Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the position of Resident Hall Director. Reporting to the Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct, this individual has primary responsibility for the Resident Advisors and a comprehensive residential program which supports the mission, values and goals of Wells College.
The role of Residence Life at a small, residential, liberal arts College is to complement the academic goals of the institution as well as the academic goals of individual students. Wells College offers individualized attention and care for our students, accomplished in part through living-learning communities that focus on holistically supporting autonomy, competence, inclusivity and engagement.
Recruit, hire, and train Resident Advisors under the supervision of the Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct.
Community Development & Support:
Develop a meaningful, measureable residential learning program focused on student success and retention
Create programming opportunities to build engagement among students
Oversee processes for the repair of damages to individual rooms or common areas
Advise first year and sophomore class officers and class committees
Coordinate RA staffing and duty schedule
Act as a conduct hearing officer and participate in administrative conduct meetings
On-going policy review and revision in collaboration with Student Affairs staff, the Dean of Students, and Campus Safety & Security
Be present on-site at designated "high risk" campus events, such as dances and senior week
Participate in a professional staff on-call rotation, acting as a responder when necessary
Serve as a Title IX first responder when on duty and as Investigator when assigned
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree required; Master's in a related field preferred
Previous experience in Residence Life or Student Affairs is preferred.
Strongly prefer experience serving students from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
This position requires the staff member to live in the provided furnished on-campus apartment. A meal plan is provided for the employee during the academic year when classes are in session.
Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires to create a multicultural teaching, learning, and working environment; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment and include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references. All materials submitted should be in PDF. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others.