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Part-Time Resident Director

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jun 10, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Company Description:

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 demonstrate leadership.

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

Job Description:

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 months.
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.

Job Duties:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural competence with the ability to work with and support diverse groups of students.
  • Establish a daytime and evening presence through 20 weekly open-door hours in the building through programming and meetings with students.
  • 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 rotation.  
  • 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 behavior.
  • 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 applicable) 
  • 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 evaluation.
  • Supervise Community Advisor Staff living in assigned residence halls.
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity and cultural competence with the ability to work with and support diverse groups of students. 
  • 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, multicultural community.
  • 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 open).
  • College will pay for apartment utilities, including, cable, heating, water, and electrical.
  • Resident Directors are afforded use of all College facilities (when available).

Additional Information:

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 non-discriminatory basis.

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 employees.

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