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Resident Director Job Description
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. Edina ABC may also hire an additional resident staff member to work as a team with the RD sharing daily responsibilities. The RD reports to the Executive Director.
The RD position may be filled by a single individual or a married couple. The RD may also keep another full time job up to 40 hours per week as long as RD duties are fulfilled. The RD is expected to commit to the position for at least one school year.
Working hours for the RD are generally all times when students are present at the Edina ABC house, including evenings, weekends, and school vacation days. The RD is generally off duty over summer and winter breaks and for most of the day on weekly student “host family” days. There are also other opportunities for time off according to Edina ABC policy. 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.
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 free housing in the Edina ABC house with a private bedroom and bathroom and all utilities paid. Meals and household supplies are also provided to resident staff when students are in residence. No monetary compensation is provided. 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