Director, Residential Education - Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts

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Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Campus Life, the Director of Residential Education will support the College's commitment to creating a vibrant and engaging student experience, where students are offered opportunities to be ethical leaders, engaged musicians and performers, and community builders. Residential Education team provide a broad range of student affairs and student development functions to create safe, supportive, and inclusive living-learning communities that engage residents in the fostering of their academic success, personal growth, leadership development, and social responsibility.


  • Serve on the departmental leadership team and oversee the future direction and development of the Residential Education program to meet the needs of Berklee’ diverse resident population
  • Conceive and lead strategic planning activities and implementation for the Residential Education program.
  • Implement strategic plans as they relate to assigned duties, student development initiatives and overall departmental and divisional goals and objectives.
  • Provide leadership to the department of Residential Education in creating and sustaining a culture of evidence-based assessment.
  • Work collaboratively with the Housing and Operations team
  • Assist in the development of Living Learning Communities, and work collaboratively with faculty and staff in Academic Affairs.
  • Actively engage with students on campus, meeting regularly with the Student Government Association, assessing the possible development of a Residence Hall Association, and other student groups to receive feedback. In partnership with the Associate Dean of Campus Life, identify collaborative opportunities that can further assist the integration of Berklee and The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, as it relates to the Residence Life experience.
  • Develop and initiate a comprehensive Resident Assistant training program.
  • Develop and initiate a residential programming model with a collaborative and inclusive approach. Assess, develop and initiate high impact practices as it relates to the Housing and Residential Life experience.
  • Ensure integration of Residential Education efforts with those of other complimentary units including New Student and Family Programs, Student Activities, Student Leadership Programs, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Standards.  Work collaboratively with Housing Operations, Facilities Management and various campus partners to meet learning outcomes of the Student Affairs division.
  • Interpret, convey information, and enforce federal and state laws, University conduct and activity regulations, and housing regulations within campus residential settings.
  • Serve as a Community Standards Hearing Officer.
  • Serve as a member of the Student On-Call Response Team.
  • Compile data and provide routine verbal and written responses to inquiries about departmental operations to students, campus colleagues, other institutions’ housing officers and to the public.
  • Analyze data, write reports and make presentations on departmental and student development issues.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.


The Director will provide direct oversight and leadership to the Associate Director of Residential Education, Resident Directors, Graduate Resident Directors, and Resident Assistants.


Supervisors are responsible for maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is performed indoors and primarily in an office setting. The noise level is usually low to moderate. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel.

Required Skills

  • Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate a complex operation, using staff, time, funds, and other resources for the accomplishment of long-term and short-term goals of the institution.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Ability to provide administrative guidance within area of responsibility, providing direct training and supervision as needed.
  • Ability to apply budgetary and fiscal planning techniques within financial constraints.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively -orally, by phone, in person, and in writing.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations in a timely manner.
  • Proven ability to work & lead effectively in a highly diverse campus community.

Required Experience

  • Requires a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration, Education or related field.
  • 5-7 years of experience in Higher Education or related field.
  • Extensive experience in a college or university setting is preferred.
  • Supervisory, project management, budget management, assessment 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.

Keyword Phrases

  • Director, Residential Education
  • Learning lab for the music of today
  • Cultivating the musicianship of all students
  • Holistic and constantly evolving diversity
  • Tutors and Learning Resources
  • Residence Life and Housing
  • Student Affairs and Services
  • Student Activities
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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