Residence Director (Anticipated)

Bentley University  |  Waltham, MA

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Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Director (Anticipated)

Onsite Event Position ID: 1238
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Waltham, MA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 18867

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$47,500
Additional Compensation:
Fully furnished 1-2 bedroom apartment and partial meal plan; parking on campus at no cost; University shuttle that commutes to and from Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Salary Range:
$47,500
Additional Compensation:
Fully furnished 1-2 bedroom apartment and partial meal plan; parking on campus at no cost; University shuttle that commutes to and from Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:

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

Position Description

Bentley University is seeking a Residence Director for a full-time, 12 month live-in professional who is responsible for the overall administration of one to seven residence halls. The Residence Director supervises a staff of undergraduate and graduate Resident Assistants and creates a healthy living/learning environment through creative programming, counseling, facilities management, staff supervision, student conduct reviews, and serving in a staff duty structure. A detailed summary of position is listed below:

Staff Supervision & Development: Supervises a staff of 9-20 Resident Assistants in designated buildings; participate in the Resident Assistant Selection Process; train and evaluate Resident Assistants; plan and conduct weekly resident hall staff meetings; meet with each staff member individually on a bi-weekly basis; manage Residence Hall budget and administer staff programming funding.

Student Development: Administer Resident Assistant programming; advise Residence Hall Councils; act as an Administrative Conduct Officer for the Bentley conduct system; mediate roommate conflicts; serve as an on-duty administrator for crisis and emergency situations during non-business and weekend hours; provide academic and personal counseling to students and make referrals when appropriate.

Operations: Oversee the operational management of the building(s); facilitate the opening and closing of the residence halls; conduct regular health and safety inspections; coordinate follow-up procedure for all maintenance and housekeeping concerns/requests; work with the Associate Director of the Residential Center to ensure proper occupancy records and reports.

Department & University Relations: Serve on departmental and institutional committees; attend department and area staff meetings, in-service training programs, and one-on-one meetings with assigned supervisor; act as a liaison with faculty and appropriate offices; respond to students and parents regarding Residential Life issues; assist with the implementation of institutional and departmental goals and objectives.

Summer: Coordinate specific summer projects as assigned by the Residential Center management team.


Job Requirements

Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or related field required (graduate residence life experience preferred). Demonstrated commitment and understanding of student development theory. Effective verbal and written communication skills, including cross-cultural communication skills, as well as experience or interest in working and programming with diverse populations. Sense of humor preferred. 

Application Information

Please send a resume and cover letter to Liz Humphries, Assistant Director of the Residential Center, at ehumphries@bentley.edu.

Interviews for this position are being conducted at the TPE Onsite event.

February 28 - March 3, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA
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