Residence Director for Corr & Villa Theresa Halls

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,400+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.

Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values the diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.

Equal Employment Opportunity shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, and or ancestry. Stonehill College will adhere to the Federal Requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and its amendments, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practice Law, and all other applicable State and Federal laws. The College is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination. All employees and applicants will be treated fairly, equitably, and with courtesy. Stonehill College encourages diversity and welcomes individuals who will enrich the cultural and diverse experiences of the campus. In accordance with Massachusetts law, employees of Stonehill College are considered employees-at-will.

A live-in employee who promotes and enhances an inclusive, supportive community environment in his/her residence area which is conducive to academic achievement and personal growth. Contributes to activities, programs, and decisions designed to strengthen the overall Residence Life program at the College. Oversees first-generation scholars and exploratory housing for first-year students. Coordinates all marketing and technology efforts within the department. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the oversight, management, and operation of an underclass residential area of campus 
  2. Serves as a critical leader in fostering a campus culture in which differences are embraced and works to advance the College’s mission of diversity and inclusion 
  3. Coordinates social media, publication, and marketing efforts for the department. This includes but is not limited to housing selection, special interest housing, resident assistant recruitment, openings, and closings. Serve on the campus-wide admission committee and leads departmental efforts for admission events such as Skyhawk Welcome Day and Open House. 
  4. Supervises 8 paraprofessional staff members in the area and provides continuous direction, support, and feedback through regular one-on-one meetings. 
  5. Familiarizes self with the students in the assigned residential areas and shows concern for each resident’s welfare. Refers students to appropriate campus resources. 
  6. Supervises the programming efforts of Resident Assistants in his/her residence area. Personally, supports and attends these programs. 
  7. Manages the Community Associate and Pastoral Resident programs in the area. 
  8. Advises the Hall Council in the area, supports Residence Hall Association initiatives and events. 
  9. Collaborates with Campus Ministry to support and advise opportunities for faith development in the residence halls. 
  10. Interprets and enforces college policies and participates in a formal professional staff on-call rotation. 
  11. Facilitates conduct meetings under the direction of the Community Standards office. 
  12. Oversees the physical maintenance of the residence area and communicates maintenance needs to Facilities Management. 
  13. Responsible for the opening and closing of the residence halls at the start and end of each break. 
  14. Assists with Head Resident Assistant and Resident Assistant recruitment, selection, and training 
  15. Attends and participates in professional staff training. Assists with the facilitation and implementation as requested. 
  16. Assists with the communication, implementation, and management of the Housing Selection and Assignment process. 
  17. Participates as a member of the College community in events and activities as requested. These can include Skyhawk Welcome Days, Student Engagement Programs, Convocation, Commencement Weekend, and Athletic games. 
  18. Enhances communication between the Residence Life department and other campus offices through regular interaction and formal interdepartmental meetings. 
  19. Participates in Residence Life weekly department meetings and individual supervisory meetings with the Assistant/Associate Director of Residence Life 
  20. Assists with the long-range planning of the Residence Life Office. 
  21. Performs a secondary assignment as determined by the central office staff and personal strengths and interests. 
  22. Opportunity to advise a Student Government Association Class committee or club. Attends Student Engagement and Student Government meetings, events, and trainings as requested. 
  23. Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life

Experience & Education

A Bachelor’s degree is required, but a Master’s degree is preferred. Supervision, programming, and student development experience in a Residence Life program is required. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are critical. Demonstrated commitment to embracing and advancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of campus life is necessary. Experiential learning skills are highly desired. Additionally, the Residence Director must understand and support the Catholic mission and values of a Catholic, liberal arts college.

To view the full position description and apply for the position, submit a cover letter and resume via the URL link:

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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