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University of Massachusetts Amherst Departmental Assistant - Residential Educator in Amherst, Massachusetts

Departmental Assistant - Residential Educator

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Work type: Hourly

Location: UMass Amherst, Mt. Ida - Newton

Department:VC Admin & Finance Office


Categories: Temporary Non-Benefited

About UMass Amherst - Mount Ida Campus

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst is located in Newton, MA adjacent to the Newton-Needham Innovation District, and the tech-focused Route 128 corridor. At Mount Ida, UMass Amherst offers an array of experiential learning opportunities to its undergraduate students, as well as a growing number of graduate and professional degree programs. The campus is growing its undergraduate career development programs with expanded access to internships and co-ops in the thriving Greater Boston area.

Job Summary

Residential Educators live within the learning community providing education and support to the students, who, in addition to their academic program, are also learning how to live, socialize and access resources on a college campus. In addition, educators provide residential on-duty rounds, crisis response and policy enforcement.

The ideal candidate for the role will be a recent college graduate with experience as a residential advisor and a passion for learning and working with youth. This is not meant to be a permanent position but rather an opportunity for recent graduates to gain experience in a program of this type. Each year new Residential Educators are chosen to hold this position based on their alignment with their career goals and undergraduate experience and a relationship and/or commitment to the Digital Ready program goals and principles. Though this is a STEM based program, candidates from the School of Education as well as others will be considered.

Essential Functions

  • Student Support

  • Academic educational programming

  • Career and academic guidance

  • Residential on duty rounds

  • Crisis response and policy enforcement

Other Functions

  • STEM program mentoring

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • BA

  • Ability to live on Mount Ida Campus

  • Valid MA Driver's License

  • Ability to pass background check

  • Passion for developing successful students

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Experienced Resident Advisor

  • Familiarity with the Mount Ida Campus

  • UMass Amherst Graduate

Additional Details

This is a temporary non-benefited position.

Work Schedule


Varying schedule based on dormitory needs (requires evenings and weekends)

Salary Information


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Apr 12 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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