Residence Supervisor for CMSV – VIP Program

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.

Job Description
The CMSV – VIP Program (CMSV – Vocational Independence Program) provides opportunities for young adults with developmental disabilities to develop and use skills that will enable them to seek employment and adult living opportunities in their communities. At the College of Mount Saint Vincent VIP is expanded to embrace not only Vocational preparation but also campus and community Inclusion, and opportunities for Participation in campus life for each and every student.

Reporting to the CMSV – VIP Director, the Residence Supervisor ensures safety, cleanliness, and positive experiences in dormitory living. The Residence Supervisor is an integral part of the VIP program and communicates daily with VIP administrators, VIP students and other CMSV students, other residence/dormitory staff, Student Life staff,  RAs, and other VIP staff.


  • Work with CMSV Director to develop overall residence plans for VIP students
  • Participate in all new student orientations and all open houses
  • Supervise and evaluate RAs and other peer mentors in the implementation of social, community and on-campus, academic (homework, meeting with tutors) and daily living activities for CMSV- VIP students
  • Hold regular meetings with RAs and Weekend Supervisors
  • Meet regularly with CMSV- VIP students both individually and in groups
  • Plan and implement training activities for all Residence staff (e.g., ability awareness training, teaching in various areas such as personal hygiene, food preparation, laundry management, and time management)
  • Supervise weekend plans for VIP students, including time and money management
  • Attend all CMSV – VIP staff meetings and all CMSV community meetings
  • Communicate with families as College and CMSV – VIP policies allow (e.g., FERPA) and as needed
  • Report any safety concerns (e.g., unwanted persons in the dorm, etc.) to the appropriate CMSV personnel


  • Master’s degree in Special Education or related field, BS/BA considered with experience
  • Two years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
  • Experience with vocational preparation of persons with developmental disabilities
  • Experience in developing and managing effective teams
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of positive support methods for behavior and instruction

Additional Requirements

  • Current CPR certification
  • Training in first aid and fire safety preferred
  • Knowledge of bullying and techniques for prevention and reporting
  • Must be available most evenings and some weekends
  • Must live in the residence hall (apartment provided)

Application Process
All qualified applicants are subject to a background check as part of the final approval process. Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references who can speak to your professional qualifications by email to

College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.