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Temporary Hire: Residential Supervisor - GRANT-FUNDED

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Seasonal - All Other

Residential Supervisor (Grant-Funded)

Upward Bound Summer Program


To manage residential operations in a dormitory of 40+ Upward Bound students and direct a staff of 6-8 in the provision of tutoring and student activities.



  1. Direct and supervise residential staff in delivery of services to students.
  2. Responsible for the orderly maintenance of resident housing lists.
  3. Issue room assignments in accordance with instruction of the Program Coordinator.
  4. Disperse and collect room keys as appropriate.
  5. Report maintenance and custodial needs to appropriate university offices. 
  6. Serve as program’s liaison to University Housing Office.
  7. Monitor and enforce student compliance with program rules related to residence quarters.
  8. Supervise the assignment of tutorials
  9. Plan and coordinate cross-curricular and recreational programming.
  10. Coordinate staff development activities, weekly staff meetings, and student assemblies.
  11. Plan and supervise day and night duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator and Director.
  12. On call for students needs during residential stay.



EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree preferred or college student senior or higher currently enrolled with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

EXPERIENCE: One-year successful experience working with disadvantaged High school students. Experience in programming and developing activities for students. Two years college campus residential living experience as student or staff.

OTHER: Demonstrated sensitivity to low income students and ethnically and racially diverse student populations. On campus residence required during the Summer Program starting June 15, 2022 – August 5, 2022.



  1. Ability to create and maintain orderly housing records.
  2. Demonstrated residential administration skill.
  3. Knowledge of issues related to interpersonal dynamics in a dormitory of secondary school students.
  4. Ability to effectively organize and coordinate student activities.
  5. Ability to promote, among students, an appreciation for academic excellence.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  7. Knowledge of the rules of major sports.
  8. Ability to represent a positive role model for students.



  1. Previous residential experience as a staff member.
  2. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  1. Experience managing staff, and building a positive team-oriented environment.
  2. Knowledge of and experience in using positive approaches to behavioral management with high school aged students preferred.
  3. Experience and knowledge of best practices for mentoring and tutoring preferred.
  4. Experience engaging with urban high school aged youth preferred.


Additional Considerations:

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Residential Supervisor

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

DEPARTMENT: Upward Bound


BARGAINING UNIT STATUS/SALARY: Temporary, non-benefited                     

SALARY: $16.00/hr plus free room and board


FLSA STATUS: Exempt                                              

REPORTS TO: Director and Program Coordinator

SUPERVISES: Assistant Residential Supervisor, Tutor Mentors

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Additionally, all members of the campus community must obtain a Covid-19 booster shot and provide proof when requested. Individuals who are not yet eligible to receive a booster shot must obtain one within 30 days from the date they become eligible.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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