Basic Functions: Oversee a staff of 4-10 Community Advisors (previously Resident Assistants) and assigned residential communities. Lead staff and individual meetings, troubleshoot roommate and/or community conflicts, conduct one-to-one relational meetings with residents and facilitate civic deliberations. Collaborate with individuals across campus and Division of Student Development teams to richly inform the community experience.
Essential Job Functions: Act as role models for students according to high professional standards. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Supervise, mentor and evaluate a student staff of Community Advisors (Resident Assistants) within an assigned residential area. * Maintain high visibility and positive relationships with students in an assigned residential area. * Develop strong relationships with Community Advisors and residents in an assigned residential area. * Incorporate Denison's civic engagement, leadership and design thinking models into community and relationship-building efforts. Create student staff and community unity with focus on supporting community and student-led efforts and events. * Oversee and approve Community Advisor programming planning and proposals. * Assess the needs of residential students on evenings and weekends; work with student staff and campus partners to create programming efforts to target these needs. * Collaborate with Student Housing Operations and Planning in identifying and addressing facility concerns. * Serve as an adjudicating officer for low-level policy and housing contract violations; ensure that university policies are communicated and supported. * Create and implement initiatives to recognize and appreciate student staff members. * Provide support to major Residential Communities and Student Housing Operations and Planning projects annually. * Participate in Residential Communities Fall Staff Training, staff hiring processes, break closing procedures, Senior Week, end-of-year closing procedures, damage billing, and housing selection. * Serve in the Professional On-Call Rotation with responsibility for 24/7 response; respond to calls and involve others as necessary for appropriate response (evening, weekend commitment). * Participate in Residential Communities team meetings, Residential Communities student staff meetings, in-service dates and Student Development Division meetings. * Maintain communications and interactions with residence hall students, student staff members, university staff and faculty via use of office hours and physical presence. * Sustain collegial relationships with the entire Residential Communities team, the Department of Housing, the Dean of Students, the Dean of First-Year Students, the Director of Community Values and Conflict Resolution and the Assistant Director of Community Leadership & Involvement. Demonstrate generous support to the work of colleagues in Student Development as well as faculty and staff across the college. * Strive to create a culture characterized by creativity and innovation in problem solving, optimism, individual initiative, a shared sense of responsibility, the intentional cultivation of trust, and attention to clear and timely communication. * Work up to 10 hours per week as a liaison to another center or program within Student Development. Collaborate with center or program colleagues to develop effective programming within residential communities. Collaborate with the Alford Community Leadership and Involvement Center, the Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, The Academic Resource Center, The Open House, the First-Year Program and the Whisler Center for Student Wellness. * Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the Director or Assistant Directors of Residential Communities. * Must record all hours worked on electronic time sheet each pay period. Additional Information Community Coordinators live on campus and are expected to utilize their on-campus apartment as their primary residence during the time of employment. The Community Coordinator for Residential Communities reports directly to an Assistant Director for Residential Communities. This is a full-time, 10- month, live-in position averaging 35 working hours per week. This position requires commitment and flexibility; outside employment is not encouraged. This is a one-year position begins on or about July 30 and ends on or about May 31 and may be renewed for an additional year.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. The qualified candidate will demonstrate evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills, the ability to be self-motivated and to conduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner. Ability to accommodate extended work hours, including evening and weekend work hours. Must have a current, valid driver's license and must be insurable under Denison's liability insurance. Ability to work with diverse groups of people and commitment to inclusion. Collaboratively focused professional with demonstrated capacity as a fair and respectful leader, and proven ability to provide effective guidance to other professional, support, and student staff. Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives at once; ability to take direction and initiative.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior Residential Life or similar leadership experience. Demonstrated experience in student development, student involvement, leadership development, housing, residential education, or restorative conduct processes. Strong desire to build relationships with students, colleagues, and college partners. Competent in fulfilling administrative duties and managing systems. Background in working with small teams to accomplish tasks and meet stated goals and objectives. Positive attitude.
Salary: Fixed rate at $11.50 per hour