Resident Managers work both when the Housing Office is open and when the Housing Office is closed.
An RM living in Carroll, the NRH or Straughn is typically on duty one week night per week (Mondays through Thursdays, from 4:30pm until 8:30am) and once every four weekends (4:30pm on Friday through 8:30am Monday morning) during the Fall and Spring semesters. With a staff of 8 RMs at the 4500 location, this means that half of the time an RM is on duty will be spent as primary coverage and half as secondary coverage. For example, this means that for regular weekday evenings (say, Tuesday nights), an RM will provide primary coverage the first and third Tuesdays and secondary coverage the second and fourth Tuesdays. An RM will typically only cover one weekend per month, so one month will be a primary coverage weekend and the next will be a secondary coverage weekend.
Resident Managers also are on duty around the clock during holidays or when the seminary or Housing Office is closed (RMs each cover 1/4 of these holidays in any given semester).
During summer months, Resident Managers are typically on duty one week at a time per month.
Resident Managers continue to work for the community even when they are not officially on duty. Resident Managers are always Resident Managers, and are held responsible for upholding the community covenant and housing contract within the residence halls at all times.
Resident Managers living in the Birch Intentional Living Community are not on duty in the same sense. Because Birch RMs typically work only with the fifteen other residents living in the intentional living community, they are expected to be accessible to their residents and the Director of Housing as needed. An RM at MVS is responsible for coordinating with his or her partner RM to ensure the community needs are met. RMs must communicate with the other residents of the intentional community their schedules as well as coordinate the schedules of other community members (such as during holidays). Resident Managers must also be present for regular Birch community events such as weekly meetings, retreats, and community meals.
In the Birch Intentional Community, Resident Managers provide leadership within the community to establish regular rhythms and routines and coordinate the planning of the community retreat. They serve as fully-committed members of the intentional community. They provide or coordinate hospitality with special guests or prospective students at the behest of the Admissions Office and they meet regularly with the Director of Housing, the Associate Dean for Community Life, and the MVS Birch Intentional Living Community mentor.
Resident Managers also meet as a staff each month with the Director of Housing to discuss projects and life in the community. Resident Managers support each other and work together to meet the needs of campus residents. They are expected to support one another's projects through work and presence and lend voice to the concerns/needs of residential students.
All Resident Managers will be compensated for 16 hours per week for their on-duty hours at $8.25 per hour and receive a $200/month credit towards their housing.
Resident Managers will be asked to play a big role in the residential Wesley community, and are therefore asked to meet the following qualifications to ensure that they will be able to fulfill their duties for the entire term:
Birch Resident Managers - July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Carroll and NRH Resident Managers - May 10, 2013 - May 9, 2014
Straughn Resident Managers - August 1, 2013 - May 15, 2014
Resident Managers work hard to develop and improve community life on campus. They are responsible, highly self-motivated, work well on a team and must be able to meet deadlines for projects and schedule team meetings. The ideal Resident Manager is involved in the life of the campus and seeks to delve deeper in relationship with others in the Wesley community.
Eight Resident Managers must live at the 4500 Massachusetts NW location, in Carroll, the NRH or Straughn Residence Halls and two Resident Managers must live in the Birch Intentional Living Community located at 908 Massachusetts Ave, NW. Resident Managers may be single students, married students, or students with children. They may be M.Div, MTS, or MA students. They must plan to be in residence for the entire term of their RM contract.
If you live on campus, have a love for community and a desire to serve your peers, you may be a good candidate for the Resident Manager position.
Candidates should first complete the online application thoughtfully and truthfully. After applications are reviewed, the best candidates will be asked to interview with the Director of Housing.
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