Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
May 06, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 135-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 20 undergraduate majors, as well as four graduate programs.

Curry College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations. The College values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. 


Job Description:

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Residence Life is a central part of a residence life and housing program that is evolving and focused on creating a dynamic living and learning environment for resident students, offering housing options for up to 1600 students. The Assistant Director works closely with the Director to provide leadership for the office while overseeing operational and educational initiatives that foster student success and retention. This is a full-time, 12 month, live-on position.  The Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing assumes general responsibilities within the Residence Life and Housing Office, participates in the administrator on-call rotation, oversees Resident Assistant and Community Director training, selection and supervision and directly supervises Community Directors. 

Essential Functions

1. Residence Life Program Oversight

  • Supervise, monitor, and train the Community Directors and Resident Assistants with programming efforts including:
    • Community Development Model oversight.
    • Community Development & Programing Newsletters.
    • Program Tracking for all areas and training on Presence software.
    • Develop and monitor learning outcomes in support of divisional and institutional outcomes assessment.
  • Responsible for the planning and implementation of Resident Assistant recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation.
  • Assess the need for Themed Housing Communities on campus and future Living Learning Community Opportunities and subsequently lead implementation efforts and programmatic support in collaboration with Academic Affairs.
  • Mediate serious discipline concerns in support of the Community Directors, serve as a community standards and accountability hearing officer.
  • Participate in Residence Life Meetings:
    • Conduct weekly professional staff meetings.
    • Individual meetings with supervisor.
    • Individual meetings with Community Directors.

2. Operational Responsibilities 

  • Lead office-wide assessment efforts including maintaining statistics for office initiatives, student staff exit interview process, Residential Student Feedback Survey, and professional staff evaluation processes.
  • Works with the Director on the planning, coordinating and implementation of Community Director training at the start of each semester as well as ongoing professional development throughout the semester.
  • Oversee the Residence Life Budget (specifically the Resident Assistant programming, training, and development budget).
  • Assist with the long-range planning for the Office of Residence Life and Housing.
  • Assist in housing assignments and room selection process.
  • Support day-to-day department operations including assistance with opening and closing procedures at the beginning and end of semester breaks and vacation periods.
  • Manage Residence Life & Housing external website and portal content including collaboration with Institutional Advancement on building description and virtual tours.
  • Coordinate all departmental marketing materials including new student promotional materials, and housing deposit/selection publicity.
  • Serve as departmental contact for U.S. Census Bureau and vendors including cable television, laundry.
  • Participate in the administrator on-call duty rotation.
  • Provide direction, guidance, advice and support to students, families, staff and faculty.
  • Represent the department on divisional and campus-wide committees.

Additional Functions

  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor of his/her designee.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Student Personnel Administration or a related field preferred;
  • Five-Seven years professional experience in Student Affairs;
  • Successful residential administrative experience required;
  • Supervision & programming experience;
  • Experience working with a diverse student population;
  • Good computer skills including word processing;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills with students and families;
  • The ability to support the values and traditions of Curry College.

Preferred Qualifications 

A commitment to higher education and the value of a co-curricular education through student development, and a sincere interest in developing close professional relationships with students both within and outside traditional office hours.


Additional Information:

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Curry College is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.


Application Instructions:

Please apply online at for consideration. Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles.  



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