Located in Boston?s historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women?s undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all. You?re joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You?ll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace.Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion, we encourage applications from all under-represented groups and are focused on inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer.Job SummarySimmons University is looking for an Area Coordinator to join the Office of Residence Life. Reporting to the Director, the Area Coordinator contributes to the development of the undergraduate student population through a variety of robust social, educational, and leadership experiences. From providing high-touch student support, serving as a conduct officer, as well as participating in the on-call rotation, the Area Coordinator provides leadership and management of several residence halls.We seek passionate, student-centered candidates with experience building and maintaining a comfortable, welcoming, and inclusive community that fosters engagement and personal development for residents. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates who embody these values and have proven experience successfully working with individuals across a broad range of identities and perspectives.Responsibilities:Provide leadership for residential area, including supervising 2 Graduate Resident Directors (GRDs) and Resident Advisor (RA) staff;Provide direct support and guidance to residents through programming, counseling, and referral designed to encourage the academic, emotional and social development of each student;Host office hours in buildings, attend meals in the dining hall and host programs to be a visible and available member of the Simmons community;Coordinate the development of programs in the residential area by working with GRDs and RAs to create high-quality, educational and impactful programs;Oversee programming budget and track programmatic efforts for area;Conduct on-going weekly supervisory meetings and staff meetings;Attend weekly supervisory and Prostaff meetings;Participate in the after-hours on-call duty rotation and serve as the primary point of contact in crisis situations;Monitor and support the implementation of the student conduct process by hearing cases and making appropriate referrals;Coordinate the opening and closing of the residence hall in conjunction with the opening and closing of the academic year and various vacation periodsPerform inspections of student rooms and buildings to maintain appropriate standards of health, safety, and maintenance;Responsible for assisting in the planning, development and evaluation of RA Spring and Summer Training and on-going RA training series held throughout the academic year;Plan and develop, and facilitate and execute RA Selection Process;Assist central office staff with office operations when needed, i.e., Housing Selection;Oversee Office of Residence Life Staff Appreciation initiatives;Plan, coordinate and execute sessions during Summer and Fall Orientation to highlight the Office of Residence Life responsibilities and services;Establish effective and positive working relationships with other campus offices and departments;Represent the University and department on various committees and events including Admission Open Houses, Accepted Students Day, etc.;Submit end-of-year report reviewing all events and accomplishment throughout the year;Participate in projects related to the departmental goals;Attend division-wide meetings as needed;Be available during nights and weekends for office hours, programming, campus-wide events, etc.;Other responsibilities as necessary.Qualifications: Master?s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or related field;2+ years of professional residence life/housing experience required;Ability to interact effectively with students, staff, and campus partners from diverse backgrounds;Experience in community development and programming;Understanding of and commitment to principles of social justice and inclusion;Ability to handle difficult situations with a calm and professional approach and response;Experience creating and contributing to a positive and fun environment that motivates residents and colleagues to do and be their best;A genuine interest in being a part of a team;Ability to respond to situations that arise during holidays, weekends, evenings and during the summer.Position Summary:This is a full-time, 12 months, live-in position requiring frequent night and weekend work. In addition to standard benefits, a partially furnished apartment is provided as well as a meal plan during the academic year.Required Application Materials:ResumeCover LetterSalary GradeS05Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Boston?s academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Desig...n: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/