred.  One year of post undergraduate residence life experience required.

Skills and Characteristics: Excellent interpersonal skills and counseling ability; teaching and/or mentoring experience; ability to work proficiently in the student care community computer program; ability to model faith journey; ability to work collaboratively with other departments; strong administrative skills; supervisory and decision-making abilities; strong verbal and written communication abilities; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; professional commitment to diversity.

Compensation:  Messiah College offers a strong benefits package in addition to salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications:  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the positions have been filled.  All materials must be submitted electronically using the following links:

First Year Hall -

Upper Class Hall -

Messiah College’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The College does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.