Assistant Residential Manager

Smith College
Smith College

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

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Job Description


The Residential Life portion of the Precollege Programs helps participants to become acclimated to living on a college campus by providing a safe and welcoming environment, fostering strong relationships with peers and mentors, and maintaining an atmosphere where participants are taken seriously and inspired to excel.

Primary Function

Assist the residential manager in overseeing and supervising the Residential Life portion of Precollege Programs at Smith College. Manage a house of students. Assist in supervising house managers and Smith College undergraduate assistants. 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. Ensure that employment and program policies are followed and activities and social events are in line with the mission of Smith College. Assist in communicating and coordinating directly with parents and guardians, as well as the Health Center and academic directors, when necessary. Act as the Residential Manager in their absence.

Essential Job Functions

65% House Management:

Manage a house of precollege participants and undergraduate student workers. Support participants as they adjust to life on campus – including intervention and mediation of conflicts. Help establish opportunities to bring participants together to foster an understanding of diversity, inclusion and equity and promote youth empowerment. Plan weekly house manager meetings and other meetings, as needed. Be a role model to all staff in your attitude, behavior and work ethic.

35% Support House Managers and Undergraduates:

Mentor House Managers and Smith College undergraduates in their staff positions, including in their mentorship role with participants. Help provide framework and feedback to promote equity, inclusivity and community within each house. Assist in leading training sessions during house management and all-staff training weeks.


This is a full-time, seasonal, six-week position, running June 24 – August 6, 2023. Thirty-five to forty hours per week, including room and board. The rate is $22 per hour and is commensurate with experience. Most hours are in the evenings. Weekends required. There are 10-15 hours of training prep work (timing negotiable) before June 24. Living on campus through the duration of employment is required. Participation in all on-campus COVID-19 health and safety protocol is required. COVID-19 vaccination and booster are required. Housing is for employees only in a residence hall with shared entry. Work on the 4th of July is required. The position is not eligible for holiday pay.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. At least two years of experience living on-site and working as a residential supervisor in a high school, camp, or college setting. First Aid and CPR certifications are required.

Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.

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.


Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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