The Assistant Director of Residential Life provides administrative oversight for the school’s residential program including maintenance and transportation. The Assistant Director of Residential Life is a resource for students, faculty, administration and staff for all matters related to boarding student conduct, safety and well-being. This is a full-time position with days and workplace hours to be determined by the Director of Residential Life and the Leadership team. The Assistant Director will be on a three person Residential Life on-duty rotation.
Plan and organize the weekend activity program.
Assist in coordinating vacation travel plans on the departing and return weekends.
Assists in development and implementation of programs for professional development for house parents during the August Retreat.
Provides minutes of weekly house parent meetings for all house parents.
Coordinates deployment of boarding house vehicles.
Assists in planning for weekend travel and confirming travel permission.
Assist in house placement for all students at beginning of year.
Maintain overview of house composition.
Work with Director to assess housing change requests.
Collect and distribute all necessary boarding forms, permissions, and records.
Maintain spreadsheet directories of boarding house information including rosters.
Assist health office with coordination of transportation for doctor visits off campus.
Provide logistical support for the associate program.
Update residential database
Be a DSO to help in issuing new student I20s and maintain the SEVIS data base
Be available on three weekend rotation for on campus duties
Serve as a houseparent. Duties include weekday evenings as well as numerous weekends, which require availability Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Duties and responsibilities may be modified from time to time and additional duties may be assigned.
Track student’s performance; address complaints and resolve problems; direct and coordinate student’s participation in the residential program.
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline.
Previous experience in Residential Life at the Ross School or at another boarding school.
Ability to relocate from one physical space to another throughout the course of the day.
Ability to read, analyze, develop and interpret documents such as curriculum, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals in the language of instruction.
Ability to correspond in English with parents, students, colleagues and others.
Driving various passenger vehicles that can range from minivans to minibuses.
Ability to speak effectively before groups and/or employees of the organization.
Ability to use technology in communication and in instruction, including google, excel, work in databases and Filemaker pro
Ability to engage in teamwork and work cooperatively with others.
About Ross School
Ross School’s mission is to change the way education meets the future; to foster interdisciplinary, integrated thinking and innovative leadership; to engage fully in the global community; and to facilitate lifelong learning. Ross School was founded in 1991 by Courtney Ross and Steven J. Ross. They recognized that preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century requires new paradigms to transform education. Aided by the research of educational pioneers and leading thinkers, they expanded upon some of the best practices in K–12 education, combining them with the notion that leadership in an increasingly connected and rapidly changing world demands a global perspective and an openness to technology and innovation.
Located in East Hampton, New York, Ross School serves 375 students pre-nursery to grade 12. Beginning in grade 7, the school hosts a growing number of domestic and international boarding students on the Upper School campus. The nonprofit Ross Institute, founded by Courtney Sale Ross in 1996, promotes understanding of globalization’s implications for precollegiate education and develops and provides curriculum resources and mentoring to schools around the wor...ld interested in adopting the Ross model. Ross School operates as Ross Institute’s lab school. www.ross.org
Positions for boarding house parents who live in boarding houses and supervise students are also available and may be combined with any position.