DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs - Residence Life and Housing/Community Standards and Wellbeing
APPOINTMENT: Full-time, Administrative, Ten (10) months
STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education
(This is a live-in position in a rent-free apartment)
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: Ten (10) Months
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 12, 2021
POSTING DATE: May 7, 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
DESCRIPTION: The Area Coordinator (AC) is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a sense of community within an environment of engagement, growth, learning and meaningful interpersonal relationships. The Offices of Residence Life and Housing (RLH) and Community Standards and Wellbeing (CSWell) share a staff team and are primarily responsible for maintaining a residential and campus environment that is conducive to safety, wellbeing, and academic success, as well as contributing to an educational co-curriculum that is aligned with the academic mission of the university and the professional development of students. This involves overseeing the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of Graduate Assistant Hall Directors (GAs) and undergraduate student Resident Assistants (RAs), both of whom serve as the primary points of contact for residential students. This also involves building an equitable, inclusive community that contributes to student retention and success. Area Coordinators and their staff teams resolve conflicts and disputes, facilitate the university's Community Standards Process in response to policy violations, and monitor and respond to any safety, health, or mental health concerns in their communities. ACs are supervised by the Associate Deans of Student Affairs and Associate Director of RLH and CSWell, and are part of the University's on-call crisis response rotation. In addition to overseeing their area and team, each has a portfolio of responsibility that serves the overall goals of the department; one focused on Housing and Community Building, one on Community Standards and CARE Team, and the third on Health and Wellness Education.
Responsibilities of the position include: (variable based on interest/qualifications and departmental need)
Supervise two (2) Graduate Assistants; meet weekly with them individually, facilitate the department performance evaluation process to feedback for ongoing dialogue and development, including mentorship and training in the areas of supervision, conductingcommunity standards meetings, case management, community operations, etc., with oversight of community program development for assigned communities.
Assist in the development of interpersonal relationships, social interactions, and community cohesiveness between staff, residents, and University officials and other constituents.
Participate in the creation, facilitation, and assessment of all staff trainings.
Identify students with personal, behavioral and/or developmental concerns and refer them to appropriate resources for consultation and assistance; write communication records; adjudicate student community standards cases; enforce all campus policies, rules and regulations, and the hall's community standards.
Participate as a campus first-responder on a duty rotation for crisis intervention and emergency coverage.
Participate in special assignments, annual events, and projects as assigned through Student Affairs.
Inspire student engagement and co-curricular learning through specific area of focus:
Housing and Community Building
Community Standards and CARE Team
Health and Wellness Education
Facilitate departmental assessment and outreach projects to assess departmental initiatives for student learning and/or behavior change.
Performs other duties and projects as assigned or directed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field (or equivalent training and experience) is required. The ideal candidate is committed to an understanding of the values of higher education, student and community development, and diversity. Candidate must have the sensitivity and ability to work with the traditional college-age student, advise staff, develop, and implement programs, produce effective outcomes, and work effectively both individually and with groups. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently, and a high level of skill in making responsible, informed decisions in the moment. The ideal candidate will possess the skills and the ability to supervise, with prior experience in this area, work effectively in a group, and contribute to the personal success of residents. Experience or leadership in a residence hall or similar setting, including residential community operations and objectives required, to include counseling/advising, student conduct, administration, and facility operations. Must have a good understanding and knowledge of safety regulations and practices and the ability to handle emergency situations. Flexibility to adjust work schedule to meet the needs of students and staff is necessary and will require attendance at evening and weekend events, as well as occasional overnight retreats and training. Computer literacy and ability to learn online-based software including experience using the Internet, e-mail, and competence using a variety of Windows-based computer programs is required. Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call 909-748-8040.
TO APPLY: Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter with the application.
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