GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:|
The Residential Learning Communities Specialist (RLCS) is responsible for program development for Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) in which students' learning, adjustment to college, and academic achievement is optimized through intentional, annual, comprehensive plans specific to individual LLCs. The RLCS will develop and implement initiatives in assigned LLCs that support the academic mission of the University. The RLCS directly supervises undergraduate staff and functionally supervises Residence Directors. The RLCS may directly supervise a graduate assistant. The RLCS implements University/Residential Life large-scale initiatives such as New Students' Orientation, Summer College, and related annual assessment activities.
Earned Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration or a related field plus two academic years, full-time professional experience in Residence Education, Academic Affairs, and/or Student Affairs administration with an emphasis on social justice, living learning communities, community development and student development.
Contemporary understanding of related student and community development theories, and their practical application in university residential environments.
Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse populations.
Some evening and weekend work required.
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $44,300-55,500 NORMAL STARTING SALARY: $44,300-49,900
Professional Staff Salary Administration Program Position Level 27
The University of Massachusetts Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. Furthermore, University policy includes prohibitions of harassment of students and employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.
To receive priority consideration, please send your letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, email and phone numbers of three references by the priority deadline of April 5, 2013.
Applications will be accepted after the priority deadline until the vacancy is filled.
ON-CAMPUS APPLICANTS ONLY: Send application materials to Lois Brown, Search #R44773 Residential Learning Communities Specialist, 213 Berkshire House, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.
On-campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.
OFF CAMPUS APPLICANTS: Send application materials to Residential Learning Communities Specialist Search # R44773, Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-8170.
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