Residence Director of Pilgrim Heights

Stonehill College
March 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Position Title Residence Director of Pilgrim Heights

Posting Number 2012001091P Full Time or Part Time Full Time Hours/Day 7 hours/day Regular/Temporary Regular If Temporary: Number of Weeks/Months Calendar Type Calendar Year If Academic Position: Number of Weeks/Months 11 months Position Type Staff - Exempt Preferred Start Date

Position Summary Information

About Stonehill

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 a 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.

Position Summary

Live-in employees who promote and enhance a supportive community environment in their residence area which is conducive to academic achievement and personal growth.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the oversight, management, and operation of a multi-class year (sophomore & junior) residential area of campus consisting of suite-style housing accommodations.
  • Serves as a critical leader in fostering a campus culture in which differences are embraced and works to advance the College's mission of diversity and inclusion.
  • Supervises 8 paraprofessional staff members in the area and provides continuous direction, support, and feedback through regular one-on-one meetings.
  • Familiarizes self with the students in the area and shows concern for each resident's welfare. Counsels and refers students to appropriate campus services on the behalf of the Needs Assessment Team.
  • Supervises the programming efforts of Resident Assistants in his/her residence area and personally supports these programs.
  • Coordinates social media, publication, and marketing efforts for the department. This includes serving as the departmental leader for admission events such as Skyhawk Welcome Day and Open House.
  • Advise individual area Hall Council, and support Residence Hall Association efforts and events.
  • Manages the Community Associate program in the area.
  • Interprets and enforces college policies and participates in a formal professional staff on-call individual day and weekend rotation.
  • Facilitates conduct meetings under the direction of the Community Standards office.
  • Manages the common area alcohol use registration and monitoring process; partners with the wellness office on the development & implementation of educational programs surrounding drug and alcohol use for upper-class students. Provides leadership and guidance for this process to RDs in other areas.
  • Oversees the physical maintenance of the residence area and communicates maintenance needs to Facilities Management. Participates in bi-weekly area walkthroughs with Facilities Management staff.
  • Responsible for the opening and closing of the residence halls at the start and end of each break.
  • Assists with Head Resident Assistant and Resident Assistant recruitment, selection, and training.
  • Participates as a member of the College community in events and activities including Skyhawk Welcome Days, Student Activities Programs, Convocation, Commencement Weekend, and Athletic games.
  • Enhances communication between the Residence Life department and other campus offices through regular interaction and formal interdepartmental meetings.
  • Participates in Residence Life weekly department meetings and individual supervisory meetings with the Assistant Director of Residence Life.
  • Attends and participates in professional staff training. Assists with the facilitation and implementation as requested.
  • Assists with the long-range planning of the Residence Life Office.
  • Perform a secondary assignment as determined by the central office staff.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life.
  • Education and/or Experience

    Preferred qualifications: Master's degree and the ability to transfer theory into practice. Previous experience within a residence hall setting. Crisis management, supervisory, community development, and programming experience are also a preference.

    Required qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations and the capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse academic community required. A proven commitment to embracing and advancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of campus life. Understanding of the College's Catholic mission and an appreciation for how Catholic traditions and values enhance the student experience. Must also have excellent time management and organizational skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related field preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    The Residence Life Office seeks to foster living and learning communities where differences based on age, ability, color, creed, cultural background, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religious affiliation or spiritual affinity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, political viewpoints, or veteran status are validated and embraced.

    We believe that supporting an inclusive environment is a shared responsibility of all members of our residential community. Through our programs, services, and hiring practices, we strive to develop a community that values diversity as an essential part of personal and intellectual growth.

    Team members are expected to demonstrate a commitment to and experience with the above-mentioned practice.

    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

    Work Environment

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

    Licenses/Certifications Competencies Intellectual-Problem Solving, Interpersonal-Teamwork, Leadership-Delegation, Organization-Diversity

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