Director of Residential Life and Student Activities

Staff / Full-Time

The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA

Starting Date: August 2024

Job Description: 11 Month, Full-Time, Exempt Position 

The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a Director of Residential Life and Student Activities. This is a residential position working closely with the Assistant Head of School for Student Life and Dean of Students for Grades 9 and 10. Candidates for this position must hold a bachelor’s degree, have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a boarding school, have the ability to drive school vehicles, and possess or obtain a Massachusetts driver’s license before the start date. 

Specific responsibilities for this position include: 

  • Being a visible presence on campus and at school events 
  • Assigning students to dorms and making roommate pairings each year 
  • Providing leadership for dorm parents and boarding student leaders by developing a comprehensive opening meeting/training schedule to ensure the continued growth and development of the residential program 
  • Developing and ensuring the design and implementation of an effective new boarding student orientation and school-wide retention program 
  • Managing minor infractions of residential policies 
  • Organizing and facilitating events specifically for the residential community, including All Boarders’ Weekends, snack socials, and community dinners 
  • Selecting and regularly meeting/working with a group of Lead Dorm Parents
  • Taking a leadership role in the development of a comprehensive residential curriculum delivered over the year at weekly dorm meetings and other residential programs 
  • Planning and providing oversight for weekend activities including advertising events, assigning chaperones and drivers, managing the electronic sign-up process, and communicating weekly information
  • Overseeing, in partnership with the data systems manager, Orah, our boarding student information management and sign-out system 
  • Assigning students and faculty to lunch and dinner duty and communicating the schedule to all constituent groups. 
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with parents and guardians of boarding students to ensure open lines of communication and strong partnerships 
  • Facilitating the opening and closing of the residential program each year, including our dormitories
  • Serving in the administrator-on-duty rotation or as a dorm parent 
  • Teach a class, participate in the PACE program, or equivalent 
  • Advising 6-8 students 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Head of School for Student Life or Head of School

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field 
  • Minimum of 3 years working in a residential setting 
  • Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents 
  • Strong cross-cultural competencies and intercultural communication skills 
  • Facility with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and information database systems (Blackbaud preferred) 
  • Must have the ability to drive school vehicles and possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license before the start date 

To Apply for This Position: 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to No phone calls, please. 

The Cambridge School of Weston

Weston, MA
High School, Post Graduate
Boarding, Day
All Gender