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The Resident Director (RD) is responsible for the residential life functions in one or more residence halls, housing up to 450 students. Through supervision of up to 12 Resident Assistants, the RD fosters a safe, positive and inclusive community environment that encourages students to develop personally and through their musicianship. This position includes educational, supervisory and administrative functions that promote student engagement, academic success, personal development and a strong sense of community through the implementation of the Residential Curriculum.
The RD is a full-time, twelve-month, live-in professional position that reports directly to the Director of Residential Education. Please note in the below description that the responsibilities for summer are significantly different from that of fall and spring.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Staff Supervision and Training of Resident Assistant Staff
Provide orientation, training, supervision and regular evaluation of between 3-12 Resident Assistants.
Participate in the selection of Resident Assistants.
Conduct weekly meetings with Resident Assistants to develop and review goals/outcomes achieved, discuss issues, recognize contributions, provide and solicit feedback.
Assess skills and development of Resident Assistants while providing experiences, opportunities and training to support their development.
Attend all departmental and divisional training sessions and workshops, as required. This may include planning and facilitating training sessions for the hall and department as a whole.
Promote the holistic development of students as a partner in the academic mission of the institution.
Assist in the continuing development of the Residential Curriculum, including creation of learning goals, learning outcomes, educational strategies, assessment measures and quarterly reports.
Train Resident Assistants on Residential Curriculum and assist in the development of educational strategies.
Support Resident Assistants in the design, execution and assessment of educational strategies.
Living Learning Communities
Assist in the continuing development of the Living Learning Communities, including creation of educational plans, design and execution of educational strategies.
Manage the advertisement and recruitment of residents.
Facilitate collaboration between LLC Resident Assistants and Student Academic Mentors
Collaborate with LLC faculty members and campus partners to plan co-curricular activities.
Assist in conducting assessments of the LLCs, including survey administration and focus groups.
Hall Council Advising
Serve as the advisor to the Hall Council in the assigned community.
Attend and assist with Hall Council executive and general meetings.
Manage Hall Council budget.
Approve, track and report all Hall Council funding requests.
Serve on the Primary-On-Call rotation, providing 24/7 coverage during each week-long shift.
While on call, maintain a ten-minute response time for the entire campus.
Follow protocol when responding to incidents.
Provide appropriate follow up to incidents.
Serve as the college representative during non-business hours.
Respond to incidents that involve any Berklee student and/or guests.
Conduct weekly building walk-throughs and report facility/safety concerns.
Manage room condition reports.
Submit work orders in a timely manner.
Work with Physical Plant/Facilities staff to resolve maintenance issues and incidents of vandalism and routine maintenance improvements.
Inspect rooms at the beginning, during and at the end of each semester and bill for damages when residents move out.
Provide insight and reports on future building needs.
Work collaboratively with the Housing and Residential Operations team
Hear cases for the entire student population as assigned by the Director of Community Standards.
Participate in regular meetings to discuss cases.
Adjudicate and sanction students in violation of any policies.
Maintain timely and accurate judicial records.
Departmental and Divisional Involvement
Attend and participate in all professional staff training.
Fulfill professional staff recruitment responsibilities including but not limited to interviewing and hosting candidates during on-campus interviews.
Collaborate with other departmental and university offices such as Public Safety, Counseling Center, Student Activities, Diversity & Inclusion as needed.
Represent Residential Education and Student Affairs at on campus and off campus events.
Represent the department at various functions such as BRASS Day, Opening Day, recruitment events, etc.
Participate with other department staff in the development and review of department policies, procedures, goals and objectives.
Work with other department staff on processes and projects such as resident room selection, move-in and move-out and system wide programs.
Serve on Student Affairs division committees and represent department through collaborative programs and events.
During the summer, Berklee hosts approximately 20 small programs and 1 large Five-week program. The primary population is minors ranging from 15-18 years of age, which results in specific training in working with minors. This also includes almost daily contact with parents.
Staff may be required to relocate to a different apartment during the summer months and/or for reassignment. Professional Staff will also need to prepare their hall for the upcoming academic year.
Knowledge and Skills Required
Master's Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Education or related field required.
One to three years of post-bachelor's degree experience in college student supervision, residential life, judicial affairs, orientation, or student activities.
Excellent administrative, as well as written and oral communication skills are required.
Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
Creativity, self-motivation and ability to work in groups as well as independently strongly preferred.
Ability to manage projects, delegate tasks and provide excellent customer service required.
Other Information or Comments
Salary commensurate to skills and experience.
Furnished on-campus living space (spouses/partners welcomed)
Pets negotiable depending on breed and size
Each RD is eligible for a 2-year contract, depending upon performance, with an option for a third year.
RDs may be moved to a different building based upon need.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
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.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0002914
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.