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Regis College Director of Residence Life in Weston, Massachusetts

Director of Residence Life

Job Details

Job Location

Regis College Campus - Weston, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

Master's degree



Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, the Director oversees the Office of Residence Life at Regis College, including responsibility for over 730 graduate and undergraduate residential students, 2 professional staff members, and 24 student resident assistants. This is a 12-month, 35-hour/week live-on professional staff position.


Essential Functions

  • Provide supervision and leadership for the Office of Residence Life including 2 professional staff and 2 paraprofessional staff.

  • Provide leadership and direction for the residential education curriculum, including diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; First Year initiatives; and assessment in all 5 residence halls.

  • Oversee all housing operations of Residence Life: residence hall management, first year housing assignments, upper-class housing selection, and all residency data management utilizing Adirondack’s Housing Director and Datatel.

  • Responsible for policy enforcement and participation in the administrator on-call rotation.

  • Responsible for the management of the Office of Residence Life budget in conjunction with the Assistant Dean.

  • Work in partnership with the university Case Management Team as a case manager to support students.

  • Oversee the implementation of Summer, Winter, and other trainings for professional and paraprofessional staff.

  • Serve as a senior conduct officer, including managing case work and sanction completion for all professional staff.

  • Co-coordinate facilities management including damage assessment and maintain a plan for residence hall improvements.

  • Partner with Campus Police and Physical Plant to ensure the safety of the residence halls through the evaluation of keys, cameras, and overall access.

  • Work collaboratively with Campus Police for front desk personnel staffing.

  • Collaborate and implement special projects as required by the Division of Student Affairs.


    Other Responsibilities

  • Serve as a liaison between multiple campus offices.

  • Serve on committees as required.


    Supervisory Responsibility

  • Directly supervise 2 full-time Residence Directors and indirectly supervise 2 Graduate Residence Directors. Indirect supervision of RA staff of 24 students, participation in all staff trainings (paraprofessional and professional); serve as liaison between Assistant Dean and professional staff when appropriate.



  • Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., higher education, education counseling, social work, etc.).

  • 2-5 years of previous professional residential and programming experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills.

  • Proven understanding of student development theory and practice.

  • Ability to uphold the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.


    Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  • Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.

  • Use of computer keyboards, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.

  • Attendance at evening and weekend events and meetings.

  • Occasional exposure to extreme noise at campus events.

  • Occasional work outside during events.

  • This is a live-on position.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.


    External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


    In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran’s status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.