Director of Residential Education

Providence, Rhode Island
Feb 27, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Residential Education

Department: Residential Life

Brown University, Providence, RI

The Director for Residential Education is responsible for directing and managing the residential experience for nearly 5,000 undergraduate students - placing an emphasis on health and wellness, inclusive communities, and personal growth and development.  The Director will set the direction and goals for Brown’s residential experience making student life in residence an integral part of the Brown education.    This individual directly supervises six live-in professional staff members and will ensure a comprehensive program of support and accountability is maintained to enhance their professional development, while prioritizing the residential students that are under their care. This individual will participate in departmental policy, planning, and budgeting discussions related to the residential experience. The Director will also conduct hearings in the non-academic student conduct process and participates in a campus-wide, crisis on-call system.  

The successful candidate will have a variety of experiences in residential education, with extensive supervision and planning. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated experience working with diverse teams and contributing toward an equitable and inclusive residential and departmental climate. While the Director works closely with departmental leadership and other colleagues, the successful candidate must also demonstrate independent thinking and sound professional judgment in the management of residential education initiatives, administration, and budget.

Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in higher education, education, or related field required.
  • Five to seven years related experience in higher education developing educational and community models, and implementing programs.
  • Five to seven years’ experience supervising professional staff, preferably in a university setting.
  • Demonstrated record of educational program development and implementation, preferably in university setting.
  • Highly effective problem-solving skills and accountability to assume ownership of a problem and resolve it in a collaborative manner.
  • Effective communication skills.  Ability to write and make oral presentations to groups. Strong computing skills. Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn and use new communication approaches and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff and student body.
  • Strong candidates are those who demonstrate experience in diversity/multicultural settings with a focus on education and training; excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; good judgment; ability to interact with diverse constituencies; and can work effectively individually and as a team member.



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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

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