The Coordinator of Residence Life & Housing oversees the day-to-day operations, services, and programs for students living in Otis College’s on-campus residence hall. The Coordinator serves as the primary advisor to student Resident Assistants (RA’s) and provides direct supervision and training. The Coordinator responds to crises within the residential community and works collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other campus partners to create a positive and supportive residential community. This position requires living in a residential hall year-round. This position reports directly to the Director of Residence Life and Housing.
•Manages the day-to-day operations of the student residential community. Communicates effectively with supervisor regarding the needs and trends related to residential students.
•Supervises on-campus Resident Assistants (RA’s). Recruits, screens, hires, and trains RA’s. Evaluates performance and provides guidance and feedback as needed. Schedules, assigns, and prioritizes workloads. Encourages and develops student leadership skills. Counsels, disciplines, and/or terminates RA staff as required.
•Oversee Summer of Art residential program. Supervise Summer of Art RAs, coordinate field trips, and address behavioral issues in communication with Extension staff. Manage Summer of Art budget with Director.
•Manages a programming budget. Leads RA’s in the planning and delivery of services, activities, and special events for the residential community. Provides oversight and implementation of the RA programming model to ensure residential programs and services that promote student engagement and learning. Works with third party vendors to accommodate program needs. Evaluates programming and makes changes as needed.
•Serve in on-call rotation throughout the academic year and throughout the summer with the other Coordinator. Respond to emergency and crisis calls as a live-on emergency contact person and manages crisis situations. Counsels students and provides conflict mediation, crisis intervention, and appropriate follow-up. Informs supervisor of emergencies or serious disruptions that may require intervention or follow-up. Notifies appropriate staff regarding situations that may impact resident halls and/or students in residence halls.
•Maintains close contact with student residents. Ensures residents are aware of the rules and responsibilities of the housing system. Assists in developing behavioral standards appropriate to group living in an academic institution. Ensures proper administration and enforcement of policies and procedures.
•Serves as a hearing officer to address and resolve student conduct policy violations within the residence hall as well as off-campus housing.
•Develops and implements security related procedures such as opening and closing procedures, recognition of duress signals, and key controls. Coordinates security activities with the College’s Safety & Security office. Promotes and maintains standards for security conscious awareness and behavior. Ensures dissemination of security related information to RA staff. Serves as a point of contact for new students and families who are interested in on-campus housing.
•Collaborate with other offices around programs and services that support the residential student population.
•Perform other related duties as assigned. Must be responsive to work-related phone calls and emails during non-business hours on occasion.
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field of higher education and a minimum of 2 years of experience working in a college or university residence life program required, with live-in experience preferred. Individual should have a diverse knowledge of student issues including but not limited to: diversity, alcohol and other drugs, safety and security, and health concerns in a college environment, as well as strategies to positively impact students. Individual must demonstrate experience working with staff and students within and outside of a traditional office setting. Individual must be able to demonstrate the ability to provide effective on-call coverage for crisis/emergency response, crisis assessment, victim assistance/advocacy, personal counseling/referral, conflict mediation, and incident debriefing for a residential community. Individual must be willing to work a flexible schedule which includes evenings and weekends. This position requires living in a residential hall year-round.
Experience working with systems such as Banner, Maxient,and Housing Management Software is highly desired.
Interested candidates must apply via Otis’ website at https://otis.simplehire.com to be considered for the position.
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