The Residential Life and Housing Department at the College of Saint Benedict invites applications for the full-time (.92 FTE), benefit-eligible position of Residence Director.
In support of the four-year residential experience at the College of Saint Benedict, the Residence Director (RD) is responsible for creating a supportive environment in a campus residential area that promotes the values and practices of Catholic, Benedictine living with an intentional focus on the development of women. The RD serves as a mentor, resource person, and role model to residents and student staff members. The Residence Director is responsible for implementing the residential experience in their area, including facilitation of hall/area programming, training and supervision of resident assistants or community advisors, and community development.
CSB houses approximately 1600 women residents in both traditional-style residence halls and campus apartments and houses. Through our residential curriculum, the Residential Life & Housing department supports the institutional learning goals of embracing difference, thinking deeply, engaging globally, living courageously, and serving graciously. All these areas connect to the department's central objective of creating “community always” as a reflection of our Benedictine values.
Residential Life professional staff supervise approximately 40 diverse resident assistants and community advisors. We work with the student staff to support them as they support their residents, and focus on their roles as front-line student assistance, while also promoting professional development and self-care. In addition to work within the residential curriculum and with student staff, professional staff members in the department build close connections with residents through their day-to-day work, and involvement in campus events and within the community. While the College of Saint Benedict is in a coordinate relationship with Saint John's University, the residential life programs on both campuses are largely separate, with different staffing models and programming for the development of young women and men, respectively.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) is a liberal arts college for women located in the central lakes area of Minnesota. The campus is minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.
CSB is a Catholic college in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The college is dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB. Learn more in our Institutional Statement on Diversity and in our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition.
With a total enrollment of approximately 1700 students, CSB has a unique coordinate partnership with Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men. CSB and SJU are committed to the holistic transformational development of women and men within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about.
CSB offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.
Job Type: Exempt, Administrative Staff, Full Time
Location: College of Saint Benedict - St. Joseph, Minnesota
Agency: Residential Life & Housing - CSB