Area Coordinator

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Huntington, WV

Job Title: Area Coordinator

Location: First Year Residence Halls at Marshall University

Reports to: Assistant Director of Residence Life

Salary: $37,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year, staff apartment, and a comprehensive benefits package

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Summary

The Area Coordinator of the First Year Residence Hall at Marshall University is a live-in position and requires flexibility of work hours, including work performed on weekends and evenings. The Area Coordinator is responsible for managing, supervising, educating, developing, and maintaining the security of the students and staff within a residential community. This position should also be continuously analyzing and assessing the needs of the staff and students in their community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Supervision & Development

  • Oversees two residence halls with a total occupancy of 782 residents.
  • Supervises 22 Resident Advisors and conducts regular individual meetings, and bi-annual evaluations.
  • Attends and organizes weekly Resident Advisor staff meetings.
  • Follows up with Resident Advisor disciplinary concerns.
  • Assists with the selection of Resident Advisor staff for both buildings.
  • Assists with the planning of Resident Advisor selection.
  • Assists with coordination of fall & spring Resident Advisor training as well as ongoing personal and professional staff development opportunities. 
  • Attends and participates in weekly residence life staff meetings.
  • Participates in a weekly on-call rotation for the entire on-campus community.
  • Responds to emergency calls by assessing the situation and determining the best course of action. 
  • Documents all incidents according to policy.
  • Provides appropriate next-day resident follow-up information for major crises/emergencies.

Community Development  

  • Partners with Assistant Director of Residence Life for the First Year Residence Halls and Housing and Residence Life Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives to implement and manage residential curriculum and learning outcomes.
  • Coordinates the purchasing of items for programming initiatives. 
  • Creates and promotes a conducive environment for student learning, academic success, and personal development for all residents.
  • Works with Assistant Director of Residence Life to assess the effectiveness of hall traditions & learning outcomes. 
  • Promotes an atmosphere that emphasizes Marshall’s values (academic achievement, personal freedom & integrity, dignity and respect for the individual, diversity and inclusiveness, sustainability, and service).
  • Participates in planning, facilitation, and implementation of department academic initiatives. 
  • Provides support, resources, and follow-up to residents who are identified as having academic concerns.
  • Hears, adjudicates, and mediates residence hall violations and student wellness issues.
  • Documents and maintains records of residence hall violations, student conduct incidents, and wellness issues, and provides updates to supervision and campus partners as needed. 
  • Utilizes hall camera systems to investigate residence hall/student conduct violations.
  • Conducts roommate mediations and coordinates room changes as necessary.
  • Works with campus partners to coordinate living-learning community initiatives.

Administrative Responsibilities   

  • Participates in department initiatives such as strategic planning, retention initiatives, housing sign-ups, Week of Welcome, opening, and closing of residence halls.
  • Participates in planning and implementation of weekend programming initiatives.
  • Works collaboratively with the Housing and Residence Life Office, Division of Student Affairs, and all other campus partners.
  • Enforces university and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Residence Life for the First Year Residence Halls to oversee areas of the budget related to RA development and RA programming. Upload receipts and comply with all P-card policies/procedures.    
  • Uses database systems to ensure accurate record-keeping of student information.    
  • Maintains visibility throughout the community and walks buildings on a regular basis.
  • Participates and supports check-in, check-out preparation as needed in coordination with other team members.    
  • Provide a weekly report to the supervisor and other team members outlining information/updates for the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is mid-to-high paced. The noise level is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, climb stairs and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Skills Required:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or related fields.
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience in Housing and Residence Life.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and strong commitment to customer service.
  • Displays strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Demonstrates leadership and supervisory abilities.
  • Ability to live in the residence hall apartment 12 months per year.

Other Information

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, climb stairs and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package, including health benefits, dental benefits, vision coverage, and 401K.

Applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening.

If you are unable to apply because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact recruitment@cocm.com. We will make every effort to respond to your request for assistance as soon as possible.

To provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Capstone On-Campus Management (COCM) will be based on qualifications and abilities. COCM does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.