The Department of Residence Life in the Division of Student Affairs at Messiah College
announces an opening for the position of Residence Director. This position seeks to advance the
mission of Messiah College through fostering living-learning environments conducive to
spiritual formation, academic success, and interpersonal relationships within residence halls and
student apartment buildings. As a full time, (academic year; 10 month position), live-in,
professional employee, responsibilities include: recruitment, selection, training, supervision and
evaluation of 6-9 undergraduate student staff members, administration of up to 370 residents in a
residence hall and apartment building, service as an active member of the Residence Life team
and implementation of assessment programs to assure excellent service, educational
effectiveness and progress on student learning outcomes.
Required qualifications include: Teaching/mentoring experience; the ability to model faith
journey; excellent interpersonal and counseling abilities; strong administrative abilities; the
ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and
the importance of holistic education; supervisory and decision making abilities; programming
experience; strong verbal and written communication abilities and enthusiastic commitment to
the student development profession. Commitment to the intellectual, faith and interpersonal
development of students and to the mission and identity of Messiah College is also required.
Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling or related field or Bachelor’s
degree with post undergraduate residence life experience is required. Start date: August 1, 2010.
Applicants should provide a letter of application summarizing interest in the College and the
position, a comprehensive resume, and statement of faith. Application materials should be sent
to: Messiah College, Human Resources, Box 3015, Grantham, PA 17027 or e-mail to
email@example.com (Applications are preferred via e-mail).
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A job description is available on the
college website at http://www.messiah.edu/offices/hr/job_opportunities/admin.html
Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is
committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan
traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of
intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and
reconciliation in church and society.
Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic/national origin, disability, race or gender in its
education programs, admissions or employment policies. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.