Area Coordinator, 12 Months - Resident Life

University of New England | Biddeford Campus, ME

Posted Date 8/18/2017
Description

To supervise designated University residence halls and to administer and coordinate residence life programs for students living in those facilities.

This position works 12 months of the year.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee daily residence hall operations.
  • Supervise student resident advisors:
    • assist in planning for and conducting training programs and in services;
    • coordinate weekly staff meetings;
    • conduct regularly scheduled one on ones;
    • confer regularly with staff to plan and coordinate programming and activities;
    • evaluate RA’s.
  • Supervise/implement appropriate procedures during emergency/crisis situations in residence halls, in conjunction with supervisor, Housing staff, Facilities Management, Security, Health Services, Counseling, and off-campus agencies (local authorities, medical facilities/personnel, etc.) as required.
  • Supervise, oversee, coordinate or carry out a variety of tasks related to physical maintenance of assigned housing facilities:
    • monitor physical status of buildings regularly and report any needed maintenance work/repairs to Facilities Management or other appropriate personnel and/or departments;
    • assist with assessment, prorating and billing of damage costs to students;
    • assist in planning, and implementation of damage prevention programs.
  • Assist in the development and assessment of departmental and programmatic learning outcomes.
  • In cooperation with RA staff, promote the development of community through passive and active programming, supporting the academic and developmental needs of a residential student population.
  • Track and report student interactions through Simplicity and other documents.
  • Complete follow up with all assigned students reported through the rolling Academic Alert process.
  • Respond in a timely manner to all referral requests.
  • Coordinate area-specific RA Calendar, including but not limited to programming, duty schedules, departmental needs and special assignments, etc.
  • Make regular daily rounds of assigned facilities.
  • Interpret and enforce a wide variety of University and residence life policies and procedures governing student behavior.
  • Participate in and implement appropriate formal and informal disciplinary procedures as necessary and conduct judicial reviews, referring situations to supervisor, campus judicial committees, local authorities, etc., as necessary.
  • Informally investigate, assess and determine appropriate methods of resolving various interpersonal and community problems in the halls such as conflicts between roommates or floor mates, vandalism, and the like.
  • Coordinate the opening and closing of the residence halls.
  • Provide direction and management of area specific programming budget.
  • Advise and counsel individual students on a wide range of academic, personal and disciplinary matters, referring to various on or off-campus resources as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with supervisor on the identification of specific goals and a functional area to be explored through participation in a year-long collateral assignment, consisting of 3-5 hours per week, spent in partnership with a mutually agreed upon department.
  • Supervise and coordinate a variety of on-going and special programs and events for residents.
  • Advise student organizations as needed/requested.
  • Supervise hall front desk staff.
  • Participate in an assigned University committee.
  • Assist in the coordination of the RA Selection and Housing Selection processes.
  • Assist with department publications/ web page and social media
  • Confer regularly with immediate supervisor, Student Affairs staff, and other University personnel to plan, coordinate and evaluate programs/activities/policies, exchange information, investigate and resolve problems, and refer students.
  • Participate in evening and weekend duty coverage on a rotational basis with other designated professional staff.
  • Assist in a variety of campus wide events and activities as needed including but not limited to Commencement, Orientation, and Spring Semi Formal.
  • Assist supervisor in the planning, administration and evaluation of the various functions, programs and services of the residential program and department.
  • Understand and comply with the University of New England Safety Manual.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, or related field required.
  • Experience in supervising students and/or advising a student club/organization is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working effectively within a residence life department.
  • Ability to meet and enforce deadlines, take initiative, and work independently to carry out complex assignments.
  • Superior communication, interpersonal, ambassadorial, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to a student-centered approach, demonstrating initiative in reaching out and building relationships.
  • Ability to deal effectively and collaborate extensively with a wide range of University personnel and others outside the University.
  • Experience facilitating trainings and workshop presentations.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends required.
Geographic Region
Maine Beaches
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AddressBiddeford Campus, ME