Staff Associate, Area Coordinator, Residence Life and Housing
Department Summary: The Office of Residence Life and Housing seeks to provide undergraduate housing that is safe, clean, comfortable and conducive to student learning. Departmental staff develops, promotes and assesses programs, services, and staff interactions that encourage student development with particular emphasis on individual responsibility within a community setting. Efforts are directed towards establishing a living-learning environment where there is an appreciation of diversity, a respect for individual rights and a commitment to sustainability. Delivery of services is provided with an understanding of and a dedication to quality with regard to efficiency, fairness and cost effectiveness.
Position Summary: GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Area Coordinator (AC) is a 12-month live-in staff member responsible for all facets of the Residence Life & Housing program for their assigned residential area. The AC serves as a front-line responder in on-campus emergency situations and is required to work daytime, on-duty, and non-traditional hours including nights and weekends. The AC is responsible for directly supervising, training, developing, and evaluating a full time resident director, and various student staff including but not limited to resident assistants, office assistants and program assistants. The primary goal of this position is to establish a cohesive and inclusive residential community utilizing diversity and social justice practices to promote student success. The AC is expected to be knowledgeable of and enforce university policies and procedures, be available to students and make referrals to appropriate academic and/or administrative departments as necessary. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Assistant Director of Housing Assignments. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provides supervision to the Resident Director in their assigned residential area, as well as supervision to student staff for their assigned residential area including but not limited to resident assistants, office assistants, program assistants and graduate assistants. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: 1. An annual salary of $51,000.00 (12 month contract) 2. Apartment with Internet, local phone and cable TV 3. Meal Plan during the academic year 4. Full state benefits package including health insurance and other benefits under the APA Union agreement. This is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Essential Duties: RESIDENCE LIFE: 1. Provide general day to day management of the assigned residential area. 2. Oversee the recruitment, selection and training of paraprofessional staff members. 3. Oversee and plan personnel and other resources necessary for the opening and closing of the residence halls within their area at the beginning and end of each semester, vacation periods, and other breaks in the academic schedule. Also responsible for opening their assigned residence halls. 4. Manage the room change process and mediate roommate conflicts as necessary for the assigned residential area. 5. Maintain the supply budget for assigned area. 6. Conduct ongoing health and safety inspections of student rooms with the student staff and coordinate maintenance requests for the assigned residential area and report needed repairs in coordination with the facilities manager. 7. Conduct weekly inspections of assigned residential area to build community. 8. Coordinate all individual and damage billing for assigned residential area monthly. 9. Coordinate the Room Condition Reports for the assigned residential area. 10. Attend all staff meetings and professional development sessions as determined by Residence Life and Housing and/or Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. 11. Support and attend University events and programs. 12. Serve as a chair/co-chair of a departmental committee and serve as a member of other departmental committees as assigned. 13. Provide written reports (i.e. monthly reports, assessment reports and end of the year reports) and summaries as requested by Residence Life and Housing and/or Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. 14. Maintain social media outlets for the assigned residential area. STAFF TRAINING: 1. Coordinate in-service training once/semester for the residential area student staff. 2. Coordinate annual summer Resident Director Training in collaboration with the training committee. PROGRAMMATIC: 1. Implement the programming model for the assigned residential area. Develop and implement programs that meet the unique needs of all students. 2. Manage the programming budget. 3. Assist in the coordination and supervision of the residential learning communities within the residence halls as required. 4. Support the recruitment of student attendance at meetings and the activities of Residence Hall Association. 5. Conduct necessary residential area meetings for students as needed (i.e. opening each semester). COMMUNITY STANDARDS: 1. Serve as a hearing officer and adjudicate assigned cases in violation of the student code of conduct within assigned residential area. 2. Conduct Investigations following protocol outlined in the hearing officer's manual. 3. Enforce policies within your assigned area and coordinate with University Police and other offices as needed. 4. Ensure compliance with University, local, and state policies regarding alcohol and drugs. OTHER DUTIES: 1. Serve in an on-duty rotation for the entire campus for after-hours response to critical issues. 2. Counsel individual students regarding personal concerns and issues reported via Residence Life and Care Team Concern Forms. 3. Represent the department at professional meetings. 4. Serve as a role model and mentor for students. 5. Assist with office projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director of Residence Life and Housing or designee. 6. Participate in summer orientation and serve as a coordinator for assigned summer conference and/or summer housing programs. 7. Participate in divisional committees, task forces and projects as assigned by the Director of Residence Life and Housing or designee. 8. Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Master's Degree 2. Minimum of 1 year full-time live in staff experience 3. Ability to use and learn computer programs 4. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms
Physical Demands: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range: $51,000.00
Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.