Residence Director

Bentley University  |  Waltham, MA

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Director

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: 37079

Benefits

Salary Range:
$48,813
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$48,813
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
Experience:
0-1 Year

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

Position Description

The Residence Director is a full-time, 3 year limited term live-in professional staff member who is responsible for the overall administration of one to four 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, facility management, staff supervision, policy implementation, and administrative duties.


Job Requirements

Essential Duties

  • Supervise a staff of 9-22 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 Hearing Officer for the Bentley conduct system
  • Mediate roommate inflicts
  • Serve as an on-call 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 Assistant Director of Housing to insure 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 Duties:

  • Coordinate specific summer projects as assigned by the Director of the Residential Center and/or Assistant Directors of the Residential Center.
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