Assistant Director for Operations, Residence Life

Success happens here. Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, just minutes from Boston which provides career focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,400 students for success in their chosen fields of endeavor.

With a tight-knit, inclusive community, a diverse student body, winning NCAA Division III sports teams, a beautiful and safe suburban campus, and a vibrant school spirit, Mount Ida is the place where students become the best version of themselves.

The College currently seeks applications for the live-in position of Assistant Director for Operations, Residence Life. This position is primarily responsible for the oversight and management of the residence hall assignment and billing process for approximately 800 on-campus residential beds.  Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to oversight of housing assignments, billing, the room change process, damage billing, break housing, and housing projections. In collaboration with the Facilities Department, this position is also responsible for oversight of the residence hall opening and closing process. Supervisory responsibilities include the direct supervision of a Graduate Resident Director and a Graduate Resident Assistant.

Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Student Personnel or a related field. A background in Residential Administration and Development is highly desired. Strong crisis management skills are necessary. At least two years’ experience in a graduate assistantship or one year of full-time experience in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Residence Life or Housing Operations is highly desired. Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of products (Excel, Word, Publisher, Access) is a plus. Successful candidates must meet CORI and SORI background check standards.

Applicants are asked to forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to

Mount Ida College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications of individuals who would increase the richness of the College’s diversity are welcomed.