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Director of Residential Life

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022
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Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

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Director of Residential Life


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Residential Life

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The Office of Residential Life is committed to assisting each student reach their full potential, while fostering the institution’s mission of providing a transformative liberal arts education for intellectually curious students in a collaborative, academically vibrant residential community that values a diverse world. The Director of Residential Life serve as a key member of the Student Affairs leadership team and is responsible for the overall mission and vision of the department.
  • Provide oversight and develop a strategic vision for all aspects of a comprehensive residence hall system: Develop policies and procedures for all aspects of department functions (including housing contracts and selection processes) to ensure the appropriate delivery of services and programs focused on a responsive, customer-service oriented philosophy; Coordinate emergency and critical incident response protocols for the residence hall system; Serve as the primary department representative to Wheaton community.
  • Provide guidance and direction to the Associate Director of Residential Life in the oversight of college-sponsored housing operations, room selection, occupancy management, the work order system, facilities-related repairs, and custodial work. Collaborate with the Assistant Vice President for Finance and Facilities to develop a schedule for short and long-term facilities projects and furniture replacement for the residence halls. Provide leadership for building renovation and new construction projects.
  • Lead the department in developing comprehensive assessments for residential student experience, including the development of residential learning outcomes and divisional strategic objectives.
  • Share oversight, with the Office of the Dean of Students, for the college’s community standards/student conduct process, including regular review and evaluation of the process, serving as a hearing officer, which is integrated with the college’s Honor Code.
  • Establish effective working relationships with other campus offices and departments to ensure quality services for the resident population. These offices include but are not limited to Academic Advising, Campus Safety, Dining Services, Physical Plant, Admissions, Student Financial Services, Information Technology, Conference and Events Office, Registrar, and the Global Education.
  • Directly supervise the Associate Director of Residential Life.
  • Serve on division or campus-wide committees as appropriate.
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Master’s Degree Required
5-10 Years experience

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Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

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Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

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Special Instructions to Candidates:

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19 and as an integral part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full vaccination for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Applicants believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended.

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