Community Engagement Coordinator/Resident Director

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations. A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning. Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News & World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of Distinction for six consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 400 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies, EMT and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 87 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on hands-on engagement and exceptional teaching. This community-wide commitment of always going the extra mile for students is known as The Dean Difference.  Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

What is The Dean Difference?
The Dean Difference isn't any one thing. It's not a program or a professor. It's not a single class or a club. It's the way our academics support networks and community overlap, interweave and magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It's our secret formula. It's the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn't one thing, it's everything

Job Description:

Responsible for the overseeing and facilitating a calendar of community service, as well as other student directed activities. Additional responsibilities include supporting, collaborating, and serving as a liaison with other institutional programs such as New Student Orientation, student organization programming and other large scale office programs.


Physical:  This position requires some physical activity, including the ability to do event set up/breakdown and rounds of campus on a regular basis.  Must be able to work hours outside of a traditional work week, including night and week event hours.


Job Duties:

  • Provide support for all programming initiatives sponsored by the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development.
  • Work with assigned student organizations and their advisors to ensure registration compliance and facilitate programs.
  • Development and implementation of a diverse community service calendar. As well as working with student organizations, athletic teams, and other offices across campus to identify and implement community service projects.
  • Advise and work with the Dean Community Outreach. This includes assisting with recruitment of student organization members and assisting them with developing service projects.
  • Create and deliver an intramural program, as well as schedule fitness classes, and off campus recreational trips.
  • Manage the upkeep, monitoring, and maintenance of the Boomer's Game room.
  • Recruit, hire, train, schedule and evaluate work-study students not limited to Kokes Fitness Center, intramurals, and the Boomer mascot.
  • Responsible for the negotiation, budgeting and contracting of all programs as assigned.
  • Sit on College Committees/Work Teams as assigned.


Residence Life Component

  • Live-in and supervise a residence hall.
  • Supervise in-hall Community Advisor (CA) staff.
  • Assist with building operations and housing placements.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled meetings with CA Staff, building, floors, and individuals.
  • Foster community development within the residential area.
  • Serve as a member of the RD duty rotation.


Managerial and Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervise professional, paraprofessional and support staff, Community Advisor staff, Student interns and /or Work-study students.



Performs other duties as required or assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel/Counseling, Athletic Administration, or related field preferred.
  • 1-3 years' full-time experience in programming or recreational environment.
  • Skilled in financial planning, program planning and facilitation.
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills along with honesty, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work independently, in cooperation with staff and faculty, and a diverse student population.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook, Teams, Zoom and in Colleague, the College's database system

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis.

Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

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