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Resident Director

Klaipėda, Lithuania

Position Summary: A Resident Director actively leads residential programming and serves 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 or Resident Assistants b) Residence hall programming, c) student case management and d) residence hall management.  

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Recruit, train, and mentor RAs to meet the goals of the Leadership Development Program.  
  • 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. 
  • Provide appropriate responses to conduct violations and help residents develop skills to effectively navigate conflict with others, and develop an appreciation for diversity  
  • Help residents understand the restorative justice model and understand how they impact others 
  • Ensure a safe environment and proper maintenance of systems and facilities in residence halls  
  • Respond to crisis situations is done in accordance with departmental and institutional emergency procedures 

General Qualifications:  

  • People-oriented, creative, sincere, and depth of Christian faith commitment; firm commitment to LCC's mission 
  • 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, and time-management skills; strong self-motivation and initiative 
  • Experience with intercultural issues and international student populations and ability to work in a diverse environment 
  • Ability to creatively innovate, strategize utilizing limited resources and anticipate unintended consequences required; ability to work independently and collaboratively with minimal guidance required  

Specific Qualifications:  

  • Degrees: Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Ministry of Higher Education and Student Development preferred 
  • Experience working in higher education, residence life, and international communities is required; 
  • Skills: proficiency using technology platforms and database systems required

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, average 40 hours / week, on-call on rotation

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