Job: Assistant Residential Manager

Smith College

Smith College

Company Description:
Founded in 1871, Smith College opened in 1875 with 14 students. Today, Smith is among the largest women’s colleges in the United States, with students from 48 states and 68 countries. An independent, nondenominational college, Smith remains strongly committed to the education of women at the undergraduate level, but admits both men and women as graduate students.
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
SeasonalSeasonal Jobs
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Preference: Required

Preference: Nice to have
First Aid and CPR certification. - Preference: Required


The Residential Life portion of the Precollege Programs helps participants acclimate to living on a college campus by providing a safe and welcoming environment, fostering strong relationships with peers and mentors, and maintaining an atmosphere where participants are taken seriously and inspired to excel.  

Primary Function

Assist the Residential Manager in overseeing and supervising the Residential Life portion of Precollege Programs at Smith College. Manage a house of participants and staff. Assist in supervising house managers and Smith College undergraduate assistants. Maintain high health and safety standards, including following the Smith College Minor Safety Plan and Precollege Program Policies and Protocol.  Ensure that activities and social events align with Smith College's mission. Assist in communicating and coordinating directly with parents and guardians, the Health Center and Academic Directors when necessary. Act as the Residential Manager in their absence. 

Essential Job Functions

65% House Management:  Manage a house of precollege participants and undergraduate student workers. Support participants as they adjust to life on campus – including intervention and mediation of conflicts. Help establish opportunities to unite participants to foster an understanding of diversity, inclusion and equity and promote youth empowerment.  Plan weekly house manager meetings and other meetings as needed. Be a role model to all staff in your attitude, behavior and work ethic. 

35% Support House Managers and Undergraduates:  Mentor and guide House Managers and Smith College undergraduates in their staff positions, including in their mentorship role with participants. Help provide framework and feedback to promote equity, inclusivity and community within each house. Assist in leading training sessions during house management and all-staff training weeks.


This is a full-time, seasonal, six-week position, running June 22 – August 4, 2024. Thirty-five to forty hours per week, including room and board. The rate ranges from $22-$25 per hour and is commensurate with experience. Most hours are in the evenings. Weekends required. There are 5-10 hours of meetings and training prep work (timing negotiable) before June 22. Living on campus through the duration of employment is required.  Participation in all health and safety protocols is required. Housing is for employees only in a residence hall with shared entry. Work on the 4th of July is required. The position is not eligible for holiday pay.


Minimum Qualifications  

Bachelor’s degree required. At least two years of experience working as a residential supervisor in a high school, residential program, or college setting.  Leadership and management experience required. First Aid and CPR certifications are required.