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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, STUDENT ACTIVITIES, Dean for Student Life (DSL)-Student Activities, to serve as part of a team providing Institute support, advice, and direction to and for MIT students, student activities, clubs, and organizations, particularly in the area of student leadership development. Will work closely with the assistant dean for student leadership and engagement on developing strategies and programmatic initiatives that focus on the area of student leadership, skill development, and learning outcomes and providing an overarching framework for student leaders to engage with; work with MIT-recognized groups and student governments to strengthen the ongoing visibility and diversity of student-run programs, particularly advising student groups with a leadership focus; collaboratively develop and implement programs and initiatives to address issues of leadership, community, and diversity on campus; foster communication and collaboration between and among students, DSL staff, and relevant programs and operations at MIT; and serve as the assistant dean’s stand-in regarding student organization issues, student contact, etc.

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree (master’s in student personnel and/or higher education strongly preferred); at least three years’ experience in student activities, student leadership,curriculum development, and/or student union management; ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment; experience and skill in conflict resolution, leadership training, and collaboration; demonstrated commitment to and appreciation for issues of diversity and community; ability to articulate a student activities philosophy and the role of student activities in a high intensity academic environment; and excellent writing and public speaking skills. Working knowledge of the social change and relational leadership models preferred, as is the ability to infuse these models into programming where applicable.  Job #11479-O

Some evening and weekend hours are required.

RESIDENTIAL LIFE AREA DIRECTOR, Division of Student Life-Residential Life Programs, to direct a residence hall or group of residence halls, with responsibility for furthering the mission of the Division of Student Life and Department of Residential Life and Dining.  Will work in collaboration with other members of the house team to support and enhance the undergraduate residential and extracurricular experience at MIT; work to encourage the highest standards of good citizenship and respect for others among members of the residential community by upholding expectations for conduct aligned with MIT policies and practices, helping students understand the value of living in a diverse community, and facilitating the resolution of group or individual conflict in the community; assist students in promoting a strong sense of community within the house and in understanding and making best use of the nonacademic resources available throughout the Institute; and provide guidance and support to individuals and groups around personal and social issues.

REQUIRED:  a master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, or other education- or counseling-related field; a minimum of three years of full-time experience in residential life/student affairs; and experience with staff supervision, leadership development, advising student groups, crisis intervention, counseling, and residence hall administration.  Job #11502

This is a live-in position.


MANAGER, INTERCOLLEGIATE EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS, Athletics, Intercollegiate Sports and Recreations (DAPER), to be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of DAPER’s varsity equipment room. The equipment room supplies equipment and apparel for thirty-three MIT varsity athletic teams. Will coordinate the planning, ordering, receiving, maintenance, and use of all varsity athletic equipment and apparel; supervise a staff of three full-time employees; select, order, and receive varsity team equipment and apparel; develop, implement, and enforce equipment/apparel issue and retrieval policies and billing procedures; maintain vendor contracts and negotiate best prices for DAPER; and monitor and maintain sport-specific equipment budgets in relation to approved spending and ensure compliance with MIT/conference and national governing body rules and regulations.

REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred); experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and email; ability to learn MIT payroll and billing systems; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to multitask and work successfully in a team-oriented environment; and current AEMA equipment certification or eligibility to obtain certification.  At least three years of experience in equipment operations or related field is highly desirable. Personnel management experience is desired.  Job #11496-N

This is a twelve-month position.  

Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a background check.


ASSISTANT DEAN/DIRECTOR, Division of Student Life (DSL)-Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living Groups (FSILGs), to oversee a Greek system established over 125 years ago and guide the office as it enters a new stage in its long rich history.  Will collaborate across the organization with student leaders, faculty, alumni, and divisional colleagues to move forward a vision into action; be well-versed in best practices of student affairs and Greek life and balance those skills with the specific needs of the Institute. Position requires a visionary leader who thrives in a student-centered environment and appreciates the knowledge and energy MIT alumni bring as members who are ingrained in the fabric of the Institute.

REQUIRED:  a master’s degree higher education administration or related area; a minimum of seven years’ progressive experience in a university setting with substantial depth and breadth in fraternity and sorority affairs and living/learning communities; demonstrated commitment to the development of comprehensive programming models and evaluation mechanisms; strong adherence to AFA core competencies, NASPA and ACPA professional competency, and CAS standards; strong management, communication, and organizational skills; strategic orientation; good judgment and sensitivity in understanding and relating to students of various backgrounds; ability to work closely with faculty and alumni; ability to influence and collaborate with others; and demonstrated experience hiring, training, and supervising staff.  Must be able to effectively communicate the FSILGs’ values-based curriculum to larger community, increasing opportunities for coaching and mentoring of undergraduates and sharing these skills with alumni volunteers.  Experience working in a diverse, high-intensity academic environment desired, as is the ability to think critically and broadly about issues facing fraternity/sorority life.   Job #10941-Q

Some evening and weekend hours will be required.