Area Coordinator for the First-Year Hill
The Office for Residential Life and Housing Services at the University of Rochester seeks applicants for an Area Coordinator. This position works specifically with the First-Year Hill, a residential community of two buildings housing approximately 800 first-year students. The Area Coordinator reports to the Associate Director for Residential Life.
The Area Coordinator is a key member of the Residential Life and College staff with significant responsibility in the following areas:
Community Development - Build healthy and inclusive residential communities that complement and extend classroom learning; and foster a lively academic and intellectual environment and culture that supports the mission of The College. This includes balanced social, educational, cultural and recreational programs; student government advising and leadership development programs; counseling, advising and referrals; intervention, mediation and adjudication programs; etc.
Student Behavioral Standards - Working with Residential Life and Center for Student Conduct Management staff, insure staff and residents are aware of University and Residential Life policies, community standards and responsibilities. Assist students in developing behavioral standards appropriate to group living in an academic institution. When necessary, confront individuals and groups whose behavior is unacceptable and initiate appropriate student conduct action.
Training and Instruction - Assist with and in some cases assume leadership for development and presentation of departmental staff and student training programs. This may include fall, mid-year and in-service programs, leadership programs, etc. Co-instruct Leadership in the College Community, a course for students applying for Resident Advisor positions.
Staff Personnel Functions - Supervise two Graduate Head Residents and manage 26 undergraduate Resident Advisors. Additionally, the Area Coordinator will supervise one full-time Area Secretary. Responsibilities include team building, goal setting, on-going training and development, day-to-day advising, on-going formal and informal evaluation.
Committee Activity - Participate in committee, research and special project work related to student concerns and Residential Life. Opportunity to chair committees. Activity may be within Residential Life, the College and other areas of University administration.
Advising - The Area Coordinator for the First-Year Hill co-advises the D'Lion Organization. D'Lions (short for dandelion) are a sophomore spirit organization committed to providing spirit and engagement for first-year residential communities. The D'Lion Organization is a unique University of Rochester tradition whose members have enhanced life for first-year students for more than 65 years.
Operations - Assist in regular inspections of the residence area to insure that appropriate facilities and cleanliness standards are being maintained. Maintain accurate inventory records for furnishings, equipment and supplies. Build ongoing liaison relationship with housekeeping supervisor, custodial, and mechanical staff. Coordinate billing: administer the damage billing process for the living area; publish notifications to students; liaison with students, parents, the Bursar, etc.
Budget - Monitor assigned operations and personnel expenditures to insure accuracy. Initiate cost saving measures whenever possible. Manage and monitor hall council funds and expenditures.
Health and Safety - Assure area facilities comply with all applicable fire, health and safety regulations. Coordinate with appropriate departments for fire drill, health and safety inspections. Follow-up on all health, safety and security reports to insure problems have been corrected.
Summer Programs - coordinate the summer operations for the assigned living area; organize staffing, building preparation, billing, check-in and check-out processes; liaison with custodial and maintenance services, other Residential Life areas, Public Safety, outside vendors and other involved departments.
Emergency On-Call Duty - Rotating professional staff on-call providing 24-hour availability and response. First line member of professional response team for student illness, accident or other campus emergency situations. Requires ability to interpret university policy and protocol, make judgment calls, as well as clear and critical decisions under pressure. On-call duty rotates weekly among live-in campus staff members.
Other Duties - As designated by supervisor. May also include option to serve as intern with other campus departments and programs (i.e. Orientation Program, Career Center, Academic Support, etc.)
Masters degree with 2-4 years professional experience required.
THIS IS A LIVE-IN POSITION offering a furnished two bedroom apartment, including all utilities and a partial meal plan.
The Area Coordinator position is a professional-paid-hourly staff position with a base salary of $42,700 for a 40-hour work week with additional on-call and overtime compensation.
The University of Rochester offers a competitive benefits package, including a generous tuition benefit, medical, dental and vision insurance, and retirement contribution.
Review to begin immediately. Interested applicants should send resume, cover-letter, names and contact information for 3 professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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