Area Hall Director/Coordinator of Student Involvement

Location
Naperville, Illinois
Posted
Jun 20, 2018
Ref
Area Hall Director
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

As a position that reports to two separate areas within Student Affairs, the aims of this position are twofold:

To ensure that students living in campus housing are able to enjoy and benefit from the residential experience by maintaining the physical and operational integrity of facilities, overseeing developmental programming, providing assistance to individuals experiencing personal and/or academic difficulties, and supervising the Resident Assistant staff. This staff member also serves on the 24/7 on-call duty rotation for Residence Life.

To direct and provide quality programs, events and activities for students with the goal of improving student retention and enriching the social and intellectual lives of students in a way that contributes to their personal development. To anticipate problems, reconcile conflicts, and maintain a nurturing and challenging environment for students' involvement.

Strong community living experiences and co-curricular activities can have a significant and positive effect on the academic success and overall satisfaction of students. These opportunities positively contribute to the college experience of students by complementing and supplementing their academic work and are essential to helping the institution fulfill its mission and attract and retain students. The individual in this role therefore, is a key player in ensuring that the co-curricular and residential experience is a positive one for students, and that good relations are maintained with students, families, neighbors, and the community.

It is important that the Area Hall Director/Coordinator of Student Involvement, in addition to being an effective administrator, is able to relate positively to students from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. This individual will interact with members of this diverse group of students as a supervisor, advisor, and mentor, at times, in emotionally charged situations. The Area Hall Director/Coordinator of Student Involvement is an important role model for the students they serve. It is essential that the individual in this position be empathetic and compassionate while consistently demonstrating high standards of personal conduct and exercising appropriate discretion with regard to individuals' rights to privacy. The Area Hall Director/Coordinator of Student Involvement is charged with creating an environment within their residence hall(s) which allows students to realize their full potential as well as overseeing and directly providing a variety of activities that will attract and engage a diverse student population. In this role, special emphasis is placed on high-quality evening and weekend programming.

The ability to function effectively in an unstructured environment is necessary to this position. The Area Hall Director/Coordinator of Student Involvement lives on campus in a residence hall with students, and frequently assists with unexpected needs and/or crises. The position requires decisiveness, sound judgment, flexibility, and clear thinking in situations requiring immediate attention. The ability to function comfortably in both a supportive and a directive role ensures that students derive the maximum benefit and satisfaction from their campus experiences.

A Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree in student personnel/higher education or a related area from an accredited institution preferred.
At least one year of experience working with college students in a residential setting. Preferred experience would include management of a facility, supervising others, developing programs, and collaborating with professional or paraprofessionals on a variety of developmental programs. And/or at least one year of experience in student activities and/or an office environment particularly where dealing directly with students or the public is involved, is preferred.

Experience in event planning and in working with diverse student population is preferred.

At least one year of experience working with college students in a residential setting. Preferred experience would include management of a facility, supervising others, developing programs, and collaborating with professional or paraprofessionals on a variety of developmental programs. And/or at least one year of experience in student activities and/or an office environment particularly where dealing directly with students or the public is involved, is preferred. Experience in event planning and in working with diverse student population is preferred.

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