Employment Opportunities at ACU

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

NOTE: ACU is currently accepting applications for *all posted positions*. Student employees should apply now for positions for the fall semester.

Some faculty and staff positions on the Abilene campus may be subject to a hiring pause as a response to the continuously changing circumstances involving COVID-19. For additional information or assistance, contact tiffany.badon@acu.edu.

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Female Resident Director

Apply now Job no: 492915
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Female Resident Director
Posting Location Abilene, TX
Department Student Life
Employee Class Exempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities
  1. Basic Responsibilities
  1. Engage with Residents to Create Community and Relationship for the Purpose of Student-focused care and growth
  2. Hire, Train, and Mentor Senior Resident Advisors (SRAs) and Resident Advisors (RAs)
  3. Manage Student Conduct and Mediate Conflict
  4. Participate in Facility Upkeep
Other Duties
Essential Duties
    1. Care for Students
      1. Monitoring and Mentoring at-risk Students: Engaging in awareness around our at risk population and implementing proactive approaches to student success
      2. Assisting with residents recommended to SOAR when needed: Staying informed around SOAR cases for residential students and aiding in accessing students.
      3. On Call: Crisis/after hours response within residence halls and residential students.
      4. Programming and community development: Implementation of regular programming inside our halls and across our campus that builds interpersonal relationships and belonging within our individual hall communities.
    2. Care for Student Staff
      1. Training: Contribute to the development and implementation of a week long training in August for RAs and SRAs as well as additional trainings as needed.
      2. Mentoring: Meet regularly one-on-one with your RAs and SRAs to build an interpersonal relationship and ease their access to support.
      3. Programming/Team Development: Meet regularly with staff to build strong team dynamic and community that contributes to their effectiveness in RA/SRA role.
    3. Care for Facilities and Building
      1. Furniture: Assist in the care of furniture in your building and assess the need for furniture replacement on an annual basis. 
      2. Common spaces: Strategically use your building’s common spaces in a way that promotes community and meets the needs of your residents.
      3. Laundry room management: Aid in the effort for organization and cleanliness in Laundry rooms. Submit and follow up on work order for machine malfunctions.
      4. Partnership with Facilities: Submit work orders around building/room needs and advocate for your building around necessary changes for the safety and benefit of the residence. Seek healthy and positive relationship with ACU facilities.
Working knowledge of THD: Maintain skills to use THD for Move-in/Move-out as well as changes happening within your hall throughout the academic year. 
Professional Development Requirements
  1. Within this role and job description, a dedication to care for self is of high importance as we maintain the care of residents, student staff, and the buildings. Additionally, each Resident Director will bring a different set of strengths to the department and the job is intended to have space for those strengths to be known and utilized. The Resident Director role will have space created for team development through weekly staff meetings and interpersonal relationships through the department. The role will also give attention to professional development and training, special projects, and self care.
  1. Professional

  1. Master’s degree preferred; Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Preference given to applicants with Residence Life/Housing experience, Student Affairs experience, or other relevant experience in a residential college or university setting.
  3. An understanding of critical issues facing late adolescents.
  4. Counseling skills/listening skills.
  5. Public speaking and extemporaneous speaking abilities.
  6. Leadership experience.
  7. Conflict management experience.
  8. Management and administrative coordination/organizational abilities.
  1. Personal

  1. Presents self in professional manner (i.e., dress, verbal and written communication, including email communication).
  2. A high level of interpersonal and social skills.
  3. Must be able to relate to all age groups) as well as individuals from a different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.
  4. Ability to keep calm and cool in heated situations.
  5. Flexibility and ability to handle frequent interruptions and handle various tasks at once.
  6. Ability to readily recall names and faces.
  7. Maintain high levels of confidentiality.
  8. Sense of confidence in self and purpose – ability to take both insults and encouragement in stride.
  9. Ability to be collegial – working well with others. Able to handle criticism, to be flexible in a fast-paced work environment, and able to be empathetic.
  10. A strong sense of humor.
Physical Demands
  1. Must be able to work under stressful conditions.
  2. Must be able to work at a fast pace sometimes for long hours.
  3. Must be able to work late nights/stay up late at night with residents.
  4. Must be able to climb stairs.
  5. Must be able to carry heavy objects.
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.


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