This Area Director lives in an supervises an all women's hall; therefore, it is a bona fide requirement that all applicants identify as female. Equivalent to a Bachelor\u2019s Degree in Counseling, Education, or a closely related field and two (2) years of experience in residence hall life. Preference to a master\u2019s degree in Leadership in Student Affairs, Counseling, Higher Education or related field.
Knowledge of: Codes and regulations related to the work; standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment; record keeping principles and practices; correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained; basic principles of behavior management; crisis intervention, counseling and mediation principles and techniques; computer applications related to the work; principles and techniques of making effective oral presentations.
Skill in: Building supportive relationships with students and crisis intervention skills; interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations; maintaining accurate records of work performed; understanding and following oral and written directions; using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials; dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained; making effective oral presentations to large and small groups.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; to sit, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; to be mobile in a residence hall that may not be handicapped accessible; to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
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