Warren Wilson College invites applications for the Area Coordinator - Housing & Residence Life position, a full-time, 12 month, live-in professional staff role in the Residence Life Department. Reporting to the Director of Residence Life, the individual in this role is responsible for creating a residential environment which supports learning, builds community through practices of inclusive excellence, promotes environmental citizenship, enhances wellness, and encourages responsibility. We seek an empathetic leader who has the ability to remain calm and professional during intense or challenging situations, and is responsive and respectful while handling complaints. Competitive candidates will have previous Residence Life experience in higher education successfully supporting students from a variety of genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, identities and lived experiences. The key responsibilities of this position will be divided between residence life office hours and the supervision of a residential area (8 or 9 buildings) and 6-10 undergraduate residence life staff. Regular evening and weekend hours required. On-call responsibilities are also a component of this exempt position.
Interested individuals should read further to learn more about the college, and the responsibilities for this full-time, exempt position. Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter, which includes experience working with a diverse range of identities and experiences including, but not limited to, previous DEI training or initiatives.
First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by March 8, 2024. All applications must be received electronically. Please be aware that no relocation assistance is available for this position.
Warren Wilson College's distinctive approach to education intentionally integrates academics, work, and community engagement to cultivate curiosity, empathy, and integrity. We empower graduates to pursue meaningful careers and lead purposeful lives dedicated to a just, equitable, and sustainable world.
To fulfill this mission, the College, through its Strategic Imperative for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is unwavering in our commitment to the dignity of all people-particularly those populations who have been both historically oppressed and continue to experience systemic oppression. As we value the breadth of diversity necessary for a rich campus culture, we also recognize the particular challenge and opportunity for growth and leadership around race, noting that such a focus necessarily intersects with deepening efforts around other aspects of identity (such as ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, class, and worldview). We are committed to a culture of educational access and to ensuring that students and employees from a diverse range of identities and experiences will thrive in this community. We seek and support a culturally diverse faculty and staff with a genuine interest in our innovative approach to education and focus on inclusive excellence, as well as a willingness to fully participate in the life of the College. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups (e.g., people of African, Latine, Indigenous, and/or Asian descent) and individuals who have experience working with diverse populations.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- One to two years of Residence Life experience as paraprofessional staff (undergraduate or graduate).
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and student database systems.
- Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a diverse range of identities, and specifically support LGBTQIA+/Queer/Non-binary students.
- Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling, or another related field.
- Three to five years of Residence Life experience as a full-time professional staff member.
Housing Assignments and Operations
- Facilitate the assignment process including mid-year room changes and break housing assignments for residents of your assigned residence halls (5-9 buildings).
- Maintain accurate occupancy records of your assigned residence halls (5-9 buildings).
- Submit housing charges to the office of Student Accounts when appropriate.
- Communicate housing deadlines to students.
- Act as a liaison between residents and facilities operations and other campus partners when issues arise within the residential area.
- Serve on campus committees as needed.
- Supervision of a residential area of undergraduate students.
- Assisting with the recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of undergraduate residence life staff.
- Managing the day-to-day administrative and facility operations of a residential area.
- Coordinating educational, recreational, and social programming.
- Mediating conflict and adjudicating low level student conduct issues.
- Crisis management and participation in an emergency on-duty rotation.
- Serve as a conduct officer as a part of the Student Conduct process.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Warren Wilson College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.