As a live-in professional, the Resident Dean is responsible for the overall supervision of a designated residential area. The Resident Dean works to create an inclusive residential environment that fosters student development, academic achievement and the development of a safe, healthy and respectful community.
As a member of the Residential and Student Life Staff, the Resident Dean is responsible for administering a variety of operational, educational, and developmental functions, designed to foster personal development and a sense of community within the residence hall. As a member of the Division of Student Affairs, the Resident Dean participates in a full range of activities that enhance the development and operation of the division. Summer responsibility may include participation in department-wide initiatives, working with summer programs or special projects.
The Resident Dean reports to the Assistant Dean & Director of Residential Life (AD/DRL)
- Create an inclusive educational living and learning environment consistent with the mission and philosophy of the department, the division, and the college.
Manage operational and administrative
responsibilities that include hall preparation, closing processes,
key management, maintenance requests and all reporting associated
with these processes.
Work in conjunction with the Facilities Department
and Department of Campus Security on maintenance and safety
requirements relevant to the residence hall physical plant systems,
security matters, health and safety inspections and fire
Supervision & Programmatic Management
Participate in an on-call and duty rotation that
includes primary on-call/duty assignments and secondary or back-up
on-call/duty assignments and when on duty, respond to crisis in
accordance with campus policies and response guidelines.
Provide supervision of the Residence Halls and student
Maintain regular office hours.
Participate in the recruitment, hiring, training and
evaluation of the Resident Assistant Staff. Provide direct
supervision to Resident Assistants assigned to your residential
area, and indirect supervision of all RA staff while on-duty/on
Assist the AD/DRL in the coordination of various
housing administrative responsibilities including: housing
assignments, housing relocation and maintaining accurate assignment
Assist the AD/DRL in planning, administering, and
evaluating various functions, programs, and services in the
residential life area (i.e. in-services, training, hiring and
Assist in the planning, coordination, and
implementation of programs and events in collaboration with other
campus departments and divisions.
Serve on conduct boards and department, division and
college-wide committees as needed.
Acts as liaison with Campus Safety, Health Services
and Counseling, faculty, and other College offices during a crisis
If designated as “essential personnel”
participate as directed in the College’s crisis-related planning
and response efforts.
Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
Student & Community Development
Facilitate development of a comprehensive community
development program within the residence halls and across
Facilitate social and educational programming in the
residence halls, campus wide and supervise Resident Assistants in
Facilitate intentional conversations and
interactions with students around individual development and the
challenges inherent in community living.
Investigate, assess, and determine appropriate
methods of intervention and resolution of various interpersonal and
community problems in residence halls. Assist in the
enforcement of College policies on campus.
Participate in College academic and behavior
Consult & collaborate with members of the
division and College including counselors, coaches, health services
staff and academic advisors to address individual student and
programmatic needs. Communicate information pertinent to the
personal and academic development of students.
Participate in department and division trainings and
in-service programs to continue professional development.
Attend and participate in regular staff and division
Maintain an active and updated working knowledge of
theory, research & trends in student development, residential
life, and learning differences through literature review and
relationships with professional associations; including attendance,
participation and/or presentations at state, regional, and national
- Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
Essential qualifications include: A master’s degree in Higher Education Administration or related field is preferred, a Bachelor’s degree is required. Prior residence hall experience at the graduate or professional level is preferred. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills is required. Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. Demonstrated understanding of student development theory and working with neurodivergent students a plus. The ability to responsibly handle sensitive/confidential information is critical, as well as the ability to work flexible, and non-traditional hours. This is a 12-month, live-in position.
PHYSICAL DEMAND/WORKING CONDITIONS
Mildly disagreeable working conditions involve working in an environment with limited privacy and noise. Staff must frequently respond to situations throughout the College campus at any time of the day and night. The job requires moderate physical effort when responding to emergencies and potential exposure to a harmful illness.
Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, we are a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.
The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.
We recognize the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College’s mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated and remain competitive and fair.How to Apply
Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.
Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.
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