Interim Area Coordinator for Multicultural and Identity-Based Communities
Oberlin College and Conservatory
Location: Oberlin, Ohio
Higher Education Institution
Salary is $36,000 with a partially-furnished two-bedroom apartment that includes basic cable and internet access; a full meal plan for employee; and professional development funds. A free staff-only laundry room is available for use on campus. A comprehensive benefits plan is offered including health insurance and 22 days of vacation.
Internal Number: APS150760PS
The Office of Residential Education, at Oberlin College, invites applications for the position of Interim Area Coordinator for Multicultural and Identity-Based Communities. This is a full-time, limited term, Administrative and Professional Staff, live-in position reporting to the Director of Residential Education for Residential Curriculum & Training, ending June 30, 2023. This position primarily supports the Office of Residential Education and, in summer months, provides secondary support to the Office of Conference Services and Office of Dining Services.
The Area Coordinator primarily supports the Office of Residential Education and provides secondary support to the Office of Conference Services. The Area Coordinator is responsible for all programmatic and educational aspects within the assigned residence hall(s) and the promotion of programs and services that support students’ personal, social, and academic successes.
The Area Coordinator for Multicultural & Identity-Based Communities will have responsibilities in the following areas:
Empower residents to create and shape community in each house.
Facilitate the development of meaningful educational and co-curricular programming to support students’ growth and development as outlined by the Office of Residential Education.
Be visible and accessible to address residents’ needs or concerns.
Demonstrate leadership by working with residents, faculty, and staff to develop a space for students to be successful in their personal, academic, and professional pursuits.
Provide co-curricular programming.
Assist with the direct supervision, mentorship, and evaluation of one Graduate Resident Coordinator.
Directly supervise, mentor, and evaluate approximately 17 Student Staff Members.
Assist with student and professional staff hiring.
Assist with student and professional staff training.
Oversee a community of approximately 500 residents.
Participate in regular meetings within the Office of Residential Education and the Division of Student Life
Conduct weekly staff meetings
Facilitate the check-in, check-out, room inspections, and damage billing processes at the open and close of each semester.
Assist with the coordination of housing selection and assignments.
Advising, Counseling, and Crisis Management
Support students around social, academic, and personal concerns.
Advise and provide guidance to house councils for assigned buildings.
Be knowledgeable of college resources and provide appropriate referrals.
Serve in the campus-wide on-call system rotation, responding directly to crisis situations as appropriate/required.
Maintain on-campus presence for cluster/community events.
Community Standards and Safety
Serve as a conduct hearing officer, educating residents about residential life and college policies.
Monitor the physical integrity of the space and report and follow-up on maintenance concerns.
Conduct weekly walk throughs of assigned buildings
Oversee life safety inspections and complete necessary follow-up meetings.
Encourage self-discipline, self-government, and respect for individual rights among residents; encourage individual assertiveness.
Serve as a Conference Manager for the summer conference program, including participation in an on-call rotation and weekend shifts.
Provide general supervision of 14 student staff and manage the operation of the Conference Services Information Center.
Prepare housing and related facilities (e.g. meeting rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, etc.) for summer guests.
Oversee check-in and checkout procedures for conference groups.
Meet with the leaders of assigned groups to ensure that their needs are met in accordance with their contract.
Work with the Director of Conference Services to bill groups for services rendered.
Responsible for the management of one administrative process.
A bachelors degree with experience at a residential college or university or background experience in a related field (I.e., counseling, leadership, or program development) is required. Prior to employment, all candidates must pass a background check. All candidates should possess strong administrative skills and be committed to working with a diverse student population.
A Master’s degree preferred.
Residential life experience
Proven ability to collaborate and work successfully with multiple constituents to deliver and improve programs and initiatives
Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music. Combined, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,900 students. Founded in 1833, Oberlin College & Conservatory was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission-traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, OH, Oberlin College & Conservatory has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and academic and technological resources. Learn more at http://new.oberlin.edu/about