Residence Life Staff Selection

The Residence Life Staff Recruitment and Selection Process for the 2020-2021 academic year has concluded. Please take a look at last year's process below for an overview of what to expect during the search for the 2021-2022 Residence Life team. You could be next!

Welcome to NEC’s Residence Life Staff Recruitment and Selection website! We’re excited to learn of your interest in joining our amazing team! Please take a look at the important information below to learn more about our current openings and how to apply for a position!

Resident Assistants (RAs) are integral members of a network of individuals who support residential students at the New England Conservatory. RAs are responsible for fostering an inclusive community on their floor and in the Residence Hall, planning social and educational programs, managing crises and emergencies, and fostering personal growth and development in their residents. The RA position is both demanding and rewarding. Because to this, Residence Life selects individuals whose skills, interests, and experiences are best suited for the position.?

Summer Housing Assistants (SHAs) support short-term participants who stay in the Residence Hall during the summer months for conferences, workshops, and camps. SHAs are responsible for fostering an inclusive community, managing crises and emergencies, and providing excellent customer service to our summer groups. ??

New Staff Applicants: Applications for new Resident Assistant and Summer Housing Assistant candidates will be available on December 2, 2019. The application process for new applicants includes completing all of the following steps:

  1. Attend an Info Session or Chat with an RA: Applicants are highly encouraged to attend an informational session about the RA and SHA positions, or speak with a current member of the Residence Life staff. Please see below for dates, times, and locations of upcoming info sessions. Info sessions last about one (1) hour.
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  2. Submit an Application: Applications are available below and should be submitted as a PDF attachment via email to the Director of Residence Life and Housing, Steven C. Sweat, M.Ed., at steven.sweat@www.iankane.com. Only completed application packets submitted by the established deadline will receive priority consideration.
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  3. Submit Two Recommendations: All applicants must ask two people to complete recommendation forms which are also available online. One recommendation should be from a New England Conservatory staff or faculty member. Family members and other students, including current Resident Assistants or Graduate Assistants, should not submit recommendations on your behalf.
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  4. Submit a Cover Letter and Resume (OPTIONAL): Please provide a cover letter and current resume. Your cover letter should highlight why you are interested in the position and what skills you have to offer. Your resume should include current and up-to-date information about your previous job and volunteer experience and extracurricular activities. It is highly encouraged to visit and speak with NEC’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship staff if you need assistance with creating your cover letter and resume building: http://www.iankane.com/em.?
Info Sessions
Date Time Location
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:00PM Prevost Instruction Room – SLPC Library, 3rd Floor
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:30PM Prevost Instruction Room – SLPC Library, 3rd Floor


Returning Staff Applicants: Applications for current Residence Life staff interested in returning next year, as well as last year’s Summer Housing Assistants interested in returning this summer, will be available on January 13, 2020. The application process for returning applicants includes completing all of the following steps:

  1. Submit an Application: Applications are available below and should be submitted as a PDF attachment via email to the Director of Residence Life and Housing, Steven C. Sweat, M.Ed., at steven.sweat@www.iankane.com. Only completed application packets submitted by the established deadline will receive priority consideration.
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  2. Submit a Cover Letter and Resume (OPTIONAL): Please provide a cover letter and current resume. Your cover letter should highlight why you are interested in the position and what skills you have to offer. Your resume should include current and up-to-date information about your previous job and volunteer experience and extracurricular activities. It is highly encouraged to visit and speak with NEC’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship staff if you need assistance with creating your cover letter and resume building: http://www.iankane.com/em.

All new and returning staff applications are due by January 24, 2020.?Selected applicants will be offered an individual interview. Individual interviews will be held in February 2020. Final candidates will be offered positions on February 14, 2020. Members of the 2020-2021 Residence Life staff must be available for a required staff social, scheduled for March 25, 2020. Please plan accordingly.?

If you would like to nominate someone to apply, please share their information with us here:?
https://tinyurl.com/ResLifeStaffNominations

Please review the position descriptions, application instructions, and timelines below before applying to any position. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the Director of Residence Life and Housing, Steven C. Sweat, M.Ed., at steven.sweat@www.iankane.com. Good luck!

Resident Assistant Position Description

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Summer Housing Assistant Position Description

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New Residence Life Staff 2020-2021 Application Instructions and Timeline

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Returning Residence Life Staff 2020-2021 Application Instructions and Timeline

Returning Res Life App

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New Residence Life Staff Application 2020-2021

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Returning Residence Life Staff Application 2020-2021

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Recommendation Form 2020-2021

Recommendation Form

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