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  • Title

    Residence Director
  • Type

  • Full-/Part-Time

  • Hours

    Full-Time; 10-Month
  • Start Date

  • Date Posted



The Residence Director (RD) is responsible for the day-to-day residential life functions in one or more residence halls, including but not limited to: student wellness, building management, programming, and community development. Under the supervision of an Area Director (AD), the Residence Director has direct supervision of a undergraduate Resident Assistant (RA) staff. The RD and the RA staff team strives to foster a supportive environment within their residential area that is conducive to academic achievement and personal growth.

This is a full-time, 10-month, live-in position. Looking to hire immediately, traditionally this role starts August 1 and ends May 31.  The Residence Director serves in the RD on-call rotation during business hours (9am-5pm) as well as outside traditional business hours (nights and weekends). The RD’s campus housing assignment must be the RD’s sole place of residence.  At the end of each academic year RDs may be rehired for the upcoming academic year.

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, building condition reports (BCRs), room condition reports (RCRs), roommate agreements, fire, health, and safety inspections, and damage billing.
Participate in the RD on-call rotation. Respond to psychological, medical, Title IX, and maintenance emergencies, and follow established college protocol. 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 Departmental, RA Staff, meetings with Director/supervisor, Weekend Report Meeting (Mondays), committee meetings, etc.
In addition to in-hall office hours, RDs complete approximately 5 office hours within the main Residence Life office each week.
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.
Other duties as assigned.





Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree, or work towards a Master’s degree, is highly valued. 
Previous experience in Residence Life and/or Student Affairs required.
Must understand and embody non-traditional work hours and a live-in professional lifestyle. Willing 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.
Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive 10-month salary
On-campus apartment. Includes in unit private washer and dryer
Tuition remission (dependent on program of study and program availability)
Live-in partner policy
Meal plan for fall and spring semester
Professional development funding
Parking pass
Gym access

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 Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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.