About Massachusetts College of Liberal
At MCLA, we're here for all - and focused on each - of our
students. As a 2023 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by
educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their
students thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of our
graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best
grad schools in the country. We engage in the most nationally
relevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebrated
thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of
Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking
trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is
brimming with creative energy and the regional economy is booming
as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA
is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a
communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the
The Area Coordinator (AC) is expected to be an active and visible
member of our residence life staff with management and oversight of
designated residence area(s). The AC will support resident student
leadership opportunities through Residence Hall Association (RHA),
National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) & other initiatives.
The AC will participate in the administrative functions and efforts
of Residence Life & Housing. As the supervisor of residential
area(s), the AC will coordinate with other staff members in the
Residence Life & Housing office on programs and events as
needed. Further, they will be responsible for establishing and
maintaining a living-learning atmosphere conducive to student's
personal growth and academic achievement. Seen as a role model,
facilitator, leader, and essential person in the development of an
effective living-learning environment for student's residential
experience. A successful individual will have the ability to work
with a diverse population, able to adapt to change, and have
knowledge of and commitment to maintaining a student development
focus across campus. The individual will help shape the
institution's vibrant living and learning community to help
students build a sense of belonging to the College. Due to the
nature of the position, ACs are expected to work outside of
traditional business hours including participation in an on-call
duty rotation. The duties of the Area Coordinator may vary due to
the student population who resides in the area assigned.
DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Support the overall management of residence area(s) including
but not limited to opening and closing the residence areas, key
management, room changes, health & safety inspections, damage
assessments and maintenance requests. This includes supporting the
central office of Residence Life.
- Select, train, and evaluate all student staff assigned to the
- Assistance in coordination and development of Resident Advisor
(RA) In-Service Program.
- Select, train, evaluate, & supervise all Residence Area
Security Monitors (RASMS) for Department.
- Contributes to experiential learning initiatives. Is visible
and available in the residence areas outside of office hours;
visits the residence areas to assist with safety, maintenance, and
promote community building. Actively engages in creating strong
partnerships within the department and throughout campus to enhance
the overall residential experience for students. Commitment to
support diversity, equity & inclusion in engagement and
leadership opportunities to establish an inclusive residential
environment for all residents.
- Provide leadership and support to staff and residents in the
planning and implementation of a widerange of educational, social
and recreational activities that contribute to the personal growth
and development of residence area members.
- 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
- 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
- Serve as an Advisor for RHA or NRHH, in collaboration with
secondary Advisor as designated.
- Co-manage departmental presence on social media platform
- Serve on the on-call rotation for emergency assistance and
- Attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings.
- Serve as department liaison for campus initiatives as
designated by Assistant Director of Residence Life.
- Complete other duties and projects as assigned. This job
description is subject to changes due to any organizational needs
of the division.
- Serve as a conduct officer for lower-level violations of
residence area policies.
- Bachelors degree required; Master's preferred
- Minimum of 1 to 3 years of relevant experience in Residence
Life & Housing or education.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective
collaborative partnerships with other campus departments involved
in creating a safe and engaging residential environment.
Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects and
responsibilities working both independently and collaboratively as
- Demonstrate flexibility, resiliency, creativity, leadership,
and supervisory capabilities including demonstrating an active
commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Ability to be
flexible and adapt quickly to ever-changing needs of a residential
- Experience working with RHA's & NRHH.
- Knowledge and background working with NEACURH/NACURH.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, position in the APA
bargaining unit. The salary range for this position is
It is the policy of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts that
all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin
employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine, including booster, is
required of all individuals hired by MCLA, 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
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts complies with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodations to
qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. Should you
need to request a reasonable accommodation for the application
process, please email Barbara Chaput
, Chief Human Resources
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is deeply committed to
fostering a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and
inclusion. We provide equal access to educational, co-curricular
and employment opportunities for all applicants, students, and
employees regardless of race, color, religion, national origin,
age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, genetic information, marital or parental status,
veteran status, or membership in any other legally protected class.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the
basis of sex in any educational program or activity that they
operate, which extends to admission and employment.
Inquiries about Title IX, Equal Opportunity, or ADA/504 and other
non-discrimination policies may be directed to MCLA's Title IX
Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer, to the Assistant
Secretary of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights,
Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer
375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247
Phone: (413) 662-5127
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
Deadline for applications has been extended to June 30,