The Area Coordinator provides front-line leadership and direction to a residence area housing between 345-570 entrepreneurship and business residents. Specifically responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive residence education program ensuring that a particular residential area is a safe, inclusive, and developmental living environment; participating in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive residence education program and resident assistant program that enhances students' personal, social, and intellectual growth and contributes to student learning outside of the classroom; and further developing their understanding of residence education and housing through unique supervision, management, and project oversight for a specialized student population. Student Life Impact Statement: Helping students make meaning of their Babson experience. We do this by:
• Developing the whole person and reflecting a process of “discovery” • Building resiliency and ability to overcome difficulty or shortcoming • Emphasizing diversity, inclusion, belonging and global perspective • Fostering good judgement and decision-making • Designing a fun and transformative experience
Our team values respect, collaboration, transparency, and hard-work. We recognize that we rely on trusting relationships to solve complex problems and achieve the greatest outcomes. We prioritize not only the growth and development of our student community, but also of our team members. We strive to create an inclusive environment where individuals can be their complete and authentic selves. We support each other in defining and accomplishing personal work/life balance. We infuse fun into our work whenever and wherever possible. Babson employs three Area Coordinators with different areas of focus. These positions include:
Area Coordinator, Lower Campus Overseeing approximately six residence halls this Area Coordinator has approximately 700 first year residents with a small number of upper division undergraduate students. This Area Coordinator supervises two graduate-level Assistant Area Coordinator and approximately 23 Resident Assistants. This area is comprised of traditional style residence halls and houses a number of our Living/Learning programs and themed living communities.
Area Coordinator, Middle Campus Overseeing approximately six residence halls/complexes this Area Coordinator has approximately 450 upper division residents living in suite and traditional style communities. This Area Coordinator supervises twenty Resident Assistants. This area houses the Sophomore Leadership Community, and Special Interest Housing including Fraternity and Sorority Life communities.
Area Coordinator, Upper Campus Overseeing approximately five residence halls/complexes this Area Coordinator has approximately 700 upper division and graduate residents, and supervises one graduate-level Assistant Area Coordinator and nineteen Resident Assistants. This area houses traditional residence halls, suites, and apartments including numerous Special Interest Housing communities.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Provides direct supervision and feedback to a staff of between ten and twenty undergraduate Resident Assistants and one Head Resident Assistant (HRA) (Lower Campus Area Coordinator supervises one graduate-level Assistant Area Coordinator, and Middle Campus Area Coordinators supervises one graduate-level Assistant Area Coordinator). This includes guidance with residential programming, community building, intentional learning opportunities, and facilitation of weekly staff meetings.
Assists the Director and Assistant Director in creating a comprehensive residential experience for student organizations on campus through the Special Interest Housing process, Living Learning Programs, and themed living communities.
Conducts regular community walk-throughs and effectively partners with the Facilities Services department.
Provides support and resources to students experiencing transition, personal, or mental health challenges; makes referrals as necessary.
Assists students in managing roommate relationships, including mediations and expectation setting.
Supports and assists students in the resolution of various issues, including addressing community standards violations and making appropriate referrals when necessary.
Plans and implements a comprehensive area/building wide community development plan to meet student needs and ensures a safe, inclusive, and developmental living environment.
Serves as primary advisor to 10-15 undergraduate clubs and organizations and/or leadership cohort, such as the Babson Dining Student Advisory Committee.
Assists with the planning and implementation of key departmental processes such as RA Selection, RA Appreciation, RA Training, and RA In-Service.
Supports Housing Office with move-in, move-out, and room change processes; coordinates and monitors student billing for residence hall and community damages for their assigned area; and management of the data entered into damage billing system.
Manages hall opening and closing for assigned area which includes managing the early arrival and extension requests for assigned area.
Serves on departmental, divisional, and campus wide committees and projects as assigned.
Serves as a member of the crisis team as an Administrator On-call member; serve on-call a minimum of 10 weeks an academic year and respond at any time if called to assist in any campus crisis response. Respond to and/or assist with student and campus emergencies/crises; work closely with Dean On-call to support recommended actions; work with local hospital staff to assess students' status; conduct necessary follow-up with Public Safety, local agencies, and/or parents and staff as needed; assist with implementation of emergency response plans and actions.
Attends weekly Residence Education staff meetings; regular Student Affairs divisional meetings; hearing officer meetings; on-call meetings; and any other meeting pertinent to the position and/or position responsibilities.
Potential opportunity for graduate student staff supervision.
Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
YOUR TEAM WILL INCLUDE
Head Resident Assistant
Assistant Area Coordinator (if applicable)
WHAT EDUCATION AND SKILLS YOU WILL NEED
At least one year full-time residence life/residence education experience.
Must have knowledge and experience working with college students.
Must have program management experience.
Demonstrated effectiveness in working with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
Must have excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Must have previous supervision and/or advising experience.
Must have strong technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
Envisions and proposes new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; takes thoughtful risks; and accepts new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
Anticipates and embraces change; demonstrates willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
Hepatitis B vaccination and training in compliance with OSHA regulations; must maintain both throughout time in the position.
HOW AND WHERE YOU WILL WORK
This is a 12-month, full-time, live-in position.
Required to live in provided on-campus furnished housing.
Serves as a member of the administrator on-call staff.
Babson College requires all Babson faculty and staff members authorized to work on our campuses or any other property owned or controlled by the College to verify that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. We have extended our vaccination policy to require a COVID-19 booster shot for all eligible community members as well. Faculty and staff must provide booster vaccination information upon hire or within 21 days of becoming eligible for a booster (unless granted a medical accommodation or religious exemption). Requests for medical accommodation or religious exemption should be addressed directly to Human Resources
Additional Job Description
ADDITIONAL SKILLS YOU MAY HAVE
Master's Degree preferred.
Understanding of, and commitment to, principles of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
At Babson, we believe that entrepreneurship is applicable?and crucial?in organizations of all types and sizes, in established businesses as well as new ventures. Today, teams, divisions, and whole enterprises are striving to be more entrepreneurial. Furthermore, entrepreneurial thought and action are happening at all levels of an organization, where collaboration complements top-down leadership.Babson College was the first to understand that thinking and acting entrepreneurially is more than just an inclination. Rather, it can be taught. And we do it better than anyone.