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Area Coordinator and Wellness Program Coordinator or Late Night Program Coordinator
|Job Type:||Health/Wellness/Drug and Alcohol Housing/Residence Life Student Activities/Union Facilities|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 2,000 Students|
To support and enhance the mission the Office of Residential Life, the Area Coordinator and Wellness Program Coordinator or Late Night Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the academic endeavors of students through the development of a healthy and vibrant residential community. This includes the day-to-day management of a residential area with approximately 4 halls, totaling approximately 300-350 residents and 10-15 Resident Assistants. This area houses predominately first year students and hosts the Wheaton Wellness residential program. The Wheaton Wellness Program is a holistic wellness initiative that will be new in Fall 2019. This position is an 11-month, full-time, live-in position.
This position will have an ancillary responsibility in one of two areas, to be determined at hire, and based upon institutional need:
1. Wellness Program Coordinator – Works collaboratively with campus partners to provide residential-based programming that targets the Wellness community. Develops a diverse calendar that highlights the unique dimensions of the Wheaton Wellness Program, and markets those programs to the campus.
2. Late Night Program Coordinator – Supports Student Activities Involvement and Leadership (SAIL) evening and weekend programming initiatives. Plans, executes, and promotes Late Night events with assistance from the Late Night student interns; supervises student interns.
Responsibilities of the Area Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following:
● Provide leadership and oversight of residence halls and houses, including supervision, mentoring and in-service training of Resident Assistants.
● Provide counseling, advising and referrals for personal, emotional and academic needs of students, including mediating conflicts and managing complex group dynamics.
● Respond to conduct matters and violations of residence hall and college policies, including low-level violation adjudications, and follow up on more serious violations in conjunction with the Dean of Students Office.
● Maintain on-call responsibilities as part of a rotation with other staff, which includes 24-hour availability approximately one calendar week a month.
● Create programming, and support Resident Assistants’ programming, that enhances the sense of community and supports the academic mission of the college.
● Participate in department, Division and campus-wide committees in which the perspective of Area Coordinators is essential.
● Role model a healthy and balanced lifestyle that demonstrates integrity, kindness, flexibility and a sense of humor.
● Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the student and academic affairs Divisions as well as the broader Wheaton community.
● Support Residential Life administrative processes including, move-in, inspections, room selection and new student housing.
● Master’s degree in college student personnel administration, higher education administration or related area, or 2-3 years of professional work experience within a college or university setting required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
● Ability to participate in an on-call responsibility rotation, which includes 24-hour availability approximately one calendar week per month.
● Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and its implications for residential life planning, programming and crisis intervention.
● Evidence of strong interpersonal and helping skills.
● Mature communication skills and evidence of ability to work effectively with students, parents and colleagues.
● Ability to manage a complex job involving ambiguous tasks, multiple responsibilities and an irregular and unpredictable schedule.
● Ability to work independently and with good judgment in complex situations.
● Experience advising student organizations.
● Knowledge of effective and emerging practices in social justice programming and education.
● Experience working with diverse populations and a demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by students who are members of underrepresented groups.
● Experience working as part of group and a proven team player.
Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
For more information and to apply online, please visit: http://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/2639
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