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Area Coordinator

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Job Title:

Area Coordinator

Posting Number:

Staff 2014001087



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Job Description Summary:

Position Responsibilities
Leadership and supervision of House Advisors and mentors

  • Administer the selection and training of House Advisors (HAs)
    • Supervise House Advisors
    • Conduct weekly meetings
    • Schedule duties
    • Assisting in processing residents who have violated policies as needed
  • Oversee the selection process and housing assignments of mentors from upper-class Honors and Clarkson School Alumni; supervise mentors.
  • Work with HAs and mentors to coordinate programming within residences.
  • Understand and implement consistently and fairly the University’s and TCS/Honors policies and procedures. Recommend policy changes and develop procedures to improve student life.
  • Supervise housing security, ensuring HAs implement safety processes including fire drills and health and safety inspections, and screening housing guests.
  • Exercise judgment and discretion to assure that students are safe and that confidential information is handled appropriately.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation for emergency problems. Manage situations requiring staff intervention, responding to incidents in person or by phone, as needed. Ensure communication with appropriate authorities. Arrange transportation to after-hours health care at the emergency room as needed.
    Housing regulations and student conduct system
  • Clearly communicate the University’s and TCS/Honors’ policies to student staff and residents of campus housing.
  • Help students develop roommate contracts and mediate minor conflicts between students in TCS/Honors housing.
    • Coordinate room changes if necessary.
    • Deal with minor personal difficulties of students and make referrals to counselors or other staff as appropriate.
    • Inform Associate Director of Student Affairs and Alumni Relations.
  • Monitor incident reports filed by House Advisors and respond appropriately.
    • Refer serious violations, such as threats of violence, drugs, alcohol, sexual harassment, and racial discrimination, to appropriate authorities.
    • Where appropriate, issue verbal warnings and written warnings for lower level conduct violations, maintaining records and communicating with students and parents, as required.
    • Assist in the gathering of information for student conduct cases and participate in the Disciplinary Committee to adjudicate and determine appropriate sanctions.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation with University Area Coordinators, responding appropriately to situations according to University policies on student conduct.
    Assist students in the transition to college
  • Encourage self-discipline, self-advocacy, and respect for individual rights among residents.
  • Maintain a high level of visibility making every effort to get to know residents, organizing and attending community activities. Provide positive example of personal conduct and professional attitude.
  • Coordinate and implement inclusive programming that fosters personal, academic and community wellness, and a sense of individual belonging for all students in TCS/Honors.
    Liaise with University staff
  • Act as liaison to University Residence Life regarding housing assignments, opening and closing of residential facilities. Attend regular meetings and participate in relevant trainings of residence life staff.
  • Act as liaison to Facilities Management and custodial staff regarding residential facilities work orders and ongoing maintenance.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by Associate Director of Student Affairs and Alumni Relations, Associate Head of School and Head of School/Director of the Honors Program.
  • Performance of the above duties require you to be at work.

Minimum Qualifications: :

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in residence life and/or student affairs

Preferred Qualifications: :

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate work and/or advanced degree in student affairs, educational administration, or an academic field.
  • Professional experience in residence life and/or student affairs.

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.

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Special Instructions for this Posting:

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

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).

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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time