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  • Title

    Area Director
  • Type

  • Full-/Part-Time

  • Hours

    Full-Time; Academic Year
  • Start Date

  • Date Posted



The Area Director (AD) has three primary responsibilities: manage the day-to-day residential life functions in one or more residence halls, supervision of a team of professional Residence Directors as well as supervision of an undergraduate Resident Assistant (RA) staff, and oversee department work in key functional areas such as: Housing Operations, Residence Life Training, RA Selection, First Year Experience, Programming, etc.

This is a full-time, 12-month, live-in position, starting June 1 (date may be negotiable). The Area Director serves in the Administrator On-Call (AOC) rotation during business hours (9am-5pm), as well as outside traditional business hours (nights and weekends), providing support to the RD on-call staff person. As a live-in staff person, Area Directors are additional on-call support for campus during key weekends (training RD staff, opening weekends, closings, large campus events) and emergencies. The AD’s campus housing assignment must be their sole place of residence.  

Position Specifics:

  • Provide direct supervision and leadership to RA staff, including participation in the planning and implementation of staff training and staff selection, as well as the completion of evaluations for RA staff.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of programs and events to enhance student development and community.
  • Oversee the occupancy management of assigned area, including the coordination of check-ins, check-outs, room changes, room condition reports (RCRs), roommate agreements, fire, health, and safety inspections, and damage billing.
  • Participate in the AOC on-call rotation, supporting the RD on-call structure in areas such as: psychological and medical and maintenance emergencies, and Title IX. AOC ensures college policy and policy are in place after hours. Additional on-call hours may be required for special events on short term notification, if deemed necessary.
  • Actively support and participate in Residence Life, Student Affairs, and College-wide programs and events.  
  • Serve as a conduct officer addressing policy violations and behavioral concerns in the residence halls. Facilitate the resolution of student conflict, according to departmental protocol as determined and distributed by the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Serve as a resource and reference for students and RA staff, and work closely to identify students struggling with adjustment and work to retain these students through positive residence hall experiences and programs.
  • Conduct weekly individual meetings with RA staff to develop and review goals/outcomes, discuss issues, recognize contributions, and provide and solicit feedback.
  • Attend various departmental meetings on a weekly/biweekly basis including, but not limited to: Residence Life Staff meeting, RA Staff meeting, ADs/Central Staff meeting, meeting with Director/supervisor, Monday morning conduct meeting, committee meetings, etc.
  • Coordinate the opening and closing of hall(s) at the beginning and end of each semester, vacation periods, and all other college breaks on the academic calendar.
  • Collaborate with other College departments and offices such as Public Safety, Counseling, Student Activities, Physical Plant, Health Center, Academics, Athletics, etc.
  • Oversee key departmental functional area(s) such as Housing Operations, Residence Life Training, RA Selection, First Year Area, Keys to Degrees, Inclusive Community Programming, Physical Building Management, as assigned.
  • Directly supervise Residence Directors.
  • Work closely with Assistant Directors and the Director of Housing and Residence Life.
  • During the summer, work with the team of Area Directors to oversee summer housing and summer residents, serve in on-call rotation, supervise summer RAs, work on departmental assessment, update departmental processes, and prepare for the next academic year.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree desired; Without completed Master’s degree, 3-5 years of work experience post undergrad required in Residence Life.
  • Previous experience in Residence Life and/or Student Affairs required.
  • Must understand and embody non-traditional work hours and a live-in professional lifestyle; Willingness to become a visible and well-known member within the college community.
  • Must be able to work independently in assigned area as well as within a team environment in the Office of Residence Life, the Division of Student Affairs, and in collaboration with campus colleagues and the campus community.
  • Successful candidates will be well organized and detail oriented, excel in written and verbal communication, and have excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be able to perform diverse duties and responsibilities in a high-energy environment with the ability to respond to the changing needs and demands of the Office of Residence Life, Division of Student Affairs, students, families, and the College.


To apply for a position, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:

Endicott College
Human Resources
376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
FAX: (978) 927-0084

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Endicott College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College's objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.