Area Coordinator

University of Richmond  |  Richmond, VA

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Job Overview

Posted January 02, 2018 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Area Coordinator

Onsite Event Position ID: 1236
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life Other Student Conduct
Location: Richmond, VA
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 392

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$43,000
Additional Compensation:
Meal plan: Full during academic year; Partial during summer Parking: Free Reserved
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Salary Range:
$43,000
Additional Compensation:
Meal plan: Full during academic year; Partial during summer Parking: Free Reserved
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

Area Coordinators have primary responsibility for the management of undergraduate residential communities. Area Coordinators work to establish an environment that will allow their residents to accomplish their academic goals and to participate in co-curricular personal growth experiences. Area Coordinators seek to develop a sense of community in each residence hall in their assigned area of responsibility.

Area Coordinators are assigned to one of the University’s College Dean’s Offices, where they serve as a primary representative of the University. Area Coordinators assist the dean with addressing academic, personal, and social concerns of the students of the College, and facilitates programmatic experiences administered by the dean’s office. Area Coordinators also work closely with the deans of both Colleges to support and assist students in the University and residential communities.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  (Generally 6 -12 items, include annual % of time typically spent performing each duty.  Combine those duties with individual % of less than 5%.  Total percentage = 100%. Be concise but clearly outline the basic components of the position conveying the scope and complexity of the assigned responsibilities as well as the level of assigned authority.)

Residence Life  (40%)

  • Staff Supervision - Supervises an undergraduate staff of 16-20 Resident Assistants and  three(3) Head Residents. Meets weekly with Head Resident and building staffs as well as bi-weekly with Resident Assistant Staff.
  • Staff Selection – Selects a student staff of 90 in cooperation with the other Area Coordinators and Director.
  • Staff Training – Plans and implements the fall and spring semester training workshops and in-service staff training. Serves as part of the instructional staff for a seven-week credit-bearing course taught each spring for newly selected student staff.
  • Staff Evaluation – Coordinates the evaluation process for student staff, including resident feedback and evaluation of each staff in their assigned area of responsibility each semester.
  • Programming – Promotes programming for assigned residential communities to satisfy components of the departmental programming model and departmental goals. Works with student staff to maintain diversity in program development efforts with an emphasis on co-curricular programs.
  • Facility Support – Supports Housekeeping and Facilities Services staff in maintaining healthy and safe living conditions within residential communities.
  • Community Climate – Facilitates the development of an environment that stimulates student responsibility and accountability within the residential community. Encourages staff and students to develop respect for living environment.
  • Emergency and Crisis Management – Participates in on-call duty rotation with other Area Coordinators. Works closely with Director, Associate Director, and both College dean’s offices and provides support to students. As essential personnel, provides support and assistance when necessary in response to campus crisis.
  • Administration – Coordinates and implements a variety of tasks including but not limited to: staff duty schedules, communications with residents, fire safety inspections, event with alcohol registration, budget management, inspection and damage billing, and updating manuals and instructional materials.
  • Summer School – Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates an undergraduate staff of up to ten Summer School Resident Assistants with the assistance of a graduate level intern through the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I). Oversees programming, facility support, community climate, and other administrative tasks as needed/assigned. Primary responsibilities are assigned to one Area Coordinator per year.

Student Advising and Concern Management  (25%)

  • Academic Advising – Serves as academic advisor for six (6) First Year students each year, and remains as the academic advisor for these students until they declare a major.
  • Retention Intervention – Under the direction of the assigned College Dean, meets with and counsels students as they encounter academic, adjustment, and/or developmental difficulties. Makes appropriate referrals to campus resources and maintains contact with student through the period of difficulty.
  • Faculty/Parent Contact – Solicits and provides feedback to faculty, staff, and parents of students facing difficulties as appropriate and under the direction of the dean.
  • Conduct Officer – Authorized to conduct preliminary hearings, determine outcomes, and assign sanctions upon students who accept responsibility for a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct. Completes appropriate administrative functions related to student conduct.
  • Policy Interpretation – Interprets University policies and procedures to students and staff, and reviews situations that merit exceptions to existing policy in consultation with appropriate personnel.

College Programming  (20%)

  • Dean’s Staff – Functions as part of the assigned College Dean’s Office team, assisting with planning, programming, and policy development for students of the College.
  • College Leadership – Provides leadership and support for various College programs, events, and traditional ceremonies. Maintains broad interest and active participation in College life and other College activities.
  • Group Advising – advises student groups as assigned by the dean.
  • Administrative Tasks – Completes administrative tasks as needed and requested.
  • Office Hours – Maintains office hours Monday-Friday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) to allow for interaction with students and other staff. Maintains availability and accessibility to residents and student staff.

Division / University Involvement  (15%)

  • Committee Involvement – Participates in divisional and/or University committees on behalf of the director or college dean as needed.
  • Living-Learning/SSIR Communities – directly advise and work with two living-learning (LLC) or Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR) communities, by working with faculty and staff of the Office of Living-Learning & Roadmap Programs to develop and implement experiential learning components; serve as the point of contact for the faculty and students within those communities.
  • WELL 085 Instructor – Instructs sessions of the University’s alcohol awareness course, attends trainings, coordinates with co-instructors, and provides feedback to the Manager of Health Education and Wellness regarding curriculum and course design.
  • Collaboration – Establishes and maintains good working relationships with other units within the division and University.
  • Professional Development – Actively participates in professional associations through attendance at annual meetings, reading of journals and newsletters, and presenting at conferences.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge in the areas of college student development theory, residential life, and student conduct is required; understanding of theoretical framework related to college student gender identity development is not required but preferred.
  • Experience and understanding of conflict management, problem solving, crisis management, supervision, time management, project management, budget preparation, and fiscal management is required.
  • Knowledge of applicable professional standards, policies, procedures, and legislation related to the areas of residence life/housing and student conduct is required.
  • Leadership ability is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills are required; demonstrated presentation skills are highly desired.
  • Computer literacy, including word processing, spreadsheet, email/calendar software, and web-based applications, is required; general knowledge or experience with Microsoft Office, Banner/BannerWeb, Maxient, and StarRez is desired; understanding of current social media platforms used by college students is helpful.

Education & experience:  

  • A master’s degree in higher education administration or a closely related field is required.

Application Information

In order to be considered an official candidate for the position, an application must be successfully submitted through our HR website. Please visit hr.richmond.edu, click on Careers tab, then Search Jobs button on left. Complete search for Area Coordinator position and complete online application.

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