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Benefits

Why work here?

Simmons College, a small college atmosphere infused with university benefits and urban conveniences, provides a warm and welcoming live-in environment.

Some of the benefits our live-in staff enjoy include:

  • Furnished apartment with kitchen
  • Mac or PC Desktop or laptop computer
  • High speed internet access and wifi
  • Cable TV & Free local phone
  • Free on campus parking (as available)
  • Flexible meal plan
  • Dining Options: Central dining hall, late night Cafe, & on campus convenience store
  • Holmes Sport Center: Indoor running track, swimming pool, weight room, & cardiovascular training
  • Professional development opportunities: Software Training, BACHA, NEACUHO, and COF
  • School size allows for close relationships with Student Affairs staff and experience in a variety of areas
  • Small buildings allow you to get to know your residents better
  • Partner and families welcome

Professional Staff Benefits:

  • Optional Health benefits
  • Optional Dental insurance
  • Optional Group life insurance
  • Optional TIAA-CREF retirement plan
  • Optional Short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Optional Flexible spending accounts
  • MBTA subsidy (for staff without vehicles)
  • Tuition remission for Simmons College classes

Contact Talent and Human Capital Strategy at 617-521-2084 if you have additional questions about benefits

Tuition Remission

Simmons offers the opportunity for part-time and full-time staff to enroll in one of the many Simmons courses or any undergraduate course at one of the other Colleges of the Fenway. If you are working towards your Masters Degree, there are many courses that you could complete at Simmons and put towards your degree as electives*.

Boston College and Northeastern University both allow their Masters candidates to take up to three courses outside of their program as long as it is first approved by the programs academic advisor. With Simmons one course per semester offering for staff (2 per semester in your 2nd year), you could save approximately $6,000 by taking two courses at Simmons over the course of the year!

* Graduate courses require payment of taxes, unless specifically related to job responsibilities

Professional Development Opportunities

With more than 50 colleges and universities in the Boston area, this city provides a lot of great opportunities to become involved in the field of Student Affairs.

Colleges of the Fenway - COF

The COF is a collaboration of six colleges: Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College. As a part of Simmons College Residence Life you will participate in professional development opportunities with other COF professionals, making your network even wider!

Boston Area College Housing Association - BACHA

BACHA has over 200 individual members at 20+ member institutions. Its annual events include the RA and New England Student Affairs Placement conferences along with Boston area socials and co-sponsored events at NASPA and ACPA.

Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers - NEACUHO

NEACUHO is an organization of housing, residential life, and student services professionals and paraprofessionals within the Northeast region dedicated to providing opportunities for colleague support, professional development, sharing of information, collaboration, communication, research, and recognition of outstanding contributions to the field.

Professional Staff Apartments

While no Professional Staff apartment at Simmons is exactly the same, they all provide a great place to call home. Below is a sampling of different apartments. Keep in mind that university owned furniture may be mixed in with staff owned items in the pictures.

 


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