Residence Director, 12-month Live-In Position

Keene, Cheshire County
Feb 25, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Residence Director, 12-month Live-In Position Office of Residential Life and Housing Services 1 Confirmed Opening and other Anticipated Openings Keene State College houses approximately 2700 students in residential areas consisting of traditional residence halls, suites, apartment complexes, and houses. Ongoing construction and renovation projects, Living and Learning Communities for both first year students and upper-classmen, and the development of residential programs specifically for first-year and upper-class areas demonstrate a renewed institutional commitment to a quality residential experience. This focus is intentional, student centered, and dynamic in meeting the ever changing needs of our students. Keene State College is committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourages individuals to apply who will help the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens. The Residence Director is responsible for facilitating a comprehensive student development program in a specific residential area. This includes participating in the selection, training, and supervision of Resident Assistant staff and establishing the groundwork for the departmental community development model. Additionally, the Residence Director position utilizes counseling, mediation, and advising skills in all aspects of their work, including on call responsibilities. Residence Directors serve as conduct hearing officers, members of divisional and college committees, and integral components of the college’s focus on advancing multiculturalism. Through their daily interactions with residents, staff members, student leaders, and campus counterparts, Residence Directors are a vital part of the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services, and the Division of Student Affairs at Keene State College. Please visit the College’s website: for information about Residential Life and the Residence Director position. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of residence hall leadership experience required; preference will be given to those with a Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education or related field and post-bachelor’s or graduate level residence hall experience. The successful candidates will have experience coordinating administrative functions for a facility; demonstrated experience developing and presenting educational programs; proven interpersonal and writing skills; supervisory experience; demonstrated proficiency with MS Word or equivalent, Excel, Outlook, etc. is required. A commitment to a team-based philosophy; knowledge of counseling practices; social media expertise are desired. Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus. Starting Salary: $32,620, commensurate with experience and education, complemented by a competitive benefit package. Application: Apply online at Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: • Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities. • Resume • Contact information for three references. Application Deadline: Candidate screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion. Informational interviews will be conducted at the Placement Exchange 2014 conference, Baltimore MD (March 13-16, 2014). Please indicate if you plan to be in attendance at the conference. Set in the beautiful New England city of Keene, at the foot of Mount Monadnock, Keene State College is the public liberal arts college of New Hampshire. Inspired by the college motto “Enter to Learn – Go Forth to Serve,” the institution focuses on rigorous academic programs and a tradition of small classes, faculty-student research and creative projects, and community service. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Keene State College is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. The College is committed to hiring staff interested in serving students, faculty, and staff and that bring an appreciation of diversity to the campus.