The Area Coordinator will provide administrative and relational leadership within a residence hall in order to develop a Christ-centered living, learning community.
This position is a 12-month, live-in position. A minimum commitment of 2 years and a maximum commitment of 6 years to the position are highly encouraged to help provide sustainability and effectiveness for the Residence Life team, as well as to allow for growth and advancement opportunities.
1. Role Model/Mentor:
Demonstrates an active Christian commitment, serving as a counselor, advisor, role model, and facilitator of student development.
Provides counseling and advising for residents in areas of personal adjustment, relationship with God and others, and academic interests and success.
Communicates effectively and courteously with others including students, administration, employees, parents, guests, and the public in a spirit of respect, teamwork, and customer service.
Is intentionally visible and available in the assigned living area and on campus.
Attends chapel regularly and engages in student spiritual formation.
Provides leadership and supervision for Resident Assistants
Assists in interviewing, selecting, evaluating, training, teaching, and developing a team of RAs consisting of both men and women.
Meets individually and corporately with RA team to provide counsel, encouragement, relationship, accountability, and training.
Trains and supervises the RA staff team as they facilitate the check-in and check-out process for the residence halls.
3. Community Builder:
Facilitates residence hall programming for holistic student development that actively promotes the educational mission of Student Development.
Implements area programs
Holds RAs accountable for the planning and facilitation of program expectations.
Assists with crisis management, conflict resolution, and mediation for students as needed.
4. Residence Administrator:
Coordinates appropriate hall operations and procedures with the Associate Dean of Student Development, Maintenance, and Security to ensure a clean, safe, living environment for students.
Facilitates check-in and check-out procedures within living area.
Works with the Associate Dean of Student Development to coordinate and manage their living area housing operations.
Conducts bi-annual Health and Safety Checks in the residence halls.
Collaborates with the Dean and Associate Dean of Student Development in communicating and enforcing the student handbook and residence life policies.
Responds to student conduct incident reports as assigned.
Conducts judicial meetings as needed and required.
5. Team Member:
Participates as a member of the Res Life Staff Team, one on one meeting with the Associate Dean of Student Development, and other training sessions and retreats.
Participates as a member of the Student Development Team, engaging in team meetings and collaborating with Student Development colleagues.
Participates in campus-wide events including Welcome Weekend and promotes the residential experience at prospective student events.
Serves as a resource and referral support to faculty, staff, parents, and other University constituents through communication and committee work.
6. On-Call and Emergency Response:
Remains formally on-call once every 3-4 weeks, including weekends and holidays during the academic year.
Responds to emergency situations as they arise or when requested by the Dean of Student Development.
7. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field; Master’s Degree preferred
Undergraduate Residence Life experience required; professional Residence Life experience preferred
Demonstrated leadership and nurturing skills
Outstanding verbal and written interpersonal skills
Proven ability to multi-task and be organized
Self-directed, but able to work cooperatively as a team member
Sound judgment, positive and flexible attitude, highly dependable
Possesses current FA/CPR/BP/AED training certification, or willingness to obtain it at the first opportunity afforded by the University.
Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination
Proven ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues
Work is generally performed indoors in a typical office setting.
Some weekend/evening work required.
Travel, including overnight travel, may be required.
Position works with strictly confidential information.
Requires work in outdoor weather conditions, including wet, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
Frequently required to be in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.
Work requires occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic chemicals, and blood-borne pathogens.
Risk of fire or explosion and electric shock.
May be exposed to loud noise levels.
The functions are usually performed while standing but may involve some amount of time sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting (max. of 40 lbs.), walking, carrying, reaching, stretching, climbing stairs, perform repetitive motions of the hands or wrists and other movements. The abilities of seeing, hearing, and speaking are also required.
Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the spiritual, moral, and ethical standards of Northwest University, as outlined in the Employee Manual.
Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (www.northwestu.edu/jobs), or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.
You may submit your package by mail, scan, and email, or fax.
Northwest University Attn: Human Resources PO Box 579 Kirkland, WA 98083-0579 [email protected] Fax: (425) 739-0695
Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:
Human Resources Office Northwest University 5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033 (425) 889-5749 [email protected]
Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.
Internal Number: 21-018
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