Area Coordinator for Educational Initiatives (Social Justice and RHA)

University of Utah  |  Salt Lake City, UT

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Posted February 08, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Area Coordinator for Educational Initiatives (Social Justice and RHA)

Onsite Event Position ID: 2036
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services Student Activities/Union Facilities
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 25993
Application Deadline: 04/21/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$45,800 - $45,800
Additional Compensation:
1. Minimum two bedroom apartment (furnishings available), which includes all utilities, cable, and internet 2. Partial cell-phone compensation 3. Full University benefit plan: • Immediate 14.2% University contribution to 401k retirement plan • Health and dental insurance options • 50% tuition after 6 months of employment 4. $1,400 in professional development funds 5. Partial meal plan when dining service is in session 6. Partial moving expense coverage
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$45,800 - $45,800
Additional Compensation:
1. Minimum two bedroom apartment (furnishings available), which includes all utilities, cable, and internet 2. Partial cell-phone compensation 3. Full University benefit plan: • Immediate 14.2% University contribution to 401k retirement plan • Health and dental insurance options • 50% tuition after 6 months of employment 4. $1,400 in professional development funds 5. Partial meal plan when dining service is in session 6. Partial moving expense coverage
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

The Area Coordinator for Residential Education (AC) position is a 12 month, full-time, live-in, professional staff position within Housing & Residential Education and the Student Affairs Division at the University of Utah.

Reporting to an Assistant Director of Residential Education, the current opening AC provides oversight to a comprehensive student-focused program for residential communities of 800 to 1300 students or manages the HRE Educational Initiatives program, providing guidance, vision, and development for the Residence Hall Association student government and Social Justice Advocates program, including management of the Equity Lounge/Equity Office. The AC has immediate supervision of a staff of 1-2 post-masters  Resident Directorsprofessionals, and indirect supervision of 1-2 graduate assistants, a team of part-time Community Managers, and 20-45 Student Leaders.  The AC is charged with being a programmatic liaison for a functional area within Residence Education that may include residence halls, student government, and/or social justice development.  As our department continues to grow, the responsibilities of this position may continue to shift, including potential oversight of residential communities.

The AC is also responsible for contributing to a Residential Education committee and provides assistance with system-wide collateral processes, which may include Student Leader selection, training, and professional development, professional staff training, professional staff selection, and/or LLC development and assessment.

The University of Utah and the Department of Housing and Residential Education are in an exciting period of rapid growth and change. Our city and campus are evolving and, therefore, so is our department! To prepare for this growth, we have undertaken significant restructuring to our team, individual responsibilities, and a new five year strategic plan. We believe it is vital to round out our team with someone who is both excited to be a part of a consistently developing department and also prepared to work through the challenges that change may present. Key qualities we seek are:

  • Teammates who are excited to assist the department in refining our new model. As we grow, we recognize that new questions will arise; we seek people who are excited to help us explore, find answers, and continue building.
  • Teammates who are comfortable with change. As we work toward our strategic goals we know the needs of our department will change; we seek people who are willing and able to help us change course to meet those goals.
  • Teammates who are prepared for potential uncertainties that may occasionally arise from change. We understand change can be uncomfortable; we seek people who have the desire and persistence to work with our team to move through those difficulties

Housing & Residential Education (HRE) and the University of Utah value interactions among individuals with varying traditions, cultures, identities, expressions, orientation, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic origins. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will share and explore this value with the team and with our residents.

1. Supervision

  • Train, supervise, and evaluate 1-2 post-masters professionals, and indirectly 1-2 graduate assistants, and 20-40 Student Leaders and/or part-time Community Managers.
  • Meet regularly with supervisees on an individual and group basis, while indirectly overseeing student staff meetings and functions.
  • Provide training and ongoing professional development for staff.

2. Administrative Tasks

  • Indirectly oversee day-to-day operations of Educational Initiatives including the Residence Hall Association, Social Justice Advocates, and the Equity Lounge/Equity Office.
  •  an assigned residential area and functional area.
  • Direct staff in residential communities and functional areas to meet learning outcomes defined by HRE’s Residential Curriculum
  • Assist in the development and proper interpretation of policies and procedures among staff and students.
  • Serve as a liaison to Administrative Services, Accounting, and Facilities staff regarding resident management.
  • Chair/Co-chair a Residential Education committee and provide leadership to an assigned process.
  • Maintain an area budget and approve staff expenditures in accordance with purchasing guidelines.
  • Assist in strategic plan implementation.
  • Work to advance the University, Division of Student Affairs, and HRE’s strategic plan through participation in goal setting, program implementation, committee/task force work and assessment efforts.

3. Emergency Crisis Response

  • Take part in a 24/7 on-call duty rotation along with all HRE Area Coordinator staff.
  • Respond to emergency situations and assist in resolving resident and facilities concerns and needs.
  • Serve as a liaison with the University Police Department, Dean of Students, and Counseling Center.
  • Share responsibility in maintaining health, fire, and safety standards.
  • Serve as a Campus Security Authority for the University of Utah and assist in reporting incident information as needed.

4. Facilities Management

  • Assist supervisees to work with the building team (Custodial Crew Leader and Maintenance Mechanic) on the management of the facility.
  • Identify areas of facilities that need upgrades.
  • Walk through area buildings on a quarterly basis for cleanliness and maintenance needs identification.

5. AC Functional Area Development

  • Oversee the staff who development of an area community and educational environment that encourages student engagement, positive relationships, and student success.
  • Collaborate with HRE and University partners including but not limited to: Living Learning Communities, Honors College, New Student Orientation, Leadership Development, Student Equity and Diversity, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and various academic faculty.
  • Assist professional staff, graduate assistants, CMs, and Student Leaders in the planning and implementation of area-wide programming.

6. Student Conduct

  • Respond and process alleged policy violations as reported by staff, students, University Police, or community members utilizing HRE’s Advocate software package.
  • Serve as a primary or appeal hearing officer for high level cases leading up to eviction occurring within buildings of direct responsibility.
  • Train, instruct, and oversee professional staff and graduate assistants in their role as hearing officers during the student conduct process.
  • Maintain due process and a learning-centered philosophy when sanctioning and engaging in the conduct process.  

7. Community Relations

  • Maintain close communication and positive relationships with residents, students, and professional staff. Coordinate and represent the Housing & Residential Education Department on committees, recruitment activities, or projects as assigned. 

Availability:

  • The Area Coordinator for Residential Education is a full time, live-in staff member.
  • The Area Coordinator for Residential Education will keep regular office hours.  Evening and weekend commitments will be required to fulfill duties of the position.
  • While serving on-call, the AC will remain within close proximity to the University.  ACs are expected to serve on call during holidays, weekends, and evenings as needed to ensure 24/7 coverage. On-call responsibilities are split among the AC team. 
  • Essential Personnel: This position is considered to be an essential personnel position for the department, and as such, must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing mission of the University.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in College Student Personnel/Student Affairs Administration or a related field.
  • Two years post graduate experience as a professional in a Student Affairs position.  
  • Demonstrated experience working with a diverse student population, supporting the needs of marginalized students, and engaging students and staff on issues of diversity and social justice.
  • Previous experience in supervision, administration, organization, and planning.
  • Demonstrated experience leading student staff teams.
  • Demonstrated experience with student conduct, crisis intervention, and emergency response. 

PREFERRED:

  • Previous supervision of professional and/or graduate level staff or equivalent.
  • Direct experience working as a professional in housing.
  • Direct experience with advising in student government
  • Direct experience with diversity. Inclusion, or social justice efforts to support marginalized and underrepresented students
  • Direct experience responding to student crisis and/or facility emergencies.
  • Experience analyzing and resolving conflict, building teams, and managing group dynamics.
  • ·Knowledge of current and emerging principles within Student Affairs and Housing & Residential Education.
  • ·Ability to multi-task and remain organized in a high energy and fast paced department.
  • Knowledge of sound fiscal and ethical budgetary practices.
  • Previous experience advising student organizations/boards.

Application Information

Applicants must apply through Human Resources to be considered. https://employment.utah.edu/jobs/ Requisition Number: PRN19601B Priority review for TPE candidates: Wednesday, February 20th. Please email Timothy Davis regarding interest and as additional notification of your completed application.

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