Detailed Job Description
Manage all residence life aspects of a residence hall housing 100-430 residents, including student staff supervision, community development, resident support, and monitoring of safety, security, and maintenance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Encourage a positive community atmosphere in the residence hall through work with residents and student staff. Develop and encourage residence hall programs.
- Supervise and evaluate fall and spring term student resident assistants and summer program resident assistants. Supervise an Assistant Resident Hall Director and/or Summer Program Assistant Resident Director(s). Conduct weekly staff meetings and period ic evaluation conferences.
- Select and train resident assistants in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Residence Life and other Residence Hall Directors. Share in the planning and presentation of weeklong training period at the beginning of each term (fall, spring, summer) and regular in-service training meetings.
- Monitor security and fire safety in the residence hall, observing the work of the security staff and reporting issues and concerns to the appropriate security and physical plant supervisors.
- Monitor the maintenance and physical condition of the residence hall, including submitting and following up work orders, observing the work of the custodians and maintenance workers, meeting with physical plant supervisors, doing periodic building inspections, evaluating all rooms at the end of each term/program and designating repair, painting and carpeting needs, assigning damage charges to residents, and recommending improvement projects.
- Advise and assist residents with concerns and problems and refer residents to other resources as appropriate (i.e. Residence Life Coordinator, Counseling Center, etc.).
- Handle emergencies including fire alarms, facilities breakdowns, and medical and psychological issues, coordinating with Assistant Director of Residence Life, Director of Housing & Residence Life, and security supervisors as required.
- Handle residence hall disciplinary problems and work with Assistant Director of Residence Life and the Coordinator for Student Conduct and Community Affairs on major disciplinary issues.
- Spend considerable evening time in residence hall attending to above responsibilities and share rotating on call responsibility with the other RHDs for night and weekend response to emergencies and problems in all four residence halls.
- Participate with other department staff in the development and review of department policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.
- Work with other department staff on processes and projects such as resident room selection, move-in and move-out, and system wide programs. Spend daily scheduled hours in the Housing & Residence Life Office.
- Serve on student affairs division committees and represent department thru collaborative programs and events.
Other Information or Comments
Resident Hall Directors lives in residence. Position requires significant evening and weekend time commitment in addition to average of twenty-three hours per week of office and meeting time.
During regular school year, the Resident Hall Director has “on call” responsibility for all four residence halls one weeknight each week and every fourth weekend (Friday at 5:00 pm through Monday at 9:00 am).
During seven weeks in July and August (Summer Performance Program and other summer programs) Resident Hall Director covers her/his building six nights per week (plus limited daytime office hours) with only one day off each week. The Residence Hall Director oversees nightly check in for summer residents often past midnight nightly.
- Excellent communications skills.
- Strong human relations skills.
- Proven ability to work & lead effectively in a highly diverse campus community.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
- Residence hall staff supervisory experience.
- Advanced education in student affairs an/or full-time residence hall staff experience preferred.
Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.