Residence Director (Anticipated)

Bentley University  |  Waltham, MA

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Job Overview

Posted January 11, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Director (Anticipated)

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
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs
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:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
0-1 Year

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. Please note, this position is designed as a 3-year contract, with the potential of a 4th year renewal. 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 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 ehumphries@bentley.edu to the attention of Assistant Director Liz Humphries and Assistant Director Brent Ploughe.

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