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Resident Director Opportunity
How to Apply Please send a full cover letter and resume to the Edina ABC Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Resident Director (RD) is crucial member of the Edina ABC organization and has the opportunity to make a deep and positive impact in the lives of high-potential teens.
The RD lives in the Edina ABC house full time. The RD provides a supportive, structured, family-like atmosphere and oversees the students’ academics and daily lives. The RD reports to the Executive Director and also assists the Executive Director with certain administrative and organizational tasks. The RD position may be filled by a single individual or a married couple. The RD may also keep another job or coursework as long as RD duties are fulfilled. The RD is expected to commit to the position for at least one school year. Because the RD is essentially a "house parent" for teens, working hours are generally times when students are present at the Edina ABC house. This includes evenings, weekends, and school vacation days. The RD is generally off duty during school hours and every Sunday from 12 pm – 7 pm. However, the RD also has support of other ABC staff, a highly involved board, and an extensive volunteer community and is able to schedule additional days and times off. The RD is generally off duty over summer and winter breaks.
Edina ABC may also hire an additional resident staff member to work as a team with the RD, sharing daily responsibilities and giving the RD additional time off.
If you are interested in the RD position but are concerned about the hours/working schedule, please contact us. We may be able to accommodate special scheduling needs.
Desired Qualities, Skills, and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or higher
Significant experience working very closely with, living with, and/or raising youth ages 13-18
Demonstrated commitment to working with youth, especially underserved youth
Ability to create a nurturing, supportive, respectful, and family-like culture and environment in the ABC House
Experience creating and implementing positive discipline strategies
Experience working collaboratively and strategically with adults and youth
Experience successfully managing a household and household budget
Living full time in the Edina ABC House with 5-8 students throughout the school year, including weekends and school vacations. The RD may also live at the Edina ABC House over the summer while students are away.
10 hours per week assisting the Executive Director with administrative duties
Working in collaboration with students’ families and the Edina ABC staff, Board, Student Committee and other volunteers to ensure students’ academic and personal success.
Creating and maintaining a respectful and supportive family-like culture and environment in the Edina ABC House.
Serving as positive role model and main supervisor and supporter of students’ daily personal and academic needs and obligations.
Establishing a positive discipline strategy and redirecting students effectively and respectfully when necessary.
Maintaining regular communication with students’ families regarding academic progress and other matters of interest and concern.
Monitoring student health issues and concerns, reporting to the Executive Director and families when appropriate and assisting the Executive Director in securing health care for students when necessary.
Supervising students’ use of academic tutors to ensure academic needs are met.
Maintaining a satisfactory level of cleanliness in the ABC House and overseeing students’ regular household chores.
Following and managing a monthly budget, buying all groceries and home supplies, and maintain and provide regular documentation of all expenses .
Planning and preparing meals for the students. Whenever one or more students are present meals will be served family style with all members of the household sitting down together to eat.
Maintaining the Edina ABC House and vehicle and providing proper stewardship of all ABC assets and resources.
Providing transportation for students using the Edina ABC owned vehicle when necessary in support of academic, personal, social, and cultural needs.
Assisting the Executive Director with occasional fundraising and recruiting activities.
Compensation Compensation for this position is up to $20,000 per year plus free housing in the Edina ABC house, all utilities paid, and groceries and household supplies provided when students are in residence. Groceries and household supplies are not provided when students are away on breaks.
Other Requirements All candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check and must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. How to Apply Please send a full cover letter and resume to the Edina ABC Search Committee at email@example.com