Our staff members work to provide a vibrant, caring community where members are respectful of one another. The Department values and promotes social responsibility as a means of developing citizenship. We are determined to support and facilitate student learning and academic success among our residents. The Department is committed to fostering and developing within our residents the life skills necessary to actively contribute to the Northeastern University community and beyond.
With a staff of over 30 full and part-time professional staff members and 229 resident assistants, the Department of Residential Life strives to create a community for all students by providing programs and services that promote all residents’ educational, social, and cultural development. Residence hall staff members work with each student to ensure a positive residential experience.
Northeastern University is conveniently located in beautiful downtown Boston and borders some of the most diverse communities in the city, including Roxbury, Back Bay, and the Fenway.
Welcome to the online home of the Residence Director position at Northeastern University. In the pages ahead, interested applicants will find a wealth of information regarding the position, our institutional mission and culture, life in Boston and many of the frequently asked questions posed by candidates in the past.
We invite you to explore everything there is to see and look forward to working with you as future candidates and colleagues.
The Residence Director is a 12-month, live-in professional staff position within the Department of Residential Life. The Residence Director’s responsibilities include:
A complete position description is available via the HRM website.
The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) reports to a Residence Director (RD) and carries out many of the same functions of an RD including student staff supervision, serving as a hearing officer and participating in the on-call duty rotation. Some specific duties involve coordinating the operational aspects of an area (opening, closing, facilities, etc….), taking lead with Living Learning Community initiatives and managing specialized area-wide programming. Responsibilities vary based off of the needs of the area.
The Graduate Assistant (GA) is a part-time professional staff member in the Department of Residential Life and is enrolled in a master's degree program at Northeastern. The GA, while having administrative duties, is also responsible for working directly within Residential Life to support student staff and provide them with development opportunities. In addition, GAs serve on a departmental committee, Graduate Assistant Growth Experience or (GAGE). This provides the GAs with the opportunity to serve on a committee that provides a strong focus on the empowerment and professional development of the Graduate staff during their time with the department.
The following opportunities have been afforded to graduate assistants for the 2015-2016 academic year:
For questions, contact Assistant Director Ryan Anderson