Associate Dean for Residential Life

Massachusetts, United States
12 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

ASSOCIATE DEAN, RESIDENTIAL LIVEResidential Life Programs, to provide strategic direction and leadership in establishing educational priorities and programming goals to support community building and individual student growth and development in undergraduate halls and houses in Residential Life. Will work in partnership with undergraduate house teams to support them in their work with students, acclimate and offer continuing education opportunities for graduate resident advisors and resident peer mentors, supervise the live-in associate and assistant director staff, promote faculty involvement, provide leadership development for students and staff, enhance community building, promote student learning in the residence halls and houses, and oversee Residential Education first-year programs. Will also ensure the delivery of results with respect to educational initiatives in the residence halls and partner with Graduate Residential Life to ensure continuous and consistent program efforts in Residential Life at MIT.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in related field; at least seven years’ progressively responsible experience in student affairs, preferably in the design, coordination, and evaluation of residential life programs; experience supervising full-time professional staff and proven ability to work collaboratively, raise issues, and facilitate decisions; understanding of student development and cultural change; ability to work and lead in a cross-functional, fast-paced, educational environment; excellent organizational, collaboration, interpersonal and written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to influence others; experience working with diverse student populations; and thorough knowledge of student life and higher education.  

PREFERREDa master’s degree, demonstrated success in the development of professional staff, and direct knowledge of and experience working with residential communities.  Job #19202-9

Must be available to provide support for off-hours, weekends, and/or holidays as required.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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