The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota invites applications for an Area Coordinator. This is a twelve (12) month Residential Life position. Under the responsibility of the Director of Residential Life, the Area Coordinator is responsible for the overall operation of a residential area on campus ranging from one-seven (1-7) buildings housing 350 – 550 total residents. The Area Coordinator is a professional staff member who provides support and leadership to residential students.
The Area Coordinator position supervises staff, mentors residents, manages day-to-day operations for buildings, performs administrative tasks, serves on-call, and assists with emergency response efforts. The Area Coordinator has additional opportunities for involvement in the department and College, and is encouraged to belong and contribute to professional associations.
Education and Experience: A Bachelor's Degree in social sciences, business management, or related field; AND two (2) years of professional academic program planning and management experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.
One to two (1-2) years related experience in college or university operated residence halls or apartments and summer conferencing is required
Ability to establish and maintain a living learning environment
Ability to demonstrate administrative skills and personnel management
Demonstrated programming ability and leadership
Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule, and coordinate simultaneous activities
Ability to work independently
Ability to effectively establish rapport, build relationships, and mentor a diverse student body
Ability to perform well under stress, be consistent, and diffuse conflict
Ability to lead in a crisis situation
Ability to read, understand and explain policies and procedures
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent oral and written communication skills
General computer competence
Ability to work evenings and weekends, if necessary
Ability to multitask and have creative thinking skills PHYSICALDEMANDSANDWORKINGENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment including computers and telephones. Need to be able to work for long periods of time at a computer to enter data, produce reports and receive information. Communicate effectively with internal and external customers in person and through technology.
A Master's degree in Student Affairs or a related area is preferred.
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.DULUTH, MINNESOTADuluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “b...est adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.