DIRECTOR, RESIDENCE HALL, Division of Student Life, Residence Life (5096/I2917)

Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Residence Life Hall Director facilitates student success by creating a residential environment that fosters academic achievement, student development, and community development. The Residence Hall Director serves as a leadership figure and role model within the community and, as such, ensures that the local residence life office provides outstanding levels of support and service to students, parents, University colleagues, neighbors, visitors, guests, and alumni. In addition to initiating regular contact with students, the Residence Hall Director trains, supervises and evaluates resident assistants and graduate resident assistants. The Residence Hall Director manages the day-to-day operations of the local residence life office, provides support and supervision to the administrative secretary and work-study staff, and maintains various office records, including private student information. The Residence Hall Director works cooperatively with colleagues from BU Housing and Facilities Management & Planning to ensure that living and common spaces are safe, clean and functional for students. Issues of student safety and security are of paramount importance. The Residence Hall Director regulates student conduct by enforcing residential rules and regulations, serves as a judicial officer, responds to urgent and emergency situations, intervenes in conflict situations, and serves on a senior staff on-call rotation. The Residence Hall Director promotes learning in the living centers and student and staff development by overseeing the Faculty-in-Residence, advising the Residence Hall Association, collaborating with specialty advisors to the specialty communities, and facilitating weekly staff meetings and training and development events. The Residence Hall Director serves on at least one Residence Life committee and/or completes special assignments for Residence Life and/or the Dean of Students. The Residence Hall Director serves as a visible representative of the department at various University events (e.g., Parents Weekend, Admissions Open Houses, and Commencement).

Required Skills

Bachelor's degree or equivalent (M.A. preferred), excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong customer service orientation and attention to detail, organizational and problem solving skills, and one to three years of related professional experience. This is a live-in and ten month position with night and weekend on-call responsibilities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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