Residence Director (Pooled Posting)
Summary of the Position
The Residence Director is a full-time, 12-month 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.
Staff Supervision & Development: Supervise Head Resident Assistant(s) and a staff of 8-20 Resident Assistants in designated buildings; participate in the Resident Assistant Selection Process; train and evaluate Head Resident Assistant(s) and 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 judicial system; mediate roommate conflicts; 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 Housing Coordinator 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.
Minimum Qualifications(Education and Experience Requirements)
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or related field required (graduate residence life experience preferred) or a Bachelor's degree with 1-2 years professional residence life experience. 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. Experience working will specialized populations preferred.
The RD’s duty responsibilities include going to the scene of student issues wherever they take place on campus. Climbing stairs and walking down hallways in Residence Halls will likely be required to accomplish.
Posting Detail Information
Special Instructions to Applicants
Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
We strive to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you possess a minimum of a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or related field required (graduate residence life experience preferred) OR a Bachelor's degree with 1-2 years professional residence life experience?
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.