DESCRIPTION: Lexington Christian Academy is currently accepting applications for one (1) full-time Middle School Dorm Parent/Assistant Residential Director opening, to begin the summer of 2017. The Middle School Dorm Parent/Assistant Residential Director reports directly to the Director of Student Life and resides on site, in the LCA boarding facility, twelve months out of the year. She/he is responsible to be on duty weekday mornings (6:30-8:00 am), when the middle school students arrive home from school (2:30-3:30 pm), and during the evening (3:30-9:30 pm) Monday-Friday during the school year. This position will also assist the Upper School Boarding Program, when needed. During school breaks, such as summer vacation, the ARD/MSDP may perform additional tasks usually performed by the Residential Director. Basic expectations and responsibilities will include:
- Middle School Dorm Parent
Middle School Boarding Program Coordinator
- Prepare students to enter an Upper School boarding program upon successful completion of the Middle School program.
- Develop programs that will focus on student maturity in the areas of academics and social skills through a variety of avenues.
- Develop, with the Director of Residential Life, a mentoring program between the Upper School and Middle School boarding programs.
- Work with the school nurse to coordinate all student health needs, scheduled appointments, medication pick up, manage students’ health insurance, etc.
- Work with the Director of Residential Life and Residential Assistants to plan weekend activities and coverage, as well as any emergency coverage needed during the course of the year.
- Help to manage weekly schedules for student transportation and meals.
- Supervise snack time, meals, and other life skill needs for students.
- Planning and implementing beginning of the year orientation for students.
- Supervise all move-in and move-out days for students.
Middle School Student Discipline
- Enforce policies and procedures.
- Enforce taking away of devices at night and bedtime/lights out for students.
- Manage discipline issues with the Director of Residential Life and the Director of Student Life.
- Establish and maintain good communication with the guardians and parents of the students in regard to both discipline and challenges or concerns that arise.
Middle School Student Activities
- Develop, implement, and supervise student activities appropriate for middle school students.
- Facilitate supervised study hours.
- Act as the primary contact for students and for faculty and staff in regard to boarding matters.
- Help to ensure that programs, socials and activities are meeting students’ needs.
- Upper School Boarding Assistant
- Supervise Security Desk at the boarding facility from 2:30-3:30 pm Monday-Friday to assist Upper School boarding program and prepare for middle school students to arrive back at the dorm for their afternoon/evening routine.
- Rotate weekend on-call shifts with the Director of Residential Life and the Lead Residential Assistant of the Upper School boarding program.
- Complete other administrative tasks and assist with transportation needs as assigned by the Director of Residential Life or the Director of Student Life.
- Summer Programs Residential Coordinator
- Enforce policies and procedures of the Summer boarding programs.
- Supervise team of Residential Assistants and meet with them daily.
- Organize and supervise arrival week and departure week for all students.
- Plan and implement activities during the week for students to take part in.
- Manage discipline issues with the Director of Student Life.
- Boarding Culture
- Work with the Directors of Residential and Student Life to develop a culture (climate) that supports our desired school ethos and then help to create ownership of that culture (climate) within the student community.
- Help to develop strong communication, time management, and life problem solving skills for the students living in the boarding facility.
- Participate in weekly dorm meetings with the Upper School boarding staff.
STARTING DATE: May 2017
ENVIRONMENT: Lexington Christian Academy’s boarding facility is situated on 7 acres of landscaped grounds, on the North Campus, just a short distance from the Main Campus. Students are immersed in academic courses throughout the day and are supported after school hours by a highly competent, caring residential staff. LCA is a grade 6-12, independent college preparatory school that exists to educate young men and women in the arts and sciences in the context of a complete commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ by developing intellectual ability, nurturing spiritual and moral growth, encouraging creativity, and instilling a desire to serve God and others.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and must be committed to fostering a community atmosphere in the boarding facility. At least 5 years previous experience, in a residential life program, and working with international students, is strongly preferred (especially previous experience working with international middle school students, teaching ESL or ELL courses, etc.). Recognizing that LCA is strongly committed to historic Christianity, we expect that candidates will subscribe to the Academy’s Statement of Faith, Standards for Christian Living and be members in good standing of a Christian church.
SALARY & BENEFITS: This is a twelve month, full time, position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience, including housing and meals.
Send resume and three professional references to:
Scott Stevens, Director of Student Life
Lexington Christian Academy
48 Bartlett Avenue Lexington, MA 02420
Web site: www.lca.edu
LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.