Reporting directly to the Director of Student Affairs and working closely and collaboratively with the Dean for Students in the Program in Medical Education (PME), as well as faculty and administrative leaders in the MD Program Offices of Student Affairs (OSA), HMS Graduate Education, the School of Dental Medicine, and the School of Public Health, the Vanderbilt Hall Residential Life Manager is responsible for oversight of the Vanderbilt Resident Advisor (RA) Program and the overall student community life for a 350 bed dormitory for medical, dental, graduate, public health and visiting students. The Residential Life Manager plays a critical role in the daily operations of Vanderbilt Hall by being available 24/7 in case of emergency. The Residential Life Manager addresses urgent problems and personal issues by providing guidance and triaging to the appropriate support office. The Residential Life Manager is also responsible for overseeing student life activities in Vanderbilt Hall. Responsibilities include managing the RA system by hiring and supervising a staff of 25 student RAs (senior students who reside in Vanderbilt Hall), including developing policies and procedures; responding to crises in the dormitory; initiating emergency procedures as part of the emergency management team; representing the Program in Medical Education and Office of Student Affairs in the dormitory and student life community; knowing University policies and procedures; being familiar with the medical curriculum and the other education programs in which residents are enrolled; collaborating with the Vanderbilt Hall Business management team, which includes the Graduate Housing and Residential Services Manager, the Athletic Director and the mail and package clerk. The Residential Life Manager lives on site and is required to work flexible hours. This position often entails working evenings and weekends.
Residence and associated included amenities: The Residential Life Manager's apartment is on site at Harvard Medical School, Vanderbilt Hall #1, 107 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115-5750. Vanderbilt Hall is a non-smoking building. The dormitory itself has 24/7 security, smoke detectors and sprinklers, an indoor patio and is easily accessible to downtown Boston as well as many local parks and museums. The apartment is 843 square feet with hardwood floors, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living/dining room, galley kitchen and a carpeted foyer. Pets are allowed. Included amenities: USPS Mailbox in the lobby Wireless Internet Service. Kitchen includes Electric range, Microwave, Dishwasher and Refrigerator a Washer/Dryer in apartment, Heat and Air Conditioning, Water and Electricity, Athletic membership for one to Vanderbilt Hall Gym, Parking for one vehicle. Rental Samples in Area: Harvard University Housing At Harvard at Trilogy (170 Brookline Ave) Bedroom Sq. Ft. Range Rent Ranges 1 Bedroom Convertible 565 to 713 $2,664 to $2,796 2 Bedroom Efficiency 641 to 739 $3,030 to $3,240
At Western Ave, Cambridge Bedroom Sq. Ft. Range Rent Ranges 2 Bedroom 813 to 852 $2,688 to $2,790 The Harvard Off-Campus Housing Service for the Harvard Community
Boylston Street Bedroom Sq. Ft. Rent 2 Bedroom 550 $1975.
This Staff role is starting as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while the Massachusetts COVID-19 state of emergency restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments' business needs.
Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience. Required to live on-site (see additional information section) and to be available 24/7. Requires some evening and weekend work.
Master's degree preferred. Experience working with young adults in an academic setting; experience working with a diverse community; skills in crisis management; experience working with people under stress. Residential experience is preferred. Flexibility and sound judgment in response to unusual and unpredictable circumstances is a must.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54258BR
About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.