Job Title: House Manager – Concord House
Concord House is a community of students who actively engage in advancing their life journeys toward greater spirituality. The community is comprised of students who are either Christian Scientists or from a variety of other religious backgrounds. The community aims to foster respect for and understanding of the values and perspectives growing out of each individual’s spiritual practice. Though not all residents are from the Christian tradition, all have committed to adhere to the moral code of the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount as a foundation to creating a cohesive and harmonious community.
Concord House occupies the second floor of the Student Center building in the middle of the UW-Madison campus. Concord House includes a one-bedroom House Manager apartment with kitchenette, seven large rooms with lofts, each suitable for one or two residents, and a fully-equipped community kitchen and dining area. Multi-use rooms, a library, and computer on the first floor of the building are enjoyed by residents and are also used for Christian Science Organization and Foundation activities.
The House Manager is a half time position (20 hours per week). The primary function of the House Manager is to prayerfully support and manage the activities of the Concord House residence and watch over the security, safety and order of the building and its users. The House Manager is employed by the Student Center Foundation Board, which administers the non-profit organization that owns the building. The House Manager’s work is supported by the Foundation’s Work Team and Board of Directors.
The House Manager position is compatible with preparing to enter into the public practice of Christian Science or with taking university courses. It cannot be successfully combined with full time graduate work or significant time at an off-site job.
House Manager duties include:
- Provide metaphysical support of the residence, building activities and the campus
- Offer an active example of the practicality and joy of a Christian Science life
- Support and promote a harmonious community through regular resident activities and interactions
- Help develop and enforce House rules and policies
- Be present in the building and interacting with residents regularly, including evenings and weekends
- Actively recruit new residents, respond to inquires and hold interviews
- Maintain residence and building safety, security and order
- Oversee building, landscape, sidewalk and equipment maintenance; schedule repairs as needed
- Oversee trash removal, recycling
- Clean kitchen appliances regularly
- Keep building welcoming for CSO and visitor use
- Keep rooms ready for new residents
- Welcome/register guests & visitors
- Manage/purchase House supplies
- Monitor garage parking for misuse
- Communicate regularly with the Student Center’s Board of Directors and bookkeeper
- Serve as liaison with Luther Memorial Church
- Serve as representative to the University Religious Workers organization
The most important qualification is to be an active Christian Scientist, acquainted with and interested in enriching the spiritual life of university students. We will also be looking for other life experiences, including any of the following:
- Christian Science class instruction
- Membership in The Mother Church
- Sunday School experience and/or branch church membership
- CSO or campus participation/leadership
- Christian Science camp counselor experience
- College work/degree and love of campus life and learning
- Communication skills – oral and written
- Creative and proactive thinking
- Ability to relate to students
- Organizational skills
- Ability to listen and sense of humor
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Docs
- Familiarity with social media and WordPress
Salary / Compensation / Contract
Compensation includes the on-site furnished one-bedroom kitchenette apartment, all utilities, laundry room, cable TV, Internet access, garage parking and salary. Paid salary is approximately $1,050 per month, negotiable. Holidays are given during academic breaks. This is a contract position, renewable annually.
Applicants should send a current résumé and the names and contact information for three references. At least one reference should be someone who can attest to the applicant’s dedication to Christian Science.
In addition, applicants should provide typewritten answers to the following questions on a separate sheet of paper:
- Why do you feel you are qualified for this position?
- How might your life goals be supported by taking this position?
- Describe a time when you shared Christian Science or Science and Health with someone who was new to these ideas.
- Describe your ideas and skills regarding support of spirituality on a university campus.
Send your application to the Student Center Foundation Board at the address below. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. However, to ensure consideration, applications should be received by March 31, 2017.Student Center Foundation Board
c/o Marty Evanson
315 N. Mills Street
Madison, WI 53711