Trinity Christian College seeks a full-time Area Director for a first year living area. Application materials are currently being accepted and will be reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants with a completed master's degree in higher education/college student affairs (or a related field) and relevant experience are strongly preferred.
The Area Director is a full-time member of the student life team, reporting to the Dean of Students. The Area Director is a live-in position and is provided a competitive salary and benefit package. The desired start date is July 16, 2018.
The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited, to the following:
Residence Life Program Leadership
Collaborate with the upper-class Area Director to lead, develop and manage a comprehensive residence life program that embodies the student life purpose and seeks to educate students toward the student life outcomes
Develop, implement, and assess programming for resident students consistent with the student life outcomes
Work to create residential community that reflects the college’s commitments to diversity and unity
Strengthen the value and quality of the residential experience at Trinity in support of the college’s residency expectation.
Facilitate the ongoing selection, training, and evaluation of paraprofessional residence life staff
Supervise 8-12 Resident Assistants (RAs) and one upper-class undergraduate Assistant Area Director (AAD), including structuring regular individual and group meetings that develop student leadership capacity
Serve as a member of the conduct & resolution pool – a cross-disciplinary team of faculty and staff trained to engage with various accountability processes across the college including the non-discrimination resolution process
Crisis Management & Student Support
Serve on the Dean of Students professional staff on call rotation
Provide direct proactive and responsive intervention to students of concern including, but not limited to, mental health related concerns and crises
Provide support and assistance to the dean of students and vp for student life in the managing of student crises.
Promote the residence life program within the college community
Contribute to student recruitment by promoting the residence life program to admissions staff and prospective students
Maintain a high level of availability on the campus and in the residence hall
Collaborate effectively with student life and college wide offices/departments
Serve on various college-wide committees or task forces
Retention & Community Development
Contribute to the college’s retention efforts through participation in the Student Response Team
Develop familiarity with and promote college programs and community resources to residential students
Serve as a key connector for students to college resources for flourishing
Support the office of student programs in campus-wide programming efforts
Serve as the primary housing administrator for his/her respective residence halls to include housing selection, housing assignments, key distribution/collection, resident check in/out, facilities and operations
Collaborate effectively with the Coordinator for Student Services and Director of Campus Safety regarding student room and board records and residence hall access
Engage in ongoing professional development
Manage residence life budgets
Other duties as assigned
Applicants should upload the following during the online application process:
Written articulation of faith that describes his/her faith commitment in Jesus Christ and how it is expressed through involvement with the body of Christ and participation in a local church.
Written articulation of vision, desire and capacity to work with a diverse population of college students. Trinity’s mission statement, found at http://www.trnty.edu/About-Us/mission.html, states that we “seek to develop a multiracial, multinational and multidenominational student body.”
Written articulation of how you might pursue the student life purpose and outcomes in your work. For reference, the student life purpose and outcomes are:
We cultivate an academic community in which students flourish as they encounter the triune God with their whole lives and discover the joy of their vocation.
We embody this purpose in our work in confident hope that all students – blessed by God, redeemed by Christ, and equipped by the Spirit -- will:
Communicate about their emerging vocation as a joyful response to God’s calling
Participate in creative and redemptive activity that develops community
Demonstrate a growing maturity that expresses itself in consistency between belief and behavior
Engage in diverse communities
Tell the story of who they are and how they are being formed in Christ