Dec 21, 2022

Female Residence Director (in Gaming, Austria)

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
Full time Education: University/College

Job Description

Date:  December 14, 2022

Position Available:  Female Residence Director (in Gaming, Austria)

Position Reports to:  Director of Student Life and Outreach, Austrian Program

Department:  Student Life

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Schedule:  Full-time, Live-in Position with Variable Hours, Nights and Weekends Regularly Required


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The Residence Director role is a full-time live-in position responsible for managing a complex, housing 150-225 full-time undergraduate and graduate students. The Residence Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the dormitories, as well as assisting Austrian Program personnel in providing multiple spontaneous services to the students in Gaming. The Male and Female Residence Directors work together and with the Director of Student Life to promote a vibrant Catholic culture that helps students toward both growth and Christian maturity during their semester in Gaming, Austria.



1.     Manage a staff of 8 Resident Assistants including training, development, supervision, and evaluation.

2.     Administer housing policies within the hall.

3.     Carry out disciplinary interventions according to Residence Life Policies and the Code of Student Conduct.  Complete and submit accurate reports in a timely fashion.

4.     Oversee community development within the hall that addresses the intellectual, spiritual, social, and recreational needs of the residents.

5.     Connect students to support services for issues as they arise: Medical, Counseling, Pastoral Ministry.

6.     Plan and execute delegated projects as part of the Residence Life staff.

7.     Advise and support the Austrian Embassy and other student leaders/groups.

8.     Supervise student workers in cleaning and maintenance of dormitory spaces.

9.     Help provide leadership and support during major excursions.

10.  Other duties as needed during summer and winter breaks.

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University's needs.



Must understand, embrace, and live out the Catholic and Franciscan values expressed in the Mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Work Experience

·         3+ years of work experience required.

·         1 year of residence life staff preferred.

·         Experience with the Franciscan University Austrian Program preferred.

·         Facility in German language helpful, but not required.



  • Project Management: Effectively identifies and organizes steps, tasks, resources, and timing needs to accomplish goals.
  • Teamwork: Appreciates and leverages individual differences in perspective, style, and skills.
  • Quality, Managing and Measuring Work: Effectively identifies and organizes steps, tasks, resources and timing needed to accomplish goals.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Evidence of strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.  Finds common ground and gains cooperation with minimal disruption and fallout.
  • Conflict Management: Is adept at probing for and listening to all sides of an issue.
  • Developing Self and Others: Sets ambitious personal goals that require stretch or that present new situations or challenges to oneself; is effective at delegation, coaching, and performance management to help others grow.



·         Bachelor’s degree required.


Technical Skills

·         Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).

·         Competent and appropriate use of social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) within a professional setting.

·         Familiarity with online research.


Workplace Factors

·         Because of the housing situation, married candidates cannot be considered for the position.

·         Live-in position – variable hours.

·         Late night emergencies.

·         Comfortability and competence handling emergencies and unforeseen challenges in a foreign environment required.

·         Nights and weekends regularly required.

·         Heavy lifting and manual labor required.

·         Regular international travel with school excursions and pilgrimages.

·         Willingness and ability to make a two-year commitment to the Austrian Program (August 1 to July 31).

·         Ability to competently drive vehicles (cars and vans) with manual transmission.

Candidates must submit an online application, a resume, list of references, and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


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