Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Coordinator Resident Support Services for Rutgers Residence Life. The Coordinator Resident Support Services for Accommodations and Special Populations reports to the Assistant Director for Student Support and is responsible for the support and intervention of students with disabilities and medical concerns, coordination of the special accommodation request process, the incoming and continuing student special housing assignment process, and the coordination with university partners who are involved in accommodating students in residence.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Serves as a resource to the specific student population requiring special housing accommodations or other housing needs on campus and serve as a consultant and advocate for their concerns.
Develops, maintains, and implements the special accommodation process for incoming and continuing undergraduate and graduate students living on campus.
Develop and administer the room lottery process for students who have been approved for special/disability housing accommodations.
Works with all university partners who are involved with accommodating students: Office of Disability Services, Facilities, Dining Services, Health Services, REHS, and CAPS.
Trains campus staff in emerging trends on how to support the needs of students with disabilities within the community.
Works in concert with campus staff and division partners to plan and implement community programming around various wellness topics (mental health, dangerous drug use, etc.), and works with the departmental assessment unit to ensure a high level of quality services to students of concern.
Works in concert with the Office of Disability Services for all approved service and assistance animal request, working closely with animals and handlers in residence for all onboarding needs.
Assists the Assistant Director of Residence Life for Student Support in serving the needs of special populations (students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, students in transition, non-traditional students) and serve as a consultant and advocate for their concerns, and respond to students and parents with concerns in a compassionate and timely manner.
Serves as a liaison to animal focused student organization as it pertains to their experience within the residential communities.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Master's degree in student affairs administration, higher education, social work or a closely related field.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The RCC must possess the ability to work with a highly diverse population, excellent problem solving skills and a strong commitment to customer service and student development.
Must be detail orientated, have good writing skills and have knowledge of computer data base systems.
Preferred three to five year of experience working in residence life with some responsibility for emergency response, crises management and student advocacy with knowledge of ADA and FHA laws.
Operate the housing assignment database as it pertains to student disabilities and the necessary modifications of facilities.
This position is required to be available for after-hours needs and emergencies and as such is required to live on-campus.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.