The Area Coordinator-North Campus is a full time, 12 month, live in position in Residence Life and Community Development within the Division of Student Affairs. The Area Coordinator-North Campus is responsible for the total operation of a residential community housing approximately750 students in The North Campus Complex (St. Albert, St. Bernard, St. Cassian, St. Denis, St. George, St. Hilary, St. Jerome, and St. Katherine). The Area Coordinator oversees both professional and paraprofessional staff in the area, including direct supervision of a professional Residence Coordinator for Sts. Cassian, Albert, Hilary and Jerome Halls. It is the expectation of this staff member to foster a clean, safe, positive, and inclusive community environment that encourages students to develop their full potential. This position includes educational, supervisory and administrative functions that promote student engagement, academic success, and personal development, and includes four Living-Learning Communities within the Complex.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to)
Train, supervise, and develop professional and student staff:
Directly supervise a full-time Residence Coordinator
Supervise, train and evaluate 25 Resident Assistants in the North Campus Complex.
Assist in coordinating and facilitating training for student staff during training periods and on an on-going basis
Provide staff direction, support and development using knowledge of team and group dynamics
Create a supportive environment that promotes the professional and personal development of student staff members
Conduct weekly meetings with student staff to develop and review goals/outcomes achieved, discuss issues, recognize contributions, provide and solicit feedback
Perform administrative and operational responsibilities:
Coordinate operational aspects of residence hall openings and closings; health and safety inspection process, schedule fire drills and room condition inventory process for area of supervision
Work collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Residence Life-Housing and Data Management in managing room assignments and vacancies in the assigned residential area
Assist with facility management in communicating work orders, repair and replacement needs, and support maintenance and custodial services
Maintain office hours daily for walk-in appointments with students
Maintain programming budgets and track student staff's programming requirements, budgets, and assess effectiveness of community building efforts
Create programming and opportunities for community engagement
Assist with and oversee the implementation of First Year Initiatives curriculum
Support and attend programs, meetings, and activities offered by student staff and area board
Serve as a programming and community building resource for staff and students
Promote participation in University programs and services
Participate actively in the Student Conduct process
Serve as an informal hearing officer to help create a positive community environment in which students learn from their actions and assume responsibility for their actions
Document policy violations, write incident reports, correspond effectively with students through appointment and sanction letters
Provide, facilitate and promote conflict resolution services through the Roommate Agreement Workshop and through formal conflict resolution
Intervene and respond to crisis:
Counsel students as they encounter various developmental and/or adjustment difficulties in making appropriate referrals to Student Wellness Services and University Ministry, Services and Support.
Participate in on call duty rotation and provide University management presence when offices are closed
Provide appropriate support and follow-up for students and staff involved in crisis or emergency situations
Maintain availability and accessibility to residents and student staff
Maintain communication with Residence Life and Community Development leadership staff to keep them informed of emergencies and crisis situations
Oversee advising of active student area (hall) governments
Foster their ability to advocate for student needs and develop programs that enhance their residential experience.
Provide a practical learning opportunities for emerging student leaders.
Build and maintain relationships with members of the Resident Student Association Executive Board.
General Responsibilities within Residence Life and Community Development:
Adjudicate preliminary hearings and collaborate in the administration of the University Student Conduct System for on and off campus students
Participate in Residence Life and Community Development internal committees responsible for planning student staff training and recruitment.
Maintain current understanding of university policies, procedures, facilities, staff, and resources
Advocate for all students, especially those from under-represented populations
Participate actively in University governance through committee assignments and other responsibilities assigned by the Assistant Director of Residence Life, the Executive Director for Residence Life and Community Development, the Assistant Vice President for Residence Life and Community Development, and the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Participate actively in divisional and University programs, activities, ceremonies, and celebrations which may be held during evening or weekend hours, such as graduation events, Career Fair, and Homecoming.
Supervisees (by title):
Residence Coordinator, Sts. Cassian Albert, Hilary and Jerome Halls
Resident Assistants (paraprofessional)
Education – Master’s Degree in college student personnel, counseling, higher education administration, or a related field
Experience - 2 to 5 years’ experience in student affairs or an equivalent combination of experience, with some supervision experience
Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of La Salle University
Experience with student life on an urban, Catholic residential campus and commitment to the ongoing enhancement of student learning and student life in such a setting.
On-call and/or live-in experience in a university setting preferred.
Specialized knowledge- Student Development Theory and Community Based Theory and those implications within a university setting.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written, attention to detail, and basic understanding of assessing data.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Must have the ability to be mobile throughout the La Salle University Community.
Additional Salary Information: Housing provided to all live-on staff will include furniture, a washer/dryer, a kitchen and access to cable or IPTV. While all on-campus housing is not the same size in terms of square footage, Residence Life and Community Development will work to ensure that all live-on staff have equitable amenities.
About La Salle University
La Salle is a Lasallian Catholic university committed to the principle that all knowledge is practical and empowering, filled with the capacity to transform lives. Anchored in the living tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and in association with a diverse and inclusive learning community, our mission is to educate the whole person by fostering a rigorous free search for truth. La Salle, in affirming the value of both liberal arts and professional studies, prepares students for the lifelong pursuit and exploration of wisdom, knowledge, and faith that lead to engaged and fulfilling lives marked by a commitment to the common good.
CORE VALUES STATEMENT
Teaching and Learning
Teaching and learning are at the heart of the Lasallian educational mission. At La Salle, we are all students and teachers. Those who accept the challenge of a Lasallian education seek not only to exercise the mind, but to inculcate a love of learning, creativity, a sense of self, and an ability to discern relationships and possibilities where none are obvious. Our love of teaching and learning is manifested in opportunities for students, faculty, administrators, and staff ...to become reflective, discerning persons. La Salle aspires to fully awaken and ripen our intellectual, spiritual, emotional, ethical, social, and physical capacities.
Spirit of Faith and Zeal
Central to the Lasallian educational and spiritual heritage is the spirit of faith and zeal, a gospel value that animates La Salle’s mission and sustains a community that embraces all its members. Students and educators of all backgrounds and traditions are invited to participate in this dynamic spirit by fostering mutual understanding and dialogue in all aspects of La Salle’s institutional life. Striving to live the spirit of faith and zeal joins the University to a long commitment of Lasallian education to provide young people and adults with the learning to identify and develop their particular gifts and strengths that will enable them to live well and do good in life.
Service Rooted in Solidarity and Justice
Service rooted in solidarity and justice invites La Salle to embrace new ways of practicing faith-justice in society. The Lasallian educational vision renews its call for us to stand with those impoverished and marginalized, to identify inequity and exclusion created by society, and actively respond not merely with charity, but with courage, creativity, and compassion. This pursuit embodies the Lasallian vision, dispatching its practitioners to go to the roots of poverty and injustice in order to find just solutions that improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities worldwide.
Association makes explicit our distinctive Lasallian educational heritage to create an atmosphere of collegiality, mutual respect, and trust within a community of students and educators. This horizontal relationship in which the “schoolmaster” becomes an “older brother or older sister” to students emerges from Lasallian spirituality, connects us to the global Lasallian community, and continuously shapes La Salle’s character and mission. Historically one of the vows of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, living out association is fundamental to provide the hope that a quality education offers to all, especially those marginalized and disadvantaged.