Area Director (AD) position
Residential Life & Dining is currently seeking 3 Area Directors (ADs) for Baker House, Bexley Hall/Random Hall and East Campus. The candidates will be identified by a search committee comprised of students, GRTs and Housemasters, as well as members of the DSL and Residential Life & Dining staff.
Area Director Position Overview
The Area Director (AD) is a live-in professional who is responsible for furthering the mission of the MIT Division of Student Life and the Department of Residential Life & Dining in the undergraduate residence halls.
The MIT residential system has a long history of partnership among faculty, students, and staff to create a vibrant atmosphere for living and learning. Individual residence halls are led by live-in faculty Housemasters, who head a House Team consisting of an Area Director, live-in Graduate Resident Tutors (GRTs), and a House Manager. In conjunction, students play a significant role in leading and building community in the residences through strong House governments and a variety of student-led activities and programs. The result is a distinctive academic culture that encourages independent and inclusive house communities, celebrates individual effort and working in teams, and respects MIT’s remarkable history and traditions while continually fostering creativity, inventiveness, and innovation.
The AD is an active member in the life of an individual House, living and working alongside the residents to cultivate a strong sense of community for all. Working collaboratively with the House Team and students under the direction and guidance of the Housemaster, the AD has broad responsibilities for the wellbeing of the residence, including: working to strengthen the network of support for students; helping the Housemasters, GRTs, and students in their roles as community leaders; fostering a diverse and welcoming environment by encouraging the highest standards of citizenship and respect for others; facilitating the resolution of group and individual conflicts; and upholding expectations for conduct aligned with MIT policies and practices. The AD will help students to understand and to make best use of MIT’s student support resources available throughout the Institute, as well as provide guidance and support to individuals and groups around personal and social issues, with the goal of promoting personal and academic success.