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The Residence Director and Coordinator of DEI Programming in
Student Affairs is expected to be an active and visible member of
our residence life staff with management and oversight of a
residence area. Further, they will be responsible for establishing
and maintaining a living-learning atmosphere conducive to personal
growth and academic achievement. The Residence Director and
Coordinator of DEI Programming in Student Affairs must be a
creative problem-solver as well as patient, dedicated, and
motivated individual. A successful individual will have the ability
to work with diverse population, able to adapt to change, and have
knowledge of and commitment to maintaining a student development
focus across campus. The individual in this position works
primarily within the Office of Residence Life & Housing.
Additionally, this position has an ancillary role within the 3
affinity resource centers to provide support in DEI programming
efforts of the centers. The 3 affinity resource centers are: (1)
Multicultural Educational Resource Center [MERC], (2) Susan B.
Anthony Women's Center, and (3) the Identity & Gender Equality
Resource Center [IGE]. A goal for this position overall is to help
shape the institution's vibrant living and learning community to
help students build a sense of connection to the College. This is a
live-in position, which requires night and weekend
DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the overall management of a residence area
including but not limited to opening and closing the residence
areas, key management, room changes, health & safety
inspections, damage assessments and maintenance requests.
Represent Residence Life & Housing (RLH) on at least one
campus committee and assume direct responsibility for the
coordination of committees and projects, as assigned.
Attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings.
Select, train, supervise and evaluate all student staff
assigned to the residence area.
Promote effective communication amongst staff in the residence
Providing necessary follow-up on problems and concerns.
Providing effective feedback to staff members.
Scheduling regular staff meetings to disseminate information,
review policies and procedures and to discuss matters of concern to
students and staff in the residence area.
Provide leadership and support to staff and residents in the
planning and implementation of a wide-range of educational, social
and recreational activities that contribute to the personal growth
and development of residence area members.
Advise the Residence Area Advisory Board.
Become actively acquainted with the residents of the area as
individuals. Advise these students and make referrals to other
College offices or community agencies, as appropriate.
Mediate conflicts that occur between individuals and groups in
the residence area.
Guide students toward responsible behavior in the residence
area by communicating reasonable standards of behavior and by
providing behavioral counseling or referral for students, as
Coordinate and implement programming with student employees in
the 3 affinity resource centers within the Student Affairs
Division. (1) Multicultural Educational Resource Center [MERC], (2)
Susan B. Anthony Women's Center, and (3) the Identity & Gender
Equality Resource Center [IGE].
Assist in all DEI programming efforts within the Division of
Assume campus-wide evening/weekend on-call rotation in
conjunction with other administrative staff members.
Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed in the
scope of related work duties.
1-3 years of Residence Life related experience and have an
interest in and/or preferred experience in DEI student engagement
including program development and execution, student organization
advising, and leadership training. Please articulate in your cover
letter your interest and/or experience in DEI programming.
Evidence of ability to develop, coordinate and manage programs
and strong budget skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal)
skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse
campus community members, including, students, faculty, staff, and
Must be able to manage multiple projects at various levels of
completion, with the ability to work independently as well as
within a diverse team. Demonstrated commitment to the value of
co-curricular life in a liberal arts education.
Demonstrated ability to manage difficult situations.
Individual counseling and group advising skills.
Ability to use computer software including Microsoft Office,
desktop publishing, social media and website management.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule to accommodate
supervision of evening and weekend programs as needed and as part
of the on-call rotation.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, position in the APA
bargaining unit. Salary Range for this position is
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the
basis of sex in any education program or activity that they
operate, which extends to admission and employment at MCLA. MCLA is
required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title
IX") to not discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries about the
application of Title IX may be directed to each respective MCLA's
Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Department
of Education Office for Civil Rights, or both.
Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer
Phone: (413) 662-5571
Mailing Address: 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424
Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877)
Interested candidates must apply electronically and should submit a
letter of interest and resume by clicking on the APPLY NOW button
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until July 30, 2021.