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Area Coordinator

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: H&R Life - Stuart Hall - 700557
Pay Grade: A - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Housing & Residence life invites qualified applicants to apply for our Area Coordinator opening! This is a full-time, exempt, 12 month, live-in position responsible for coordinating all aspects of student development in the residence halls, suites and apartments in a highly residential setting. The Area Coordinator supervises 9-35 Resident Assistants and up to 4 Graduate Assistants. The Area Coordinator is responsible for staffing, training, supervising, and evaluating paraprofessional and graduate staff. In concert with the University's Mission and Housing and Residence Life's Vision for Residential Learning, the Area Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of a curriculum-based educational plan that will assist students in their understanding of and commitment to leading and serving their community in the Catholic Marianist tradition, while living a life on campus that is discernibly consistent with Catholic teaching and ideals (although the person need not be a practicing Catholic). Annual appointment of the Area Coordinator is renewable for up to four years pending successful completion of job expectations and requirements. Due to the nature of the position, accessibility is required. Additional employment is not permitted.

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life, the Director of Residence Life, and the Assistant Directors of Residence Life for East and West Campus, the Area Coordinator shall:

Coordinate all aspects of the residence life program for the residential communities in the first year, second year and upper division living areas. This responsibility includes supervising the Residence Coordinators and Resident Assistants for their residential area, addressing performance management issues that could result in termination of staff, facilitating staff meetings to address issues that impact the residential area, conducting annual performance appraisals, recruiting undergraduate paraprofessional staff as part of the department’s annual recruitment processes and providing training and professional development for staff.

Serve as a University Hearing Officer responsible for adjudication of conduct, including suspension level cases and preparing students for appearances before the University Hearing Board. Support the Residence Life staff in the implementation of the University’s conduct process and in the education of students regarding University policies. Manage cases for the Office of Community Standards and Civility.

Collaborate on the creation and facilitate the implementation of educational plans for a designated population of students (First year, Second year, Upper division students) that are representative of the department’s Vision for Residential Learning and current scholarship and practice for student learning. Coordinate assessment and evaluation of engagement opportunities that occur in the residence halls, suites, apartments and for initiatives in the educational plan for their designated population of students.

Design, implement and manage the on-call duty response for their residential area. Respond to and resolve crisis situations in their residential area. In collaboration with campus partners, develop strategies to address high risk behavior in the residence halls related to alcohol use and pre-gaming. Serve as a Residential Crisis Care Manager in the on-call rotation for the department of Housing & Residence Life. Provide support and supervision for the graduate assistants who serve in the on-call rotation for Housing and Residence Life. Liaise as appropriate with parents and families of students who are involved in disciplinary and/or crisis situations.

Facilitate one section of EDC 402, the class that all newly hired Resident Assistants and Neighborhood Fellows complete in their first year of employment.

Serve as chair and/or member of departmental, divisional, and/or university-wide committees for the purpose of supporting annual initiatives and processes.

Coordinate with the Housing and Residence Life Operations Manager and the Facilities Management staff to open, operate, and close the residential facilities.

Manage area budgets that range from $12,700 to $25,000. Oversee the purchasing process for their residential area. Approve expenditures for staff to ensure alignment with the department’s strategic priorities and goals. Review bi-monthly payroll distribution reports for accuracy and accountability of resources.

Assist the Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life and department leadership team with other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree
Previous Residence Life experience
Experience working with an increasingly diverse campus community
Experience supervising paraprofessional staff
Experience presenting information to a variety of constituents
Experience responding to and managing emergency situations as part of an on call crisis/duty rotation
Evidence of strong written skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Must be able and willing to work weekends and evenings

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Master’s degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel, Higher Education or a related field
Demonstrated experience supervising paraprofessional, graduate and/or clerical/administrative staff
Demonstrated experience adjudicating student conduct
Demonstrated experience managing budgets
Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders
Demonstrated experience developing and implementing staff development and training sessions
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, to set priorities and to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of performance
Demonstrated experience utilizing online networks and/or software (such as Google, Advocate, CampusGroups and StarRez)
Experience in designing, writing or implementing residential curriculum
Experience facilitating an academic mini-course or course
Experience working with Residence Hall Associations or National Residence Hall Honorary student groups
Evidence of strong analytical skills
Evidence of strong problem-solving skills
Evidence of strong verbal communication skills
Evidence of strong organizational skills
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills
Familiarity with and value for Catholic Higher Education

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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