Description: The University is seeking a committed, intelligent, creative, and energetic student affairs professional who will provide oversight, guidance, and supervision to the upperclassmen and graduate residential areas on campus. The Area Coordinator is responsible for furthering the mission of the Office of Residential Life and the Division of Student Affairs by working with the staff to create a respectful, safe and comfortable living environment conducive to enhancing personal and academic growth for students.
This is a 12-month, professional, live-in position reporting to the Associate Director for Residential Education. This position has overall supervision responsibilities for the upperclassmen and graduate areas including 1 professional Community Director, 1 professional Community Coordinator, 2 Graduate Residence Directors, and collaborative direct supervision of 10 Resident Assistants.
Directly training, supervise, and evaluate 2 full-time professionals (Community Director and Community Coordinator) and 2 graduate level, Residence Directors.
Collaboratively oversee a residence hall staff of 10 Resident Assistants.
Attend staff meetings in each residence hall in the area
Conduct weekly area meetings and one-on-ones with area staff.
Actively assist in recruiting, selecting and training RA, Residence Director, and Community Director staff.
Utilizes the division’s Competency Learning Experience to shape training, supervision, and evaluation of staff.
Coordinate operational aspects of residence hall openings and closings; health and safety inspection process, schedule fire drills and room inventory process for areas of supervision.
Attend weekly Residential Life staff meetings and one-on-ones with supervisor.
Oversee the maintenance work order process as well as the damage billing process while working
collaboratively with Facilities to address area needs and issues.
Work with direct reports and the Associate Director for Residential Education and Associate Director for Housing and Operations to address housing issues, room assignments and room changes in area of supervision.
Assist with summer and fall Orientation programs, summer camps and conferences, as well as Admissions Open House and Accepted Student Day events.
Coordinate hall check-in and closing procedures for all break periods and the summer vacation period. Tasks include vacation key distribution and collection, billing, creating and disseminating the student list of those approved to be on campus.
Assist Associate Director with marketing and managing the room selection process; including coordinating information sessions and executing communication strategies.
Serve on and/or potentially chair various departmental and divisional committees
C. Student Development
Serve as a resource for students seeking support and a referral to other resources on campus regarding academic, personal, or mental-health concerns.
Maintain communication with other campus offices/departments and respond to issues concerning residential students.
Conduct disciplinary counseling and hearings for violations of University rules and regulations.
Responsible for the coordination and implementation of social and educational programs for their residence hall and the larger upperclassmen area
Design, implement and assess a upperclassmen residential programming strategy that supports retaining students at the University as well as in housing, as well as preparing students for life after graduation
Utilize a programming structure that fully supports the Competency Learning Experience.
Provide leadership and vision for the department’s program development.
Oversee and assess the programming conducted by Resident Assistant staff members in area of supervision.
Manage the hall programming budget for areas of supervision.
Implement area and institution-wide programming
Engage in and facilitate educational initiatives including but not limited to Diversity Dialogues, Competency Learning Experience implementation, the Living Charged Community Development model, etc.
D. Commitment to Inclusion
Engages in opportunities to increase own capacity for equity, diversity, and inclusion and encourages cultural competency among students.
Consistently treats others without bias and applies understanding to using practices and policies.
Role models behavior which positively contributes to an inclusive work and learning environment.
Demonstrates a strong commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding on campus.
Assist in the coordination and implementation of institutional and departmental policy procedure development.
Respond to evening and weekend crisis situations in the halls on a rotating administrative on-call rotation.
Participate in departmental, divisional and institutional committees as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education Requirements, Knowledge and Skills: A Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Services,Counseling, or a related field required with minimum of two years, preferably three years, professional experience and demonstrated progressive experience in staff supervision, residence hall management, leadership training, community development,administrativeprocesses,budgetmanagementandstudentconduct. ProficiencywithTheHousingDirector and SchoolDude is also desired.
The candidate must communicate effectively orally and in writing, have the desire to work with a diverse group of students, staff, University administrators and external constituencies including parents. Successful candidates must possess a proven understanding and commitment to assuming leadership in a diverse, high-energy environment requiring ability to consistently manage multiple simultaneous priorities. Candidates should possess and demonstrate an excellent commitment to customer service as well as program development.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will include University benefit package, an on-campus furnished apartment with utilities, meal plan stipend during academic year, wireless computer access, and access to the University’s cable package (currently Xfinity stream).
Internal Number: 19-61A
About University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.