Residence Director

Framingham State University  |  Framingham, MA

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Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Director

Job Type: Student Affairs Administration
Location: Framingham, MA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 22630


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Major Preference:
No Preference

Major Preference:
No Preference

Position Description

Company Description:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. FSU takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 36 bachelor's degrees with 57 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 24 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. FSU employs more than 330 faculty members, 89% of whom have terminal degrees.

FSU is deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encourages a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and provides a culturally relevant education. FSU is honored to be a four-time recipient of the prestigious INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award and was recently designated as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence campus. FSU encourages applications from persons who share our commitment to promoting a welcoming and inclusive community.

Our founding motto, "Live to the Truth", was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "the truth" - "truth in theory and principle,...truth in spirit and motive,...truth in manner and form,...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit,...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." "Live to the Truth" continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. FSU seeks employees who share in this quest for truth and commit to living it fully.

Visit to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.


Job Description:



The Residence Director/Staff Assistant provides leadership, direction and coordination to a residence hall community at Framingham State University in accordance with established policies and procedures.

This is a full-time live-on position and, as such, the Residence Director is expected to have significant presence in the residence halls, including on evenings and weekends. The Residence Director is a designated essential personnel staff position.

The Residence Director also coordinates and implements residential education initiatives; system wide programmatic functions; manages/supervises residence hall operational processes, systems and functions; supervises residence hall staff, including academic year, summer conference and vacation period staff; provides campus coverage in an on-call capacity; responds to concerns and emergencies, serves as a student conduct hearing officer, and serves on department, Student Development, and other University committees and work groups as assigned.

Specifically assigned residence hall(s) and on-campus accommodations are subject to change.


The Residence Director provides supervision to student staff including Administrative Resident Assistants (ARAs), Resident Assistants (RAs), student Mail Handler staff, Security Desk Attendants (SDAs), and vacation, summer or other Residence Life student staff members as assigned.


The Area Director/Assistant Director for Residential Education and the Associate Director of Residence Life provide direct supervision to the Residence Director.

Job Requirements


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required in related discipline at the time of appointment.
  • One year Residence Life experience in higher education setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Higher Education or related field.
  • Two years live on Residence Life experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Experience and knowledge working with college residence hall programming and residence education initiatives.
  • Competency in understanding student development, identity development, and higher education research and theories.
  • Competency in knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to foster equity and respond to issues of oppression, discrimination and social justice.
  • Crisis management skills and experience including ability to remain calm, follow established protocols and use sound judgment in emergency situations.
  • Strong conflict resolution and management skills.
  • Experience in student conduct administration.
  • Understanding of applicable laws and regulations impacting work and awareness of legal issues in higher education.
  • Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis, budget management and program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.


Additional Information:


This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit at the rank of Staff Assistant. The position includes an on-campus apartment. The annual salary range is $32,000 to $41,000.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:


Candidates must apply online using the "APPLY NOW" link (located at the bottom of this page) by submitting (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references.

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by July 14, 2019. The search committee may continue to review applications until the position is filled.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or




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