Resident Dean May 26, 2021
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
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
- 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
- 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 call.
- 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 themed
- Assist in the planning, coordination, and implementation of
programs and events in collaboration with other campus departments
- 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 or
- If designated as “essential personnel” participate as
directed in the College’s crisis-related planning and response
- Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
Student & Community Development
- Facilitate development of a comprehensive community development
program within the residence halls and across campus.
- Facilitate social and educational programming in the residence
halls, campus wide and supervise Resident Assistants in program
- 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 intervention
- 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.
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
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.