Special Projects Coordinator-Residential Life (2 openings)
Westfield State University - Westfield, MA

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Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Perform responsibilities in the functional area of Housing, Residence Education, Staff Development or New Student and Parent Orientation as assigned.
  • Serve on Residential Life committees as assigned and appropriate.
  • Participate in the Professional Staff on-call duty rotation.
  • Attend and/or present at all Resident Assistant and Professional Staff Trainings.
  • Provide programming through the Owl Advantage Program during assigned month in collaboration with the Assistant Director for Residence Education.
  • Support all departmental functions throughout the year including student and professional staff selection, Departmental Staff Meetings, Housing Sign-Up and New Student Orientation or other areas as identified/needed.
  • Abide by all Residential Life and University policies while residing on-campus and report any violations or concerns to the appropriate staff.
To view detailed job descriptions for each functional area, please visit our website, www.westfield.ma.edu/reslife.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience is required. Candidates should display strong interpersonal skills, the ability to interact with a diverse population and have past leadership experience in a college/university setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Acceptance into a graduate program of studies at an area institution and Residential Life experience is preferred. Candidates should display strong interpersonal skills, the ability to interact with a diverse population and have past leadership experience in a college/university setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a 10-month, part time, live-in position with the option for an extended summer contract. The contract for this position can be renewed for a term pending successful evaluation with a maximum term of three years (two years if not enrolled in an academic degree program). Compensation includes a single occupancy room in a shared apartment, partial meal plan and bi-weekly stipend for 20 office hours per week. This individual is supervised by the Assistant Director or Staff Associate and is expected to live on campus for the duration of his/her employment. This position is classified as an 0-3 Institutional, part-time employee.

NOTE: A resume, cover letter and a document containing contact information for three to five references are required attachments to the application. An unofficial transcript for highest degree is also required, however, applicants who do not have the document available electronically may forward a paper copy to:

Chair, Special Projects Coordinator Search
Office of Residential Life
Westfield State University
P.O. Box 1630
Westfield, MA 01086-1630



Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until finalists have been selected.

About Westfield State

Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. Westfield State University’s primary mission is to assist its students to develop intellectually and to use their knowledge and skills to improve the social and economic conditions in their communities.

A public institution, the University has been offering online bachelor’s degree courses since 2008. In January, 2012, U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever edition of Top Online Education Programs ranked Westfield State #1 in the country for faculty credentials and training in online education programs.

Westfield is a great place to work, learn and grow. In 2011, Westfield State University was named one of “America’s Great Colleges to Work For” by the prestigious Chronicle of Higher Education.

Westfield is located in western Massachusetts, at the foothills of the Berkshires, just ten minutes from Mass Pike, Exit 3, an hour from Worcester and Hartford, and about thirty minutes from Springfield and Northampton.

For more information about what distinguishes the Westfield State read our visitors guide:
Visitors Guide to Westfield State University

Requisition Number: T1316


Supervisor: Assistant Director or Staff Associate, Residential Life

Number of Hours Per Week if Part Time: 25 hours per week

Anticipated Start Date: 07/15/2013

Pay Basis: Bi-Weekly

Eligible Applicants: All (Internal and External)

Job Open Date: 03/29/2013

Open Until Finalists Selected: Yes

To view additional positions at the university, please visit https://jobs.westfield.ma.edu/postings/search

Westfield State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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