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Resident Director (Anticipated)
|Onsite Event Position ID:||1796|
|Job Type:||Housing/Residence Life|
|Location:||Chestnut Hill, MA|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 11,000 Students|
About Boston College and the Office of Residential Life
Boston College is a Division One university with approximately 9,100 undergraduate students (7,600 residential), located on 118 acres in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, a beautiful suburb seven miles from the center of Boston. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1863, Boston College has strong Jesuit Catholic educational values, which are used as a foundation for our work with and care for students.
The mission of the Office of Residential Life is to create a respectful, healthy, and safe living community for our residents. We are committed to integrating the Roman Catholic and Ignatian tradition into the formation of each student by connecting their intellectual, ethical, religious, and spiritual lives through a myriad of programs and services. Our role in this formational development is achieved by promoting the academic mission, modeling and encouraging responsible and ethical behaviors in conformity with the religious and moral principles of the Roman Catholic Church, engaging residents in conversations regarding respect for cultural diversity, and creating safe, well-managed learning environments where students can seek the greater good in conformity with the Jesuit tradition of service to others.
Under the leadership of the Associate Vice President and Director of Residential Education and Director of Operations, the department consists of 40 professional staff members, 24 graduate positions, 192 RAs, and additional student employees.
Basic Function and Responsibility
Resident Directors are 12-month, full time live-in professionals responsible for developing a community of 250 to 900 residents. The Resident Director (RD) lives with, ministers to, and provides support services directly to students. The RD supervises a staff of 8-20 Resident Assistants (RAs) and Graduate Assistants (i.e. GSA, PGA, or GRD), and one Office Assistant (OA). They also oversee all operational and programmatic activities of BC’s residences, and adjudicate student conduct cases. Summer responsibilities may include participation in department-wide initiatives or special project teams (i.e. Summer Student Housing or Conferences, Training Teams, etc.). By personal example, the Resident Director strives to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students by living, reflecting, and expressing the values of a Jesuit and Catholic institution, as defined by the teachings of the Catholic Church with a special commitment to cultural diversity and social justice. Successful candidates will also be administratively strong, culturally competent, possess a Master’s degree, and have prior residence life or related student affairs experience.
Primary Areas of Responsibility
The Resident Director is responsible for the following staff supervision in their assigned community:
Student Development/Community Standards
The Resident Director is responsible for the following aspects of student development in their assigned residential community:
The Resident Director is responsible for the following aspects of operations in their assigned community:
The Resident Director is responsible for the following aspects of crisis response while on duty:
Department and University Relations
The Resident Director participates in the following department and university relations:
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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