Residential Learning Coordinators
East Stroudsburg University, one of Pennsylvania’s 14 state institutions of higher education, is a comprehensive university located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As an innovative and entrepreneurial university-educationally, socially, organizationally, and culturally-with an emphasis on quality and collaboration in everything we provide, East Stroudsburg strives to model for the immediate and surrounding community a commitment to learning and service. Residential and Dining Services at East Stroudsburg University invites candidates for Two Residential Learning Coordinator positions. These are 9 month permanent positions.
- Coordinate weekly staff meetings to provide relevant information and clear communication
- Conduct weekly or bi-weekly individual meetings with staff members
- Provide formal/informal evaluation and feedback regarding performance and expectations
- Monitor and maintain in-hall duty rotation systems
- Oversee and review staff performance within the community engagement model
- Facilitate staff development, professional development and on-going training for the staff
- Oversee management of programming and staff development budgets
- Actively participate in the selection and training of student staff members
- Monitor and assist student staff with implementing the Community Engagement Model
- Support the programming and policy making efforts of Residential and Dining Services to create a positive living environment and facilitate the development of students
- Incorporate the mission, vision and values of Residential and Dining Services into our hall communities
- Create and maintain a student development focused environment
- Support the academic mission of the institution
- Assess and evaluate program outcomes
- Attend programs and events and maintain visibility in the hall/community
- Advise the local Community Board, including advising the board’s executive team and general assembly.
- Attend all Community Board general meetings
- Serve on various committees or initiatives as assigned or approved by supervisor. Committees and initiatives may include Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, any of our semester service initiatives, teaching RA Class sessions, Residence Hall Association, Moses Society or NRHH Advising
- Attend Residence Life staff training, as well as related professional development opportunities within Residential and Dining Services and Student Affairs
- Attend and participate in weekly Residence Life meetings
- Meet individually with the Assistant Director for Residential and Dining Services or your assigned immediate supervisor
- Coordinate hall openings and closings
- Conduct weekly occupancy audits, facilitate room changes and support other administrative requests from Central Office as necessary
Facilities and Environment Management
- Participate in scheduled fire drills in the residence hall once a semester
- Maintain open communication with hall support staff (Housekeeping, Facilities, etc.)
- Coordinate pre-break room checks and oversee all health and safety inspections
- Assist in emergency situations as needed
Crisis Management and Campus Support
- Provide leadership during crises in the residence hall and in the greater campus community
- Participate in a rotating weekly on-call system providing emergency assistance to staff and residents
- Provide duty coverage during one university break
- Become familiar with and follow institutional and departmental guidelines regarding emergencies
- Assist agencies such as ESU Police Department, Stroud Fire Department, and other campus and city
- entities in the case of an emergency
- Provide student staff with thorough emergency response training
Staff Training and Development
- With direction from the Assistant Director for Residence Life, develop and implement annual training and development experiences for the Residence Life staff team
- Participate in the construction and facilitation of the Resident Advisor class, a component of the annual recruitment and selection process Residence Life.
Organizational Recruitment and Selection
- With direction from the Assistant Director for Residence Life, plan, lead and evaluate all recruitment efforts for Residence Life at both the student staff, graduate and professional levels.
- Work closely with Human Resources, Graduate Studies, and other campus entities to appropriately attract, employ and manage talent for the organization
Student Engagement and Leadership
- Support, in alignment with a curriculum geared toward organizational engagement as a division, a leadership platform that focuses on personal and communal involvement within the residence halls
- Participate in the development of the four student organizations housed within Residential Services. These organizations are the Residence Hall Association, Moses Society (Resident Advisor Honorary), Student Staff Council and the National Residence Hall Honorary
- Invest in the growth of the Community Board model for all residence halls, challenging Residence Life staff to create opportunities for residents to lead where they live
Assessment and Evaluation
- With direction from the Assistant Director for Residence Life, construct, implement and guide annual curricular and programmatic assessment and evaluation measures for Residence Life
- Contribute to the annual development of organizational strategic planning, goal setting, program evaluation and implementation and policy review
Student Behavior and Accountability
- Clearly communicate, interpret and enforce department and university policies to staff and students
- Ensure staff members are appropriately confronting and documenting behavioral issues and concerns
- Review all incident and police reports and communicate with Student Conduct and the Dean of Students when necessary
- Adjudicate student conduct cases, track sanction completion, refer cases as needed, and coordinate and consult with supervisor regarding high level conduct cases or ongoing situation of concern
- Provide programs and other proactive educational interventions to minimize behavioral issues Student Relationships
- Make effort to get to know residents and maintain a high level of visibility
- Serve as a resource or referral for information concerning university life
- Promote student involvement in residence hall activities, hall governance, and general co-curricular campus life
- Provide support or referral for residents with academic, personal, or career concerns.
- Demonstrate an ethic of care for students with specific academic or personal accommodations
- Serve as primary liaison to your residents’ parents
- Act as a positive role model at all times (on and off campus)
- Maintain a professional attitude and manner while employed by the university
- Monitor and maintain a professional online presence (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
- Know and abide by local, state, federal laws
- Maintain confidential for sensitive and FERPA protected information
Professional Development & Presentations
- Facilitate periodic professional development sessions for departmental and campus community members
- Engage with regional and national professional development agencies to enhance learning and development
- Attend monthly professional development experiences that support the goals of the division as a representative of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence Summer Responsibilities
- If area is moved to Residential and Dining Services, serve as a Summer School or Summer Conference Residential Learning Coordinator
- Work in the central office providing support and guidance to prospective and in-coming students
- Serve on-call as a part of a summer duty rotation
- Master's degree in College Student Personnel/Student Affairs or equivalent educational program that demonstrates support for students within the college environment.
- Three years of progressive Residence Life or related higher education experience in each of the job responsibilities categories shared within this posting.
- experience in the development of individual and group educational interventions;
- experience with student conduct and crisis intervention;
- knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Office and student tracking databases (TheHousingDirector, Guardian, Maxient, Banner, StarFish);
- effective verbal and written communication skills;
- ability to lead during change;
- create collaborative and collegial working relationships;
- ability to function effectively in a high-energy work environment with constant demands from a variety of sources.
- interest and ability to work in a multicultural/multi ethnic environment.
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.
Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8AM through 4:30PM and business needs demand.
Annual Salary: $36, 900.000. Final selection will be based upon a successful interview and background check. All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. at the time of employment. Reimbursement for interview and relocation expenses are not available for this position.
Advertisement Period: 06/23/2020 through 07/07/2020
Application Link: https://ESU.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=esu&id=4827
The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer.