Area Coordinator

George Washington University  |  Washington, DC

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Job Overview

Posted February 08, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Area Coordinator

Onsite Event Position ID: 2035
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Washington, DC
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 29771

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$47,500 - $47,500
Additional Compensation:
For complete list of benefits, visit benefits.gwu.edu.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs
Benefits
Salary Range:
$47,500 - $47,500
Additional Compensation:
For complete list of benefits, visit benefits.gwu.edu.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

The Area Coordinator (AC) serves as a live-in professional responsible for the oversight of student living experiences and implementation of programmatic initiatives for a residence hall or configuration of residence halls.  The AC, as a member of the Office of the Student Experience residential life and housing team, is responsible for planning, development, and implementation of residential initiatives that promote dynamic, student-focused residential communities in the residence halls. ACs provide visioning, strategic planning, and direct coordination of staff in the halls to facilitate the development of communities, foster a sense of belonging, promote health and wellbeing, and support the students’ learning. ACs coordinate interventions and direct support to students and their families, manage complex incidents and student needs, and collaborate with stakeholders across the university to ensure students have the connections and support they need to thrive as members of the GW community.


Job Requirements

Desired Candidate Characteristics

• Passion for working with diverse undergraduate students and their families
• Creative planning and development of initiatives that engage students in residence halls
• Previous supervision experience and development of graduate or full time staff
• Leadership and collaboration abilities to organize others toward shared outcomes
• Case management and coordination of interventions in response to student needs
• Strong customer service, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
• Ability to manage multiple priorities in fast-paced, changing environments
• Understanding of conference needs and management in a residential setting
• Experience coordinating with offices outside of Housing and Residential life for the management of a residential facility

Position Summary

• Oversees a building or a configuration of buildings including the supervision and support of full-time community directors, graduate residence directors, and undergraduate resident advisors.
• Directly supervises residential staff in their configuration which typically includes 1 to 3 graduate Residence Directors (RDs) and/or Community Directors (CDs) and indirectly supervises 15-30 Resident Advisors (RAs) assigned to the building(s)s within their configuration. This includes supporting summer and conference housing operations.
• Facilitates opportunities for academic success and educational initiatives in the implementation and planning of programmatic efforts, such as lecture series, study groups and developmental workshops in the residence halls. Attends and supports student performances, student events, and student activities both within and outside of the residence halls.
• Serves on Student Experience project teams related to training, staff selection/recruitment, staff development, marketing and branding, faculty engagement initiatives, etc.
• Supports Enrollment and the Student Experience wide projects and initiatives including new student orientation, student success initiatives, and university events/traditions.
• Serves as Administrator on-Call providing on-scene response to students in crisis, campus emergencies, and situations that potentially compromise the health and safety of students. Perform response after business hours in 24/7 on-call rotation to provide students with immediate access to essential resources.  Ensures appropriate and timely follow up and information sharing.  
• Coordinate follow-up to after-hours incidents with staff and departments the following business day. 
• Serves as the primary contact for Faculty Guides/Faculty-in-Residence, specialized residential communities, Hall Councils, Property Managers, and Student Support case management team for their configuration. 
• Coordinates CD, RD, RA, and stakeholder response to parent and family concerns related to student wellbeing, behavior, academic concerns, residential living, roommate conflicts, or general questions.
• Adjudicates residential student conduct meetings in consultation with Housing and Residential Life leadership and Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
• Manages large scale operational events for their residential configuration including fall, winter, and spring openings/closings.  
• Oversees Residential Life and Housing offices, resource rooms, and public spaces in their building or configuration.
• Performs other duties as assigned including participating in and supporting special events and activities, representing unit/division at university-wide events, and serving on committees.

Please note: This TPE position summary does not replace the official position description which will be available via the GW Office of Human Resources jobs portal prior to TPE Onsite at https://gwu.jobs

Application Information

Please email your resume and cover in a single PDF attachment to RET@gwu.edu. Please include your candidate ID number and "Area Coordinator" in the subject line of your email. Application materials will be reviewed and Skype/phone interviews conducted prior to TPE Onsite. Applicants selected for phone interviews will be contacted by email to schedule a 30-minute Skype/phone interview. A limited number of initial interviews will be conducted at TPE Onsite. All TPE participants seeking consideration for hire will be notified of the official HR posting when it is live and are required to submit application materials at https://www.gwu.jobs/.

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