Director of Residence Life and the Student Experience
College of the Atlantic
Location: Bar Harbor, Maine
Salary: $52,000 annually
Higher Education Institution
College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time, live-on Director of Residence Life and the Student Experience. Some key responsibilities of this position include directing and managing all aspects of the residence life program (including selecting, training, and supporting the college’s team of approximately 12 resident advisors), providing crisis response (some nights, weekends, and breaks) as part of the on-call team, and serving as a member of the Student Support Team. This position is also responsible for overseeing prevention, education, response, and resolution efforts related to incidents of student conflict and behavioral issues.
Minimum of three years of relevant experience in higher education and a relevant bachelor’s degree (master preferred); familiarity with supporting students with mental health issues and with negotiating student privacy and confidentiality; understanding of and enthusiasm for College of the Atlantic’s mission and programs is preferred. Benefits include health, dental, and life insurances, retirement, vacation, and tuition relief for employee and dependents. This is a full-time, live-on salaried position.
A complete job description and application instructions are available at https://www.coa.edu/human-resources/job-openings/ . Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and names of three (3) references to Ingrid Hill, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately. College of the Atlantic is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity on its staff, faculty, student body, and other stakeholders. We actively seek the candidacy of all identities, ethnicities, experiences, orientations, and communities.
Founded in 1969, College of the Atlantic was the first college in the United States to focus on the
relationship between humans and the environment. COA enriches the liberal arts tradition
through a distinctive educational philosophy—human ecology. A human ecological perspective
integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and from personal experience to
investigate—and ultimately improve—the relationships between human beings and our social
and natural communities. The human ecological perspective guides all aspects of education,
research, activism, and interactions among the college’s students, faculty, staff, and trustees.
The faculty, students, trustees, staff, and alumnx of College of the Atlantic envision a world
where people value creativity, intellectual achievement, and the diversity of nature and human
cultures. With respect and compassion, individuals will construct meaningful lives for
themselves, gain appreciation for the relationships among all forms of life, and safeguard the
heritage of future generations. Our 350 students, 35 faculty, and 75 staff members share COA’s original
focus on engaged learning and community, and more than ever we belie...ve that an interdisciplinary, human
ecological perspective is critical to addressing the world’s most pressing problems.