Student Life is seeking a director of residence life to plan, organize and direct a comprehensive residence life program. This twelve-month position manages collaborative efforts with various offices to provide educational and social programming, the development and supervision of the operations budget, as well as provide general supervision for all professional and student staff in the department.
Salem State University manages five residential communities and an upper-class apartment style complex with an annual budget of more than $20 million. The director manages a comprehensive residential curriculum to promote student engagement and create community. Additionally, this person maintains effective and responsive outreach, care, and critical incident/crisis response processes. A significant amount of collaboration with campus partners such as Admissions, Facilities, First Year Experience and Counseling and Health Services is involved.
Master’s degree in related field
A minimum of five (5) years of leadership and supervision of full-time staff and experience in Residence Life or similar student affairs position
Knowledge of structure, practices and procedures of college student governance
Thorough knowledge of student personnel administration with particular emphasis on residence hall operations and student activities planning
Previous supervisory experience of mid-level residence life staff
Ability to communicate and work effectively with professional, classified and student staff
This is an on-site, in-person position which requires a flexible work schedule and includes occasional evenings and weekends.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university.
This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.
EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time and additional applications will not be accepted.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.