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Residential Life Director

Residential Life Director

Hampshire Country School

28 Patey Cir
Rindge, New Hampshire 03461
United States



Posted on June 11, 2024


Seeking Residential Life Director 

Job Summary: Hampshire Country School (HCS) is a one-of-a-kind school for twice-exceptional boys who need a place to discover possibilities despite characteristics and behaviors that have limited their success and access in traditional school settings. Through the power of lightheartedness, understanding, structure, and a family-style environment, our students experience growth, self-fulfillment, and the power of humanistic relationships over the average three years they spend at HCS. Situated on two thousand acres in rural New Hampshire, our campus is an outdoorsperson’s dream.

Employees who thrive at HCS are:

  • Interested in learning more about neurodivergence? HCS provides general professional development for all employees and specific professional development for each team member.
  • Seeking work that has both meaning and purpose.
  • Invested in integrated and experiential learning across subjects and departments.
  • Want to be part of an intentional community where they live and work.
  • Flexible, curious, and playful and want to restore a student’s sense of belonging and ability to self-advocate.

At HCS the Residential Life Director has the primary responsibility of overseeing the residential life experiences of our students, including, but not limited to, supervising and supporting dorm life, cultivating community relationships through shared activities, integrating residential life curriculum with academic curriculum, and creating opportunities for each student to know they are a valued member of our learning community. This position is on duty most weekends throughout the school year. The school year contract is from late August through mid-June. Six weeks of break during the school year. Housing, utilities, and most meals are provided—competitive compensation and benefits. Summer work and housing are also available.


Job Duties:

40% – Direct supervision of Dorm Parent and Relief Dorm Parent positions; Advocates and Communicates on behalf of Residential Life both internally and externally; Creates consistency between dorm life experiences while helping to cultivate specific dorm identities; Assures that dorms are well maintained, home-like environments that promote growth of living skills as well as a lighthearted sanctuary. 35% – Creates, co-creates, and implements shared experiences to cultivate community life and allow for students to experience growth and empowerment; Integrates shared experiences with HCS mission, values, and overall program for students; Communicates with all staff and students regarding shared experiences; captures shared experiences for communication to internal and external audiences. Primarily weekends. 15% – Individual student support through one-on-one sponsorship of interests, projects, and unique needs. 10% – Teaching Electives / Leading Activities In carrying out their duties, the Residential Life Director also:

  • Aligns with school Mission, Vision, and Program.
  • Engages with students and builds positive relationships.
  • Participates in meals and community life in addition to job responsibilities

For more information or to apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume or CV to the blue button above ~ Apply To This Job.

Hampshire Country School (HCS) is a 10-month boarding school in southern New Hampshire for high-ability, neurodiverse boys enrolling in later elementary or middle school. HCS offers understanding, light-heartedness, and structure to educate boys in a family-style, supportive, and collaborative learning community.

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Hampshire Country School is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Hampshire Country School is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Required Qualifications:

  • Residential experience in an academic or therapeutic setting.
  • A bachelor’s degree (complete or expected in next 24 months) in child development, outdoor leadership, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive physical and background check.


401(k) matching, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Mileage reimbursement, Paid time off, Paid training, Pro Deals, Vision insurance