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Associate Director Residential Education - School of Arts and Sciences
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 4, 2023
Title Associate Director Residential Education - School of Arts and Sciences
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Office of Residential Life & Learning
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Residential Life


The Office of Residential Life & Learning supports dynamic co-curricular learning and engagement for all undergraduate and graduate students living on campus within the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the SMFA at Tufts. It partners closely with colleagues across the Division of Student Life and with other AS&E and University-wide departments on a wide variety of campus programs and initiatives. More specifically the department develops programs and policies that foster community, promote citizenship and provides students with a residential experience that is a significant component of their education at Tufts.  

What You'll Do

Directs and leads all aspects of the residential education area of the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL), including staff supervision, community engagement and educational opportunities, residential student leadership programs, student support, and individual and community accountability. Oversees a team of 2 Assistant Directors, 9 Residential Life Coordinators, and over 140 student staff members who facilitate meaningful experiences and serve as a source of support for over 4000 students living in university housing on the Medford/Somerville and SMFA campuses.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Master’s degree in student affairs, counseling, higher education, or closely related field
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in residential life, student affairs, or closely related field
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of student development theory
  • Ability to manage and support a diverse team of professional staff, graduate staff, and undergraduate student staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at the assistant director level or above in a residential life department/unit at a college or university. Strong preference for experience in a department of greater than 2,500 residential bed spaces
  • Experience supervising professional staff

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This is a hybrid role expected to be on campus at least 3 days each week. The role may need to also work occasional nights and weekends.

Pay Range

Minimum $63,600.00, Midpoint $79,500.00, Maximum $95,400.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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