Area Coordinator

Oberlin College  |  Oberlin, OH

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Job Overview

Posted December 16, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Area Coordinator

Onsite Event Position ID: 2297
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Oberlin, OH
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 26690

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$36,000 - $36,000
Additional Compensation:
A furnished one-bedroom apartment that includes basic cable and internet access; a full meal plan for self and a partial meal plan for a partner when dining services is in operation; and professional development funds. All employees of Oberlin College receive a free parking permit, use of the recreational facilities, 22 days paid vacation per year, and health benefits. Pet policy allows for one pet with a $200 deposit and other requirements as outlined by the Live-in Staff Pet Policy.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$36,000 - $36,000
Additional Compensation:
A furnished one-bedroom apartment that includes basic cable and internet access; a full meal plan for self and a partial meal plan for a partner when dining services is in operation; and professional development funds. All employees of Oberlin College receive a free parking permit, use of the recreational facilities, 22 days paid vacation per year, and health benefits. Pet policy allows for one pet with a $200 deposit and other requirements as outlined by the Live-in Staff Pet Policy.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:

Position Description

The Office of Residential Education invites applications for the position of Area Coordinator. This is a full-time, 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff, live-in position reporting to the Assistant Director of Residential Education. This position primarily supports the Office of Residential Education and, in summer months, provides secondary support to the Office of Conference Services and Office of Dining Services.


Oberlin College, an independent coeducational institution, holds a distinguished place among American colleges and universities. Oberlin was the first college to grant undergraduate degrees to women and, historically, was a leader in the education of African Americans. The Oberlin community is known for its academic and musical excellence and its commitment to social engagement and diversity. The Area Coordinator currently supports several residential units and associated faculty, staff, and students.


Oberlin College is unique among independent colleges for its commitment to offering its students a wide variety of on-campus housing options, such as special interest housing, co-operative housing, village apartment housing, and traditional housing that are designed to meet students’ progressive development. The Area Coordinator position is part of the Office’s management team comprised of the Director, one Assistant Director for Residential Education,  and one Assistant Director for Housing Administration. In addition, there is a team of nine other live-in professional staff members comprised of Resident Liaisons, Graduate Residential Coordinators, and Area Coordinators. Area Coordinators are responsible for all programmatic and educational initiatives including the Residential Curriculum within their assigned residence halls and the promotion of programs and services that support students’ personal, social, and academic success. More information can be found at www.oberlin.edu/resed.


Responsibilities: The Area Coordinator will have responsibilities in the following areas:

Supervision and Advising
 Directly supervise, mentor, and evaluate a Graduate Assistant Resident Coordinator or a part-time Resident Liasion.
 Directly supervise, mentor, and evaluate approximately 15 Resident Assistants.
 Oversee approximately 500 residents.
 Advise and provide guidance to cluster council for assigned buildings.
 Assist with student and professional staff hiring.

Program Implementation and Development
 Maintain high visibility with students in housing.
 Identify and assess the needs of residents.
 Provide educational and social opportunities focused on residential curriculum.
 Maintain open communication with the SHARE Deans to assess the needs of individual students.
 Support on-going assessment efforts concerning students and their experience at Oberlin College.

Administration
 Participate in regular meetings within the Office of Residential Education and the Division of Student Life
 Conduct weekly staff meetings
 Facilitate the check-in, check-out, room inspections, and damage billing processes at the open and close of each semester.
 Assist with the coordination of housing selection and assignments.

Advising, Counseling, and Crisis Management
 Support students around social, academic, and personal concerns.
 Be knowledgeable of college resources and provide appropriate referrals.
 Serve in the campus-wide on-call system rotation, responding directly to crisis situations as appropriate/required.
 Maintain on-campus presence for cluster/community events.

Community Standards and Safety
 Serve as a conduct hearing officer, educating residents about residential life and college policies.
 Monitor the physical integrity of the space and report and follow-up on maintenance concerns.
 Conduct weekly walk throughs of assigned buildings
 Oversee life safety inspections and complete necessary follow-up meetings.
 Encourage self-discipline, self-government, and respect for individual rights among residents; encourage individual assertiveness.

Summer Conferences
 Serve as a Conference Manager for the summer conference program, including participation in an on-call rotation and weekend shifts.
 Provide general supervision of 14 student staff and manage the operation of the Conference Services Information Center.
 Prepare housing and related facilities (e.g. meeting rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, etc.) for summer guests.
 Oversee check-in and checkout procedures for conference groups.
 Meet with the leaders of assigned groups to ensure that their needs are met in accordance with their contract.
 Work with the Director of Conference Services to bill groups for services rendered.
 Responsible for the management of one administrative process.

This list is not all-inclusive and all employees are expected to perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in higher education administration, cultural studies, counseling, or a related field is preferred. Prior to employment, all candidates must pass a background check. All candidates should possess strong administrative skills and be committed to working with a diverse student population.

Desired Qualifications:
 Residential life experience
 Proven ability to collaborate and work successfully with multiple constituents to deliver and improve programs and initiatives

Application Information

Submit a letter of application, resume, and names/contact information of 3 professional references (one of which should be from a current supervisor) via the online application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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