Job Description Summary The Residence Director is a full-time, 3 year limited term live-in professional staff member 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.
Supervise a staff of 9-22 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.
Administer Resident Assistant programming
Advise Residence Hall Councils
Act as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the Bentley conduct 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
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 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
Coordinate specific summer projects as assigned by the Director of the Residential Center and/or Assistant Directors of the Residential Center.
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.
Shares administrator on-duty functions with seven others during the academic year. The RD must live in assigned housing. Frequent and significant evening, late night, and weekend hours are required.
May need to go to the scene of student issues wherever they take place on campus. Climbing stairs and walking down hallways in Residence Halls will likely be required to accomplish.
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: 141932411
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.