Position Overview: The Office of Residence Life at Simmons University seeks passionate, student-centered applicants to serve as an Area Coordinator. The Area Coordinator provides leadership and management of a residential area of several residence halls, and supervises 1-2 Graduate Resident Directors (GRDs) and up to 10 Resident Advisors (RAs). The Area Coordinator contributes to the development of the Simmons University student population through a variety of experiences including developing social, educational, and leadership initiatives. The position provides high-touch student support, serves as a conduct officer, and participates in the on-call rotation (including during the summer months).Principal Responsibilities:Provide leadership for residential area, including supervising 1-2 Graduate Resident Directors (GRDs) and Resident Advisor (RA) staffProvide direct support and guidance to residents through programming, counseling, and referral designed to encourage the academic, emotional and social development of each studentHost office hours in buildings, attend meals in the dining hall and host programs to be a visible and available member of the Simmons communityCoordinate the development of programs in the residential area by working with GRDs and RAs to create high-quality, educational and impactful programs; oversee programming budget and track programmatic efforts for areaConduct on-going weekly supervisory meetings and staff meetingsAttend weekly supervisory and Prostaff meetingsParticipate in the after-hours on-call duty rotation and serve as the primary point of contact in crisis situations; Must be available to respond to situations that arise during holidays, weekends, evenings and during the summerMonitor and support the implementation of the student conduct process by hearing cases and making appropriate referralsCoordinate the opening and closing of the residence hall in conjunction with the opening and closing of the academic year and various vacation periodsPerform inspections of student rooms and buildings to maintain appropriate standards of health, safety, and maintenanceResponsible for assisting in the planning, development and evaluation of RA Spring and Summer Training and on-going RA training series held throughout the academic yearAssist central office staff with office operations when needed, i.e., Housing SelectionOversee Office of Residence Life Staff Appreciation initiativesPlan, coordinate and execute sessions during Summer and Fall Orientation to highlight the Office of Residence Life responsibilities and servicesEstablish effective and positive working relationships with other campus offices and departmentsRepresent the University and department on various committees and events including Admission Open Houses, Accepted Students Day, etc.Submit end-of-year report reviewing all events and accomplishment throughout the yearParticipate in projects related to the departmental goalsAttend division-wide meetings as neededBe available during nights and weekends for office hours, programming, campus-wide events, etc.Other responsibilities as necessary.Qualifications: Masters degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or related fieldTwo or more years of professional residence life/housing experience requiredAbility to interact effectively with students, staff, and campus partners from diverse backgroundsCommitment and experience withcommunity development and programmingUnderstanding of and commitment to principles of social justice and inclusionAbility to handle difficult situations with a calm and professional approach and response;Ability to respond to situations tha arise during holidays, weekends, evenings and throughout the summerA genuine interest in being part of a team environment.Required Application Materials: ResumeCover LetterThis is a 12 month, live-in position requiring frequent night and weekend work. A partially furnished apartment is provided as well as a meal plan during the academic year.Salary commensurate with experience Salary GradeS05Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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