10 month position, End of August until mid-June
20 hours per week (most weeks)
Do you want to make a difference in the life of a teenager? Do you have the desire to be a role model, mentor and big brother/sister? If so, this is the job for you! We are seeking responsible, positive, hard working role models with a passion for working closely with middle and high school students to provide transformative experiences in a boarding school setting. We are looking for young adults who are efficient and can think on their feet and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Our team of dorm parent’s work collaboratively in teams and share resident and academic assistance responsibilities. This position is instrumental in creating a homelike atmosphere in the dorm and requires Dorm Parents to be present in the students’ lives and available to regularly interact with them. A group of students will be assigned to each Dorm Parent as their primary group for engagement. Together with the Director of Residential Life, we will foster a culture of academic excellence and social growth in a positive, nurturing environment.
One weekday morning, one weekday evening (including overnight on call) per week
Eating dinner in the dining hall with the students - hosting a table
2 weekends on duty (one morning shift, one evening shift) per month
1 weekend on driving duty per month
When on duty, Dorm Parent should be at the security desk and making rounds.
Dorm Parents will also be scheduled for shifts on holidays:
Columbus Day, MLK Day, President’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Good Friday, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day. Dorm Parents will not be scheduled to work during Christmas and Spring breaks.
Attend all orientation sessions and Dorm Parent meetings
Monitor students’ comings and goings from Residence Hall
Complete rounds of building after evening shift
Use REACH software to keep track of student locations, including weekends
Communication with students via email or text message
Respond to emergencies
Maintain medical logs
Assist with student check-in and check-out
Monitor student study halls every evening when on duty
Complete necessary Dorm Parent shift paperwork
Communication with Leadership re: sick students, transportation issues, etc.
Full descriptions of essential functions can be found in the Dorm Parent Handbook.
Dorm Parents are required to stay overnight at the school even on nights when they are not on duty or on-call. Weekends off and vacations are the time for Dorm Parents to be able to spend the night off campus.
Environment: Lexington Christian Academy 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 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.
Salary & Benefits: This is a part-time, 10-month position. Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and/or qualifications.
Application Procedure: Electronically submit a resume, cover letter, 2 professional references and brief answers to the following questions to: Lexington Christian Academy e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org