The Office of Residential Life is seeking one live-in, twelve-month Area Coordinator. This position reflects Skidmore College’s commitment to excellence and community. Skidmore College offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and a furnished two-bedroom apartment on campus that includes a washer and dryer unit. Pets are permitted with permission from the Associate Dean. The Area Coordinator is a full-time, live-in professional and member of the Office of Residential Life.
STAFFSUPERVISION-recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate 10-16 Resident Assistants (RA). 1. Meet bi-weekly with each RA to assess hall environments, student concerns and behaviors, community trends, and programs. 2. Provide goal setting, mid-year evaluation, and year-end evaluation for each RA. 3. Assist RAs in responding to student issues, including roommate conflicts and physical, emotional, identity, or psychological concerns. 4. Directly oversee the RA on call process. Advise or assist RAs in responding to concerning incidents or potential policy violations in and around the residence halls/apartments. 5. Regular interaction with residents, RAs, and live-in professionals during evenings and weekends to support a culture of involvement and engagement.
AREAMANAGEMENT-manage daily operations for specific residence halls and/or apartment buildings. 1. Assist with housing operations such as room/apartment inspection forms and room changes. 2. Report facility concerns. 3. Manage residence hall openings and closings at the beginning and end of each semester. 4. Serve as the Area Coordinator On-Call on a rotational basis, advising RAs and responding to serious incidents and emergencies on campus. 5. Counsel students in relation to their personal and behavioral needs and make appropriate referrals. 6. Assess and respond appropriately to safety reports and incident documentation. 7. Adjudicate violations of college policy and document through Maxient.
COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT-collaborate with institutional partners and resources for the continued development and support of students, staff, faculty, and others. 1. Promote an inclusive community through role modeling, challenging others, and emphasizing respect. 2. Participate in divisional committees, search committees, training and development opportunities. 3. Serve as a source of information about the College and its resources to students, staff, faculty, families, and others.
GENERALPROCESSES-participate in overall management of the residential life office through leadership in departmental and divisional processes. 1. Assist with the development, planning, and implementation of RA training, including in-service training. 2. Participate in the recruitment and selection processes for student and professional staff. 3. Assist with most aspects of the housing selection process for new and returning students. 4. Attend and participate in weekly residential life office meetings, Student Affairs meetings, retreats, and other gatherings as needed.
To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.
Documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Human Resources at: email@example.com or 518 580.5800
Master’s required with at least one year of related work experience at time of hire (professional or graduate level). Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and staff Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, communication, customer service, and conflict management skills Program and project development Ability to adapt to change Passion for residential life
Internal Number: S00180P
About Skidmore College
Skidmore College, founded in 1903, has a long-standing reputation for educational excellence. The College now enrolls about 2,400 students from 47 states and 46 foreign countries. Skidmore offers programs leading to B.A., B.S., and M.A.L.S. (Masters of Arts and Liberal Studies) degrees. The College provides students with a unique environment in which to excel because of its innovative approach to traditional areas of study. Skidmore is highly selective in admissions, co-educational, and academically challenging. For more information regarding Skidmore College, its people, and its programs, please visit www.skidmore.edu.
Skidmore College is located in the historic community of Saratoga Springs, New York. Set in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga is located about 30 minutes north of Albany, the state capital. Saratoga is a small, cosmopolitan city of 30,000, noted for its Victorian heritage, famed spas, and thoroughbred horse racing. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a site of top rock, jazz, and pop performances as well as the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Saratoga is a three-and-one-half-hour drive, train r...ide, or bus trip from New York City, Boston, or Montreal.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
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