RESIDENCE LIFE AREA COORDINATOR
Education: University/College, FT Employee
Notre Dame of Maryland University (Baltimore, MD)
The Residence Life Area Coordinator (RLAC) is a full-time, live-in professional staff member who plays an integral role in the structure and leadership of Residence Life and has a significant impact on the development, growth, and formation of students at Notre Dame of Maryland University. The RLAC’s primary role is to foster the holistic development of students through focusing on a model of active engagement and mentoring of students in the residential educational experience. The RLAC plays a critical role in achieving the departmental mission through the development and implementation of strong residential programming initiatives; by serving as a mentor and advisor to students; and by actively supporting students in both their positive endeavors and in overcoming obstacles. The Residence Life Area Coordinator provides dynamic leadership in the management of a residential area encompassing 300 residents in two residence halls. The Residence Life Area Coordinator selects, trains, evaluates and supervises two Graduate Residence Life Assistants as well as oversees Notre Dame’s undergraduate resident assistants and Student Life Information Center (SLIC) Desk student assistants. The Residence Life Area Coordinator provides oversight of the residential neighborhood in the following areas: student advising and support, staff supervision, student conduct case management, management of some residential facilities issues, and other administrative responsibilities. The Area Coordinator interacts with residents, parents, colleagues, and other university departments on a regular basis. Negligence or inappropriateness can result in a poor impression these groups of people (as well as satisfaction of them) have with Residence Life, and sometimes with the university. One of the most important responsibilities of the Area Coordinator is the crisis intervention component of on-call duty responsibilities during nights, weekends and holidays. Errors may cause a continuous, adverse impact on student development, student retention, compliance with federal law, and normal departmental operations.
Direct contact with diverse constituencies including students, faculty, staff, executive management, parents, visitors, guests, the general public, public officials, vendors and business partners.
The Area Coordinator has responsibility to contact parents when a student has been taken to the hospital for any reason. The Area Coordinator has regular contact with staff in the following offices: Housing Services, Department of Public Safety, Facilities and Maintenance Operations, Counseling Center, Health Services, Campus Ministry, and occasional contact with Athletics, Admissions, and Disability Support Services.
Personnel, financial, student records, criminal, non-criminal and other confidential information and data, including university management reports and analyses. Access to student information including class schedules, GPA, home address and telephone numbers, Student ID#, access card number and room key info, and judicial case information.
Demonstrated expertise and experience in at least two of the following specialized areas plus general knowledge of all other areas: Counseling, Advising, Educational Programming, Student Development Theory, Public Relations.
Qualified candidates will possess a Masters degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs, Counseling, or related program strongly preferred. Previous graduate or professional experience in managing residence halls and/or other relevant experience is strongly preferred.
Must have proven administrative and management skills, along with strong leadership and communication skills. Strong initiative and ability to effectively manage multiple long and short term strategies, programs, and objectives. Knowledge and skills with automated computer systems, new technologies, records management, database systems to support service and operational needs; skill with use of university systems within three months of appointment.
This is a full-time, 12 month position. Due to the nature of contemporary student development responsibilities, work schedules differ from, and exceed, typical business hours. The incumbent must establish effective management, training, and coverage for program supervision, on and off campus. Position may require a campus presence for an extraordinary or extended period of time for individual and group guidance and/or intervention; a semester/summer transition; for institutional programs such as recruitment sessions, orientations, convocations and commencements; and during potential or actual emergency situations.
This position will serve on a duty rotation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In coordination with leadership provided by the offices of residence life and the vice president for student life, the Area Coordinator contributes to and shares in the vision, mission, and strategic planning of the University, Division, and Department.
Given required evening, weekend, and on-call responsibilities, the Area Coordinator is required to live on campus in an apartment provided by NDMU. In addition, a limited meal plan is provided during the academic year; as a condition of employment, the Area Coordinator is required to participate in the NDMU meal plan in such a way as to facilitate involvement in the university community, encourage and develop relationships with students, and create frequent opportunities to use his/her meal plan with residents and student staff members. The University’s operations, policies, and activities reflect this foundation and relationship and are conducted in accordance with its stated mission. Regardless of their religious affiliation or denominational affiliation, all employees are expected to conduct and support the University’s mission in the fulfillment of their responsibilities and obligations appropriate to their appointment.
Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability or age. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Vice President for Student Life, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5308. For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or [email protected]
Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer.
For serious consideration, applicants MUST submit the following:
1. Cover Letter
3. Salary requirements
4. Names of three professional references
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