Eastern Nazarene College, a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, is seeking a Residence Director & Housing Coordinator (RD/HC) responsible for coordinating housing assignments for a 400 bed campus while serving as the Residence Director for an undergraduate residence hall of approximately 200 students. In both roles, the RD/HC must facilitate the comprehensive development and management of a supportive living and learning environment grounded in student development theory and best practices that support the mission of Eastern Nazarene College. This position serves as a champion for residential students and performs a variety of important daily operation tasks including supervision, recruitment and training of paraprofessional staff, student housing assignments, caring for resident students, serving as a liaison to campus partners, and representing the department on divisional and college-wide committees.
*Position includes on-campus housing, utilities and meal plan
Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith – a brief statement that describes your Christian commitment and your participation in a faith community – to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residence Director (60%)
- Serves as a champion for students in their educational journey; focuses on building a living environment and climate that promotes well-being, growth, success and belonging.
- Responsible for administrative oversight, management and operation of a multi-class year, traditional style, male residence area of campus
- Supervises, develops and trains 6 paraprofessional staff members.
- Oversees the physical maintenance of the residence area and communicates maintenance needs to Facilities.
- Familiarizes self with the students in the area and shows concern for each resident’s welfare. Advises and refers students to appropriate campus services, follows up with students as requested by the Student Support Team.
- Maintains an active presence in the residence hall, including attending Resident Assistant events & programs.
- Serves as a critical leader in fostering a campus culture in which differences are embraced and works to advance the College’s mission of diversity and inclusion.
- Leads, supervises, and assesses the execution of the residential curriculum in the hall. This includes attending events sponsored by Resident Assistants and collaborates with Spiritual Life to provide opportunities for faith development.
- Interprets and enforces college policies; facilitates conduct meetings under the direction of the Dean of Students
- Participates in an on-call rotation, respond to emergencies and assist para-professional staff & security as needed
- Assists with Assistant Residence Director and Resident Assistant recruitment, selection, and training.
- Attends and participates in professional staff training & development. Assists with the facilitation as requested.
- Participates as a supportive member of the College community in campus-wide activities including, but not limited to, preview/accepted student days, new student orientation, convocation, commencement, chapel and athletic events.
- Enhances communication between the Residence Life department and other campus offices through regular interaction and formal interdepartmental meetings.
Housing Administration (40%)
- Maintains and manages calendar of Housing Processes throughout the year, including proactive communication to students before housing processes and managing communication with students throughout processes
- Primary manager of Housing software and database system
- Manage processes for undergraduate and graduate student housing applications, roommate selection, room selection, assigning students to rooms, and managing the room key inventory.
- Assist in New Student Orientation and communication with new students about housing processes, including information about housing options, procedures, and policies
- Manages early arrival, late stay and break housing processes, communication, approvals, and follow-up
- Coordinates housing processes for new and returning students as part of Clearance Committee for student processes related to billing and clearances.
- Evaluates and assesses housing occupancy, retention, and projection trends; confirms that all room assignments and billings are completed and communicated to Student Accounts.
- Facilitates a close working relationship with Facilities Management and outside laundry vendor to ensure adequate care and maintenance of residential facilities and laundry services throughout the year with special emphasis on transition points in the academic year.
- Evaluates off campus housing petitions and articulates decision to students in a timely fashion in accordance with the College’s off-campus policy.
- Participates in Residence Life weekly department meetings and individual supervisory meetings with the Director of Residence Life.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life and/or the Dean of Students
- A bachelor’s degree is required.
- Supervision, programming and student development experience in Housing and Residence Life preferred.
- 1-2 years of professional experience preferred.
- Must have outstanding oral and written communication skills along with ability to both prioritize and multi-task.
- Strong and vibrant faith that connects to the mission of the college.
- Demonstrated cultural competence, cultural humility, commitment to supporting student success, student learning, and experience with domestically diverse and international populations.
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more. In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the mission of Eastern Nazarene College and Manual of the Church of the Nazarene, including the Agreed Statement of Belief, The Covenant of Christian Character and The Covenant of Christian Conduct. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes.
We, as a Christian community, commit ourselves to the admonition of the Apostle Paul that we build our community up in love for each other. We will actively endeavor to be supportive and caring for each other in spite of whatever differences may develop concerning the operation of the College. While honest differences may exist and be vigorously debated, the College will not condone personal attacks on other members of the community.
To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: engaging in sexual acts outside of Christian marriage as defined by the Church of the Nazarene, the use of pornography, any acts of abuse, bullying or harassment, the use of profanity, gambling, theft, dishonesty, using tobacco in any form, participation in the occult and any other behavior that is detrimental to authentic Christian community and the maintenance of an atmosphere conducive to abundant life.
The historic understanding of ENC and the Church of the Nazarene with respect to alcohol is that abstinence best reflects our commitments to Christ, to our community and to holy living. This position is rooted in our acknowledgement of the destructive consequences in individuals, families and communities that can stem from the use of alcohol and demonstrates our commitment to standing in solidarity with those who have suffered from these consequences. As a result, it continues to be our strong preference that all employees abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages. However, we respect the fact that our employees come from a variety of denominational backgrounds that may not share this commitment to abstinence. Our expectation, therefore, is that all employees will abide by the behavioral commitments of their local church, will avoid drunkenness, and will under no circumstances possess, use, promote or distribute alcoholic beverages on campus, at any college event, or in the presence of students.
Additionally, ENC prohibits the possession, use, distribution or manufacture of illegal drugs and recreational marijuana, and the misuse of prescription drugs.
The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask you to consider the larger picture that what we do and the manner in which we do it reflects on ENC and affects the life of our entire community. We encourage prayerful discernment in all decision-making, as our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.
Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*
*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.