About Worcester State University:
WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences
university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back
to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our
workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered
programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas,
diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are
looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to
Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an
hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode
Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest
side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home
to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and
universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester
State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are
graduate students. Learn more about us at worcester.edu/about
Staff Assistant, Residence Director
Associate Director of Residence Life
Resident Assistants and Student
General Statement of Duties:
The Staff Assistant, Residence
Director is responsible for the operation of designated residence
halls, to include the duties listed below. This is a full-time,
12-month position that requires the incumbent to reside on
(E) = Essential
(E) Responsible for the planning, organization and direction of
student activities within assigned residence hall area.
(E) Assists in the selection of professional staff and makes
recommendations for appointment and other personnel actions.
(E) Acts as a judicial hearing officer for the residence
(E) Provides for the security of the residence halls and works to
teach students self-responsibility within the residence
(E) Serves as a resource/referral agent advising students as to the
availability of support services within the residence halls and
throughout campus; is available for individual/group contact and
(E) Responsible for the opening and closing of all residence hall
facilities, room assignments, damage assessments and residence hall
(E) Responsible for evaluating Resident Assistant performance in
the assigned area and providing recommendations for the annual
(E) Provides written reports and summaries as requested by the
Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Directors of Residence
Life and Housing.
(E) Responsible for overseeing the damage billing process in their
assigned area each semester.
(E) Supervises the undergraduate Resident Assistant staff in their
(E) Participates in the Residence Life professional staff on call
Serves on various departmental and university committees.
(E) Participates in the on-site hosting of the summer conference
(E) Assists with departmental processes such as Staff Selection, RA
Development and Evaluation, Room Selection, Staff Training,
(E) Facilitates conflict resolution between residents.
(E) Presents a visible and accessible image in the residence
(E) Performs winter break duty.
(E) Demonstrates civility and professional, customer-service
oriented behavior, worthy of emulation by other staff and
Responsible for contributing to the WSU Strategic Plan.
Responsible for contributing to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree;
- Demonstrated supervisory and administrative experience;
- Demonstrated experience with education, cultural, and
- Demonstrated experience with staff training theory and
- Ability to deal effectively with conflicts and crises;
- Demonstrated awareness/sensitivity toward issues pertaining to
affirmative action and non-discrimination.
- Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with
or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to successfully pass a thorough background and CORI
- Master's Degree.
- One or more years of post-baccalaureate experience as a live-in
Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its
It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees
be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof
of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by
WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and
as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may
submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical
basis, to Human Resources.
The firm annual salary for this full-time, benefited APA position
is: $36,000. Compensation includes housing, laundry, and a meal
All applicants must apply online at
Expected documents for submission include a cover letter, resume,
work sample, and a list of three professional references with
contact information. Applicants must complete the National Student
Clearinghouse Authorization form or submit the official transcript
of highest degree.
All information that can be uploaded to one's e-account should be
done so by the applicant; information which cannot may be faxed to
508-929-8169 or emailed to email@example.com, or may be sent to the
Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597