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Residential Community Coordinator Job Posting at Showa Boston Institute


420 Pond St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

About the Event:

Showa Boston Institute of Language & Culture

Job Description

Position: Residential Community Coordinator

Reports to: Student Services

Employment Status: Part-Time

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt


Benefits Eligible: No

Prepared by: Human Resources

Date: September 1, 2024


Showa Boston Institute of Language and Culture is a residential academic institution for about 300 students established by Showa Women’s University in Tokyo in 1988. Its mission is to increase students’ English proficiency, to develop their cross-cultural awareness, and to foster their personal growth. The 40-acre campus rests on a hilltop overlooking the Boston skyline. At the heart of the campus are administrative offices, residences, a dining hall, and educational facilities.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Residential Community Coordinator (RCC) resides on campus and supports the Resident Services with a Japanese female student study-abroad program. Acting as mentor, conversation partner, and cultural guide, you will facilitate student engagement, academic support, and cultural immersion. This role includes participation in an emergency on-call rotation.

COMPENSATION: $17.00/hr for 20 hours per week including weekends and evenings.

Included with compensation are room and board for the entirety of the contract dates from September 1, 2024 to August 31, 2025. Rooms may be single rooms in a residential wing with free parking. The meals are provided when the campus is open. Professional development opportunities based on the candidates’ interest.

Job Responsibilities:

Programming & Community Development (9 hrs/week):

  • Plan and execute diverse events such as social gatherings and educational workshops to enrich student life

  • Collaborate with student organizations and faculty to align events with campus goals and promote interdisciplinary interactions

  • Utilize various communication channels to publicize events and encourage student participation

  • Coordinate with Wing Leaders and the Resident Services Coordinator to develop leadership and community among residents

  • Address residential community issues and promote engagement in wing activities

Essential Job Functions (9 hrs/week):

  • Support student orientations and community building initiatives within residence halls

  • Assist in organizing extracurricular activities and off-campus trips

  • Provide academic and social support through dining and informal interactions

  • Offer operational assistance to Student Services and respond to residential concerns

  • Other duties as assigned

Participate in on-call responsibilities and emergency responses as needed (2 hrs)

  • Manage the on-call phone and respond to emergency calls from Security

  • Document the time and what transpired during the calls

  • Update supervisor on any major issues or concerns that occur



  • Self-starter while working well in a strong team environment

  • Cultural competency and the ability to communicate effectively in a culturally sensitive manner to support international students

  • Ability to deal tactfully with others and exercise good judgment in appraising situations

  • Maintain effective and positive working relationships with all staff, teachers, and students


  • Currently enrolled in Boston area undergraduate or graduate program

  • Ability to complete a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal

  • Previous leadership experience preferred

  • Experience living within a community environment

  • Ability to live on campus during the date of the contract: September 1, 2024 to August 31, 2025

  • Familiarity with the Boston area

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

  • Knowledge and/or experience with the Japanese language and culture preferred

Please contact if interested.

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