Graduate Assistant Hall Director (Male)

Posted: 5/19/21

Department: Student Affairs

Reports To: Director of Residence Life

Status: Part-time, 10-month

Contract Dates: July 20, 2021 – May 20, 2022

Hours per Week: 25

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 3PM, with flexible hours for night and weekend responsibilities

Compensation: $9,000 stipend + on-campus housing, LBC I Capital graduate tuition waiver

Education and Experience: Bachelor degree required. Must be enrolled, or intending to enroll, as a full-time graduate student in a Lancaster Bible College I Capital Seminary & Graduate School program. Acceptance and enrollment into an LBC graduate program must be completed by the position starting date. Experience as an undergraduate Resident Assistant or similar leadership position strongly preferred.

Additional Qualifications: Proficient leadership, collaboration, communication, adaptability, organization, problem-solving, and administrative skills are also preferred. Hall Directors must have a demonstrated personal and active Biblical faith commitment.

Summary Description: Hall Directors are graduate students serving as live-in staff members and educators who work to create a safe, welcoming, and educational environment for residential students that fosters a sense of belonging, community engagement, and personal development. They participate in the overall planning and management of the residence halls, serve as frontline crisis/emergency responders, assist with the student conduct process, and create and implement a variety of training and development programs.

Requires work on evenings, weekends, and rotating on-call responsibility. The Graduate Assistant Hall Director is required to live in an assigned residence hall apartment. Graduate students committed to 20+ hours per week for internships are not able to hold the Hall Director role.  Graduate Assistants may serve for a maximum of three years in this position.   

General Expectations

  • Support the mission and vision of the College, Student Affairs, and Residence Life
  • Maintain full-time status as graduate student (6-9 credits per semester)
  • Live in provided on-campus apartment
  • Work an average of 25 hours per week fulfilling Hall Director responsibilities
  • Participate in a local church community

Supervisory Responsibilities: Resident Assistants

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create a safe and welcoming Christ-centered living-learning environment in the residence halls and campus community that promotes spiritual growth, student development, belonging, and wellbeing
  • Serve in the on-call rotation to provide 24-hour emergency/crisis response to students; remain within 15 minutes of campus while on call
  • Provide general oversight and everyday management to the operations of assigned Residence Halls by taking ownership of their physical condition and appearance; communicate regularly with Physical Plant and Housekeeping regarding maintenance concerns and issues
  • Perform administrative tasks, such as responding to emails, keeping rosters up to date, submitting maintenance requests, reviewing reports, tracking funds, billing students, etc.
  • Practice competent, professional independent decision-making within assigned area and projects
  • Provide supervision to assigned Resident Assistants, including leading weekly team meetings and biweekly 1:1s with each Resident Assistant on their assigned staff
  • Oversee an RA committee as assigned
  • Complete Residence Life programming and projects as assigned
  • Take ownership of the culture of your building and the development of your staff
  • Oversee an RA committee as assigned
  • Manage the opening of assigned residence halls each August and January, including supervising student move-in, distributing keys, etc
  • Manage the closing of assigned residence halls prior to each College-scheduled break
  • Meet with students as needed for wellness checks, conflict mediation, conduct review, etc
  • Assist in developing and implementing programming and curriculum in the residence halls
  • Participate in New Student Orientation as assigned
  • Assist with housing and meal plan selection and assignment, and facilitate changes as needed; meet with students from assigned building(s) requesting a room change
  • Use StarRez to maintain accurate data
  • Participate in professional development and staff training
  • Actively collaborate with other offices to provide resources and programming for RAs and residential students, and to further the goals of Residence Life
  • Ensure that the RA resource room(s) are stocked and kept clean
  • Assist with on-going departmental assessment
  • Participate in staff meetings as requested
  • Observe proper use of assigned keys, ID cards, company credit cards and College property
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Other Expectations

  • Hall Directors are expected to be a visible presence on campus and in the residence halls by attending chapel, events, and eating in the ODC when possible (7 meals per week are provided to each Hall Director for this purpose)
  • Hall Directors are expected to take ownership of the culture of their building and the development of their staff
  • Hall Directors wishing to seek additional employment must receive approval from the Director of Residence Life
  • Hall Directors should schedule personal appointments and events around their work and graduate school schedules; time off must be approved by the Director of Residence Life

Physical Demands: Able to respond quickly (within 15 minutes) to emergency situations 24/7. Climb up to four (4) flights of stairs within a residence hall. Ability to lift items and carry up to 50lbs between various campus buildings as needed. Maintain a valid driver’s license.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following: cover letter; resume; and spiritual testimony to Human Resources. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Email Your Resume

This link submits to humanresources@lbc.edu.

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