MVCDS Job Postings


Position opening: Director of Residential Life
Type: Full time
Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: July 1, 2023
Maumee Valley Country Day School is seeking a dedicated, flexible, and compassionate individual to work with residential students and staff in the Dayal House, a residence hall for 28 students in grades 9-12. A good candidate has experience working with high school students in a boarding environment, appreciates diversity and cultures, is highly motivated and globally aware, is patient and detail-oriented, takes initiative, and exhibits strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

Please note: Boarding students will not have the same break schedule as day students. The students will remain on campus for a portion of winter/spring break. Residential staff will be required to be on duty during these school breaks as well as Thanksgiving break. This position will include residential duties.

The position manages the residential life staff and reports directly to the International Program Manager. As a full-time employee, the position offers all benefits afforded to full-time staff. However, the majority of the four-week vacation must be used during the June/July break when students are away from campus (typically June 15-July 15). The schedule is determined by the International Program Manager with input from the staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Oversee the residential life program in collaboration with the International Program Manager
    • Assist with day-to-day Dayal House operations when needed, such as morning and/or evening supervision, sick student supervision, doctor runs, medical management, etc.
    • Assist with planning and execution of weekend activities for Dayal students
    • Communicate facility needs for Dayal House to the proper staff members 
    • Collaborate with dining services to provide quality meals for international students 
    • Plan weekend meals and ensure supplies are ready for staff 
    • Order groceries and stock supplies upon arrival 
    • Communicate weekly with international student parents (newsletter) 
    • Monitor international student wellness
    • Assist with other work central to the mission of the school
In addition to the responsibilities of the Director of Residential Life as a dormitory team member, key duties and responsibilities focus on the three main areas of residential life: Community Building, Programs, and Operations.

Community Building:
    • Create, foster, and maintain an environment rooted in academic and social success; establish a warm and welcoming atmosphere
    • Provide support to students as they integrate into the community
    • Mediate conflict
    • Monitor students for changes in health and behavior
    • Establish consistent relationships with students while maintaining professional boundaries
    • Take advantage of informal opportunities to engage with students
    • Provide leadership and direction for all non-academic activities
    • Collaborate with the International Program Manager in planning and executing activities, including, but not limited to, on-campus events, shopping trips, city visits, museum and theater trips, and athletic events. Many of these activities will be on weekends including several overnight trips
    • Collaborate with International Program Manager to develop programs in order to integrate the day students with the boarding students 
    • Ensure the safety and well-being of residential students while maintaining a quality of student life consistent with the philosophy and objectives of both the mission of the school and residential program
    • Provide daily supervision and transportation to students on a rotating basis, including nights, weekends, holidays, and break periods
    • Respond to student emergencies with basic first aid
    • Ensure the emotional and physical safety of students
    • Respond to emergencies with established school protocol
    • Enforce residential life policies
    • Actively participate in the daily household operations: meal planning, grocery shopping, cleaning, and other duties  
    • Meet with International Program Manager weekly
    • Meet with Head of Upper School weekly
    • Maintain clear communication with the Head of Upper School & International Program Manager
Skills and Competencies:
    • Patience, collaboration, conflict resolution, problem-solving
    • Outstanding organization and communications skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills in relating well to students, staff, administration, parents, and the community
    • Sensitivity in working with families, students, and staff from diverse cultures and backgrounds
    • Effective stress management skills
    • Strong communications skills
    • Advanced mentoring skills
    • Creativity
The successful candidate will receive free room and board.  A shared, unfurnished two-bedroom, one-bath apartment with in-house laundry is provided. All full-time employee benefits are afforded to the successful candidate, some of which include sick and personal time, tuition remission, and medical benefits. 

    • Candidates must have a college degree.
    • Flexibility and ability to perform well under stress are a must.
    • Clean criminal background check
    • The position requires certification in first aid, CPR, and school transportation, all of which are provided by the school every August.
Background check: All Maumee Valley employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive criminal background check.

\Equal Employment Opportunity
We are dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, veteran status, ancestry, or citizenship, in accordance with applicable laws. In addition, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. We value a diverse workforce. Any employee who believes they have been discriminated against may discuss this with their supervisor or the Head of School.

How to Apply:
Please use the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

At Maumee Valley Country Day School, children dream, explore, and cultivate their passions and strengths. Our faculty and staff do the same. We are more than a school and more than a group of people. We are a community of lifelong learners who inspire joy. Founded in 1884 and the only PK-12 independent school in northwest Ohio, we support an accomplished and diverse student body within a progressive academic program.

A Maumee Valley education is Personal, Experiential, and Global. It is a journey of discovery and action that defines each child’s learning experience. Through an intentionally crafted curriculum, including active lessons as well as serendipitous explorations, a Maumee Valley education launches children toward the investigation of the world and helps them find their place in it. With our students at the center of our decision-making, we aspire to seek understanding, grow in our compassion and empathy, and adapt to the ever-changing world our students will one day lead. Maumee Valley is grounded in our Mission, Vision, Portrait of an MV Educator, Portrait of an MV Graduate, and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

We believe in collaboration, innovation, and the power of community.
Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only age 3 - 12th grade accredited, co-educational, independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.