Stillman College

Stillman College

Tuscaloosa , United States

Job Title
Student Formation & Community Life Manager
Office time
Tuscaloosa, United States
Job Type
Full Time
08 September, 2022

Company Description

Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is committed to fostering academic excellence, to providing opportunities for diverse populations, and to maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service by fostering experiential learning and community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s students and its constituents.

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Job Details

The Division of Students Affairs supports and challenges students to achieve their full potential by providing comprehensive co-curricular opportunities and services. It provides a comprehensive system of support for students to accomplish the mission of Stillman College.The Office of Student Life helps achieve the Division of Student Affairs' and the College's mission by preparing students to be leaders and to serve others. These aims are achieved through active participation in their formation through programs, activities, and services that advance the development of students intellectually, socially, academically, professionally, and physically.Job SummaryThe role of the Student Formation and Community Life Manager is to co-create an inspiring and dynamic residential and educational environment where young adults thrive. The responsibilities extend beyond residential life into the community as a whole. The Student Formation and Community Life Manager works closely with the Director of Student Formation & Community Life to integrate Stillman College’s mission and values within the residential halls, in the classroom, and throughout the entire community. The successful candidate is both a problem preventer and problem solver.Leading with kindness, encouragement, and respect for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic identities, the Student Formation and Community Life Manager demonstrates a relentless commitment to nurture the unique potential of Stillman College’s gifted and twice-exceptional students. The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Embody a growth mindset
  • Understand that emotional, spiritual, and intellectual learning happens everywhere, in the classroom and the community, and eagerly incorporates these multiple ways of learning into the student experience.
  • Help guide the college culture and ensure that every student at the college is known and understood through a strengths-based lens that recognizes the image of God in every student.
  • Recognize the crucial role of the faculty in the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical formation of the students.
  • Actively collaborate with Stillman College faculty and Student Support Services to support their work through a residential curriculum, community-building experience.

MindsetsStudent Formation and Community Life Manager leads with Integrity and a Commitment to Excellence. The Student Formation and Community Life Manager has high emotional intelligence and strong Christian values that guide his/her work and life. The Student Formation and Community Manager sees the image of God in every person, believes in the unique potential of every person, and welcomes the opportunity to assist others in discovering their own passions and gifts. He/She exhibits humility and thrives on feedback and continuous learning and builds this into the culture at the college. The Student Formation and Community Life Manager believes in the importance of a Christian education and academic excellence and achievement.Student Formation and Community Life Manager understands that transformation happens through meaningful relationships. You are positive, curious, and strengths-oriented. You develop relationships built on respect and trust. You understand that people thrive in cultures built on trust and safety, and you strive to co-create a college culture that invites intellectual and emotional risk-taking. You are committed to equality and fairness and creating a college culture that values and respects others because of their humanity and gifts and not based on their job titles or responsibilities.Student Formation and Community Life Manager understands the unique needs of gifted students who seek to develop their Christian identity and strengthen their intellectual talents. You are drawn to work with complex learners, energized to discover what enables each student to reach his/her highest potential. You are inspired by young people and are passionate about guiding them on their journey through college into adulthood.Student Formation and Community Life Manager co-create a highly engaged, positive and productive college culture through residential and campus life. Students, parents, prospective families, staff and faculty are eager to work with you.Student Formation and Community Life Manager is an excellent communicator. You are warm and welcoming and demonstrate understanding and authenticity in your communication. You tell the truth even when it is hard to do. You find transforming organizations motivating and exciting. You know we are in the stages of a transformation and growth development. You are excited about the challenge to contribute to fulfilling the values of the college and are willing to do whatever it takes to co-create a successful learning environment and enhance our Christian community.ResponsibilitiesThe Student Formation and Community Manager reports to the Director of Student Formation directly and through a “dotted-line” to the Dean of Student Formation, Campus Life, and Engagement and is responsible for cultivating the college’s culture by fostering a Christ-centered community that procures a safe and secure living environment, develops programs, and facilitates spaces that nurtures growth. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Teach students on values such as respect and discipline and hold them accountable consistent with the Student Handbook.
  • Administer student residence hall check-ins/check outs (including room condition report processes) and supervise room changes and damage billing processes.
  • Complete accurate incident reports of student misconduct within the residence halls and throughout the community.
  • Collaborate with other staff for campus-wide “on-call” emergency duties.
  • Manage and reinforce the cleanliness and upkeep of students’ personal and communal spaces.
  • Report, track, and manage residence hall maintenance issues with the housekeeping and facilities departments.
  • Act as the primary contact for students’ parents and guardians.
  • Act as mentors to student Resident Assistants (RA).
  • Actively promote and participate in campus and community events.
  • Supervise and encourage the appropriate dress for each occasion.
  • Facilitate ongoing opportunities to educate students’ good manners, good habits, and appropriate communication to peers and adults.
  • Carry out the response plan on matters of negative conduct and behavior.
  • Coordinate students’ transportation to off-campus activities and school-related events.
  • Provide support guidance to residents through programming, counseling, and referral designed to encourage the academic, emotional, and social development of each student. This includes overseeing, implementing, and participating in floor, hall, area, and campus-wide programs. The Student Formation and Community Manager is required to implement one-campus wide-program/service project per academic year.
  • Assign housing & meal plan charges to students in Colleague by Ellucian.
  • Communicate and maintain community standards consistent with the Student Handbook. This includes informing students of the college policy, procedures, and encouraging students to monitor their environment. Investigate, enforce, and follow-up with students’ behavioral violations, inclusive of common area vandalism, damage, and safety/security violations.
  • Counsel and refer students to appropriate professional staff members and campus resources including mental health crises (e.g., Office of Housing and Residence Life, Student Care & Well-being, and Assistant Director of Residential Life. Required Skills/Abilities o Excellent interpersonal skills o Excellent written and verbal communication skills o Experience in diverse communities of color and diverse population o Commitment to inclusive, international, and global communities o Ability to network and interact with key groups and individuals o Basic Computer Skills Education and Experience
  • Bachelor/Masters in Social Work or Psychology, Master of Divinity in Youth Ministry, Campus Ministry, or 2-3 years equivalent experience in a related field serving young learners (e.g., counseling, college student personnel, teaching, human development, living and learning, student residential education).

Physical Requirements

  • Some physical effort required.


  • Live in Requirement- 1 bedroom- 1.5 bath apartment less that 10 min away from the college.
  • 9 month meal plan included
  • Health Insurance

It is the policy of Stillman College to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.

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