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Assistant Director of Residence Life

Randolph College seeks an energetic, self-motivated person with a passion for students and building community to serve as assistant director of residence life. The assistant director of residence life is responsible for the general well-being of residential students and facilities. This position provides management that will foster a congenial atmosphere and a strong positive community in the residence halls, conducive to student development and academic success. The assistant director of residence life will also assist the director of campus life in coordinating various aspects of the housing, residence life, and leadership programs.  This is a 12 month, live-in position.


Resident Development Responsibilities

  1. Counsel and advise individuals or groups of students on personal, social, and academic matters through roommate mediations and the conduct process. Make appropriate referrals.
  2. Provide an orientation to Randolph College policies. Help residents and residence life staff understand what constitutes acceptable conduct in the residence hall.
  3. Be available to students on a regular basis. Be friendly and open.
  4. Work to identify and meet special needs of residents and residential environments.
  5. Collaborate with departments on campus to help advertise programs and opportunities to residential students.

Staff Development

  1. Facilitate weekly Residence Life staff meeting with Head Residents (HRs).
  2. Attend Division of Student Affairs staff meetings.
  3. Attend weekly meeting with the Director of Campus Life.
  4. Participate in a performance evaluation process with the Director of Campus Life at the conclusion of each semester.
  5. Conduct weekly staff meetings with the Residence Assistants (RAs) staffs in Main Hall, Moore Hall. Conduct weekly rounds in Grosvenor Apartments.
  6. Supervise RAs, providing periodic evaluation. Meet with each hall RA one-on-one on a biweekly basis.
  7. Coordinate year-long in-service training opportunities for RA’s.
  8. Plan and implement August and January pre-term training programs for residence life student staff.
  9. Design and coordinate residence life student staff selection processes.
  10. Assist with spring room draw process.
  11. Serve on committees as assigned by the Director of Campus Life or the Dean of Students.

Maintenance and Administrative Duties

  1. Opening and closing of residence halls for Breaks; room changes; overall hall maintenance.
  2. Interpret and enforce College policies.
  3. Be responsible for weekday and weekend duty on a rotating basis, as determined in advance.
  4. Be on campus and fulfill specified responsibilities during required events.
  5. Stay informed and circulate information to RA’s, residents, and other professional staff in the Dean of Students Office.
  6. Complete periodic evaluation of programs and policies.
  7. Prepare an annual report for the Director of Campus Life.
  8. Assume additional tasks as assigned by the Director of Campus Life or the Dean of Students, including collateral assignments.

Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling or related fields preferred
  2. Comprehensive knowledge of college student development theory, program assessment, and high-impact practices
  3. Ability to apply theory, best practices, and precedent to make decisions
  4. 1-2 years of professional experience working in residence life or related area within student affairs; Graduate Level experience may be counted
  5. Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, parents, and others
  6. Ability to collaborate, co-create, and build partnerships with others on campus
  7. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  8. Flexibility in managing multiple projects simultaneously, excellent time management
  9. Strong problem solving and organizational skills, ability to work independently
  10. Must live in on-campus assigned apartment
  11. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

Randolph College, founded as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, is located in Lynchburg, VA at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a small, private liberal arts institution with a longstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and an appreciation for and commitment to diversity. In the 2017 edition of the Princeton Review, Randolph was rated in the top 20 nationally in the categories of “Professors Get High Marks.” In the 2015 edition we were rated for “Lots of Race/Class Interaction.”

Randolph offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Director of Human Resources, Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503 or via email to: EOE

Position details can be found at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

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