Area Director

Location
Richmond, IN
Posted
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Earlham College seeks candidates for anticipated vacancies of the Area Director position within the Office of Residence Life.



The Area Director position is a 12-month, professional live-in position reporting to an Assistant Director of Residence Life. Area Directors participate as members of the Office of Residence Life staff comprised of a Director, two Assistant Directors, and three Area Directors. Area Directors also serve as active members of the larger Division of Student Life staff team. Salary commensurate with experience, including a full-benefit package.

Area Directors assume responsibility for the overall operation and leadership of residential areas housing 200-400 students in the residence halls and college houses. Area Directors lead efforts alongside student staff to build intentional communities that are culturally rich, socially robust, inclusive, and respectful of diversity. Area Directors are responsible for the supervision and development of multiple student staff to include 1-2 undergraduate Hall Directors, 5-19 Resident Assistants, and Peer Mentors or House Conveners dependent upon assigned area. Area Directors assist in the development of policies, procedures, and programs that support the work of the Office of Residence Life, the Division of Student Life, and the mission of the college. Area Directors also complete a part-time collateral assignment within one of the following areas of Student Life: Intercultural Student Engagement, Student Activities, or potentially other areas in Student Life.

Earlham's Residence Life program is shaped by a view of residence halls and college houses as learning environments with the understanding that the most important learning that occurs outside the classroom takes place between students. The nature of our residential program is interactive and integrated to support strong community development and social awareness. The priority is on developing deep, meaningful relationships while providing opportunities for student leadership and involvement as our residents explore the responsibilities, roles, and mutual influence of those living in an intentional community. Area Directors create opportunities for student learning in line with this philosophy.

Because the primary functions of the position include working with student leaders and/or staff, programming, advising student groups, facilitating student conduct process, and responding to student emergencies after normal working hours, the position requires a high level of campus visibility with regular evening and weekend commitments.

More detailed information about our office and a full position description is available upon request from Angie Hobkirk, Assistant Director of Residence Life - Residence Education, at hobkian@earlham.edu or 765-983-1594.

Qualifications:

{C} Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 1-year experience in residence life is required. Master's degree in student personnel, higher education or related field and two years of full-time professional experience in residence life with collateral or generalist student affairs experience is preferred.

{C} Demonstrated commitment to teamwork, diversity in all forms, and ethical student affairs practice.

{C} Excellent communication skills, energy, enthusiasm, motivation, and the desire to be a positive change agent.

{C} Demonstrated understanding of the role modeling expectations of a live-in staff member, healthy personal boundaries, and a desire to mentor students.

{C} Applicants should have a clear understanding of the role of residence life at a private residential liberal arts college, including the expectation to know their residents.

{C} Commitment to student affairs and education broadly; genuine desire to grow professionally and contribute to student life.

{C} Commitment to high visibility within the residence halls and throughout student life on campus.

{C} Regular evening and weekend availability is required.

{C} Valid driver's license is required.

{C} Fluency in a second language is preferred.

{C} International immersion experiences (i.e. study aboard, volunteer service, etc.) is preferred.

{C} Experience advising student groups and /or themed residential communities.

{C} Understanding of retention issues related to wellness, equity, and persistence is preferred.

{C} Demonstrated experience with assessment, risk-reduction, alcohol education, or student conduct is preferred.

Compensation:

Compensation includes a furnished two-bedroom apartment in a residence hall or a college house with cable and internet, college benefits, unlimited laundry, partial meal plan, reserved parking, and a maximum salary of $28,700 for 12 months.



To Apply:

Resume with an accompanying cover letter, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references, including a reference with direct knowledge of the applicant's professional skills, should be sent to:

Marilyn Lea

Human Resources

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana 47374-4095

Phone: 765-983-1393

Email: leama@earlham.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately with priority given to application received before May 15, 2017. Anticipated start date is July 5, 2017.



FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-Time

POSITION Area Director

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT Exempt

REQ NUMBER RES-17-00002

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlham emphasizes the pursuit of truth, lack of coercion, respect for others, openness to new truth, integrity and application of what is known to improving our world.

Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion are located in Richmond, Indiana, a city of about 39,000. Founded in 1847 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Earlham College is an independent, four-year, coeducational, residential institution of higher learning. Approximately 1,200 undergraduate students attend Earlham College on its 800-acre tree-shaded campus. Earlham College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in 40 disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, as well as permitting self-designed studies and a cooperative program in engineering. Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education degrees also are offered at Earlham College.


EOE STATEMENT Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.

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