Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Learning Community Coordinator
Department: UH-Support Svcs & Programs (140900)
College/Division: Student Affairs
Salary Range: $4,204 - $5,989 per month
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
University Housing consists of Housing Administration, Housing Services and Residential Life & Education, sharing the overall responsibility for serving the on-campus housing program for over 7,200 residents, which includes 3,500 students living in residence halls, 3,700 students in the Cerro Vista and Poly Canyon Village Apartments; 45 students in Agriculture Housing units; 36 students in Cal Poly Lofts downtown; and housing approximately 16,000 guests annually. The University Housing Department consists of approximately 130 full-time staff, up to 50 part-time staff and 150+ student assistants with an overall annual Departmental operating budget of over $43 million dollars.
The incumbent in this position is a member of the University Housing team. In conjunction with the Executive Director, Associate Directors and other managers, staff, and students, this position assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of University Housing and is responsible for supporting and contributing to a positive atmosphere that facilitates respect, inclusivity and collaboration.
The Learning Community Coordinator (LCC) position is a full time, live-off mid-level position and is a member of the Residential Life and Education Coordinating Team. In conjunction with the Director and Associate Directors, Learning Community Coordinators (LCC) assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of University Housing and is responsible for designing and implementing a residential experience that facilitates a mature, responsible and respectful environment for residents. The coordinating team functions using a consultative model.
Under the general direction of the Associate Directors for Residence Education, the Learning Community Coordinator position is responsible for the oversight of academic-based learning communities housing approximately 1,000 - 3500 residents. On a daily basis, Learning Community Coordinator duties include lead supervision of Master's level professionals (Coordinators of Student Development/Leadership & Programming Coordinator (SSP II), graduate student assistants and indirect supervision of Resident Advisor staff, community standards oversight, crisis intervention for over 7,300 residents on an on-call basis, monitoring and tracking budget expenditures, staff recruitment, participation on Division or University committees, and is responsible for the administrative functions of Residential Life and Education programs.
Learning Community Coordinators serve in the absence of the Associate Directors of Residence Education. Due to the independent nature of the position, this member is responsible for developing a course of action for all work projects.
This position will specifically oversee the development and implementation of the departmental initiatives related to student success. Collaborate with campus partners to provide services for students by facilitating resources, referrals, support and advocacy. Plan follow-up for student concerns in collaboration with various university departments or individuals, and stakeholders in the students' success. Create departmental educational programs on mental health, sexual assault, alcohol and drug education, safety, etc. Coordinate and update Residential Life resources and information for parents. Outreach and collaboration with campus offices that provide educational, academic, and personal programming that facilitates student success.
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Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
Education and Experience:
A minimum of four years of progressively responsible professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; with at least one year in a full-time live-in residence hall management assignment.
Licenses, Certificates, Credentials:
Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire
Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications within a diverse population, strong listening and interpretive skills, and the ability to deal positively with unexpected developments and diverse perspectives in and outside the University.
General knowledge of individual counseling techniques and thorough knowledge of individual and group behavior.
Comprehensive knowledge of the process of mediation, group dynamics, student development theories as they relate to the needs of on campus housing students.
Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters.
Ability to maintain high quality/standards of work, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility.
Excellent supervisory skills to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others, set clear expectations, develop appropriate supervisory relationships and serve as a role model for staff and students.
Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing and to speak publicly in large groups.
Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Demonstrated ability to learn, interpret, comprehend, apply and communicate policies, manuals, crisis & emergency response protocol and other written information to effectively perform responsibilities.
Demonstrated ability to use tact and diplomacy to quickly and effectively assess needs, intervene, and learn the University referral process while remaining calm and highly functional in emergency and crisis situations.
Demonstrated ability to continuously research innovative education and training techniques used by other campuses to accurately assess the current and future educational needs of on campus housing students in the areas of leadership development, academic support, cultural inclusion awareness, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to develop, organize, evaluate and coordinate comprehensive programmatic events and guidelines, academic outreach and effective educational resources that meet the diverse co-curricular needs of on campus housing students on a day to day and long range basis.
Ability to accurately and conscientiously monitor budget line items and to be accountable for all expenditures.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality with a thorough understanding of confidentiality laws, due process and the community standards process.
Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and professionally, proactively and appropriately balance individual and community concerns in decision-making.
Ability to interpret, analyze and evaluate problems and develop valid conclusion, adopt effective courses of action and identify alternative solutions where precedent may not exist.
Ability to develop and implement a variety of recruitment, selection and training processes for professional and student staff.
Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
Master's Degree in Education or related field.
Four years of full-time residence life experience post-master's degree (at time of hire).
Experience supervising graduate students or professional staff members.
Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
Demonstrated knowledge or previous experience working with residential curriculum and learning community based housing.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
Must be willing to travel for staff recruitment and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to serve on an "on-call" basis evening and weekends throughout the year to provide crisis intervention services.
Ability to spend intense amounts of time with individual or large student groups.
Serve as essential campus emergency response personnel as required by the campus and Department.
Ability to climb five flights of stairs in order to enter individual student rooms.
This position classification has been defined as "Exempt" and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement form retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
Review Begin Date: 03-07-2017
Requisition Number: 104358
To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: https://www.calpolyjobs.org.
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.