Residence Director - Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts

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Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts 02452

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Posting Number: FY13131440

Division: SA - Student Affairs

Position Department: Residential Center

Position Classification: EF - Exempt/Full Time

Position Cost Center: 6801

Position Band: 26E-Exempt/Salaried

Description of Duties:
Bentley University is seeking a Residence Director for a full-time, 12 month live-in professional who is responsible for the overall administration of one to four residence halls. The Residence Director supervises a staff of undergraduate and graduate Resident Assistants and creates a healthy living/learning environment through creative programming, counseling, facility management, staff supervision, policy implementation, and administrative duties.

Additional Description of Duties: Staff Supervision & Development: Supervise 1 Head Resident Assistant(s) and a staff of 8-22 Resident Assistants in designated buildings; Participate in the Resident Assistant Selection Process; Train and evaluate Head Resident Assistant(s) 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 Hearing Officer for the Bentley judicial system; Mediate roommate inflicts; Serve as an on-call 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 Housing Coordinator 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.

Position Qualifications:
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. Experience working with specialized populations preferred.

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants: Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

Position Type: Staff

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Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.

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Keyword Phrases

  • Residence Director
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: 1-2 years
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: Cover Letter