House Manager

Job description

Job location: Smith College

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-04-29
Req: R-202100226
College RelationsJob Description

The goal of the residential portion of the Smith Precollege Program is to help participants become acclimated to life in a college campus environment at the high school level, experience high quality programming and build strong relationships with peers.

Primary Function

Create a house community based in safety and inclusiveness. Provide enriching social and cultural opportunities. Live in the residence halls with the Smith Precollege Program participants and staff. Supervise high school precollege students in the residential portion of the program. Maintain high standards of health and safety, including COVID-19 safety protocol on and off campus and follow the Board of Health regulations for youth camps. Coordinate, and carry out activities and guide residential staff in their duties to lead activities.

Essential Job Functions

House Management and Staff Guidance: Organize residential staff and lead house meetings and briefings. Ensure communication channels remain open between the classroom residential settings. Assist in assigning duties and activities to staff. Provide ongoing feedback and direction to all staff. Be a role model to staff and participants in your attitude and behavior. Help manage the supply inventory, purchasing, and house budget for the summer.

Student Activities and Student Supervision: Responsible for development, implementation and supervision of all residential activities. Vet all house activities to ensure their appropriateness for Smith’s precollege programs. Provide intervention between house residents when necessary and mediate conflicts within your house and across houses. Occasionally speak with parents and guardians of participants. Other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and experience in Residential Life on a college campus required. Experience working with high schools students preferred. Knowledge of planning and implementing activities for groups or summer camp experience preferred.


This is a four-week position, running June 21 - 25 (remote training) and July 16 - August 7, 2021. Thirty-five to forty hours per week, includes room and board. Hourly rate starts at $15 and is commensurate with experience. House Managers are required to live on-site starting July 16, 2021.

This is a full-time position. Most hours are in the evenings. Weekends required. Living on campus through the duration of employment is required. Participation in all on-campus COVID-19 health and safety protocol is required.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

March 24, 2021

Compensation Grade:

Grade X Non-exempt

Position Type:

Fixed Term

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/25/2021
Application Due: 5/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time