1. Create an academically-focused residential environment that supports student success and learning through the Schoology program. During nightly "study mod" help students prioritize their academics, check for missing assignments, and assist in academic advising with the students for long term goals. Successfully merge student goals with teacher, guidance counselor, and parent communications to promote academic success. 2. Directly monitor and support the academic, emotional, developmental needs, and progress of residents and refer them to school resources as necessary. 3. Annually develop, implement, and promote educational and social programs grounded in our Residence Life curriculum to increase community sense. Merge programming ideas from best practices, student development theories, community models, and Benedictine Values, which encourage students' personal growth. 4. Communicate student issues with residence life staff, parents, faculty, and other support staff daily or as concerns arise. Create follow-up plans based on information from these sources as well. 5. Serve as personal counseling resource for students supporting residential/roommate conflicts, personal physical and mental health crises, acts of intolerance, and substance abuse situations. Work in collaboration with Director of Residential Life, Saint John's Prep Guidance Counselors, and parents and follow-up with students of concern. 6. To strengthen the bond to the rest of Saint John's Prep community, serve in an additional supervisory capacity during the school day as a recess/lunch monitor and substitute teacher for a set amount of classes and/or other roles with permission from the Director of Residential Life. 7. Monitor residential student attendance, academic progress, and service-learning requirements through Connect2Prep and Schoology report. 8. Monitor and promote community spaces, with residential and day students, after school in Saint Michael Hall. Resident Directors will schedule to supervise all students who stay beyond the bell (3:15 pm on school days) in the common spaces of Saint Michael Hall. 9. Demonstrate inclusive behavior and create a socially just community where differences are celebrated. Bring together students from many different countries to develop an internationally focused community. To make this community will require spending time to learn from the students and independent research on customs and culture to celebrate all students. 10. Actively represent the school to students, faculty, staff, and parents through effective communication, collaboration, and inclusion. Forging relationships with community partners, parents, students, and staff. 11. Create a positive school culture and oversees the holistic development of students. 12. Responsible for coordinating school safety programs, including disaster preparedness, emergency drills, safe environment training, and related safety training. 13. Understand the unique character of a diverse student community with a residency program. 14. Serve on an on-call rotation to cover nights and weekends and acts as the first responder to residential concerns and issues. As the first responder, your decision in crisis will be critical to our students' success and well-being. 15. Document any violations of the residential policies; serve as a conduct officer as needed. 16. Occasionally serve as a supervisor outside the residence hall on large scale programming efforts. 17. With parental permission and doctor approval, document and administer prescription medications to minors. 18. Transport students to medical appointments as needed. 19. Implement on-going safety and security plans for the residence hall. Monitor and report all building safety/security through building inspections, ensuring the maintenance of safety equipment. 20. Monitor and assess the physical environment of the residence hall. Facilitate the resolution of facility concerns, maintenance, repairs, and cleanliness. 21. Fiscal responsibility for allocated budgets for residence hall personnel and programming funds. 22. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree required
Experience in residence life strongly preferred
Experience working with adolescents is strongly preferred
Experience connecting and working with international students preferred
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of individuals and diverse populations
Comfort with technology and the use of basic computer skills The ability to identify alternative solutions to a problem and to select the best option
The ability to maintain a rational and objective demeanor when faced with stressful or emotional situations; a measure of self-composure in a difficult situation, and the ability to act objectively.
The ability to find your motivation for accomplishing a task and the Degree to which you will maintain this course in the face of adversity
Ability to create a positive and collaborative working environment.
Ability to acquire an understanding of the character and vision of Saint John's Abbey
Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. Ability to drive a 12-passenger van.
Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
In addition to the qualifications noted on the job description, all employees are expected to abide by the following:
1. Ability to interact with the community of the Order of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University/College of Saint Benedict. 2. Project a positive image of service, which represents the mission of Saint John's Prep. 3. The ability to maintain a high level of competence. Prudent judgment and confidentiality are expected of all employees. 4. The personal safety and health of each employee are of primary importance in our operation. Each employee has the responsibility to prevent accidents and injuries. The Order of Saint Benedict and its employees have the responsibility to comply with Federal, State, and departmental regulations related to safety and health.
APPOINTMENT: Administrative/Exempt, Full-time 10-month position Benefits and Remuneration:
Compensation for this position includes a salary of $28,454 for a 10-month term of employment. Resident Directors also receive a partly furnished 2-bedroom, two-story apartment with kitchen and private bathroom, free community laundry, parking, utilities, and high speed internet access year-round.
Summer Living: While the RD position is a 10-month appointment, we allow returning staff to remain in their apartments during the June and July non-working months. Stipends and summer provisional contracts may also be available for those wishing to gain further experience or compensation.
Pet Policy: Only allowed animals in a tank under 60 gallons. The Abbey (Campus) does not allow leashed or unleashed pets or domesticated animals on their Campus as it is a wildlife refuge. Reasonable accommodations will be made for any comfort animals with documentation.
Alcohol Policy: As the Abbey and University Campus is not "dry," our RD apartments do allow alcohol. However, students are not permitted in staff apartments. This policy is in place to protect the staff and the boarding students.
Domestic Partner Policy: We, as Benedictines, practice hospitality and respect for all persons. However, we can only allow opposite gendered, married partners to live in the apartment on Campus.
Saint John's Prep offers a comprehensive benefits package (major medical, dental, life, vision, and sick leave) and a retirement plan.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are 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/SJU faculty and 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/SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are 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/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative educat...ion of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.