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Employment Opportunities for Professional Staff

On behalf of Keene State College, The Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services, I welcome you to the employment section of our web page.

I invite you to review the various employment opportunities offered within our department with the hope that you will see that we are not only committed to the development, support and success of our residential students, but we are also equally committed to the welfare of our staff members.

Our central office is staffed by a group of veteran Residential Life professionals who are always prepared to help develop our new professionals and equally eager to embrace new ideas and concepts. We strive to make your experience professionally challenging, personally gratifying and an overall valuable and fun experience.

Regardless of where you are in your job search process, I want to thank you for your interest in the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services and the many programs and employment opportunities we offer.

- Kent Drake-Deese
Associate Dean of Students

Residential Life offers a variety of employment opportunities, including Resident Assistants, Residence Directors and Area Coordinators.

In addition, we hire a number of students to be summer conference and facilities workers (please check with our office in February for more information about these positions).

Area Coordinator

This is a newly created position for our department that reports directly to the Assistant Director for Residential Education. There are two Area Coordinator (AC) positions, one for first-year students and one for upper-class students. Each AC is expected to operate from a foundation that incorporates student development theory, institutional and organizational priorities, and their best professional sense of what their Residence Directors, Resident Assistants and students need.

This is a twelve-month, live-in professional position with primary responsibility for direct supervision and leadership of their assigned residential communities on campus.

Area Coordinators are responsible for administering community development opportunities in a residential area of 900 to over 1000 students, supervising both professional and paraprofessional staff members, and working to promote the mission of the department and the College.

Residence Director

This position reports directly to the Area Coordinator. Each Residence Director (RD) is expected to operate from the same foundation as noted in the AC position above.

This is a twelve-month, live-in professional position with primary responsibility for direct supervision and leadership in an assigned residence hall on campus.

Residence Directors are responsible for the oversight and administration of a residential area of 200 to 350 students, supervising 6 to 12 staff members, and working to promote & provide for the educational and co-curricular needs of their students.

Contact Community Living

If you have questions about housing services (room assignments, housing contract, damage billing, etc.) and are unable to stop by the office, feel free to e-mail or call us.

Transitions & Community Living
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435

☎ 603-358-2339

Icon of clock Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed on campus holidays.

We're located on the 3rd Floor of the L.P.Young Student Center.