The Resident Director (RD) position provides support and leadership for building positive, vibrant communities on campus. The RD provides training and guidance to Residential Life student staff, is regularly present at campus events, and is available for informal discussion with students. The primary duty of the RD is to serve as an on-call crisis response team member in collaboration with Residential Life staff. Through a rotating on-call schedule, the RD responds with student staff, Campus Safety and Security, and others to student behavioral concerns or to facilities issues. The RD provides a professional staff evaluation of the scene, helps ensure student safety, de-escalates if necessary, and serves as a coordination point for mobilization of other staff teams. Common issues the RD might respond to include (but are not limited to): noise complaints, underage or excessive alcohol consumption, illegal drug use, fire alarms, facilities issues (such as flooding, leaking pipes, broken windows or doors, malfunctioning smoke detectors), and mental health concerns. The RD operates within the student-centered and growth-oriented (not punitive) philosophy of Residential Life.
Serve as a member of the Residential Life Professional Staff On Call team
Serve as a student mentor
Engaging RAs in 1:1s as appropriate
Attend regular staff meetings for the professional staff team and the student staff team
Engage in appropriate relationships with students on campus as determined through expectations shared in professional staff training.
Demonstrates commitment to inclusive excellence as an expression of the Benedictine Values of St. Scholastica
Crisis Management & Response
Work directly with Resident Advisors and Campus Safety and Security as needed when on call
Provide direct crisis response when on call
Complete appropriate reports through Residential Life systems
Complete and read duty logs
Maintain appropriate amount of presence with staff and residents to build community
Experience in responding to mental health or crisis situations
Willingness to understand and support the mission and goals of Residential Life
Strong relationship building skills working with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Demonstrated ability to problem solve
Experience working directly with traditional and non-traditional college students
Ability to respond to crises with a calm, professional demeanor
Must live in College provided housing at the Duluth Main Campus
PHYSICALDEMANDS & WORKINGENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in a typical office and recreation settings and use standard office equipment, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds. Ability to work in an environment that may be disruptive to regular sleep patterns.
Prior experience in residential life or student affairs at any level (including undergraduate)
Experience working with college students from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures
Qualified full-time The College of St. Scholastica salaried faculty or staff members
Qualified part-time salaried regular faculty or staff members
Qualified graduated students that do not hold another position at the College that is hourly
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.DULUTH, MINNESOTADuluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “b...est adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.