Archdiocese of Omaha: Resident Manager

The St. John Paul Newman Center is looking for a Resident Manager to oversee the administration of the housing and Resident Assistants. This 164-room facility opened in August 2016, and focuses on a Christ-centered atmosphere for university students to live and learn.


POSITION SUMMARY                


The Resident Manager (RM) of the St. John Paul Newman Center (Center) provides on-site management of the Center.  He or she provides leadership in Newman Hall for approximately 164 resident students in a manner that supports the mission of the Center. He or she also seeks to create a welcoming atmosphere for commuter students who use the facility in accord with the mission of the Center.  The RM has primary responsibility for the daily operation and atmosphere of the Center.  The RM will also be tasked with outreach and recruiting for future residents, especially among Catholic high schools and parish religious educations programs.


General Information
Location  1221 South 71st Street
Omaha, NE 68106
United States
Employee Type  Exempt
Job Category  JPII Newman Center
Industry  Housing, Ministry
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Participate in staff orientation, in-service training, and staff meetings.  Assist in the development and implementation of the Housing Rules & Regulations and the Residence Life Handbook.  Establish and implement Resident Advisor (RA) training.


Supervise the student Resident Assistants (RAs).  Provide supervision, guidance, and evaluation for the RAs and other student volunteers.  Hold regular meetings to facilitate communication and promote a team concept among the RA staff.  Provide advice and support to RAs dealing with potential or actual problem situations.


Be visible and available to residents.  Be friendly, open and a role model to students.  Encourage students to come to the RM with questions, problems and concerns.  Treat all students with respect.


Encourage students and RAs to initiate, plan and carry out social, spiritual, educational and intramural activities.  Advise student leaders.  Work with students in creating a positive tone in Newman Hall.


Help students become aware of the Center’s mission and expectations of them as expressed in the Housing Rules & Regulations, the Residence Life Handbook and other printed sources.  Encourage students to behave responsibly.  Guide students in their quest for character to the highest standards based upon the beliefs of the Catholic Church.


Respond to unacceptable behavior whenever and wherever the RM becomes aware of it in a consistent professional manner.  Provide counseling to students who are involved in problem situations.


Cooperate with the Director/Pastor of the Center, the Associate Pastor, the Coordinator of College Apostolates and the FOCUS team to promote the spiritual growth of both resident and commuter students.


Engage in intentional outreach to potential residents/users, especially those graduating from Catholic high schools and those involved in parish youth groups/religious education programs as well as current UNO students.


Whenever possible, attend the Thursday evening Mass and community night activity.  Participation in other Masses offered at the Center is encouraged.


Maintain good relationships with UNO, esp. housing and communications depts.


Supervise the secretary and student janitors.


Foster a spirit of hospitality toward the guest groups that come to use the Center.


Facilitate student lease agreements and monitor their compliance.


Coordinate with the Archdiocesan Facilities Department in matters of inventory, supplies, additional housekeeping, and maintenance.


Establish a process for the scheduling and use of space (calendar) and the distribution of mail/packages/deliveries.


Assist in PR and marketing to help “sell the space”; give tours to donors and potential users.


All other duties as assigned by the Center Director.




Practicing Roman Catholic in full communion with the Catholic Church, with demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Church and fidelity to her teachings, with an enthusiasm for the new evangelization as articulated by recent Roman Pontiffs.

Ability to form relationships and mentor students, and relate effectively to parents and staff.

Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and leading programs.

Enthusiastic, positive, articulate, and able to sell the mission of the Center.

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills as well as proven administrative and organizational skills.  Proven collaborator and team player.

Computer skills, including word processing, e-mail, social networking and database software (e.g. Microsoft Office suite and eTapestry or similar).



BA or BS preferred.

Five years of experience with youth or young adult ministry.

Prior experience of facility management a plus.

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