Associate Director of Leadership, Academic Engagement and Fraternity & Sorority Life - Residential Life & Learning, School of Arts and Sciences - (21001364)
The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) challenges students to pursue transformative growth by offering mentoring relationships, leadership opportunities and individual attention. Our professional staff are essential personnel who play a critical role in the growth, development and safety of our students.
Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Residential Life and Learning, the Associate Director for Leadership, Academic Engagement, and Fraternity & Sorority Life has broad responsibility for building vibrant, co curricular living communities designed to facilitate students' personal and intellectual development at Tufts by providing education, support, and accountability for these residential communities. The Associate Director will supervise and support a team of professional and graduate staff and approximately 30 Residential Life student staff (RAs and House Managers) and lead this team to plan and implement a comprehensive series of programs to support inclusive and respectful living spaces on campus, with a specific focus on theme and special interest housing, fraternity and sorority housing, and Residential Life academic engagement and leadership programs.
The Associate Director will support all undergraduates in-residence by 1) developing and implementing a student leadership framework for all student staff and leaders within the Office of Residential Life and Learning 2) delivering a comprehensive, year-round residential and student engagement experience for the assigned area to build skills and depth of knowledge within professional and student leader staff using campus experts and outside presenters 3) designing topical and developmentally appropriate programs for the campus community.
Basic Requirements: Knowledge and experience typically acquired by:
5-7 years relevant progressively responsible professional experience in student affairs, residential life, fraternity/sorority life, or student development in a higher education setting or residential secondary school environment
Experience in fraternity and sorority life strongly preferred
Experience supervising full time and graduate student staff strongly preferred
Understanding of leadership development theories and applications, particularly to student group and individual leadership in the university setting
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience facilitating complex community dialogue and supporting peer-led training
Ability to maintain focus and juggle multiple time-sensitive tasks to completion while continuously reassessing priorities in a busy, reactive setting
Experience supporting community and student leader development around topics including: active listening, conflict resolution, health promotion, social justice, diversity and inclusion, class year-specific developmental programming and crisis management
Excellent relatability and demonstrated connection, rapport with traditional college-age student leaders
Experience with student conduct case management (with preference to experience in organizational and individual conduct), and in supporting students in crisis
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while keeping a sense of humor
We seek a candidate with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
This position requires significant evening and weekend availability
Must pass criminal background check
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Student Services
Organization: Student Services Center - A&S
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 20, 2021, 7:59:51 PM
Internal Number: 21001364
About Tufts University
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.