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General Education

Position Title:

Asst. Residence Director

Position Description:

Assistant Residence Director (ARD) – Graduate Assistantship Elms College is seeking an Assistant Residence Director (ARD). This is a graduate assistantship with responsibility for assisting in the administration of the residence life program. Position is part-time with a 10 month period of responsibility (August-May) and two month period of non-responsibility (June-July).

Benefits include: Room, board (when food service is in operation), and a course tuition waiver for three (3) graduate or post-baccalaureate courses per semester at Elms College.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:  Participates in professional staff on-call rotation; performs at least three (3) rounds when on call.  Maintains a schedule of 20 office hours per week.  Supervises Residence Assistants (R.A.s).  Enforces college policies.  Serves as a Judicial Hearing Officer as needed.  Collaborates with other professional staff regarding RA-related issues.  Designs, creates, provides programming to benefit residents.  Tracks and logs overnight guests and submits report to the Director on a weekly basis.  Assists with opening and closing the residence halls.  Provides on-call coverage during the intersession break.  Conducts and assists with R.A. training (e.g., harassment, discipline, counseling, mediation, conflict resolution, etc.) Participates in the selection of R.A.s. Participates in room selection.  Works collaboratively with Student Affairs, Facilities, and Public Safety; responds to emergency stuations.  Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree. Experience working as a Resident Assistant and knowledge of student development theory preferred. KSAs: understanding of the importance of the residential experience; sound judgment and decision-making; ability to enforce policies; ability to intervene positively in student lives; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal/written communication skills.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references to: . Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Employer Name:

Marie Phillips, Director,Office of Human Resources


Elms College





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