Women's Job Center

House Manager

companySmith College
locationNorthampton, MA 01063, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

If you have any questions about the position or our application process, reach out to us at recruiting-u@smith.edu.

Job Description


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

Create a house community based on safety and inclusiveness. Provide enriching social and cultural opportunities. Live in the residence halls with the Smith Precollege Program participants and staff.  Supervise high school precollege participants in the residential portion of the program. Maintain high health and safety standards, including following the Smith College Minor Safety Plan and Precollege Program Policies and Protocol. Coordinate shift coverage and guide residential staff in their duties to lead activities. 

Essential Job Functions

50% House and Staff Management:Organize residential staff and lead house meetings and briefings. Create and oversee the work schedule for your house team. Ensure communication channels remain open between the classroom and residential settings. Assist in assigning duties and activities to staff. Provide ongoing feedback and direction to all staff. Be a role model to staff and participants in your attitude and behavior. Help manage the house budget for program supplies.

50 % Participant Supervision and Activities:Approve all house activities to ensure their appropriateness for Smith’s precollege programs. Provide intervention between house residents when necessary and mediate conflicts within your house and across houses. Occasionally speak with parents and guardians of participants. Other duties, as assigned. 


This full-time, seasonal, six-week position runs June 22 – August 4, 2024. Thirty-five to forty hours per week, including room and board. Most hours are in the evenings. Weekends required. The rate ranges from $18-$22 per hour and is commensurate with experience. 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 preferred. Management experience is strongly preferred. Experience in Residential Life and working with high school students is required. Experience planning and implementing activities for groups is preferred. First Aid and CPR certification are required. 

Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.

Position Type:

Fixed Term

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

As set forth in our mission and values, Smith College is committed to promoting a culture of  equity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty.  The College will not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by law. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination.