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
Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News &
World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of
Distinction for five 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
The Assistant Director of Residential Experience is responsible
for facilitating a living and learning environment that is
conducive to the personal development and academic achievement of
all residents while creating an inclusive first year residential
experience. The Assistant Director will serve as the key staff
member overseeing all aspects to the of the first-year housing
model as well as direct oversight on the residential programming
model. This is a full-time, live in position.
- Provide leadership for Residence Life department, including
supervision of first year building Resident Directors and Community
- Manage oversight of a residential area and its operations,
ensuring buildings are ready for openings and semester break
closings; managing facilities concerns and accessing student
- Oversee residence life programming model including but not
limited to, program tracking, purchasing, attendance tracking and
- Oversee the development of large residence life programs
including but not limited to: Triad Block Party, Taste of Franklin,
Late Night Breakfast and more.
- Oversee the recruitment, selection, and evaluation process for
the Community Advisor staff.
- Co-develop and implement Community Advisor training,
in-services and mentorship program.
- Serve as a Hearing Officer for high level conduct hearing,
including serving as a Title IX investigator.
- Participate in the Administrator on Call (AOC) rotation.
- Serve as a Resident Director of a First-year building by
overseeing day-to-day administration of assigned residential area
consisting of student concerns, community events, student behavior
- Other duties as assigned.
- Competitive salary and benefits package.
- Apartment, and meal plan (when Dining Center is open).
- College will pay for apartment utilities, including, cable,
heating, water & electrical
- Live in staff members are afforded use of all College
facilities (when available)
- Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree
- 2-4 years of previous experience in residence life or similar
- Knowledge of issues pertaining to college life.
- Commitment and ability to create and maintain a diverse,
multicultural residential experience.
- Demonstrated experience in multicultural issues with a focus on
education and training.
- Excellent problem-solving, organizational, intervention and
crisis management skills.
- Experience working with computers preferred.
- COVID-19 Vaccination and Vaccine Booster Shot required.
Managerial and Supervisory Responsibilities
Direct oversight of Resident Director and Community Advisor
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
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
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transcripts; and contact information of three references. (PLEASE
NOTE: Applications that are incomplete will not be considered).
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