Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Residential Life, the Area Coordinator has responsibilities that encompass:
Assist with the recruitment, selection and training of 10-16 Resident Advisors, and the Graduate Hall Director(s) in multiple residence halls housing 300-700 students.
Directly supervise, mentor and evaluate 10-16 Resident Advisors and Graduate Hall Directors in multiple residence halls housing 300-700 students.
Coordinate ongoing RA and Graduate Hall Director staff training through team building activities, professional development workshops, and other programs.
Coordinate weekly staff meetings that update and reinforce training objectives and intentionally focus on individual and staff development.
Conduct regular one-on-one meetings with supervisees.
Community & Student Development
As part of the Housing and Residential Life team, assist with creating a residential community that creates and maintains a positive, multicultural, learner-centered community.
Promote and encourage student learning, academic success, co-curricular participation, and responsible decision making.
Foster an atmosphere of respect for individual differences and community values.
Respond to student crises and conduct appropriate follow-up, notification and documentation per stipulated protocols.
Create intentional efforts to interact with students and provide opportunities for student growth and development.
Provide counsel and advice for individual students, student leaders, and student groups.
Advise and support residence hall student groups.
Encourage student safety and security.
Communicate and promote University policy and procedures including residence hall policies.
Participate in on-call duty in which student crises are addressed and follow-up is conducted.
Maintain daily office hours.
Assist with the evaluation of residential incident reports including assigning low-level cases, acting as hearing officer, facilitating conflict resolution, providing administrative support and use of Advocate, while ensuring proper referral of cases to the Student Conduct and Community Standards Director.
Manage aspects of opening, closing, and front desk.
Respond to requests and inquiries from University personnel, students, and parent and make appropriate referrals of inquiries to upper-level personnel.
Manage aspects of RA student employment.
Plan, coordinate, and conduct training for Resident Advisors, and the Graduate Hall Directors or Community Advisor for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters.
Responsible for overseeing RA and Hall Council programming.
Collaborate with Dining Services, Facilities and Operations (custodial), and Department of Public Safety.
Seek opportunities to work collaboratively with campus partners to ensure residential community development.
Prepare periodic and annual reports.
Provide resources and referrals for students and family members.
While performing as a student development educator, supervision and administration duties of this position, the employee is required to access all floors and public areas of the residence hall on a weekly basis. Reasons for floor access may include but are not limited to facility and safety inspections, emergency response, student policy violations and safety concerns, staff member observation, and availability and outreach to residents. In instances of emergencies, the Area Coordinator must be able to respond in a timely manner appropriate to the situation. The employee must also be able to do exterior building inspections twice per semester.
Master’s degree in College Student Personnel or related field.
1-2 years post-Master’s residence hall director experience. 2 years as a graduate hall director is the equivalent of one year post-Master’s degree.
Efficient organizational and time management skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with others, and perform productively independently.
Ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
Prior experience in handling crisis and emergency situations.
Ability to be creative, innovative, and proactive.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to access all floors and public areas of the residence hall on a weekly basis. Reasons for the floor access may include, but are not limited to, facility and safety inspections, emergency response, student policy violations and safety concerns, staff member observation, and availability and outreach to residents. In instances of emergencies, the Area Coordinator must be able to respond in a timely manner appropriate to the situation. The employee must be able to do exterior building inspections twice per semester.
The Area Coordinator is a full-time professional, 12-month, live-in position. The HD will facilitate and develop a nurturing residential community and must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
Annual Remuneration Overview: Based on a 12-month contract, includes a one-bedroom furnished apartment, utilities (gas, electric, heat, water), cable, Internet, meal plan, and parking permit. The University offers an extensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plan. Visit the HR website for details http://www.umflint.edu/hr/employee-benefits. Our staff also enjoy other benefits such as a discounted membership rate from the Recreation Center and many other companies that give UM discounts.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
This position will be posted until filled. For best consideration, please apply by July 6, 2017.
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