Off-Campus Housing and Community Outreach Coordinator - School of Arts and Sciences-(17001424)
The Office of Residential Life & Learning supports dynamic co-curricular learning and engagement for all undergraduate and graduate students within the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering, and school of museum of fine arts at Tufts. It partners closely with colleagues across the Division of Student Affairs and with other AS&E, SMFA, and University-wide departments (including Health and Wellness, Community Relations, Campus Police, Facilities, University Counsel, Undergraduate Education, and the University Chaplaincy) on a wide variety of campus programs and initiatives. More specifically the department develops programs and policies that foster community, promote citizenship and provide students with a residential experience that is a significant component of their education at Tufts.
The Off-Campus Housing and Community Outreach Coordinator will provide resources and timely assistance for undergraduates and graduate students seeking off campus housing in the areas immediately surrounding the AS&E and SMFA campuses in Medford, Somerville, and Boston. The Coordinator will aid students in the process of identifying available off-campus apartment rentals, including offering training and guidance to cohorts of sophomore students navigating the apartment rental process and developing a rental listings website for Tufts students and families. In addition, the Coordinator will foster continuous communication with the off-campus student community to strengthen student awareness of health and safety issues, support local and school policies and outreach efforts, and foster connection to Tufts and area programs and events. This position will also maintain ongoing relationships with community and local agencies, landlords and housing authorities.
2-3 years of relevant experience in targeted communication, student outreach, housing operations, residential life and/or student affairs.
Excellent interpersonal, critical thinking skills; ability to manage and evaluate competing priorities and juggle multiple tasks to completion.
Outstanding oral, writing and digital communication skills.
Ability to support and relate well to undergraduate and graduate students.
Strong social media proficiency, computer skills, spreadsheet/database management experience.
Experience planning and leading educational events/programs.
Bachelor's degree in related field such as higher education, student development, digital communications or marketing.
A demonstrated understanding of strategic communications planning, experience utilizing data and assessment to inform decision making, and effective program development skills are all preferred.
Experience working effectively with young adults, families, faculty, and staff members, preferably within a similar higher education setting.
Candidates should have demonstrated experience with conflict resolution and mediation, staff training, and sensitivity and flexibility in dealing with problems and situations.
Ability to exercise sound judgement/decision making and strong organizational skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team; proven ability to develop and maintain productive, collegial working relationships with students, parents, staff and community members outside the University.