Assistant Residence Director (ARD) - Graduate Assistantship
Elms College - Chicopee, MA

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The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) is a 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
  • Participates in professional staff on-call rotation; performs at least three (3) rounds when on call.
  • Maintains a schedule of 15 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 situations.
  • 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.

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

Off-Campus Program Coordinator (2 part-time positions) (posted 1/14/13) Elms College has an immediate need for two (2) part-time off-campus program coordinator positions. One position is for our program at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), the other for our program in the Berkshires in Lee, MA.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provides project direction and coordination for off-campus program recruitment, development, and service delivery in collaboration with GSCE.
  • Provides information to and consults with the GSCE Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs and Associate Academic Dean on all elements of off-campus partnerships at STCC for the purpose of fostering enrollment in offsite bachelor's degree programs.
  • Facilitates admission processing for applicants to off-campus programs; assists current and prospective students with application process and with various enrollment related forms: add-drop, tuition assistance, billing/student accounts, financial aid, etc.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with off-campus institutions, Elms College faculty and staff, and GSCE on all off-campus program related matters.
  • Works collaboratively with Institutional Marketing and GSCE to develop and distribute printed and electronic marketing and communication materials.
  • Works with Elms College faculty directors regarding courses to be taught for the following semester/academic year, coordinates the ordering of books for each session.
  • Plans, conducts, and evaluates off-campus program student information sessions.
  • Plans, arranges and conducts new student and faculty orientation sessions in collaboration with the Academic Coordinator prior to or during the first week of classes (including remote library access, picture IDs, parking stickers).
  • Collaborates with Elms staff in Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Business and Registrar's offices.
  • Works collaboratively with the Off-Campus Academic Coordinator at STCC or Lee, MA.
  • Coordinates tutoring sessions between students and tutors.
  • Provides direct support to all matriculated students enrolled in the Social Work program.
  • Work schedule is non-standard and includes Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited program; masters preferred. Minimum five (5) years experience in higher education in an area of enrollment management. Demonstrated organizational, planning, interpersonal, administrative and counseling skills. Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation); Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; knowledge of data privacy policies, procedures, and regulations. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, administrators, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies. Excellent customer service orientation.

Must be able to work Fridays and Saturdays. Must have reliable transportation, good driving record, and a valid driver's license.

How to Apply Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references via email only as Word or PDF attachments to: jobs@elms.edu .

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