Residence Director

Lake Forest College  |  Lake Forest, IL

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Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 1795
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Lake Forest, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 2,000 Students
Employer ID: 17707

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$29,071 - $29,071
Additional Compensation:
Summer employment option available (possible 12-month salary $34,885)
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Salary Range:
$29,071 - $29,071
Additional Compensation:
Summer employment option available (possible 12-month salary $34,885)
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:

Position Description

A highly selective liberal arts college located in a suburb of Chicago, Lake Forest College enrolls more than 1,500 students from more than 47 states and 78 countries. Located just 30 miles north of Chicago, the College is a coeducational, undergraduate institution offering students the opportunities and challenges of a liberal arts education. The College’s student body is culturally diverse, with nearly 40% of our students identifying as ethnic minority or international students.

The Residence Director position is a 10-month position in the Office of Residence Life, with the possibility of additional summer employment, reporting to an Associate Director of Residence Life.  The successful candidate is energetic, dedicated, progressive, culturally competent, and student-centered. It is expected that the person in this position will maintain a high level of student interaction and visibility at campus programs and activities.

Primary Responsibilities

Supervise, train and develop 7-12 paraprofessional staff; manage 2-3 residence halls; oversee in-hall leadership development and event planning; serve as a College hearing officer; and respond to student emergencies while serving in an on-call rotation.  Residence Directors participate in a collateral assignment as well focusing on student conduct, paraprofessional training, paraprofessional selection, student organization advising or housing operations.

Staff visibility is an important value at our small institution. Professional and paraprofessional staff members are expected to engage residents in building vibrant, inclusive communities. The Residence Director will be an involved leader who will take proactive steps toward developing these positive, residential communities.

Residence Life employs a culturally diverse paraprofessional staff representative of our student body, therefore the successful candidate will have an interest in and ability to mentor, guide, and support a diverse group of students.

Residence Directors are Clery campus security authorities and Title IX responsible employees (mandatory reporters).

Remuneration

This is a live-in position with a furnished apartment, including high speed internet access and a meal plan during the academic year. On-campus parking is provided at no additional cost. Residence Directors also receive complimentary membership to the campus Recreation Center and a cell phone monthly allowance. Lake Forest College’s pet policy allows for fish in an aquarium; up to two caged domestic pets (e.g. birds, hamsters, rabbits) OR two cats or one dog weighing less than 35 pounds.  The Office of Residence Life welcomes families and partners to reside in provided apartments with appropriate documentation.  Salary is non-negotiable at $29,071 for 10-months with the possibility of summer employment annually (12-month salary is $34,885 with summer employment).

Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 


Job Requirements

Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Prior residence life experience is preferred. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience supervising students, mediating student conflicts and advocating for and supporting a variety of student needs. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.

Application Information

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references via e-mail to: Resident Director Search Committee at reslife@mx.lakeforest.edu. Interviews will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.

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