Director of Residence Life

Pine Manor College  |  Chestnut Hill , MA

Login to Apply

Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Residence Life

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Chestnut Hill , MA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 500 Students
Employer ID: 25295

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$50,000 - $60,000
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Salary Range:
$50,000 - $60,000
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:

Position Description

Reports to: Dean of Student Affairs                                                             Division:  Student Affairs

Hours: Regular hours, evening and weekends                                              Job Status:  Full time – exempt

**This is a live-in position with on-call responsibilities**

SCHOOL SETTING

Pine Manor College is a small, private liberal arts college outside of Boston, Massachusetts with a residential campus.  Of our students, approximately 60% live on campus and 40% commute.  We enroll about 450 students that mostly identify as first generation college student or international students.  U.S. News and World Report ranked Pine Manor College as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. 

Position Summary

The Director of Residential Life is a senior leader in the Division of Student Affairs and a collaborative partner within the Pine Manor College community.  The Director of Residential Life oversees all aspects of creating a healthy, engaged community through developing student relationships, establishing a presence on campus, and implementing and overseeing a thoughtful and intentional residential life curriculum and program that embraces the Division of Student Affairs and the College’s values, goals, and mission.

The Director of Residence Life is responsible for the overall administration and leadership of a coeducational residence life community.  The Director provides supervision and leadership to Resident Directors and Resident Assistants and works closely with the Director of Operations on housing.  The Director of Residential Life also oversees the Residence Life budget, on-call rotation, and serve as a member of the Dean/Director on Duty rotation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Community Development and Student Engagement

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates a purposeful, holistic residential curriculum and program throughout the academic year and summer that facilitates student growth, development, and leadership.
  • Promotes the safety, health, and wellness of residential students.
  • Refers students appropriately to on- and off-campus resources to ensure their success.
  • Takes a social justice perspective and work to empower and support students day-to-day.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with Student Affairs staff, Pine Manor College community, and external constituents (e.g. King’s Education, Boston Architectural College) who rent our residence hall space to support about 500 residential students’ success and build community.
  • Initiates positive, collaborative relationships both on-campus and off-campus, including but not limited to:  Campus Safety, Health and Wellness, Student Success, Community Development and Standards, International Programs, and local fire department and police.
  • Participates in recruitment events, campus programs, and orientation.
  • Serves as a campus resource for sexual misconduct and Title IX.

Supervision and Advising

  • Provides training, supervision, and leadership to Resident Directors and Resident Assistants.
  • Responsible for all personnel aspects of Residential Life including hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of all professional and student staff.  Monitors work performance for accuracy and completeness to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.  Encourages professional development opportunities for staff and self.

Student Conduct

  • Works with the Director of Community Development and Standards regarding the residential judicial affairs program including updating and adhering to policies and practices in the Student Handbook.
  • Serves as a hearing officer for both residential and non-residential cases.

Administrative

  • In conjunction with other college departments, develops and executes a vision and long-range plan for residential life that builds community and enhances the College’s goal of increased student retention.
  • Works closely with the Director of Operations on campus housing including, but not limited to:  key distribution, move-in and move-out, room assignments and turnover, and residence hall and residence common space maintenance.
  • Coordinates with the financial aid staff, Bursar, and Director of Operations to manage student accounts.
  • Ensures that all administrative actions include professional, thorough, and accurate record keeping and database maintenance.
  • Works as part of crisis management team.
  • Oversees Residential Life budget.
  • Compile weekly dashboards for Dean of Student Affairs.
  • Conducts assessment on residential life experience and uses data to guide department decisions.
  • Oversees and serves on the on-call rotation (approximately one week/month).
  • Serves as a mandated reporter and investigator for sexual misconduct and Title IX cases.
  • Serves on college committees and performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Master's Degree in related field and/or equivalent level of experience.
  • 4-6 years progressive experience in Residence Life.
  • Applicants should have strong organizational, management, and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Willingness and desire to work respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Understanding of state and federal laws related to housing, residential life, and higher education.
  • Preferred experience with CAMs.
  • Understanding of Title IX and experience working with institutional sexual misconduct policies and investigations.
Log in to Apply
View all jobs for Pine Manor College View All Jobs

Recommended Reading

Expand your career path by adding knowledge each step of the way.


  • The Waiting Game

    So it’s been two weeks since TPE Onsite, and you STILL haven’t heard anything. Don’t fret! Here are some reasons why you may not have heard back.


    Read More »

  • This whole job search thing moves fast! And, it can be quite exhausting. So, I’ve found it to be highly important to take care of myself and attend to my wellness through this journey.


    Read More »

  • It’s important that you conduct extensive research about the school. Remember that you are interviewing the school as much as they are interviewing you. Here are a few reminders as you move to the next phase of your job search!


    Read More »

  • TPE Onsite is here! Like many other grads gearing up for TPE Onsite in San Antonio, I’m nervous and anxious. Know that we’re all going to do great! There are more than enough positions for everyone. Here are a few tips and advice to navigate the TPE Onsite event.


    Read More »