Director of Residence Life

Lamoni, IA 50140

Posted: 6/28/21
Deadline: 7/22/21
Salary: 40k-45k annually

About This Organization

Lamoni Campus: the main, residential campus is located in Lamoni, Iowa about an hour south of Des Moines. It is a beautiful, welcoming campus that spans 170 acres in the rolling hills of southern Iowa. Our sports complex boasts an artificial field-turf football field, a Olympics quality outdoor track and a best-in-the-conference soccer complex. The Helene Center for the Visual Arts is the envy of other schools, and the Resch Science and Technology Hall offers superb facilities and industry-standard equipment. Our regional performing arts hub, the Shaw Center features a 500-seat auditorium, a 100-seat recital hall, a fully customizable black box theatre, a beautiful new lobby and atrium, and a stunning outdoor amphitheater. Forty-eight student apartments opened in the fall of 2011 on the edge of campus and the newly renovated and expanded Newcom Student Union features a dedicated game room, computer lab and extensive student meeting space.

Independence Campus: Our Independence Campus (IC) is located in Independence, Missouri and is home to Graceland’s School of Nursing and Community of Christ Seminary. Graceland’s online programs are operated on the IC, which was opened in 1969. The student-friendly, 55,000-square-foot facility is equipped with cutting-edge learning tools and resources including a comprehensive wireless network, nursing skills lab fitted with cameras to record and play back demonstrations, and an award winning nursing library. The IC also offers teacher education and business programs.

Online Programs: Graceland has been a pioneer in distance learning with decades of experience providing exceptional education in the comfort of students’ homes. In 2000, Graceland moved to a purely online delivery method for several programs: a Master of Science in Nursing, an RN to BSN, an RN to MSN ‘bridge’ and a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Job Duties

Graceland University is seeking a full time Director of Residence Life. This position will report to the VP for Student Life. Duties include overall responsibility for the residence life program and facilities. The Director is responsible for creating a living-learning community that engages a diverse student body, and supports students’ personal growth and academic success. The position directs and administers areas of professional and student staff selection, training and development, assists with student discipline, administration of the departmental policies and procedures, student room assignments, development and administration of budget for the area and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree required. Two years in Higher Education required and three years of professional experience in Residence Life preferred. Strong organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to manage conflicts and crisis situations; and a collegial interpersonal style with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within the department and with numerous University groups is required.


40k-45k annually

Other Info

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, résumé, and three letters of reference to the Human Resources Department: Graceland University, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140;; fax 641-784-5033; Call 641 784-5447.