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Director of Residence Life

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Full-time  Open until Oct. 28, 2022 Starts: ASAP
As a key leader with the Student Life team, the Director, Residence Life is responsible for holding the Residence Life vision and overseeing the on campus, residential student community, giving oversight and direction to its staff and student leadership teams, programming, and the residence life conduct process.
As a key leader with the Student Life team, the Director, Residence Life is responsible for holding the Residence Life vision and overseeing the on campus, residential student community, giving oversight and direction to its staff and student leadership teams, programming, and the residence life conduct process.

Why Work at Redeemer?

For nearly 40 years Redeemer University has prepared the next generation of Christian leaders. Redeemer is committed to a Christian undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education that develops the whole person.

Rooted in a Reformed Biblical worldview, and including a diverse community representing over 50 Christian denominations, Redeemer seeks to answer the fundamental questions about where we fit into God’s story while it prepares students to engage in society’s biggest challenges. A rigorous academic program with an interdisciplinary core is supported by a vibrant community characterized by caring discipleship. The result is an enriching and transformational educational experience integrating faith, learning and service.

Redeemer offers 34 majors and streams that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The university expects to welcome about 1000 students in the fall, served by approximately 200 faculty and staff.

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Director of Residence Life
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Full-time  Open until Oct. 28, 2022 Starts: ASAP

The Position

As a key leader with the Student Life team, the Director, Residence Life is responsible for holding the Residence Life vision and overseeing the on campus, residential student community, giving oversight and direction to its staff and student leadership teams, programming, and the residence life conduct process. The Director, Residence Life assists in the oversight of campus life by building relationships with students, encouraging student’s academic, personal, and spiritual growth by facilitating co-curricular activities and assisting in the development of a safe, nurturing campus housing environment.

This role supports the Associate Dean of Students in providing leadership in the research, planning, implementation, and evaluation of residence life programs important to student development, as shaped by Redeemer’s mission and strategic plan.

The Director, Residence Life is an institutional leader and demonstrates a commitment to the Reformed Christian faith and academic scholarship; modeling caring relationships as shown in dealing with students, colleagues, and the constituency. In order to discharge these responsibilities in accordance with the objects and purposes of Redeemer University, the Director, Residence Life must have a deep-seated personal faith in Jesus Christ and be thoughtfully committed to the Vision and Mission of Redeemer University.

This position is 100% FTE. This position typically requires on-campus living. We welcome applicants from outside Canada who are able to obtain a valid work permit. Redeemer will assist a successful candidate in obtaining the necessary documentation and work permit requirements.

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred (Relevant degrees include Education, Higher Education, Social Work, Psychology, Divinity, Ministry studies or other relevant education and experience)
  • Previous experience in Residence Life in a higher education (University/College) environment is required
  • Experience working with young adults, giving leadership, guidance, mentorship, or program development and implementation is essential
  • Excellent facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Passionate commitment to the Reformed confessional tradition and ability to clearly and effectively articulate it for a multi-denominational audience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, Google Suite, Zoom

Other Requirements

  • Understanding of, and commitment to Redeemer University (mission, values and Reformed Christian identity) and ability to articulate its mission effectively and persuasively
  • Participate in communal activity that supports and encourages a university campus environment where the holistic development of all persons embodies Christian principles that advance the mission and Christian character of Redeemer University

The Application Process

Applicants are requested to email their application materials (cover letter, resume, and statement of faith) in one combined pdf document. The statement of faith should articulate your faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University.

Position reports to: Associate Dean of Students

Submit applications to: HR@redeemer.ca (please quote position title in subject line)

Expiry date: Posted until Oct. 28, 2022 (applications will be reviewed upon submission, so please apply ASAP)

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Applicants are requested to email their application materials (cover letter & resume) and include a statement that articulates their faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University. A range of qualifications are evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with our identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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