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 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
The Resident Director is responsible for facilitating a living
and learning environment that is conducive to the personal
development and academic achievement of all residents. This is a
10-month position paid over 12 months, up to 25 hours per week,
live-in position contingent upon yearly evaluations by the Director
of Residence Life and Direct Supervisor. Housing is provided for 12
Physical: 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.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural competence
with the ability to work with and support diverse groups of
- Establish a daytime and evening presence through 20 weekly
open-door hours in the building through programming and meetings
- Communicate regularly with residents through individual
interaction and community meetings, making appropriate referrals to
other resources as needed.
- Serve as part of the Resident Director (RD) duty
- Help residents to become familiar with and adhere to college
rules and regulations set forth in the Housing Agreement, Student
Code of Conduct and help them realize the consequences of their
- Serve as a Hearing Officer for high level conduct hearing
- Availability for:
- Bi-Weekly Residence Life Meetings
- Weekly One-One with supervisor
- In Hall Availability Hours Office/Hours should alternate
between daytime and evening availabilities.
- Individual Hall & Campus Wide programming
- Monthly Hall Meetings
- Supervision of Community Advisor (CA) Staff (if
- Organize and coordinate social programs with the students
following the Residence Life programming model.
- Assist in the facilitation of large-scale Office of Residence
Life programming (Taste of Franklin, Franklin Pizza competition and
other large programming).
- Assist with Community Advisor (CA) selection, training, and
- Supervise Community Advisor Staff living in assigned residence
- Demonstrate commitment to diversity and cultural competence
with the ability to work with and support diverse groups of
- Manages all operational aspects of the assigned hall, including
opening and closing, occupancy management, maintenance, health and
safety inspections, and damage billing.
- Participate in New Student Orientation
- Perform other duties as required or assigned.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Previous experience in residence life is a plus.
- Knowledge of issues pertaining to college life.
- Commitment and ability to create and maintain a diverse,
- Demonstrated experience in multicultural issues with a focus on
education and training.
- Excellent problem-solving, organizational, intervention and
crisis management skills.
- COVID-19 vaccination and Booster shot, required.
- Valid Driver's License.
IV. Managerial and Supervisory Responsibilities
- Supervise Community Advisor Staff
- Stipend provided during academic year.
- Unfurnished apartment and meal plan (when Dining Center is
- College will pay for apartment utilities, including, cable,
heating, water, and electrical.
- Resident Directors are afforded use of all College facilities
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
Please submit your Resume/CV, Cover Letter, all unofficial
transcripts; and contact information of three references. (PLEASE
NOTE: Applications that are incomplete will not be considered).
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any additional documents.
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