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Assistant Director Student Affairs - School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Tufts University

Date Posted Jul. 27, 2022
Title Assistant Director Student Affairs - School of the Museum of Fine Arts
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Student Affairs


The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs supports dynamic co-curricular learning and engagement for all undergraduate and graduate students within the School of Arts & Science, the School of Engineering at Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA at Tufts).  The department partners closely with colleagues across Division of Student Affairs on a wide variety of campus programs and initiatives.  As a central resource that supports the safety, dynamic engagement and wellbeing of all Tufts AS&E students, the Student Affairs office at SMFA will coordinate communication between campus constituencies and departments; support programs and activities to advance student learning; facilitate the coordinated support of individual students, and; work cooperatively with members of the faculty and the colleges’ senior leadership team to ensure the successful achievement of institutional and divisional goals, vision, and values.

What You'll Do

This is a hybrid position. This position will work in person on campus for at least half the work week during the fall and spring semesters while classes are in session, with more flexibility for remote work over the summer and during school breaks. There are periods of time and events in which in-person participation is required, and may require availability outside of regularly scheduled hours for emergency response.


The Assistant Director of Student Affairs for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA) plays a key role in program development and implementation, student organization advising and operationalizing campus events to support the diverse SMFA student experience. Develops strategies and programs to ensure student participation and civic engagement, implements events and activities that promote community building and belonging and collaborates with campus stakeholders and resources to ensure a positive student service experience. Responsibilities include oversight of SMFA student organizations, development and implementation of preorientation and peer mentor programs, including student leader recruitment and training, as well as budget management.  The Assistant Director of Student Affairs supervises one SMFA Student Affairs Graduate Intern. 

What We're Looking For

Please submit a cover letter as a writing sample, in addition to resume, with application.


Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by Bachelor’s degree in related area of study
  • 2-3 years of experience in campus life or student activities
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills; ability to manage and evaluate competing priorities and juggle multiple tasks to completion
  • Ability to support and relate well to undergraduate and graduate students in a creative environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to build strong relationships with members of diverse constituencies, and a successful track record of collaboration in achieving objectives.
  • Commitment to Tufts’ goal of becoming an anti-racist institution and experience with diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice work
  • Experience planning and leading educational events and programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in higher education, student development, or related field
  • Experience working in an arts school, arts education, or arts related industry


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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