Residence Supervisor

Coordinate a variety of activities for residents of boarding institutions.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Residence Supervisors do?

Coordinates variety of activities for residents of boarding school, college fraternity or sorority house, care and treatment institution, children’s home, or similar establishment: Orders supplies and determines need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. Assigns rooms, assists in planning recreational activities, and supervises work and study programs. Counsels residents in identifying and resolving social or other problems. Compiles records of daily activities of residents. Chaperones group-sponsored trips and social functions. Ascertains need for and secures services of physician. Answers telephone and sorts and distributes mail. May escort individuals on trips outside establishment for shopping or to obtain medical or dental services. May hire and supervise activities of housekeeping personnel. May plan menus.


Should I be a Residence Supervisor?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Cottage Supervisor, Dormitory Supervisor, Sorority Supervisor

    How to become a Residence Supervisor

    Most Residence Supervisors have a Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:ipa9pa&chl=no+college+%2827%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||bachelor%27s+%2849%25%29|master%27s+%2812%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,27,49
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