At MCLA, we're here for all - and focused on each - of our
students. As a 2021 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 Residence Director 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 student's personal growth and academic achievement. The
Residence Director 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 will help shape the institution's vibrant living and
learning community to help students build a sense of connection to
the College. Under the direction of the Dean, provide support for
the residential experience components for the implementation and
facilitation of Living Learning Communities and Themed Housing.
These initiatives contribute to the college's goals and commitment
to diversity. This is a live-in position, which requires night and
DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the overall management of a residence areas 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.
Attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings.
Support general programming for the Division of Student
Select, train, and evaluate all student staff assigned to the
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. Help create a
residential education curriculum model for the Office of Residence
Life & Housing.
Support training and scheduling of the Residence Area Security
Monitors in the residence areas.
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
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.
Evidence of ability to develop, coordinate and manage programs
and strong budget skills.
Knowledge of residential education curriculum models.
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 for this position is $35,568.00.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of
nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational
programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies
with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing
equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the
campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit
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