Coordinator, HRL - Living Learning Communities - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
February 14, 2018
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Administrative Posted On: Tue Feb 13 2018 Job Description:
The LLC Coordinator is an innovative full-time, professional staff member in a dynamic department committed to creating supportive learning environments and helping students to reach their curricular and co-curricular goals. Housing and Residence Life is growing their Living Learning Communities at a fast pace and are seeking someone to help mold and craft the direction of the communities.
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.
Increase the persistence rates of students living in Living/Learning Communities
Maintain higher persistence rates for students in LLCs then students in other university housing
Create a model for LLCs (quantity and type) and oversee the expansion of LLC communities
Create and maintain successful Partnerships with Living Learning Community academic and campus partners, and well as live-in staff. Supervise, train, and evaluate a graduate student
Primarily responsible for recruiting, selecting, training, and supervising Living Learning Community specific paraprofessional staff members
Create, design and facilitate a Living Learning Community system wide programming model
Develop and oversee Living Learning Community budget
Design, plan and implement Living Learning Community trainings for Campus partners and Housing professionals.
Serve oversight advisor for departmental student leadership organizations (Residence Hall Association (RHA), Resident Staff Association (RSA) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
Advise, counsel, and seek to develop residents in alignment with the department's Mission, Vision, and Goals to create and sustain a supportive living environment
Creating a Supportive Learning Environment
Collaborate with academic and University partners to create and sustain residential communities that foster student learning, development, and academic success
Establish rapport and develop mentoring relationships with residents
Play an integral role in executing the first-year student orientation program
Collaborate with professional staff members to maintain a living environment conducive to learning
Work with Student Leadership Organization Advisors to design a comprehensive student leadership plan for organizations
Administrative and Managerial Functions
Coordinate all administrative and managerial operations of each Living Learning Community
Serve in active leadership roles for departmental committees, task forces, and recruitment efforts
Essential Skills Needed
Experience in developing and leading successful living learning communities in a university setting
Must be able to work with campus partners and maintain successful relationships
Ability to communicate effectively with campus partners, professional staff, student staff, faculty, parents and visitors
Ability to possess a positive image of Housing and Residence Life
Must be able to create connections with residential students to guide them to success
Must possess the ability to maintain an effective, cooperative working relationship with supervisors, supervisees, co-workers, and academic and community partners in keeping with the values and mission of both the Department and the University
Must possess above average oral, written, and computer communication skills
Must possess above average knowledge of student development theory and its application to meet the needs of today's college students
Must possess demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and managerial skills
Must possess above average multi-tasking, administrative, and organizational skills
Must possess above average critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
Must demonstrate willingness to serve as a role model for residential students, paraprofessional staff members, and co-workers in work ethic, initiative, attitude, and approach to work
Must demonstrate willingness to role model acceptance and advocacy of diverse student populations by creating an environment committed to valuing diversity and social justice
Must adhere to the ethical code of conduct governing the Student Affairs profession
Must be willing to assume additional responsibilities within the department as needed
Although the majority of the position will function as described, some aspects are subject to change due to evolving departmental needs
Graduate degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or a related field with three or more years of post Baccalaureate experience working in the university residential setting
Demonstrate direct professional experience in student housing working with Living/Learning Communities
Demonstrate direct professional experience in creating partnerships with campus and academic partners
Experience in supervision, advising, and leadership development
Salary Grade: 107 Salary Range: $38,000 - $42,000
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, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability 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 (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
Internal Number: 94464
About Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.