Area Coordinator

Job description

Employment Opportunity

The College encourages and supports employees who seek to pursue internal positions and promotional opportunities. Current employees should apply online and contact the Office of Human Resources, if interested in applying for an open position.

Job Detail

Campus Location Boston Campus Working Title Area Coordinator Description

To assist the supervision and coordination of the Residence Life Educational program and the oversight of the first year experience residential housing; including, overseeing aspects of the community and individual development that occurs in the Residence Halls including RA trainings, RA programming, and Learning/Themed/Specialty Communities. The Area Coordinator supervises 2 Residence Directors and has shared supervision of 1 graduate student.
This is a live-in position with emergency on-call responsibilities.
Report To: Associate Director of Residential Life
Staff Direct Reports: 2 Resident Directors (RD)
Student Workers this position supports: Graduate Student, Office Assistants and Welcome Desk Assistants (Approx. Total: 125)

Primary Duties, Responsibilites, and Tasks Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)

Masters degree in student personnel or other related field or equivalent experience.
A minimum of two years of significant contributions in a college or university Housing and Residence Life environment that included student staff supervision, housing operations, student programming, and administrative duties.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.
Must possess a solid understanding of student development theory and the needs of learning communities.
Must have a commitment to diversity and the intricacies of identities that communities may possess.

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)

Competency with basic computer software programs such as Maxient, StarRez and Banner.

Required Prior Work Experience Special Instructions to Applicants Diversity Statement

Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: [email protected]

Annual Clery Report

In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

Union Non-Union Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Emerson College also offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Benefits Package

Information on Emerson College’s benefits package can be found here.

Classification Title Intermediate IC Salary Grade 15 Classification Code C2 Job Duties

Individual Work Activities

Provide leadership of the first year residential housing area, which includes direct supervision and evaluation of two Resident Directors (RD). This will include meeting with each on a regular basis to discuss areas of supervision, including programming, staffing, resident concerns, conflict situations, and personal and professional development.
Assist in the ongoing development and assessment of a residential curriculum that is focused on identity and community.
Oversee all aspects of the RA programming, community development, and training efforts for first year specific community.
Assist the Associate Director in providing support, and evaluation of partnership with academic affairs and faculty programs. Assist in providing direction and development of the learning communities program and ensuring the successful training, supervision, and evaluation of staff working directly with the Learning Communities.
Assist with coordinating RA selection by developing recruitment and application tools, training interviewers, conducting information sessions and interviews and facilitating selection meetings.
Serve on call on a rotating basis with other staff in Campus Life by communicating with the RD on duty, responding to calls for assistance and/or information.
Assist in policy development and implementation as it relates to the overall housing and residence life operation by collaborating with appropriate people and policies.
Coordinate the assessment process for all programming initiatives and work closely with SEAL staff on usage of EmConnect.
Assist with the management of the Housing and Residential Life website and online communities.
All other duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number FY11/121005STFF Open Date Close Date Requisition Specific Questions

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  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 4/13/2019
    Application Due: 5/29/2019
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