Residential Life Associate

Applewild School, Fitchburg, MA

Accredited by AISNE

Employer: Applewild School

Location: Fitchburg, MA

Type: Parttime, combined with teaching or other duties to create full time role, 9 Months

Salary: Not Specified

Estimated Start Date: 7/1/2020

Category: Residential Life

Benefits: Health Benefits, Campus Housing, Retirement Contribution

Job Description:

Residential Life Associate

Applewild School has welcomed international students for over a decade and is now opening a dormitory for 18 students in grades 5-9 in Fall 2020. We are looking for two Residential Life Associates who will work with and for the Director of Residential Life to supervise a high quality small-scale junior boarding program of the highest caliber. 

Key responsibilities include:

We are seeking a special person to carry out these following residential life mission-critical functions:

  • Help boarding students become integrated into the broader Applewild community.
  • Proctor study hours and supervise the limited use of technology in the dorm.
  • Interact with boarding parents, addressing their concerns and reporting these to the Director.
  • Participate in student orientation programs
  • Rotate on duty a third of the time, and cover for other residential life staff should illnesses or other unforeseen events occur.
  • Be able to drive students in 15-passenger van to outings and airports as needed
  • Supervise boarding students ensuring they arrive at breakfast and school on time in the morning, and return for study hall and dorm time after dinner.
  • sensitively and adroitly address student life issues such as homesickness, etc.
  • interface with faculty to ensure all boarding students are thriving
  • Serve as an exemplary role model for students as a culturally-sensitive person of character.
  • Embrace Applewild’s Core Values and inspire students to do the same.
  • Participate in a one-to-two day training retreat for dorm parents
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings to discuss matters concerning the Residential Life Program
  • Participate in new student orientation for Residential Life students
  • Assist with logistics associated with student travel
  • Communicate regularly and in a timely manner with the Director of Residential Life & Auxiliary Programs
  • Coordinate the selection, training and performance of residential life leaders


  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 1 to 10 years of teaching and/or administrative experience in a school or youth-serving organization such as summer camp
  • Understand and value the amazing development journey which our junior boarding students experience
  • Successful track record of working with a wide range of people
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a professional and empathetic approach
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively
  • High-energy and enthusiastic about working with a wide range of ages in an academic atmosphere
  • Clean driving record, current license and insurance and the ability to clear a CORI/SORI background check.


Available Position: Residential Life Associate

Department: Residential Life

Reports to: Director of Residential Life

Full/Part Time: (9 months)

Date Posted: September 30, 2019

Start Date: 8/1/2020


Specific Instructions:

Please apply at:


Applications Accepted Via:


Jeanne May


Contact Information:

Contact Person: Amy Jolly

Contact Email:


Employer Information:

Applewild School

120 Prospect Street

Fitchburg, MA 01420


Posting Expires: 7/1/2020



  • Residential Life