Muskingum University invites applications for the position of Area Coordinator. This is an opportunity to join an energetic division of Student Affairs educators, who support our students outside of the classroom. The coordinator engages students to create a positive and safe residential environment for all students.
Muskingum University, a comprehensive institution with a strong liberal arts tradition, is located just seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord. Founded in 1837, the university's total undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student population is approximately 3,000. Muskingum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from populations traditionally underserved by higher education to apply.
The successful candidate will help create a vibrant residential program, engaging students in extra- and co-curricular opportunities for growth and learning. This exciting opportunity calls for a team player and creative thinker who is seeking both specialist and generalist student affairs experience.
POSITION TITLE: Area Coordinator – Residence Life
POSITION REPORTS TO: Director of Residence Life
POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: Paraprofessional Staff
FUNDAMENTAL OBJECTIVE OF THIS POSITION:
The Area Coordinator position is a 10-month, full time, live-in professional position which will manage on-campus residential facilities and will have a specific focus in residential life projects and staffing. Area Coordinators act as integral members of the Division of Student Affairs providing programs designed to support and enhance student success.
Supervise, evaluate and support residential area paraprofessional staff and assist in recruitment, selection and training for these personnel;
Facilitate positive community development in residential area and create professional presence therein, know area residents and their issues/needs, and maintain availability/accessibility in the residence halls and in the main Student Life Office;
Coordinate delivery of developmental, educational and social programming in residential area;
Manage residential area facilities through coordinating and maintaining records on occupancy, room assignments, check-in files, room transfers, contract releases, and key transmittal for each resident in conjunction with the Student Life Office, as well as coordinating room condition reports and public area damages, and investigating responsibility and assessing charges for remediation;
Examine all individual residential spaces at the beginning of the year, prior to check in, at the end of the year at check out, and other time throughout the year to assess condition of facilities;
Perform regular walk-throughs of assigned residential spaces in order to appropriately manage facilities
Interact with physical plant, housekeeping, computer and network services, food service, and campus police personnel regarding the delivery of services for the residential area;
Supervise desk operations through procedural implementation and staffing coordination;
Communicate behavioral expectations and facilitate conflict resolution through establishment of accountability for compliance- both informally through mediation, etc., as well as formally in judicial process as Hearing Officer employing educational discipline and creative sanctioning;
Serve on Student Affairs professional staff all campus on-call duty rotation and summer conference coordination team as necessary, and respond to certain situations in person;
Facilitate customer service delivery in Student Affairs programs while balancing student wants and developmental needs;
Represent Division of Student Affairs on various committees as assigned;
A collateral assignment will also be determined, based on needs of the division and skills of the staff;
Other responsibilities as assigned.
The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the major functions of the position and should not be considered a complete description of the essential functions of the position. It is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
MUSKINGUM UNIVERSITY’S POLICY ON BACKGROUND CHECKS:
Muskingum University conducts background checks on all full-time job candidates. The type of information that can be collected by this third party agency includes, but is not limited to, a criminal background check, education, employment history, credit, and professional and personal references. This process is conducted to verify the accuracy of the information provided by the candidate and determine his/her suitability for employment.
Muskingum University reserves the right to make the sole determination concerning information or any employment decision arising out of the background check. When verbally making the offer of employment to the successful candidate, the hiring manager must inform the candidate that the offer is contingent upon the successful results of the background check. The Human Resource Office then conducts any and all applicable background checks on the final candidate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Higher Education or related field preferred. Understanding of small, liberal arts, residential campus preferred. Must be a team player and interact collegially with co-workers and other constituencies.
Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as, interpersonal skills.
Must take pride in and be thorough in quality of work produced; must be able to use general office equipment including office computer, copier, telephone, facsimile machine, etc.
Must have ability to multi-task and engage in the gathering, examination and basic analysis of information to arrive at solutions or recommendations and/or take appropriate action required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, sit, reach and use repetitive motions of hands and wrists. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop or bend. The employee must frequently lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally push and/or pull up to 20 pounds. This position requires the ability to walk up and down flights of stairs in buildings for various required tasks. This position requires the use of both near and far vision and ability to supervise student activity in assigned areas. Evening and weekend commitment required. Must be able to meet regular and predictable attendance standards.