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Director of Residence Life

Stonehill College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 2,500+ 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.

Manages a department or functional areas. Executes the operational plan and leads operations of a single large function/program. Is accountable for the success of the departmental goals.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with campus partners and division leadership to develop and manage a residence life program housing approximately 2,200 students.
  • Create and implement a departmental vision and strategic plan and conduct an ongoing assessment of the plan.
  • Serve as a critical leader in fostering a campus culture in which differences are embraced and work to advance the College’s mission of diversity and inclusion.
  • Develop and manage all budgets within the Residence Life program.
  • Develop, formulate, and implement Residence Life policies and procedures.
  • Oversee all student housing assignments and notifications, as well as the room selection process for returning students and room change processes during the year.
  • Coordinate the professional staff recruitment and hiring processes.
  • Oversee professional staff training throughout the year, with significant trainings held in August and January.
  • Oversee the development and administration of the annual Residential Experience survey for resident students and provide a detailed summary of findings.
  • Facilitate the spring Resident Assistant class with the Assistant Director of Residence Life.
  • Chair the Residence Hall Improvement Committee and serve as a member of the Needs Assessment Team, Enrollment Management Committee, Retention Committee, Orientation Committee, First-Year Experience Committee, Summer Planning Committee, Food Committee, and other committees as assigned.
  • Work collaboratively with Campus Ministry to support the Residential Minister and Moreau Student Minister program within the halls.
  • Work with the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Housing Operations to oversee the Special Interest Housing program, and work with Academic Affairs to refine current and develop future living-learning communities.
  • Work with the Director of Accessibility Resources and other colleagues to review and respond to requests for housing accommodations.
  • Serve as a student conduct hearing officer or as a College Conduct Committee member or chairperson as needed.
  • Participate in the staff on-call weekly rotation with other assigned members of the Student Affairs staff.
  • Attend weekly Student Affairs Directors meetings.
  • Additional duties, projects, and committee work as assigned.
  • Occasional evening/weekend hours required.

Education & Experience

A Master’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of full-time professional residence life/housing experience are required. A history of progressively responsible positions in residence life is required, with experience as a Residence Director strongly preferred. Candidates should have experience supervising professional and paraprofessional staff.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter 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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