Area Coordinator

Potsdam, NY
Feb 19, 2019
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Area Coordinator Posting Number Staff 2014000931 FLSA Non-Exempt Level Full-time/ Part-time Full-time Is this a temporary Position? No Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Area Coordinator (AC) is responsible for the welfare and development of students living in University housing. The primary goal of this live-in position is to develop a residential community that is conducive to personal growth, academic excellence, and inclusion of others. The AC strives to foster this type of environment by means of individual and group advising; staff supervision and training; appropriate role modeling; performance of administrative functions; and participation as a fully functioning member of the Residence Life staff team.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Maintain personal contact with residents through daily social interaction, maintaining office hours and attendance at hall meetings and events.
  • Serve as role model, resource person, and support agent for students and staff.
  • Serve as advisor to the Residential Hall Association (RHA) and encourage the active participation of residents in hall governance and its Judicial Board, Damage Committee, Event Committee, and Community Action Board.
  • Facilitate the development of hall programs and living-learning communities based on the learning outcomes of the Residential Enrichment Program (REP).
  • Maintain a secure and satisfying physical environment.
  • Communicate, clarify and enforce university, departmental and hall policies.
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings and provide ongoing staff development sessions that serve critical training needs and promote opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Select, train, and evaluate student staff in their respective residential areas.
  • Maintain regular communications Dean of Students Office, Campus Safety & Security, Student Health & Counseling Center, and the Facilities and Services office
  • Staff the central office as assigned and serve on a rotation basis as the initial point of contact for visitors to the office.
  • Collaborate with Dean of Students staff on special projects, for example assisting the Dean of Students with assessment.
  • In the Summer moths there is opportunity for working with other offices within the Student Affairs Division (Career Center, Campus Safety & Security, etc).
  • Other pertinent duties as assigned by the Residence Life and/or Dean of Students Offices.

Essential Skills:

  • Must be able to work in a team oriented, customer service environment.
  • Proficient in a variety of office equipment. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective time management skills/ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proven work experience in a front office handling receptionist responsibilities.
  • Proficient in working with computer, printers, fax machines.
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise.
  • Ability to organize, multitask, prioritize and work under pressure.
Minimum Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

Bachelor’s Degree

Strong commitment to the educational development of the residential community is required. Good verbal, written communication and organizational skills required. The ability to establish and maintain relationships with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and viewpoints is required. Must have the capacity to work effectively in a team setting. A sense of humor is desirable!

The position requires that the person live and work in the residence hall and entails 24-hour on-call responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

Master’s degree in college student personnel, counseling, or higher education preferred.

One to two years of previous Residence Life experience preferred.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, bend and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Posting Detail Information

Close Date Open Date 01/14/2019 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions for this Posting

Please attach a list of 3 references as “Other” documents (word or pdf).

Clarkson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

Reference Request Details

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  2. * What is the highest level of completed education that you currently hold?
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Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other
Optional Documents
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  2. Letter of Reference2
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