Job Description Summary Bentley University is anticipating at least one opening for a full-time, 12-month live-in for a Residence Director who is responsible for the overall administration of one to seven residence halls. Reporting to an Assistant Director of the Residential Center, 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. Please note, this position is designed as a 3-year contract, with the potential of a 4th year renewal. A detailed summary of position is listed below:
Staff Supervision & Development: Supervises a staff of 9-20 Resident Assistants in designated buildings; participate in the Resident Assistant Selection Process; train and evaluate 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 Director of Housing and Residential Services to ensure 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). Demonstrated commitment and understanding of student development theory. Effective verbal and written communication skills, including cross-cultural communication skills, as well as experience or interest in working and programming with diverse populations. Experience with Adironack's The Housing Director or similar housing software. Sense of humor preferred.
Additional Compensation: Fully furnished 1-2 bedroom apartment and partial meal plan; parking on campus at no cost; University shuttle that commutes to and from Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA
Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
Internal Number: 108549234
About Bentley University
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. The results are graduates who are making an impact in their chosen fields and turning their passions into success stories. Located on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.