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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assistant Director of Residential Life/Area Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Assistant Director of Residential Life/Area Director

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE/AREA DIRECTOR, Residential Education (multiple openings), to collaborate with and support heads of house (HoH) in managing day-to-day aspects of house life, with primarily responsibility for implementing and realizing the programmatic and student life priorities of the heads of house and the house team. Responsibilities will include advising and supporting students’ holistic development; serving as a referral agent to campus resources; engaging students in cultivating a sense of belonging and an enriching living environment for all; partnering with the HoH, Division of Student Life staff, and other house team members to implement graduate resident advisor and resident peer mentor selection, preparation, and ongoing education; promoting community wellbeing, managing roommate conflicts and minor misconduct, and supporting students in distress; helping orient and advise students in house leadership roles; providing assistance and support to room assignment chairs; coordinating with the HoH to address issues related to the implementation of room-assignment processes; partnering with Student Support and Wellbeing; and serving as a primary responder in the Dean-on-Call rotation. Will also serve as a responsible employee, in accordance with requirements for reporting per Title IX, who is obligated to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX and Bias Response Office.

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REQUIRED: master’s degree in higher education administration, social work, counseling, or related field; at least two years of full-time experience in residential life/student affairs; and experience in leadership development, advising, crisis intervention and response, counseling, and residential education. Job #17566 6/11/19

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.