Founded in 1873, MassArt is the nation’s first independent public institution of higher education dedicated to the training of artists. That pioneering spirit continues today. At MassArt we are committed to excellence, accessibility, affordability, and diversity.
We seek a creative and energetic leader with a demonstrated ability to develop programs and assist staff and students with their learning and development. Experience should include demonstrated abilities in the following areas: staff supervision and training, response to crisis, enforcement of policy, address student and community development issues, and the ability to interact with different constituencies across the college. The college is also committed to a practice that achieves systemic equity in all areas of the educational institution through transformation of campus culture. The individual in this position will be expected to demonstrate a working lens that emphasizes justice, equity, diversity, & inclusion.
The Department of Housing & Residence Life understands that the students’ experience while living on campus is at the center of their daily lives. The staff strives to create a sense of community defined by cooperation, commitment to welfare of the group, and a sense of responsibility to self and others. Students are encouraged to meet new people and make new connections, and contribute to the residential experience by participating in activities and developing new life skills associated with community living.
Under the leadership of the Associate Vice President and the Senior Director of Housing and Residence Life, the department consists of professional staff members, Graduate, and Part-Time RDs along with 15 RAs.
This is a 7 month live-in position (Start Date: Immediately. End Date May 31st 2021)
The Housing and Residence Life Part-Time Resident Director (RD) will work 30 hours a week at $15/per hour, and will receive a studio or 1-bedroom apartment as well as a full meal plan when campus is in session. The RD lives with, administers to, and provides support services directly to students and will be responsible for the oversight of a programming/education portfolio (i.e. Senior RA Growth Track and Social Justice Series), as determined by the Senior Director of Housing and Residence Life. The ideal candidate will supervise paraprofessional student staff, fulfill duty requirements at the professional level, including confrontation of behavior in violation of College policies, as well as responding to all residence halls as needed. Additionally, the RD will assist in the management and overall operation of an assigned residence hall as well as the safety and security of residents and the residence hall during an emergency situation. Furthermore, the RD will center their work around building strong relationships with both the ResLife staff and students.The care, and well-being of residents and resident assistants is one of our main priorities.
Please note: Graduate students are eligible to apply for the RD position.
Essential Job Duties
Plan, organize, and direct student activities and programs within the residence hall. Support and implement programming model and philosophy.
Interpret and explain College philosophy, policies, expectations, and regulations to individual students and groups in the residence hall. Be knowledgeable of academic, residence hall, and college policies.
Supervise Resident Assistants or other paraprofessional residence life staff within a residence hall.
Evening and weekend hours will be required during administrative and/or social programming.
Perform inspections of student rooms to maintain appropriate standards of health, safety, and maintenance.
Provide professional staff coverage as determined by the Assistant Director of Residence Life.
Address student conflicts (outside of student conduct) as designated by the Assistant Director of Residence Life.
Address low-level conduct.
Assist and at times lead in assigned function areas of department/residence life.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our values by:
Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
Cultivating rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking.
Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
Believing in the power of art and design to transform our world.
Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.
MassArt currently does not provide reimbursement for travel.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
2 year live-in Residence Life experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Interest in working with college-age students.
A strong commitment to participating in a diverse and inclusive environment.
The ability to connect with students and staff on a personal, as well as formational level.
Comprehension and appreciation of the values and mission of MassArt.
Crisis management/on-call responsibilities.
Be administratively strong, including completing forms, written documents, and other tasks as required
The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written manner, with students, visitors, parents, staff and other members of the MassArt community
The ability to work in a challenging, yet supportive professional environment, and be willing to actively participate in their own learning experience
Enrolled in a Master’s Degree program related to the field
1 years live-in Residence Life experience post bachelors
Pro-staff on-call responsibilities
Pro-staff crisis management
RA staff supervision
Internal Number: 00080
About Massachusetts College of Art & Design
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