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Student Leadership Opportunities:

First Year Advisor: Academic Year 2017-2018

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
First Year Advisors (FYA) live in the residence halls and serve as guides to new students by introducing resources and facilitating integration into the Tufts community. FYAs work through the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) to respond to community needs and to shape an environment that supports academic and personal development. FYAs have a responsibility to facilitate conversation to help shape campus culture. First Year Advisors serve as Tufts Mentoring Collective facilitators, on the Orientation team, and through ongoing work in the halls. FYAs shape the direction and scope of their area team priorities by continuous sharing of information and ideas.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Community Engagement: From orientation through the academic year, engage with residents on a regular basis by creating intentional programs and acting as a resource to aid them in making connections.

Conflict Resolution and Crisis Response: Encourage residents to take ownership of their community by setting expectations based on the University's code of conduct. Additionally, serve in the on-duty rotation to act as a timely, helpful and unbiased resource and ensure safety in the halls.

Administrative Responsibilities: Assist with opening and closing responsibilities, and tasks related to maintaining a clean and safe building. Check and reply to Tufts email daily. Participate in formal FYA performance evaluation during the year.

Time Commitments:
  • Participate in all trainings, including; on-going departmental trainings and weekly staff meetings
  • Return to campus before the beginning of each term and stay until after the end of each term
  • Prioritize FYA role and work with RD to determine scheduling of other commitments (i.e. extracurricular activities, jobs, etc.)
Remuneration:
Room charge credit, a partial academic year meal plan: 80 meals and $100 in Jumbo Cash per semester,

* Please note: Receiving these benefits may affect your financial aid. Please contact your financial aid advisor to examine your individual package.

Qualifications:
  • Proven model behavior consistent with the Code of Conduct both on and off campus
  • Demonstrated ability to address complex personal matters with discretion, honesty and empathy
  • Rising sophomore, junior or senior with at least one semester prior experience living on campus
  • Commitment to building a comprehensive first year experience
  • Dedication to holistic student development through co-curricular programming and personal relationships
  • Curiosity and a sense of humor

Community Development Advisor

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Community Development Advisors (CDA) live in the halls and serve as guides to continuing students as they build upon their established community at Tufts. CDAs work through the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) to respond to community needs and to shape an environment that supports academic and personal development. CDAs have a responsibility to facilitate conversation to help shape campus culture. Students in this position will serve as Tufts Mentoring Collective facilitators, on the Orientation team, and through ongoing work in the halls with upperclass students.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Community Engagement: Engage with residents on a regular basis by creating intentional programs and acting as a resource to aid them in developing the skills necessary to live independently.

Conflict Resolution and Crisis Response: Encourage residents to take ownership of their community by setting expectations based on the University's code of conduct. Additionally, serve in the on-duty rotation to act as a timely, helpful and unbiased resource and ensure safety in the halls.

Administrative Responsibilities: Assist with opening and closing responsibilities, and tasks related to maintaining a clean and safe building. Check and reply to Tufts email daily. Participate in formal CDA performance evaluation during the year.

Time Commitments:
  • Participate in all trainings, including; on-going departmental trainings and weekly staff meetings
  • Return to campus before the beginning of each term and stay until after the end of each term
  • Prioritize CDA role and work with RD to determine scheduling of other commitments (i.e. extracurricular activities, jobs, etc.)
Remuneration:
Remuneration consist of a stipend and a partial academic year meal plan: 80 meals and $100 in Jumbo Cash per semester

* Please note: Receiving these benefits may affect your financial aid. Please contact your financial aid advisor to examine your individual package.

Qualifications:
  • Proven model behavior consistent with the Code of Conduct both on and off campus
  • Demonstrated ability to address complex personal matters with discretion, honesty and empathy
  • Rising sophomore, junior or senior with at least one semester prior experience living on campus
  • Dedication to holistic student development through co-curricular programming and personal relationships
  • Curiosity and a sense of humor
Tufts University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability, except as such conditions may constitute bona fide occupational or assignment qualifications.

Application Requirements: Submit complete application by January 11, 2017 including: 2 Listed References (one must be from Tufts community), personal information, and supplemental essay responses.

Questions: email jerome.holland_jr@tufts.edu

The Residential Judiciary Board (RJB)

The RJB is made up of two Resident Directors and three student RJB members and is convened by the Assistant Director of Community and Judicial Affairs. Cases heard by the RJB include:

  • Complaints brought by one or more residents against one or more other residents on alleged violations of residence hall standards or other personal complaints.
  • Complaints against residents brought by members of the residential staff on violations of residence hall standards.
  • Appeals of decisions made by the Assistant Director.

The RJB may impose disciplinary resolutions, including those that affect an individual's housing status or eligibility to reside in university housing. The RJB may not impose university disciplinary action, but may refer cases to the University Judicial Affairs Officer if such action is deemed as appropriate. The RJB will hear cases stemming from incidents that occur in a residence hall even if the student involved does not reside in the hall. (For a full description of the Student Judicial Process, please consult the Student Judicial Process available in the Dean of Student Affairs Office or online.)

If you're interested in applying for a position as an RJB member in the 2016-2017 year, please apply here >

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