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.
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.
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.