Area Coordinator

Seattle University  |  Seattle, WA

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Area Coordinator

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Seattle, WA
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 35346
Application Deadline: 09/20/2021

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$36,500
Additional Compensation:
This is a non-exempt position that is eligible for overtime and duty compensation. Fully furnished 2-bedroom apartment, meal plan, and free parking. Pet friendly!
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$36,500
Additional Compensation:
This is a non-exempt position that is eligible for overtime and duty compensation. Fully furnished 2-bedroom apartment, meal plan, and free parking. Pet friendly!
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

The Area Coordinator (AC) position provides leadership and direction for a residential community that fosters student learning and development, contributes to a vital and engaged student experience, and promotes the mission of Seattle University. The AC position is responsible for the management and coordination of operational functions associated with a highly effective residential life environment.  In addition, the AC staff serve in a collaborative role with other Housing and Residence Life (HRL) colleagues in the overall development of departmental programs, services and operations. This position is also actively involved with the Division of Student Development programs and initiatives. The AC position oversees an area consisting of 1-6 buildings, with 220 – 650 students depending on assignment.  Community oversight includes student staff supervision (Graduate Assistant, Resident Assistant, and Desk Staff), Hall Council advising, conduct management, crisis management, and building/facilities management. The AC is a full-time, twelve month, live-in professional position and reports directly to an Assistant Director.

Staff Development & Supervision [community assignment-dependent]
• Supervise up to three (3) graduate-level Assistant Area Coordinator (AAC) staff
• Supervise 4-21 Resident Assistant (RA) staff and 7-14 Desk Staff student employees
• Motivate and empower staff to create environments which promote student learning and development
• Assist in staff recruitment, selection, and training processes for all student leader positions


Student Development
• Utilize student development theory to work with residents to promote personal growth, academic excellence, civic responsibility, compassion and respect for others
• Educate and hold residents accountable to the Seattle University Code of Conduct, residence hall policies and procedures
• Serve as a student conduct administrator in developmental/accountable conduct processes
• Provide care and crisis management support to on-campus students


Community Development
• Develop and implement area-specific community development and student engagement planning which supports the needs of the diverse student body
• Support Assistant Area Coordinator(s) staff in advising Residence Hall Council OR co-Advise Residence Hall Association
• Coordinate residential theme and/or learning communities with RAs and campus partners
• Partner with Campus Ministry (Resident Ministers and Jesuits-in-Residence) to provide additional support to residents and a meaningful presence in the halls


Fiscal Management
• Manage building/area budgets which include: programming, hall council events, student staff payroll, and office supplies
• Utilize University-approved purchasing methods to support community programs and services 
• Utilize and manage University Procurement Card use and reconciliation protocol each billing cycle


Building Operations Management
• Work with Building Maintenance and Custodial Supervisors to address building and student needs related to facility management and care
• Assignment-dependent: liaise with third-party leasing office to ensure a partnership in support of the student residential experience 
• Oversee the coordination of front desk operations [i.e, key management, mail/packages, and other customer service functions]
• Facilitate processes to ensure physical spaces are kept in good condition and facility/building damages are tracked


Administration
• Support departmental processes for move-in and closing of the residence halls each academic quarter
• Serve as part of professional staff 24/7 on-call duty rotation, including consultation to on-call RA staff
• Serve on at least one [1] departmental committee
• Assist with the implementation, and evaluation of HRL’s strategic plan
• Serve as the HRL liaison to other student development functional areas and other academic support units
• Perform other HRL duties as assigned and the Division of Student Development as needed


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications 
• Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, psychology, education or related field and two years of previous experience in a related residential life staff role [i.e., resident assistant, Residence Hall Association leadership, etc.] demonstrating experience and responsibility for assisting with the full range of responsibilities associated with being an Area Coordinator or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position such as described above.
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice is essential.
• A demonstrated understanding and commitment to support the University mission, vision and values.
• All positions require a criminal history background check.

Preferred Qualifications 
• Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or related field and two years of previous experience in residence life or other student development work which demonstrates responsibility for assisting with the full range of duties associated with the position.
• The ideal applicant will possess the ability to use student learning and development theory, a commitment to being student-centered and to the concepts of community, service and social justice, diversity, integration of academic and campus life, and holistic development.
• Excellent interpersonal, crisis management, managerial, and community development skills are necessary as well as an understanding and/or openness to the values of Seattle University as a Jesuit/Catholic institution.

Application Information

To apply go to https://www.seattleu.edu/careers/ Position Requisition #1546 Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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