Resident Coordinator (Available Now)

La Salle University  |  Philadelphia, PA

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Job Overview

Posted October 24, 2018 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Resident Coordinator (Available Now)

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 505

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$36,400
Additional Compensation:
University benefits provided. While employed in this position, you are required to live on campus. As such, included in your employment offer is housing that will include furniture, a washer/dryer, a kitchen and access to cable or IPTV. While all on-campus housing is not the same size in terms of square footage, Residence Life will work to ensure that all live-on staff have equitable amenities. In addition, a University meal plan is available to you during the Fall and Spring academic terms.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
No
Benefits
Salary Range:
$36,400
Additional Compensation:
University benefits provided. While employed in this position, you are required to live on campus. As such, included in your employment offer is housing that will include furniture, a washer/dryer, a kitchen and access to cable or IPTV. While all on-campus housing is not the same size in terms of square footage, Residence Life will work to ensure that all live-on staff have equitable amenities. In addition, a University meal plan is available to you during the Fall and Spring academic terms.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
No
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Resident Coordinator is a full-time, 12 month, live-in position in the Residence Life and Community Development within the Division of Student Affairs. The Resident Coordinator is responsible for the total operation of a residential community housing approximately 200-250 students in traditional and apartment style residence halls. It is the expectation of this staff member to foster a clean, safe, positive, and inclusive community environment that encourages students to develop their full potential. This position includes educational, supervisory and administrative functions that promote student engagement, academic success, and personal development. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  (include but are not limited to)

Essential Duties:

Train, supervise, and develop student staff

Supervise, train and evaluate 6-8 Resident/Community Assistants in a residential area.

  • Assist in coordinating and facilitating training for student staff during training periods and on an on-going basis.
  • Provide staff direction, support and development using knowledge of team and group dynamics.
  • Create a supportive environment that promotes the professional and personal development of student staff members.
  • Conduct weekly meetings with student staff to develop and review goals/outcomes achieved, discuss issues, recognize contributions, provide and solicit feedback.

Perform administrative and operational responsibilities

  • Coordinate operational aspects of residence hall openings and closings; health and safety inspection process, schedule fire drills and room condition inventory process for area of supervision.
  • Work collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Housing and Data Management in managing room assignments and vacancies in the assigned residential area.
  • Assist with facility management in communicating work orders, repair and replacement needs, and support maintenance and custodial services.
  • Maintain office hours daily for walk-in appointments with students.
  • Maintain programming budgets and track student staff's programming requirements, budgets, and assess effectiveness of community building efforts.

Create programming and opportunities for community engagement

  • Assist with and oversee the implementation of the Leading Strong Communities/Success curriculum.
  • Serve as advisor to Resident Student Association Area Board.
  • Support and attend programs, meetings, and activities offered by student staff and area board.
  • Serve as a programming and community building resource for staff and students.
  • Promote participation in University programs and services.

Participate actively in the Student Conduct process

  • Serve as a informal hearing officer under the supervision of the Director of Student Conduct to help create a positive community environment in which students learn from their actions and assume responsibility for their actions.
  • Document policy violations, write incident reports, correspond effectively with students through appointment and sanction letters.
  • Provide, facilitate and promote conflict resolution services through the Roommate Agreement Workshop and through formal conflict mediation.

Maintain current understanding of university policies, procedures, facilities, staff, and resources.

 Intervene and respond to crisis

  • Counsel students as they encounter various developmental and/or adjustment difficulties in making appropriate referrals to Student Wellness Services, and University Ministry, Service and Support.
  • Participate in on call duty rotation and provide University management presence when offices are closed.
  • Provide appropriate support and follow-up for students and staff involved in crisis or emergency situations.
  • Maintain availability and accessibility to residents and student staff.
  • Maintain communication with Residence Life and Community Development leadership staff to keep them informed of emergencies and crisis situations.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Adjudicate preliminary hearings and collaborate in the administration of the University Student Conduct System for on and off campus students.
  • Participate in Residence Life and Community Development internal committees responsible for planning student staff training and recruitment.
  • Advocate for all students, especially those from under-represented populations.
  • Participate actively in University governance through committee assignments and other responsibilities assigned by the Assistant Director of Residence Life, the Executive Director for Residence Life, the Assistant Vice President for Residence Life and Community Development, and the Vice President for Student Affairs.
  • Participate actively in divisional and University programs, activities, ceremonies, and celebrations which may be held during evening or weekend hours, such as graduation events, Career Fair, and Homecoming.

Job Requirements

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, the humanities, or related field.
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in student affairs as an RA, CA or student leader.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of La Salle University.

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in progress in the area of student personnel, higher education, counseling or related field
  • Experience with student life on an urban, Catholic residential campus and commitment to the ongoing enhancement of student learning and student life in such a setting.
  • On-call and/or live-in experience in a university setting preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, attention to detail, and basic understanding of assessing data.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

  • This position is required to live on campus and shares on-call duty rotation for evenings, weekends, and University holidays while offices are closed.
  • This position is considered essential personnel and is required to work during times of reduced operations or closures.
  • This position works significant weekend and evening hours in order to attend programs, training sessions, and meet with students. 
  • Must have the ability to maneuver throughout the La Salle University Community. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Resident Coordinator position is appointed for two years from the initial hiring date (based on satisfactory performance), unless an appointment extension is approved by the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Freshman Initiatives. After the initial term, the position may be renewed for one (1) additional year based on a letter of intent from the Coordinator, a discussion with the Assistant Director about past performance and future goals, and an affirmative decision by the Assistant Director. All appointments and reappointments will conclude on the nearest June 1st to the third anniversary of the appointment or the first business day following June 1st. 

Application Information

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