Area Coordinator - Residential Life & Housing

College of Saint Benedict  |  St. Joseph, MN

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Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Area Coordinator - Residential Life & Housing

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: St. Joseph, MN
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 2157
Application Deadline: 12/01/2019

Benefits

Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs
Benefits
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education
Experience:

Position Description

The Department of Residential Life and Housing at the College of Saint Benedict invites applications for the full-time (92%), benefit-eligible position of Area Coordinator, working specifically with continuing students in upperclass residence hall-style housing. This is a 11-month, live-in appointment. The area coordinator's married partner and/or dependent children are also allowed to live in the provided on-campus apartment. CSB Residential Life & Housing also has a pet policy for its professional staff, allowing one animal to live with the staff member.
 
In support of the four-year residential experience at the College of Saint Benedict, the Area Coordinator (AC) is responsible for creating a supportive environment that promotes the values and practices of Catholic, Benedictine living with an intentional focus on the development of women. Under the supervision of the director of residential life & housing, the AC has responsibility for implementing the residential curriculum within their area of campus, the management and execution of departmental and campus-wide initiatives, training and supervision of fulltime residence director(s), and paraprofessional resident assistants and/or community advisors.
 
CSB Residential Life works with approx. 1700 women residents in both traditional-style residence halls and campus apartments and houses. Through our residential curriculum, CSB Residential Life's work aligns with the institution's learning goals, instilling in residents the skills of thinking deeply, engaging globally, embracing difference, serving graciously, and living courageously. These themes inform the department's central objective of creating a supportive community in our residence halls and apartments, all of which are deeply rooted in our institution's Benedictine values.
 
Residential Life professional staff supervise 42 diverse resident assistants and community advisors. We work with the student staff to support them as they support their residents, and focuses on their roles as front-line student assistance, while also promoting professional development and self-care. In addition to work within the residential curriculum and student staff, professional staff members in the department have the opportunity to build close connections with residents through their day-to-day work, and involvement in campus events and within the community. While the College of Saint Benedict is in a coordinate relationship with Saint John's University, the residential life programs on both campuses are largely separate, with different staffing models and programming for the development of young women and men, respectively.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develop a residential, community-focused environment using developmental theories, community models, and Benedictine values, which encourage the personal growth of students.
  2. Supervise, train and evaluate Residence Director(s).
  3. Supervise, train and evaluate student staff.
  4. Administer and interpret the student conduct process for residents in the area utilizing an educational and developmental approach.
  5. Develop departmental residential curriculum through comprehensive programming, cohort-based learning, campus partner collaboration, and integration of learning outcomes and assessment plans.
  6. Execute departmental projects and initiatives including advising, staff selection, and training.
  7. Serve in an on-call rotation (approx. once every 7 weeks) to provide after-hours support and crisis response, which may include hospital visits.
  8. Support and assist with the overall residential life/housing operation.
  9. Work in partnership with other college constituencies to provide quality service to students.
  10. Engage in on-going professional and personal development.

Job Requirements

  1. Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education or related field
  2. Residential life and/or student development experience that includes supervisory responsibility. Candidates with two years of post-bachelor residential life experience strongly preferred.
  3. As an area coordinator of an all-women's residence hall/area at a college for women, it is a bona fide requirement that a qualified candidate identifies as a woman.
  4. At least two years' experience living in campus housing.
  5. Ability to work within a team and motivate others.
  6. Effective communication, organization and human relations skills.
  7. Understanding of student development theory including women's development theory.
  8. Willingness and ability to maintain a high level of competence and professionalism.
  9. Discreet judgment and confidentiality are expected at this level of responsibility.
  10. Leadership development skills and ability to practice and teach shared leadership.
  11. Demonstrated helping skills and referral ability.
  12. Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings, and serving in an on-call role.
  13. Must be able to live on-campus.
  14. Must hold a valid US driver's license or obtain one prior to 1st day of employment due to participation in staff duty rotation.
  15. The ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Application Information

Applications are accepted online. Applicants should complete the full application and submit a cover letter and resume. If you require an accommodation to participate in the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (320) 363-5500 or employment@csbsju.edu It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct a pre-employment background check. An offer of employment is conditional upon a successful background check. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.

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