Residential Counselor - The Gatton Academy

Western Kentucky University  |  Bowling Green, KY

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Job Overview

Posted about 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residential Counselor - The Gatton Academy

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 28458
Application Deadline: 10/17/2018

Benefits

Salary Range:
$23,078 - $25,000
Additional Compensation:
Compensation and Benefits: - 10-month contract paid over a 12-month period - Partially furnished dorm room with cable, internet service, utilities, local phone service (fair market value of approximately $10,000 per year). Room use is restricted to the employee. - Professional development within the Academy and the University at-large. - Salary range of $23,078 to $25,000 annually, with benefits package including options for medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, partial University tuition waiver, University Bookstore discount, and reduced price membership to the University's health and fitness facility. (Salary grade 105)
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
No
Benefits
Salary Range:
$23,078 - $25,000
Additional Compensation:
Compensation and Benefits: - 10-month contract paid over a 12-month period - Partially furnished dorm room with cable, internet service, utilities, local phone service (fair market value of approximately $10,000 per year). Room use is restricted to the employee. - Professional development within the Academy and the University at-large. - Salary range of $23,078 to $25,000 annually, with benefits package including options for medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, partial University tuition waiver, University Bookstore discount, and reduced price membership to the University's health and fitness facility. (Salary grade 105)
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
No
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Position Description

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU seeks qualified candidates for the position of Residential Counselor. The Gatton Academy is a public residential STEM school, established and funded by the Kentucky legislature, on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Students  complete their last two years of high school and earn at least 60 hours of college credit. This is a 10-month position, with anticipated start date of August 6, 2018. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Residential Life.  Gatton Academy staff and administrators are employees of Western Kentucky University.

Job Description:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive.  Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.  This is a residential position.

  • Creates and manages a safe, healthy, and nurturing living/learning environment within the residence hall.
  • Develops a supportive community consistent with the Academy's creed of Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Equality, and Diversity through creative educational, cultural, social, and recreational programming.
  • Advises, counsels, and seeks to develop students through individual interactions and by creating and sustaining a supportive living environment.
  • Provides appropriate support and referrals for students during emotional and physical crises.
  • Provides academic support services in coordination with other Academy staff, and serves on the Academic Success Team.
  • Provides leadership and supervision on Academy study abroad trips.
  • Monitors and documents student progress in academics and personal growth.
  • Serves as an advisor and liaison for clubs and activities.
  • Provides on-call support to students on a rotation basis.

Essential Functions:

  • Creating a Supportive Learning Environment
    • Collaborate with all Academy Residential Counselors and staff to create and sustain a community that fosters student learning, independence, and academic success.
    • Establish rapport and develop mentoring relationships with students.
    • Live on student wing in the Academy and serves as a role model/mentor in all areas of personal, relational, and academic life.
    • Play an integral role acclimating students to the Academy in student orientation week.
    • Transport students in University owned or rented vehicles.
    • Implement Academy initiatives, particularly those focused on student retention.
  • Administrative or Managerial Functions
    • Maintain and oversee wing programming and supply budget.
    • Assess the efficacy of programs and activities.
    • Report and keep record of maintenance and security issues within the wing.
    • Communicate regularly with parents in support of students and to foster parental involvement in the academy.
    • Provide day-to-day intervention and crisis response.
    • Collaborate with housekeeping and facilities staff to maintain a living environment conducive to learning.
    • Staff and support the front desk as needed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective leadership, mentorship, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to make sound, ethical decisions in times of crises.
  • Willingness to serve as a role model for students in work ethic, attitude, and respect for others.

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 - 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.


Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience working in residential life at the secondary or post-secondary level as hall director, residential assistant, desk clerk, or similar position.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to reside on a single-gender wing of the Gatton Academy.

Application Information

A cover letter and resume must be submitted through WKU's electronic talent management system. You will receive email confirmation that your submission has been received. The candidate review process will generally begin as materials are received.

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