Dear Potential RD Candidates,
Thank you for your interest in Boston College and the Resident Director (RD) position. I hope you will find the information below helpful as you discern if BC might be the right fit for you. We take pride in our students, staff, and the opportunities we can provide for everyone in our community. It is our goal to manage a positive, transparent, and professional search process for all candidates. If there are questions you have, or information you do not see available, please feel free to reach out to me and I will do my best to help out. Good luck as you enter into your search process!
Brian Regan, Associate Director, Selection, Development, and Formation
About Our Institution
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic University with an enrollment of 9,358 undergraduate and 5,142 graduate students representing 48 states and more than 60 countries. The school has a proud tradition of spirit, social justice, and producing students for others.
Student Body Statistics
14,500 Total Student Enrollment
9,358 Undergraduate Students
5,142 Graduate Students
53% Female, 47% Male
33% AHANA (African-American,Hispanic, Asian, or Native American)
2018-2019 RA Statistics
52% Female, 48% Male
43% Returning, 57% New Hires
Average GPA 3.47
71% Undergraduate, 29% Graduate
38th overall by US News and World Report
153rd Best Mid-Sized Employer by Forbes
First Year Housing
The Newton Campus is located 1.25 miles form main campus. Approximately 900 students live on this beautiful campus. Newton is home to three traditional-style halls. Upper Campus is an idyllic cul-de-sac at the top of campus. It is home to roughly 1,300 first year students in six traditional-style halls. The first year area is supervised by one Assistant Director and six Resident Directors.
Approximately 2,100 sophomores are housed on campus at Boston College. The living accommodations consist of two styles of residence halls. Sophomores residing on Lower Campus enjoy suite-style halls, while sophomores living on College Road build a strong community in traditional-style residence halls. There are three Resident Directors and two Graduate Resident Directors directly responsible for this area.
The majority of Boston College juniors live off campus or study abroad. Approximately 1,000 juniors continue living on campus in suite-style and apartment-style residence halls on Lower Campus. 97% of all seniors at Boston College choose to live on campus. Housing options for seniors include suite and apartment-style living. One Assistant Director, five Resident Directors and one Graduate Assistant Director supervise this area.
The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to facilitate student learning and formation, to prepare students to be thoughtful and engaged citizens, and to advance the Jesuit, Catholic heritage and values of Boston College.
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) oversees the Division of Student Affairs and supports all aspects of the student learning experience at Boston College. Inspired by cura personalis, Student Affairs' programs and services seek to care for the entire person, as they promote learning, health and wellness, leadership development, and community engagement for all students.
Qualifications & Application
Because the Resident Director (RD) position is highly demanding of your time and energy, we hope our candidates will bring a maturity and level of flexibility with them to the position. We also hope to see new professionals come with new ideas, energy, and a positive spirit to engage students and professionals in meaningful dialogue around important issues. Click on the following link to view the full position description: Resident Director Position Description.
Boston College Resident Director Curriculum
As new professionals in the Office of Residential Life we feel it is extremely important for you to have opportunities to develop as a professional. With that in mind we have come up with a proposed Resident Director Curriculum.
You will be working throughout the year with your supervisors to develop and execute a Professional Development Plan for yourself. The following suggestions will help guide that process. This is not an exhaustive list, so please feel free to seek out additional opportunities that interests you. Please also note that you will be asked to present to the staff about your experience for conferences that you attend.
Residential Life Core Competencies: Supervision; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Crisis Management; Student Development and Community Standards; Administration, Operations and Technology; Department and University Relations; Personal Foundations