The Area Coordinator is a full-time professional who operates from a foundation that incorporates student development theory, institutional and organizational priorities, and a holistic sense of the needs of the residential students. The Area Coordinator has primary responsibility for supervision of residential staff, facility management, programming, conduct, and creating an overall sense of community in his/her residential areas. Weekend and after hour responsibilities are required.
Select, train, supervise, and evaluate residential staff (Resident Advisors, Graduate Hall Directors); facilitate communication between residential staff and Director of Residential Life and Housing. ?
Facilitate the development of a student-centered community environment by mentoring students to recognize and consider the rights, property, and privileges of community living. ?
Develop and present programs and activities that are educational, social, or multicultural in nature. Responsible for tracking and managing the Resident Advisor programming budget. ?
Assist students and RA staff in the areas of advising, counseling, and leadership development. ?
Serve on the on-call duty rotation with other Student Affairs staff to provide continuous staff and student support after hours, on breaks and holidays, and on weekends. ?
Coordinate and follow-through on all records pertaining to maintenance of the residential facility including submitting maintenance request orders, assessment of group and individual student damage, weekly walk-throughs of residence halls with custodial staff. ?
Adjudicate cases of the Code of Conduct and complete all follow up documentation in a timely fashion. ?
Mediate roommate conflicts and approve and coordinate all room changes including maintaining all key and room combinations related to room changes. ?
Assist with all major departmental processes and programs including but not limited to openings, closings, staff selection, RA training, RA in-services, room selection, health and safety inspections, summer and Fall orientation, and Commencement. ?
Positively represent Residential Life and Housing on various committees; participate fully in the professional activities and/or assignments of the Division of Student Development; develop a cooperative relationship with other colleagues and campus offices.
Education Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree in related field preferred).
Experience Minimum of two years of residence hall supervisory experience or equivalent student affairs experience.
Skills & Knowledge Knowledge of current issues in higher education and counseling practices;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Ability to efficiently multitask and prioritize;
Proficient in Microsoft Office products;
Knowledge of Banner.
About New England College
New England College is a private, non-profit college, located in the quintessential New England town of Henniker, New Hampshire dedicated to providing exceptional education for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all over the world.