Resident Faculty at Emma foster a healthy and inclusive residential environment where each girl feels empowered to live comfortably and grow authentically with space to explore her potential alongside her peers. We are seeking a responsible, caring, energetic, and engaged professional who is interested in helping high school girls make connections, develop relationships, and navigate all aspects of community living. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred) and relevant experience in residential life and/or youth mentoring. This person will also have strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and a genuine interest in living and working with adolescent girls as they develop their sense of self in an academically rigorous educational living environment. This is a live-in position with a mixture of evening/weekend and daytime responsibilities. This job is performed from the employee’s residence (apartment within the dorm) so they must be prepared to share the space as well as the entrance and exit with the students. Sharing space within the residence is not required during the pandemic.
The School encourages candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their service to apply.
Key Areas of Responsibilities:
Supervise a residential hall of 14-25 adolescent girls, establishing a safe, inclusive, and empowering community
Communicate regularly with parents, health center staff, advisors, teachers, and administrators about student progress
Work with other Residential Faculty to implement and review an age-appropriate residential program and curriculum
Manage off-campus leaves and permissions
Serve as advisor to 3-4 students as part of a grade-level advising team
A co-curricular responsibility (leadership of a student club, coaching, etc.) assigned based on skills, interests, and school need
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred) and relevant experience in residential life and/or youth mentoring.
Willingness to live in a residential dormitory with daytime, evening and weekend responsibilities.
Genuine interest in and commitment to adolescent growth and development.
Experience with multi-cultural, diverse populations is preferred.
Must be detail oriented and possess superior judgment.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment to accomplish a wide variety of tasks.
Ability to form positive relationships with adolescent girls from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Interest in relevant professional development experiences.
We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.
Since 1814, Emma Willard School has been one of the nation's leading college preparatory boarding and day schools for young women. At Emma Willard, every possible resource is dedicated to developing in students the values and skills that form the foundation of a life of accomplishment, leadership, and fulfillment. These include a love for the life of the mind, a commitment to service, courage and confidence, grace and creativity, and collaboration and friendship. Known for its rigor, the school promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a challenging curriculum distinguished by a wide array of advanced placement courses and electives. It also promotes active involvement in the life of the campus and off-campus communities through a rich co-curricular program. In all they do, students are both challenged and closely supported by an outstanding faculty and staff. The school's extraordinary physical plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a breathtakingly beautiful yet state-of-the-art setting for learning and living. Throughout its history, Emma Willard has been committed to enrolling a diverse student body from across the Ca...pital Region, across the country, and around the world. This commitment is honored by significant expenditures in financial aid to assist families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to provide an extraordinary secondary education for their daughters.