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.
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.
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. A Master’s degree in Student Affairs or a related area is preferred.
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 Area Coordinator must live on campus in a Residence Hall apartment; furnished apartment and meal benefits included. The work schedule includes some weekend and evening work.
The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in individuals who value and support the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage of the College of St. Scholastica.
About The College of St. Scholastica
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.
Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up fo...r the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.