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Job ID: 219959

Assistant Director Residential Education
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 21, 2023
Title Assistant Director Residential Education
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Teaching & Learning
    Residential Life


Residential Life and 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. Residential Life and Learning partners closely with colleagues university-wide and 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

Reporting to the Associate Director of Residential Education, the Assistant Director of Residential Education provides leadership in 
building vibrant, co-curricular living communities designed to facilitate students' personal, social and intellectual development. The
Assistant Director is a full-time staff member who lives off-campus and works with diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty in
a highly selective and competitive academic environment.

This position serves as a vital connection between students, Residential Life & Learning, and the broader Student Life at Tufts.
The Assistant Director’s primary responsibilities will lie in the support and development of the students, student staff, and
professional staff.
The Assistant Director of Residential Education will support a number of departmental and university-wide initiatives, performing job tasks including:  
  • Supervising 3-5 live-on Residential Life Coordinators and indirectly supervising Assistant Residential Life Coordinators and Resident Assistant Staff 
  • Supporting university housing, including theme and special interest, and fraternity and sorority housing through the implementation of a residential curriculum
  • Collaborating with student and professional staff to provide student support, and individual and community accountability
  • Participating in the Central Staff on-call rotation to respond to crisis and emergency situations 

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Bachelor’s degree in student affairs, counseling, higher education, or closely related field  
  • 2-3 years of progressively responsible relevant experience supporting student growth, residential life, student life and/or student affairs, including administering individual student conduct decisions, supporting students in difficulty, and/or designing initiatives to promote dynamic co-curricular student engagement
  • Familiarity with student development theory and knowledge of best practices in student affairs administration at selective colleges and universities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in applicable field such as higher education or student development
  • An understanding of the needs of first generation students and those from various socio-economic backgrounds, and commitment to social justice
  • Strong preference for experience in a department of greater than 2,500 residential bed spaces 
  • Experience supervising graduate and/or professional staff 

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This is a hybrid position expected to be in person four days each week, with the ability to work remotely one day each week.

Pay Range

Minimum $52,600.00, Midpoint $65,750.00, Maximum $78,900.00

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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