The Office of Residential Life is seeking one live-in, twelve-month Area Coordinator. This position reflects Skidmore College's commitment to excellence and community. Skidmore College offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and a furnished two-bedroom apartment on campus that includes a washer and dryer unit. Pets are permitted with permission from the Associate Dean. The Area Coordinator is a full-time, live-in professional and member of the Office of Residential Life.
STAFFSUPERVISION-recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate 10-16 Resident Assistants (RA). 1. Meet bi-weekly with each RA to assess hall environments, student concerns and behaviors, community trends, and programs. 2. Provide goal setting, mid-year evaluation, and year-end evaluation for each RA. 3. Assist RAs in responding to student issues, including roommate conflicts and physical, emotional, identity, or psychological concerns. 4. Directly oversee the RA on call process. Advise or assist RAs in responding to concerning incidents or potential policy violations in and around the residence halls/apartments. 5. Regular interaction with residents, RAs, and live-in professionals during evenings and weekends to support a culture of involvement and engagement.
AREAMANAGEMENT-manage daily operations for specific residence halls and/or apartment buildings. 1. Assist with housing operations such as room/apartment inspection forms and room changes. 2. Report facility concerns. 3. Manage residence hall openings and closings at the beginning and end of each semester. 4. Serve as the Area Coordinator On-Call on a rotational basis, advising RAs and responding to serious incidents and emergencies on campus. 5. Counsel students in relation to their personal and behavioral needs and make appropriate referrals. 6. Assess and respond appropriately to safety reports and incident documentation. 7. Adjudicate violations of college policy and document through Maxient.
COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT-collaborate with institutional partners and resources for the continued development and support of students, staff, faculty, and others. 1. Promote an inclusive community through role modeling, challenging others, and emphasizing respect. 2. Participate in divisional committees, search committees, training and development opportunities. 3. Serve as a source of information about the College and its resources to students, staff, faculty, families, and others.
GENERALPROCESSES-participate in overall management of the residential life office through leadership in departmental and divisional processes. 1. Assist with the development, planning, and implementation of RA training, including in-service training. 2. Participate in the recruitment and selection processes for student and professional staff. 3. Assist with most aspects of the housing selection process for new and returning students. 4. Attend and participate in weekly residential life office meetings, Student Affairs meetings, retreats, and other gatherings as needed.
Master's required with at least one year of related work experience at time of hire (professional or graduate level). Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and staff Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, communication, customer service, and conflict management skills Program and project development Ability to adapt to change Passion for residential life
Master's degree in College Student Personnel or related area of study Experience living in a residential community (professional, graduate assistant).
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Internal Number: 2967
About Skidmore College
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!