Area Coordinator, Residential Life

Duluth, Minnesota
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Aug 30, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
Job Summary
The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota invites applications for an Area Coordinator. This is a twelve (12) month Residential Life position. Under the direction of the Director of Residential Life, the Area Coordinator is responsible for the overall operation of a residential area on campus ranging from one-seven (1-7) buildings housing 350 – 550 total residents. The Area Coordinator is a professional staff member who provides support and leadership to residential students.

Key Results/Responsibilities
The Area Coordinator position supervises staff, mentors residents, manages day-to-day operations for buildings, performs administrative tasks, serves on-call, and assists with emergency response efforts.

- Recruit, select, train, supervise, coach, and evaluate, up to 12 Resident Advisors (RAs)
- Oversee budgets for designated RAs, manage purchasing card, and reconcile monthly statements
- Promote and attend campus & community multicultural events, facilitating professional development with RA staff, and implement the College’s inclusive excellence strategies
- Exhibit commitment to a student-centered approach, demonstrating initiative in reaching out and building relationships. Is a visible, approachable, and accessible on-campus professional staff presence
- Serve as a mentor and advisor to residents. Actively seek to improve diversity awareness, positive community, decision-making, social justice, and civic engagement programs, within the residence halls
- Work effectively with students from the full range of differences reflected on a college campus
- Plan, implement, evaluate, and track programming in the residence halls
- Assist in compiling and recording overall assessment data
- Assist with special events such as Orientation, Admitted Students Day, Admissions Open House events, Convocation, Commencement, campus traditions, and large campus events
- Facilitate housing assignments; manage area occupancy, oversee the facility management of buildings; maintain an environment within the area that is conducive to living and learning; and supervise and direct the staff in the opening and closing of housing at all breaks
- Participate in professional staff on-call rotation, serving as primary contact for emergencies

The Area Coordinator has additional opportunities for involvement in the department and College, and is encouraged to belong and contribute to professional associations.

Required Qualifications
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, business management, or related field; AND two (2) years of professional academic program planning and management experience, including one year related experience in college or university operated residence halls or apartments and summer conferencing OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong commitment to student learning with the ability to establish and maintain a living learning environment that fosters a sense of belonging and enables students to build positive relationships
- Administrative skills and personnel management, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and the supervision of employees
- Ability to develop programming in a student learning environment
- Past experience building teams and working collaboratively
- Demonstrated capacity to work independently, think creatively, exhibit sound judgement, and assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands
- Experience effectively establishing rapport, building relationships, and mentoring a diverse student body
- Competency to lead in a crisis situation; to perform well under stress, be consistent, and diffuse conflict
- Ability to read, understand and explain policies and procedures
- Aptitude to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
- Exhibit excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written cross-cultural communication skills
- General computer competence related to the work
- Ability to live on-campus and work evenings and weekends, if necessary

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment including computers and telephones. Need to be able to work for long periods of time at a computer to enter data, produce reports and receive information. Communicate effectively with internal and external customers in person and through technology.

Preferred Qualifications
A Master’s degree in Student Affairs or a related area is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants
- Must live on campus in Residence Hall apartment; furnished apartment and meal benefits included
- Schedule includes some weekend and evening work.

Residential Life

Pay Rate
Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

EEO Statement
The College of St. Scholastica is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. To learn more about how St. Scholastica supports diversity and inclusion throughout the College, visit our Inclusive Excellence page.