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Area Coordinator

Company: Wesleyan University
Location: Middletown
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Information
Job Posting Number S01120
Position Title Area Coordinator
Department Office of Residential Life-1051
Job Category Staff Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Work Location On Campus
Pay Type Salaried
Salary Range
Compensation Practices
Experience is taken into consideration in the determination of salary offers. For more information visit https://www.wesleyan.edu/hr/handbook/compensation-practices/index.html
Position Details
Working in partnership with students and collaboratively with other members of the Wesleyan Community, the Office of Residential Life strives to provide a safe and supportive residential environment that complements and extends the educational experience of students. Student-centered programs and services are developed and implemented with an emphasis on holistic individual and community development, student leadership, individual responsibility, advocacy of academic inquiry, and freedom of thought, opinion, and expression in the spirit of mutual respect. These are the hallmarks of the Wesleyan residential experience and provide the essential foundation for a quality liberal arts education within a diverse and dynamic community.
Reporting to the Director of Residential Life, the Area Coordinator is part of a dynamic staff team responsible for meeting the needs of approximately 3,000 undergraduate students.
All Wesleyan undergraduate students are required to live on campus, making residence life the focal point of campus life. Each Area Coordinator oversees the management of an assigned residential area, including the direct supervision of student staff, and is responsible for the management of a specific departmental initiative.
Responsibilities include:

  • Directly supervise, train and evaluate approximately 20 student staff members.

  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, training, continuous development, and evaluation processes for all student staff.

  • Manage and oversee implementation of a residential curriculum in support of the University's learning goals across a housing model that promotes increasing independence.

  • Maintain a visible presence in the residential area and engage in positive, professional interactions with students to promote community development and responsible living.

  • Help to create socially just communities where differences are celebrated.

  • Oversee the daily operational function of the student residences, including area offices.

  • Manage incident follow-up in assigned residential area including but not limited to emergent situations and students of concern.

  • Advise/counsel student(s) regarding personal, residential living, and other matters, and make referrals to other offices/services when appropriate.

  • Adjudicate Code of Nonacademic Conduct violations, ensuring due process and timely case management.

  • Manage roommate agreements and mediations, and process room changes as necessary.

  • Maintain collaborative relationship with custodial and physical plant staff regarding building maintenance.

  • Participate in weekly meetings and contribute to the department's decision-making, including strategic planning and assessment efforts.

  • Assist in inspections of the residences to ensure compliance with fire, health and safety standards.

  • Oversee budget management for assigned residential area and contribute to campus wide residential curriculum budget planning.

  • Participate in rotating on-campus duty responsibilities, responding to crises and providing guidance to student staff regarding incident response.

  • Perform a variety of administrative functions to support the goals and objectives of the Office of Residential Life.

  • Participate in committee and special project work both within the department and across campus to support student development.

  • Complete summer responsibilities to support the department.

    This is a live-in position and includes a furnished on-campus apartment.
    This is a full time, 12-month position.
    Each Area Coordinator will assume responsibility for one of the following department initiatives (not to exceed two consecutive years assignment with any specific initiative):
    Student Staff Selection

    • Coordinate the HR, RA, HM and CA Recruitment and Selection processes

    • Oversee the HR, RA, HM and CA Evaluation Processes

      Student Staff Training

      • Coordinate HR and Full Staff training

      • Maintain and update the student staff manual/Moodle

      • Conduct on-going student staff development

        Curriculum Development

        • Coordinate development/refinement of the residential curriculum including, but not limited to, education plan(s) and learning goal rubrics

        • Monitor the residential curriculum outcomes to ensure they align with University learning goals and outcomes

          Orientation and Outreach

          • Represent office in Orientation planning meetings

          • Develop residential curriculum for incoming students that complements and supports the on-campus Orientation program

          • Liaise with International Student Orientation ( ISO ) and the First Things First ( FTF )

          • Train full staff on Arrival Day duties and expectations

          • Collaborate with Parent Programs and implement quarterly family newsletter


            • Develop and implement assessment plan for Residence Life

            • Administer the My Residential Experience survey

            • Support the assessment efforts of the other Area Coordinators, including but not limited to training and residential curriculum.

              Minimum Qualifications
              Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 1 year of experience (including graduate level work), or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
              Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion.
              Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse community members, including, students, faculty, and staff.
              Understanding of student life and knowledge of a residential campus environment.
              Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and manage difficult situations utilizing critical thinking, sound judgement, and creative problem-solving skills.
              Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and familiarity with budget management. Experience managing/leading groups (in either professional or graduate experience).
              Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
              Ability to fulfill all job expectations with or without reasonable accommodations.
              Willingness to work flexible schedule.
              Preferred Qualifications
              Master's degree
              Previous experience working in student affairs, housing, residential education setting
              Special Instructions to Applicants
              Position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply by May 31, 2023 when first review of applications will begin .
              Additional Information
              All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate's completion of a pre-employment background check screening (https://www.wesleyan.edu/hr/pdfs/Wesleyan%20University%20Background%20Check%20Policy_.pdf) to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.
              Wesleyan University requires proof of COVID -19 (https://www.wesleyan.edu/hr/pdfs/Vaccination%20Policy.pdf) vaccination and booster (https://www.wesleyan.edu/hr/pdfs/COVID%20Vaccination%20Booster%20Policy.pdf) (if eligible under CDC guidelines) or an approved exemption (https://webapps.wesleyan.edu/portal/file_link/C3C960C32DEDEECFE053471485812B80) prior to first day of employment.
              Wesleyan offers a broad range of employee benefits and development opportunities, including comprehensive group insurance plans, wellness programs and incentives, generous paid time off and retirement plans. We also offer flexible work schedules, employee and dependent tuition programs, as well as access to Wesleyan's BLS & GLS programs for those who qualify (tuition is waived for up to 2 courses a term; some fees and taxes may apply).
              Detailed information on the benefits of working at Wesleyan is located at: https://wesleyan.edu/hr/careers/prospective-resources.html.
              Quick Link https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/9340
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