Area Coordinator

Paul Smiths
Apr 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Area Coordinator

Status: 11 Month, Full Time, Exempt
Department: Residence Life and Housing
Reports To: Coordinator (Director) for Residence Life and Housing

Paul Smith's College Introduction
Paul Smith's College is a small, private baccalaureate and associate degree-granting institution. Our institution is located on a 170-acre campus adjacent to Lower St. Regis Lake in the 6 million-acre Adirondack Park of northern New York State. Paul Smith's College is committed to providing all students with an outstanding undergraduate experience through engaged teaching, experiential learning, and personal attention.

Primary Function
The Office of Residence Life and Housing seeks energetic, motivated, and student-centered applicants to join our professional staff in the position of Area Coordinator. This position is a full time, 11 month live-in position that assists in managing the comprehensive functions of the Residence Life and Housing department. The position directly supervises 22 Resident Assistants and works to ensure that the department's Community Engagement Model is being properly implemented. Furthermore, the Area Coordinator assists the Division of Student Affairs in providing students with a comprehensive living-learning experience. The Area Coordinator is a live-on staff member who is required to reside within a partially furnished college owned apartment.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Supervise and evaluate 22 Resident Assistants.
• Provide direct support for residents living in 14 Residence Halls.
• Assist with the facilitation of resident Check-In and resident Check-Out.
• Coordinate RA program development, implementation, and evaluation.
• Hold Resident Assistants accountable to create and maintain a positive and effective student staff.
• Assist with the development and implementation of RA Selection and RA Training,
• Serve on SafetyNet and National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) committees.
• Assist with the management the programming portion of the Emerging Leaders Program.
• Assist in the planning and development of the Annual Student Leadership Conference.
• Serve as a point of contact for the campus's Living Learning Communities.
• Support campus community events such as Welcome Week and Admissions Open Houses.
• Work collaboratively with other offices including but not limited to: Campus Safety, Counseling Services, Academic Support Services, Accommodative Services, Student Health, and Admissions.
• Assist with housing processes including but not limited to: room changes, and Housing Selection Night
• Ensure open communication with students about campus policies, processes, and programs.
• Contribute to the development of department and division policies, procedures and initiatives.
• Provide on call support for the Residential portion of campus.
• Be available to assist with campus emergencies.
• Facilitate weekly staff meetings with Resident Assistants.
• Report important information to the Coordinator for Residence Life and Housing weekly.
• Requires the ability to walk or move quickly for extended distances, climb stairs, sit at a workstation, and lift up to 50 lbs.
• Complete other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree strongly preferred.
• Ideal candidates will have previous professional level experience in Residence Life and Housing.
• Must have effective interpersonal and conflict management skills.
• Must be willing to work on call, weekends, and holidays as needed.
• Computer skills, including competence in Microsoft and Google applications.
• Knowledge and experience regarding "Best Practices" for Residence Life and Housing.
• Be willing to work in an atmosphere of change and development.
• Maintain confidentiality regarding any and all student affairs related matters.
• Stay current in the field of Student Affairs by pursuing professional development opportunities.
• Provide a positive example to students by supporting the Mission, Vision and Values of the Division of Student Affairs as well as the University's Mission Statement and Strategic Plan.

• Ideal candidates will have previous experience with residence hall programming and management.
• At least one year of Residence Life experience is strongly preferred.

Employment may be subject to a background check.

What We Can Offer
Paul Smith's College offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and paid time off. Along with the annual salary, this position includes a 2 bedroom partially furnished college owned apartment, free access to the fitness center, and a meal plan.

To Apply:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Microsoft Word or Pdf format to: [email protected]

Paul Smith's College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V