Description: The Residence Director is responsible for the overall management of a residential community housing 260 to 375 students. This unique position requires the RD to live on campus in order to fulfill frequent evening and weekend responsibilities (such as advising students and hall governments, facilitating and participating in programming efforts, and assisting with special campus events) as well as serving in an on-call capacity to respond to both emergency and non-crisis situations.
Campus Location: Boston Campus
Required Knowledge: Masters degree in student personnel or other related field and a minimum of one year full time related experience beyond the bachelors level is required. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. Must possess a solid understanding of student development theory and the needs of learning communities
Required Prior Work Experience: Minimum of one year full time related work experience beyond the bachelors level.
Diversity Statement: Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.