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Residence Life Fellowships

The Office of Residence Life is committed to the personal and academic success of each residential student. The staff seeks to provide a safe, interactive and well-maintained living and learning environment while preparing students to be engaged citizens.

The Office of Residence Life is also committed to the professional development of the Graduate Fellows, and offers extensive professional development opportunities within the university. Professional development funding for opportunities outside of UMass Lowell will be reviewed by Residence Life and will be available depending on the needs of the department and the availability of resources.

The Assistant Area Coordinator (AAC) Graduate Fellow assists the Area Coordinator as needed in the overall management of a residential complex. This includes participation in and oversight of occupancy management processes, including the coordination of room changes, roommate conflict mediation, health and safety inspections, work orders, room condition forms, keys, and the opening and closing of the complex.

The AAC Graduate Fellow assists in the selection, training, and supervision of paraprofessional RA staff. This is done through regular one-on-one meetings, semester evaluations, and functional supervision of administrative processes in assigned complex. The AAC Graduate Fellow will also directly supervise student work-study office assistants and is expected to maintain regular posted office hours designed to support paraprofessional RA staff and the residential student population. The AAC Graduate Fellow will complete all necessary paperwork, hold student conduct meetings and, and implement residential curriculum programming.

In addition to in-hall responsibilities, the AAC Graduate Fellow will participate in central office committees and initiatives will participate in the campus duty rotation and provide crisis intervention as necessary, will assist with general office functions and respond to inquiries from members of the university community and the public. The AAC Graduate Fellow will also perform other related duties as assigned. Some evening, late night, and weekend work is required.

The Graduate Resident Educator (GRE) is responsible for holding individual student meetings with those identified as at risk through the University Early Intervention Process “Starfish”. In these meetings the GRE works with the student to identify their areas of concern academically, help them develop better study skills, and makes referrals to other offices when appropriate. As necessary, the GRE will set follow appointments to continue to support these students. 

The Graduate Resident Educator serves as the primary adviser to the Hall Councils for each of the first year areas. The GRE is responsible for developing advertising and recruiting students to join the Hall Council executive board. The GRE is expected to attend bi-weekly Hall Council meetings and offer support to emerging student leaders. As the Hall Council adviser, the GRE will help the students foster community by developing social programming for their residence hall. 

The Graduate Resident Educator also serves as liaison and residence life representative to campus partners, including but not limited to, the Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services, Student Activities and Leadership, Registrar’s Office, the Office of Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs. The GRE is expected to participate in Admissions activities, including Open House, Accepted Students Day, the Early Action Admitted Mentorship Program, and New Student/Family Orientations. The GRE is also part of the on-call duty rotation.

The Housing Coordinator Graduate Fellow oversees daily room assignments, room changes, billing, cancellations, refunds, and all associated mailings. The Graduate Housing Coordinator is responsible for the accurate reporting of housing statistics, occupancy activity, housing contract intakes, rosters, and waiting lists. The Graduate Fellow Housing Coordinator coordinates the opening and closing of all residence halls for all semester and break/intersession periods, and represents the Office of Residence Life at University-wide recruitment events, such as Open House and Welcome Days.

Residence Life Graduate Fellowships are open for 2020-2021.