Residence Director – Male Residence Hall


University of Mary


Residence Director – Male Residence Hall


The Residence Director (RD) provides effective leadership for a high-quality Residence Life Program for student residents within one or more residence halls or apartment facilities.


Living among the students he serves; the RD lives a life of presence caring for his residents and helping them to become engaged members of the residential community. The RD serves as a key member of the University’s student retention plan closely monitoring the adjustment and well-being of each of his residents.


In each facility he supervises, the RD is responsible to establish and maintain a residential culture, based on the University’s Benedictine values, where the priority of the staff is to help residents thrive. In furthering the University’s strategic plan, Education for Life, the RD serves as an educator specializing in student learning outside the classroom and will develop, coordinate, and evaluate programming in each residential facility designed to meet the developmental and formative needs of the residents he serves.


The RD assists the Director of Residence Life in the recruitment and training of Resident Assistants (RAs) who live within the residence hall. RAs assist the RD with the Residence Life Program and serve residents as peer leaders. Each RD supervises, mentors, and evaluates a team of RAs and provides the leadership to ensure the effectiveness of the team.


The RD ensures the physical environment in the residential halls he supervises is maintained according to the University’s standards for cleanliness, to ensure timely resolution of maintenance issues, and to provide students with a positive environment for living and learning.


Candidates will be invited to demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.


Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience include:


• Bachelor’s degree required

• Preferred: A master’s degree in a program that provides a substantial background to understand the student development and formative needs of university students (e.g., Catholic Studies, Theology, Student Affairs/Services, Higher Education Leadership, Education, Behavioral Sciences).

• Upholds and supports 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 the Office of Student Development and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ


Knowledge and Skills Required:


The ability to serve as an effective leader, role model, and mentor. A working knowledge of the developmental and formative needs of university students. The ability to communicate effectively, to prepare professional reports and documentation, maintain appropriate budget records, and make professional presentations using computers, projectors, and other electronic tools. The ability to set and achieve goals. A working understanding of assessment and evaluation. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications. The ability to recruit, train, direct and supervise student employees. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage and relate effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators as a part of the university community.


The position requires the minimum of a two-year commitment. Position responsibilities require the appointee to live in a small apartment located within one of the residential facilities the RD is assigned to supervise. In addition, the University provides the RD and his spouse and minor children with a meal plan for when Dining Services is in operation with the expectation the RD will frequently eat meals among students in the Crow’s Nest Campus Restaurant and/or Marauders Cove.


The RD is provided with an office located within the residential community for meetings with students and RA’s. The position requires a work schedule that varies from day to day based on the needs of residents and it includes substantial evening and weekend hours. The RD must be available to respond to student needs and/or emergencies outside of office hours with little or no advance notice.


In some cases, a RD may be assigned to supervise more than one building or facility. RD assignments may change according to the University’s needs and an assignment change may require the RD to relocate to an apartment located in another facility.


We thank you for your interest in the University of Mary. Founded in 1959 by the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, the campus overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.


For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/Go37Hy6QrVs


Review of application materials will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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