Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). One (1) academic year of professional full-time experience in university apartment or residence hall administration or two (2) academic years of graduate experience working in apartment style housing (by December 2019). Experience with crisis management and early intervention (i.e. on-call for emergency response, conflict mediation, responding to medical or mental health emergencies, fire alarms, etc.). Experience coordinating or facilitating programming (small or large scale). Previous supervisory experience.
Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling, Social Work or a related field. Experiences in the following areas: community standards enforcement and/or adjudication, teaching (i.e. lead or co-instructor, Teaching Assistant, etc.). Experience reporting and following-up on maintenance, safety, and security concerns of building facilities. Experience participating on a committee and/or working groups.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Area Coordinator for Apartment Living is responsible for the general management and residential life functions of several apartment buildings housing 400-600 students. Through personnel and facilities management, the Area Coordinator for Apartment Living fosters a clean, safe and inclusive community environment that encourages student success. While the Area Coordinator for Apartment Living has student contact, this position is highly administrative. The Area Coordinator for Apartment Living is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a housing complex comprised of 4-7 buildings, housing upper-division undergraduate students, graduate/professional students and/or students with spouses, partners and families. The Area Coordinator for Apartment Living promotes effective facilities management by maintaining positive relationships with Campus Operations and Maintenance Staff and Housing Coordinators. The Area Coordinator for Apartment Living Supervises one Apartment Living Assistant (graduate student) and 6-12 student staff members (graduate and/or undergraduate students) and reports to the Assistant Director for Apartment Living. This is a 12 month live-in position. Although the majority of the position will primarily function as described below, some aspects are subject to change due to evolving departmental needs.
Student Staff Supervision:
Recruits, selects and evaluates of student staff members (both Apartment Resident Assistant and Apartment Living Assistant).
Advises, directs, supports and provides development for student staff through daily supervision and regular staff meetings.
Facilitates the ongoing training and skill development for student staff members, both Apartment Resident Assistant and Apartment Living Assistants.
Manages the implementation of University and Departmental engagement initiatives and educational activities within the residence halls.
Serves on a Departmental standing committee as well as other Departmental and University committees as needed.
Chairs a committee and/or functional assignment, managing professional staff, RA staff, or other student staff within the area or Department.
Provides informal counseling.
Serves as a resource/referral agent for campus and community resources such as the Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Center, University Police, Financial Aid, etc.
Serves as advisor to area or apartment government and other student groups.
Interprets, develops, and enforces policies for the area or apartment complex.
Establishes and maintains expectations of behavioral standards.
Serves as hearing officer for student conduct cases and adjudicates cases; assigns sanctions based on their discretion and independent judgment.
Serves as student advisor for higher-level discipline hearings.
Teaches a credit bearing course for first year students or transfers, as applicable, such as FYS 101 and ADV 101.
Provides resources and guidance regarding academic advisement and student success.
May teach an additional course outside of FYS 101 or ADV 101 (such as DPE, APE, RA Class).
Programming and Community Engagement:
Implements a wide variety of social and educational programming for residents.
Attends small and large scale programming throughout the apartments area, Department and University, including but not limited to opening weekend events, end of the semester festivals, etc.
Manages Departmental programming and community engagement model for the apartment community.
Ensures proper understanding and use of learning outcomes and assessment methods.
Is visible and available in the apartment complex outside of office hours; walks regular rounds of the apartment community to promote community building.
Collaborates with Campus Dining Neighborhood to create strong partnerships through creating intentional initiatives, supporting and promoting Campus Dining events.
Recognizes and shows appreciation for students and staff (nominate them for awards, provide formal and informal feedback, support and attend award and recognition events).
Participates in activities sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs (i.e. Convocation, Admitted Students' Day, Red Carpet Day, Homecoming, Professional Staff Conferences, etc.)
Supports departmental professional development initiatives.
Facilities and Business Management:
Maintains inventory of furnishings and equipment within the building or apartment.
Assess and report damages to individual rooms and common areas.
Reports and follows-up with maintenance and custodial service requests.
Supports resident initiatives for facility improvement.
Maintains daily contact with maintenance and custodial Departments.
Walks rounds of the area to promote health, safety and security; reports and follows up with facility issues and concerns.
Conducts Health and Safety inspections of student spaces, ensuring compliance with the Terms of Occupancy and Code of Student Responsibility
Responsible for the daily oversight and management of an apartment complex, including but not limited to addressing crisis situations, preventing safety and security risks while using discretion and independent judgment regarding escalation of the incident.
Serves on a 24-hour on-call duty rotation for approximately 2500 students, responding in person to and managing crisis situations after normal business hours.
Manages the general business operations of the apartment area (i.e check in and check out process, room changes, room condition reports, occupancy verification, RA duty logs, emails, etc.)
Participates in professional staff recruitment and selection process.
Participates in the building, area and departmental goal setting process.
Manages occupancy data using StarRez database and prepares occupancy reports on a regular basis.
Manages key distribution and collection on a regular basis, assisting with key audits as necessary.
Attend all required departmental and divisional professional training and activities.
Other duties as assigned as appropriate based on rank and departmental mission.
This is a full time temporary, 12 month appointments subject to one year reappointment renewable annually, not expected to exceed three years. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. *This is a live-on-site position with night and weekend work required. Night and weekend work will be required
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
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Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Residential Programs-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Oct 7, 2019
Posting End Date: Oct 22, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: 44,450 annually
Salary Grade: SL2
Appointment Type: Temporary
Internal Number: 1903451
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