Area Coordinator

Location
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Posted
Jun 13, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Information: Area Coordinators are full-time professional staff members of the Department of Residential Living responsible for providing overall management and leadership in residential areas housing 700-1500 residents each. Principal responsibilities include staff supervision and development, residential education, community development, crisis management, administration and building management, student discipline, hall council advising, summer operations, and other departmental/university-wide responsibilities. Due to Area Coordinators being the primary professional staff members available in the residence halls for student contact, a desire to spend evening and weekend time with students is required. An Associate Director for Residence Life supervises Area Coordinators. Staff Supervision and Development * Provides leadership, supervision, and development for the staff within their area which will typically include 20-40 Resident Assistants and 1-3 Graduate Community Coordinators. * Selects, trains, and supervises the staff in their buildings. * Assists in planning and conducts departmental training sessions prior to each semester. * Provides individual development through periodic performance reviews to each Resident Assistant and Graduate Community Coordinator. * Facilitates on-going teambuilding and staff development opportunities. * Assists in the development of techniques for evaluating the Resident Assistant program. Residential Education * Responsible for creating an environment which fosters living and learning, outside of the classroom education and support for the academic mission of the university. * Conducts formal and informal assessments to determine the needs of residents. * Provides leadership to any lifestyle programs that are housed in their buildings/area. * Responds and counsels students on academic and social issues. Community Development * Works as part of an area leadership team with Graduate Community Coordinators and Residential Case Manager to develop community and assist students. * Responsible for fostering a sense of community in their buildings. * Works with the Resident Assistant and Graduate Community Coordinator staff in the development of activities designed to develop connections between residents. * Uses creative and innovative methods to personally connect to residents. * Provides informal counseling and referral to individual students. * Provides counseling support to the Resident Assistants and Graduate Community Coordinators in working through student problems and concerns. * Coordinates the department's response to roommate conflicts and other resident concerns. * Identifies at-risk students through interactions and follow up. * Counsels at-risk students about campus resources and/or refers the student to appropriate campus departments or community agencies. Crisis Management * Responsible for the management and referral of incidents that occur in their buildings. * Participates in year-round duty rotation to provide support to the residential population. * Works closely with Counseling and Psychological Services, University Police, and other campus/local resources. * Maintains awareness of campus and community resources. Administration and Building Management * Responsible for the overall administrative operations within their buildings. * Provides hands-on leadership during the openings and closings of the residence halls. * Participates in regular building tours and conducting Health and Safety Inspections. * Coordinates the program budgets for the staff and hall council accounts. * Manages the occupancy and assignment procedures and records. * Coordinates damage accountability and billing process. * Ensures the proper management of keys (student room, common area, and staff/office keys). * Builds relationships with Housekeeping, Facilities, and University Police to assure that physical environment be maintained at optimum levels. Student Discipline * Responsible for the student discipline process in their buildings. * Manages student discipline cases (student meetings, delivery and tracking of sanctions, etc.). * Refers cases to Department of Student Community Ethics system in a timely fashion. Hall Council Advising * Responsible for the development of strong student leadership opportunities in their buildings. * Recruits and actively supports the formation of hall council(s) in their buildings. * Advertises hall council as they work to accomplish their goals. * Facilitates individual and team development opportunities for the student leaders. Summer Operations * Responsible for summer collateral assignments. * Coordinates a variety of conference services with direction provided by the Assistant Director for Operations. * Coordinates summer school housing with direction of an Associate Director for Residence Life. * Works on departmental committees and projects assigned by an Associate Director for Residence Life (RA Training, AC/GCC Training, etc.). Departmental/University-Wide Responsibilities * Responsible for assisting with a variety of departmental and/or campus-wide committees or projects. * Serves on at least three to five committee/collateral assignments. * Participates in summer orientation and Open House activities. * Instructs LEAD 141 - The Resident Assistant class or a Western PEAKS class for first year students (LEAD 100 series) if needed and approved by supervisor. * Advises the Resident Student Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, the Resident Assistant Advisory Council or other student organizations. * Assists with the planning of campus-wide educational and social activities. Additional Responsibilities Area Coordinators are responsible for other responsibilities as directed by their supervisor and/or other Central Office staff members. Area Coordinators are required to live in an on-campus apartment. As a convenience to the employer, Area Coordinators are also provided with a meal plan so they can develop relationships with students though meals and meetings in the dining facilities.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: * Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Education, Human Services, Higher Education in Student Affairs or related field. * Outstanding organizational, planning, communication, training, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience in working with students in a residential environment. * Experience in staff supervision and teambuilding. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Education, Human Services, or related field.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Thank you for your interest in this position. Application must be made online. Applicant should attach a current resume, a letter of interest, and a list of three references (include names, addresses and complete contact information). For questions or additional information, please contact BaShaun Smith, Search Chair at bashaunsmith@wcu.edu Anticipated salary amount: $44,500