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Area Coordinator for Residential Life (Internal Only)
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Job Type Full-time
Job Status Interviewing
Date Posted Tuesday, 03 June 2014
Location
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Company Information Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70122
Website: http://
Job Description

SUMMARY


The Area Coordinator will promote and enhance a supportive community environment throughout the Residential Life Department which is conducive to academic achievement and student growth. The position requires sound judgment to coordinate training for staff; program development for students; and crisis response to individual students.


The Area Coordinator is expected to be a strong partner with various campus stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, and parents and collaborator with colleagues within the Division of Student Success, and academic affairs. The Area Coordinator will provide a structured and engaged living environment that enhances student learning and development through quality programming, policy enforcement, and high community standards.


The Area Coordinator is a full-time, 12-month, live-in, professional staff member. Specifically, the Area Coordinator will coordinate student (Desk Assistant and Resident Assistant) and professional staff (Residence Life Coordinator) training, assist in the recruitment and interviewing of all Resident Assistants and professional staff, assist with housing assignments; develop and supervise living learning communities, assist with student discipline, and liaison with the Center for First Year Studies, develop and implement student assessment, assist with the development, create/advise the Residence Hall Association, and other departmental and university-wide responsibilities.


In addition, as the primary professional staff member available in the residence hall, the Area
Coordinator is expected to spend evening and weekend time with students.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Participates and coordinates department on call emergency and duty rotation.
Provide training and oversight of the main desk operation and work study students


Maintains proper student informational records essential to the assignment of residents and operation of the hall and staff.


Assists in administering room assignments, changes, and selection.


Assist the Office of Residential Life with the administration of early arrivals, interim, summer housing and conference.

Plans and directs program related to SOAR to assist in their integration into campus life.


Initiates and conducts group conferences to plan and discuss programs and policies related to assignment of rooms, social and recreational activities, and residential living.

Investigates reports of misconduct and attempts to resolve or eliminate causes of conflict.


Assist with the planning and coordinating of the pre-semester and in-service training sessions for resident assistants.


Develop, coordinate and implement student development programming in the residence hall. Assist in maintenance of appropriate office records and files.
Coordinates and assists students' development by aiding students in obtaining assistance from other University or community offices or agencies as needed.


Assist with the planning and development of an annual calendar that cites all management and programming responsibilities, events, and deadlines that must be met by the residence hall office.


Develop and supervise living learning communities throughout the residential program.


Assist with student discipline, including adjudicating cases, conducting follow up with students, and ensuring sanctions are complete.


Liaison with the Center for First Year Studies, assist with University Convocation, and play an instrumental role in development of freshman learning communities.


Develop and implement student assessment that supports the mission of Dillard University. Create and advise the Residence Hall Association
Coordinate professional staff on call duty rotation schedule, desk scheduling, and RA duty rotation.


 



Qualifications The successful candidate will possess an understanding of student development theory and philosophy;
5 - 7 years of previous experience in residence life/housing with ability to administer a comprehensive set of rules and regulations, and the ability to explain, interpret and apply rules and policies in a rational, objective, and consistent marrner; proven quality program plauning, organizational, administrative, supervisory, and budget management skills.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred. Supervisory experience and extensive
experience in residential living, commitment to student development, strong communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse student population are preferred. Energy, commitment, flexibility, and enthusiasm are highly desired.



How to Apply Please submit, electronically, a letter of interest, current resume, and three (3) professional references to:

humanresources@dillard.edu.

Dillard University
Office of Human Resources
2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 816-4187 (fax)


Dillard University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Individuals who require reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in the search process should notify the Office of Human Resources.


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