Soka University of America (SUA) is seeking a full time Residence Hall Coordinator. The Residence Hall Coordinator supports a comprehensive residence hall program that meets the goals of the Office of Residential Life and Soka University of America. This position reports to the Director of Student Activities and Residential Life.
Necessary duties include but are not limited to:
Manage the effective general administrative operation of up to two residence halls of approximately 110 residents
Oversee the day-to-day operation of the hall office including nights and weekends
Develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate all activities related to the educational programming and developmental elements
Serve as the primary Residential Life hearing officer for incidents relating to Residential Life Policies violations. Conduct investigations, adjudicate cases, assign developmental sanctions as appropriate, maintain records of all Residential Life disciplinary cases, and liaise with Student Conduct and Resolution Office when necessary
Provide primary leadership, support and supervision, ongoing training and evaluation of performance of paraprofessional staff in assigned area
Respond to emergencies and crisis situations as needed; serve in a weekly on-call rotation.
Resolve and respond to needs, questions, and concerns in an effective and timely manner and foster positive relations with students, staff, faculty, parents and others
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Soka University of America offers a competitive benefits package. Also included for this position is a furnished 2-bedroom apartment and a full meal plan (while school is in session). The position begins on June 11, 2018.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.
To apply send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to:
Human ResourcesRe: Residence Hall CoordinatorSoka University of America1 University DriveAliso Viejo, CA 92656E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFax: (949) 480-4164
Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in college student personnel, student affairs/higher education, counseling, or closely related field; Master’s degree preferred
Commitment to mutual respect, service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence
High proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases, word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and other Microsoft application
Minimum of two years of housing experience or three years recent professional experience in a student services area or related field
General knowledge of student development theories, housing management, needs assessment, programming, conflict resolution, group dynamics, current issues and trends in higher education; multicultural issues and relevant legal issues
Experience in supervising and training, leadership development and advising student groups
Proven experience in providing counseling, referrals, and crisis management
Demonstrated ability to manage and lead various projects independently and also work effectively as part of a team
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent organizational, time management and leadership skills
About Soka University of America
Soka University is a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school in Aliso Viejo, CA. The university is ranked in the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the nation by US News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2014." Soka University offers a 9:1 student/faculty ratio and study abroad for every undergraduate student. Founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About 60% of Soka University's students come from the US and 40% have come from more than 40 other countries. Admitted students whose annual family income is $60,000 or less may be eligible for Soka Opportunity Scholarships which cover full tuition. Additional scholarship opportunities are available for higher income levels.