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Residential Community Educator (Area Coordinator-level)
|Onsite Event Position ID:||1844|
|Job Type:||Housing/Residence Life|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 20,000 Students|
Located in the vibrant college town of Stillwater, Oklahoma State University invites applications for the full-time, mid-level Residential Community Educator (RCE) position. Less than 90 minutes from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OSU-Stillwater is part of a five branch system that supports its land-grant mission by enhancing the student experience in areas of wellness, diversity & inclusion, and community engagement. Our students and staff engage both with their country roots and city life within Stillwater, and have access to outstanding Big 12 athletics and national championship contenders, America's Greatest Homecoming Celebration, and amazing performing arts, including the McKnight Center, which will open in Fall 2019 and be the epicenter for the arts in Stillwater. A short drive to either of Oklahoma's major cities provides world-class entertainment, including the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, concerts at the Chesapeake Energy Center and BOK Center (and more!), formal gardens, zoos, and art museums! Travel anywhere in the world with service out of Stillwater to Dallas and anywhere else that American Airlines flies!
The successful candidate will also be part of a dynamic and evolving department, which is currently in the third year of evaluation and implementation of the Residential Curriculum. Our student-centered focus allows us to help students define success however they choose and ultimately achieve their personal, academic, career, and social dreams! We have earmarked $16 million for facilities improvements and continue to be a leader in innovative design that meets the ever-changing needs of today's college student.
The RCE has direct supervision of 3-4 graduate assistants (Assistant RCEs), indirect supervision of 25-40 student staff members (Community Mentors), and will chair one of our departmental committees (Alternative Spring Break, Open Late OSU late night programming, Assessment & Evaluation, Real Talk)
On a daily basis, the RCE is responsible for the successful implementation, assessment and development of the residential curriculum. The live-on RCE is also responsible for overseeing the continual development of all aspects of creating and nurturing a student community oriented towards the academic and social education of residents. Daily work includes, but is not limited to, implementation of a residential curriculum that emphasizes Community Engagement through social connectedness, civic responsibility, and service and involvement; Lifelong Learning through intellectual curiosity, personal well-being, and professional development; and Individual Accountability through self-awareness, diverse perspectives and advocacy facilitated by paraprofessional staff (including graduate students) that are hired, trained, supervised and evaluated by the RCE. Additionally, RCE perform administrative duties congruent with maintaining community standards, and a safe and secure environment. These coordinators will be responsible for creating community in the residence halls and reaching out to each resident within their areas. They will also reside within the halls, facilitating interaction and providing residents greater access and increased connection.
This is typically 9 AM - 5 PM Monday thru Friday, with regular evening meetings and some weekend work. The workload is usually heavier at the beginning and the ending of the Academic Semesters. This position also requires staff to stay over some University Breaks if serving on the crisis duty rotation during that time. This is a live-on position.
Must be able to climb stairs and travel across campus for meetings and events. The person often serves as the first responder to incidents involving student and parent concerns.
Two years full time experience. Experience with residential education programs or equivalent curriculum knowledge. Strong communication skills; ability to be available evenings and weekends; ability to reside in an on-campus apartment; supervisory skills and experience; advising skills with shown experience.
Familiarity with conflict management process; experience in project management; experience administering a formal student conduct process; strong understanding of student learning and development; experience using knowledge of student learning and development to develop strategies to foster co-curricular learning in the residence halls guided by student learning outcomes.
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