Coordinator - Residential Living Student Activities

Job Title: Coordinator - Residential Living Student Activities
Location: Americus, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 245939
About Us

Georgia Southwestern State University – a four-year institution – cultivates excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Georgia Southwestern State University is a comprehensive state university within the University System of Georgia that offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master’s and specialist degree programs.

Georgia Southwestern is committed to serving the needs of its developing region with educational programs for high school, for professional and technical graduates; post-graduate professional training; research and business services; and cultural enrichment. Through its national and international affiliations, the University links Southwest Georgia with the global economy and actively fosters a greater understanding of international business and culture.

Job Summary This position is responsible for freshmen residential facilities management and fostering an engaging living community for the Department of Residential and Campus Life.

    Coordinate student housing programs and services. (50%)Assist with housing meal plan contracts, room assignments, and other administrative functions.Maintains current and accurate records of all housing-related data.Work with students on roommate mediation, room assignment changes and other related activities.Assist with residential leader and desk assistant interviews, selection, training and supervision.Supervise and manage timesheets for part-time employees - 12 residential leaders, senior residential leader, and 15-20 desk assistants.Manage program budgets.Work closely with director on building operation budgets.Work closely with Physical Plant on facility work orders, equipment and other maintenance management.Research and respond to student and parent concerns through different communication means. Provide support to staff on housing policies and procedures.Collaborates with the Office of Admissions and FYE to market housing programs and Preview Days and Storm Days.Work closely with student staff to foster an engaged community.Utilize technology solutions for department functions – Banner, Star Rez, Maxient Assist with student conduct reviews and decisions that follow university conduct procedures.Monitor residents’ academic progress and social integration to increase student retention and completion.Assists with surveys and assessments to improve programs and services.

Partner with Student Life for campus programming and activities. (20%)Partner regularly with the other student service departments to align student programs in residential facility. Support student programs sponsored by department, division and university.Assists in building student leadership teams.

Respond and follow up with individual student needs.. (20%)On-call emergency contact at designated times throughout the year.Work closely with Student Counseling Services, Student Conduct, emergency responders, and administrators when addressing student(s) in crisis.Serve on Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) to provide information and support.

Performs a variety of related duties. (10%)Serve on university committees.Other duties as assigned.Preferred Qualifications

    Baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field required.Prefer more than two years of related experience.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Knowledge of student development.Knowledge of residence life best practices, policies, and procedures.Knowledge of risk and crisis management.Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.Knowledge of GSW and University System of Georgia policies and procedures.Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.Skill in decision making and problem solving.Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.Skill in oral and written communication.
Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at 229-931-2000 or by email at [email protected].

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating eligibility for employment with Georgia Southwestern State University, as determined by Georgia Southwestern State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check and drug screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southwestern State University is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the University takes affirmative action to preclude discrimination in recruiting, transferring, training and terminating of employees because of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, veterans status, disability or any other reason in accordance with applicable state and federal statutes, executive orders and other regulations which prohibit discriminatory employment practices.

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