Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Feb 3 2020 Job Description:
The Coordinator for Housing and Residence Life (CHRL) is an innovative full-time, live-in professional staff member in a dynamic department committed to creating supportive learning environments and helping students to reach their curricular and co-curricular goals.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Directly supervises one to two full-time professional staff members (typically an Assistant Residence Hall Director [ARHD] and a Residence Hall Director [RHD])
The CHRL and ARHD team is responsible for all general administrative and managerial functions of a residence hall housing approximately 350-400 residents
Implement student success strategies and initiatives regarding a case manager concept for student success
Primarily responsible for recruiting, selecting, training, and supervising paraprofessional staff members
Facilitates a programming and community development model designed around a residential curriculum
Advises, counsels, and seeks to develop residents in alignment with the department's Mission, Vision, and Goals to create and sustain a supportive living environment
Member of a crisis response/on-call rotation team
Adjudicates educational disciplinary conferences for policy violations within the residence hall
Oversees function of an additional residence hall housing approximately 150-350 residents managed by the Residence Hall Director (RHD)
Directly supervised by a member of the departmental Leadership Team
Creating a Supportive Learning Environment
Collaborate with academic and University partners to create and sustain residential communities that foster student learning, development, and academic success
Establish rapport and develop mentoring relationships with residents
Plan and present residence hall and campus-wide educational and social programs using a residential curriculum model
Play an integral role in executing the first-year student orientation program
Advise Hall Council by serving as a support, resource, and staff liaison
Adjudicate educational disciplinary conferences for alleged policy violations
Implement department initiatives, including academic initiatives
Collaborate with housekeeping and facilities staff members to maintain a living environment conducive to learning
Administrative and Managerial Functions
Coordinate all administrative and managerial operations of a residence hall
Supervise, train, and evaluate a full-time Assistant Residence Hall Director
Supervise, train, and evaluate a full-time Residence Hall Director
Recruit, select, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate 14-20 paraprofessional staff members
Maintain and oversee residence hall programming and supply budget
Report and keep record of facility, maintenance, and security issues within the hall
Serve in active leadership roles for departmental committees, task forces, and recruitment efforts
Provide intervention and response for crises and other facilities, safety, and security issues via a rotating on-call schedule
Attend to summer duties including but not limited to summer residence hall housing, camps, conferences, and special projects
Essential Skills Needed
Must be able to create connections with residential students to guide them to success
Must possess the ability to maintain an effective, cooperative working relationship with supervisors, supervisees, co-workers, and academic and community partners in keeping with the values and mission of both the Department and the University
Must possess above average oral, written, and computer communication skills
Must possess above average knowledge of student development theory and its application to meet the needs of today's college students
Must possess demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and managerial skills
Must possess above average multi-tasking, administrative, and organizational skills
Must possess above average critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
Must demonstrate willingness to serve as a role model for residential students, paraprofessional staff members, and co-workers in work ethic, initiative, attitude, and approach to work
Must demonstrate willingness to role model acceptance and advocacy of diverse student populations by creating an environment committed to valuing diversity and social justice
Must adhere to the ethical code of conduct governing the Student Affairs profession
Must be willing to assume additional responsibilities within the department as needed
Although the majority of the position will function as described, some aspects are subject to change due to evolving departmental needs
Successful applicant must possess a Master's degree in Student Affairs or a related field with 2 or more years of experience working in the residential setting (at least two years post-baccalaureate)
Compensation and Benefits
12-month, renewable contract
Partially furnished pet friendly two-bedroom apartment with cable, internet service, utilities, local phone service (fair market value of approximately $10,000 a year). Apartment use is restricted to the employee, employee's partner (as defined by guidelines), and employee's dependent children
Furnished office space
Reserved parking space with purchase of required parking permit
Professional development and extensive training opportunities within the Department, the Division of Student Affairs, and the University at-large
Salary of $35,568 with excellent benefits package including: medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, University Bookstore discount, and reduced membership to the University's health and fitness facility
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all candidates. Western Kentucky University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.
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