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Boston College Resident Director in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

TheResident Directorfor the Pine Manor Campus is a 12-month, live-in position. This staff member is responsible for the administrative oversight of the Pine Manor Campus residential population. The Resident Director (RD) lives with, ministers to, and provides support services directly to students including participation in an on-call policy enforcement and crisis response rotation. The RD supervises a staff of 1-2 Graduate Assistants and oversees all operational and programmatic activities connected to the PMC residential population including following up on work order requests and managing room change requests.

In addition, the Resident Director for the Pine Manor Campus will support all operations related to Boston College Isolation Housing with specific emphasis on managing logistics and residential care for students in isolation. Logistical support will consist of making transportation arrangements for students to and from isolation facilities, arranging the check-in and check-out operations at the isolation facility, assigning students to individual rooms and ensuring that they have access to the services that they will need while in isolation. This staff member will work directly with University Health Services to ensure that students’ privacy is maintained but that the right offices are informed so that they can provide the appropriate services.

The RD will partner with key stakeholders including Dining, Facilities Services, Housekeeping, the Boston College Police Department, and Transpiration and Parking, to ensure students’ needs are met while they are in isolation and that students are supported in continuing their academic progress while in isolation. The RD will serve as part of the on-call team that will be available to manage night time situations that arise at the isolation facility.

Given the unpredictable nature of isolation housing, this RD will also be called upon during low volume periods to support the broader Residential Life program on the Main Campus and Newton Campus through participation in committee assignments, assistance with student conduct in high volume areas, and support of opening, closing and other major processes.

By personal example, the Resident Director strives to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students by living, reflecting, and expressing the values of a Jesuit and Catholic institution, as defined by the teachings of the Catholic Church with a special commitment to cultural diversity and social justice. Successful candidates will also be administratively strong, culturally competent, possess a Master’s degree, and have prior residence life or related student affairs experience.

All Resident Directors receive direct supervision from an Assistant Director and functional supervision from multiple Assistant or Associate Directors or the Director of Residential Education.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $44,100 to $55,150; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


  • A Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field is strongly preferred; Bachelor’s degree required

  • 1-3 years of progressively responsible experience working in a student affairs setting at the professional or graduate level

  • Prior residence hall experience at the graduate or professional level preferred

  • Comprehension and appreciation of the Jesuit and Catholic values and mission and the traditions and heritage of Boston College, and a willingness to express and abide by those values and mission

  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • Demonstrated understanding of student development theory

  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

    Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.

    Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at .

    Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at