Area Director

Job Description

AREA DIRECTOR, Division of Student Life-Residential Education-Residential Life Programs, to assume a live-in professional role responsible for furthering the mission of MIT by partnering with the head of house and other members of the house team to build a sense of community that encourages personal growth, accountability, health and safety, and a sense of belonging.  Will collaborate with heads of house to advise and support students’ development; act as a referral agent to campus resources; serve as a primary responder in dean-on-call rotation, addressing student crises and critical incidents; and uphold MIT policies and practices consistently.  Will also partner with house team members to implement graduate resident tutor and resident peer mentor selection, preparation, and ongoing education; promote community wellbeing by managing roommate conflicts and minor misconduct and supporting students in distress; and help orient and advise students in house leadership roles.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  master’s degree in higher education administration, psychology, social work, or related field; a minimum three years of full-time experience in residential life, student life, or related area; experience with staff supervision, leadership development, advising student groups, crisis intervention, student support, and residence hall administration; and the ability to work with students, colleagues, and faculty to build a welcoming living-learning residential community.

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Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a background check.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.