Colleges of the Fenway Graduate Assistant for Residence Life - MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That?s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.


The Graduate Assistant for Residence Life is a live-in professional working twenty hours per week to support the Assistant Dean for Residential Living & Learning, and Area Coordinators with daily operations, educational programming, community development, staff training, and assessment and evaluation regarding MCPHS University Living Learning Communities. The Graduate Assistant assists with the operations of university-sponsored housing, ensuring an environment that is conducive to student development and academic success. Responsibilities include:

Supervision: Hold monthly one-on-ones with RA's to advise them with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of student planned programming efforts Assist with the supervision of student workers (desk attendants, mail clerks and office assistants) Oversee a Residence Life specific committee (recognition and staff development)

RA Training & RA Selection: Assist the office of Residence Life in the planning of Resident Assistant training and RA selection Plan and coordinate RA In-Services (2 per semester) and Resident Assistant staff development

Marketing & Social Media: Develop and publish a monthly building newsletter and parent newsletter Responsible for implementing social media strategies and engaging with residents on social networks

Special Projects: Plan and facilitate off-campus housing workshops, roommate matching events and other related programs in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities (Typically first year graduate assistants will oversee this project) Advise Residence Hall Council (Typically second year graduate assistants will oversee this project) Participate in campus wide committees to help educate students on topics such as diversity/cultural awareness, LGBTQ education, and health/wellness and personal development

On-Call & Student Conduct: Participate in Residence Life (ROC) Duty Rotation (This includes weekends, after hours, break periods and holidays.) When on-call, act as the primary contact for on-campus emergencies or crises. Write Incident Reports as appropriate and attends Code of Conduct meetings to discuss incidents. Adjudicate minor level cases and assist the Dean of Students Office with educational campaigns to educate MCPHS University community on policy infractions and responsibility. Make effective referrals to counseling or academic services, and familiarizes self with campus resources. Assist in roommate conflicts and mediations Complete Health & Safety Inspections with RA once per semester

Administrative: Attend weekly Residence Life meetings as well as various College community functions Assist with departmental assessment and planning initiatives. Assist with the opening and closing of residence halls. Is available, visible, and approachable to students within the college community through 20 hours of weekly office hours Attend and participant in monthly professional development workshops provided by the Division of Student Affairs

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Assistant Dean of Students for Residential Living & Learning and/or Area Coordinator.


Required: Currently or will be pursuing a master?s degree in higher education and/or student affairs administration, education, counseling or related field concurrently while in the position

Desired: Undergraduate student leadership, programming, student government, orientation, residence life, community service, or related experiences

To apply, please visit Attach a cover letter and a resume. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available, Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University?s diversity are welcome to apply.

Date Posted: 4/3/2018