Director of Residential Life

Sterling College
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Location: Orleans County,
About the Job

Join our team at Sterling College and make a meaningful impact on student life in alignment with our commitment to ecological thinking and action.

About Sterling College:

We are an environmentally focused liberal arts college located in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. We offer affordable experiential learning that prepares people to be knowledgeable, skilled, and responsible leaders in the communities in which they live.

Position Overview:

As the Director of Residential Life, you will be a pivotal force in shaping an inclusive and vibrant campus environment. Reporting to the Dean of Community, this full-time role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to various student engagement and retention initiatives, emergency responses, and community-based programs. You will live on or near the Sterling campus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage housing assignments for each block, semester, and special sessions.
  • Serve as an advocate for the student body and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Plan and execute the student life calendar, supporting all community-based activities.
  • Participate in campus crisis response and on-call rotation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters Degree in related field.
  • One to three years of experience providing direction and leadership in a setting educating or serving young adults, marginalized people or students.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student or youth development.
  • Excellent decision-making skills and the ability to remain clear-headed in crisis.
  • Strong conflict transformation and mediation skills.

What We Offer:

  • Salary range of $50,000 – $55,000
  • Access to benefits that include medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • On-campus housing option
  • Paid leave and retirement contributions

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: The position is open until filled, and application review will begin immediately.


Sterling College is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. Sterling College prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Sterling College - its Board of Trustees and Faculty Council - has adopted a detailed ten-year strategic initiative, with grant support, that is intended to better promote equity and inclusion across all of its academic programs and in all of the locations in which they take place. Sterling College acknowledges that the land on which its students, faculty, and staff gather is the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki and the Shawnee people. These words are offered as a reminder; we strive to match them with acts of respect and repair.

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