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Resident Director

Klaipėda, Lithuania

Position Summary: A Resident Director will actively lead residential programming and will serve the needs of our students to ensure all students have a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment to live and learn.  The Director will have oversight of activities in four focal areas that contribute to positive residential learning: a) leadership development of Resident Assistants b) Residence hall programming, c) Student conduct management and d) residence hall management.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Leadership development of Resident Assistants - recruit, train, and mentor RAs to meet the goals of the Leadership Development Program in order to enhance their leadership skills through positive community impact and help them live as role models for others and develop future leaders. 
  • Residence Hall programming – plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive residential curriculum as well as partner with other departments to support the community building, retention, academic success, and spiritual development of students. 
  • Student Conduct Management – work with students who violate community standards and provide appropriate responses to conduct violations, address, and mediate conflict between residents, and help residents develop understanding of impact of conduct violations in the community. Encourage all residents to make positive, sustainable choices to be successful students and citizens. 
  • Residence Hall Management –ensure safe and proper maintenance of systems and facilities, open and close halls at the beginning and end of each term, and break, be on call in rotation for response to major conduct violations and emergency during the school year and during some school breaks, use ERezLife housing software to effectively to manage housing functions.  

General Qualifications:  

  • People-oriented, creative, sincere, and depth of Christian faith commitment; firm commitment to LCC's mission 
  • Experience in Student Development and/or Higher Education and working with student populations; understanding of developmental concerns of university-age populations; ability to encourage personal growth in others; ability to initiate relationships and develop rapport with undergraduate students and staff/faculty 
  • Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills; excellent organizational, planning, time-management skills; strong self-motivation and initiative 
  • Experience with intercultural issues and international student populations and ability to work in a diverse environment 

Specific Qualifications:  

  • Degrees: Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, Master’s degree inf Student Personnel, Counseling, Ministry of Higher Education or Student Development preferred 
  • Experiences: 1+ year working in higher education, residence life, or international communities required
  • Skills: ability to creatively innovate, strategize utilizing limited resources and anticipate unintended consequences required; ability to work independently and collaboratively with minimal guidance required, proficiency using technology platforms and database systems preferred.  

We offer:

  • Diverse international environment
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Professional development opportunities through Erasmus +
  • On-campus housing
  • Return airfare 
  • State healthcare and accident insurance 
  • 40 work days of vacation /year
  • Lithuanian language courses
  • Continued academic learning: 1 course/semester free of charge
  • Discounts for MA programs
Work load:  full-time (1.0 FTE)

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