Detailed Job Description
The Residence Director supervises a staff of undergraduate and graduate Resident Assistants and creates a healthy living/learning environment through creative programming, counseling, facilities management, staff supervision, student conduct reviews, and serving in a staff duty structure.
Additional Description of Duties:
Staff Supervision & Development: Supervise 1 Head Resident Assistant and a staff of 8-21 Resident Assistants in designated buildings; participate in the Resident Assistant Selection Process; train and evaluate Head Resident Assistant 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 Conduct Officer for the Bentley conduct system; mediate roommate conflicts; serve as an on-duty 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 Assistant Director of Housing Operations 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.
Summer: Coordinate specific summer projects as assigned by the Residential Center management team.
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.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The Residence Director positions are full-time, 12 month live-on positions, responsible for the overall administration of one to seven residence halls.
Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.