Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Bachelor’s degree with significant prior applicable residential life experience required.
Strong written and verbal as well as active listening skills.
Must be an active collaborator with numerous campus partners.
Must be flexible, have a high tolerance for ambiguity, and a commitment to student development.
Master’s degree plus one to three years of graduate and/or professional experience working in higher education.
Experience with student and leadership development, student group advising, and program implementation.
Ability to foster positive working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
Commitment to social justice, a focus on the success of all students, an open mind and a willingness to learn.
Ability to collaborate with numerous campus constituencies to execute large scale programs that impact a large number of students, faculty, and staff (with significant attention to detail).
The staff member is tasked with enhancing the out-of-classroom experience by advising our residential student leadership groups: Congress of the South Forty, National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), and Ursa's Nite Life programming.� The coordinator will supervise three graduate fellows and serve as a point person for student leadership training, programming, and leadership training. This position collaborates with various departmental offices, including the First Year Center, Campus Life, Event Management, Dining Services and Auxiliary Services.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee leadership development programs for residential population (Leadership retreats, events and in-services).� Provide training related to leadership development to student leaders, student staff and professional staff. Collaborate with Residential Life staff on the process of recruitment, marketing and election for college councils. Coordinate the residential leadership curriculum, as part of the Residential Education Model (REM), by partnering with Student Affairs partners through the various leadership opportunities for the residential population.
Advise Congress of the South 40 (CS40/RHA), the programming and advocacy body for residential students.
Advise the Luminescence Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH).
Hire and train Ursa’s grad fellow and Ursa’s student managers.� Supervise and collaborate with advisor team to promote and market Ursa’s Nite Life. Develop social, alcohol-alternative, residential programming opportunities for students in collaboration with the staff. Specifically, manage late night programming (currently Ursa’s Nite Life).
Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate three graduate fellows. Provide support and referral for student leaders experiencing academic or personal difficulties by collaborating with Res Life staff members and campus partners.
Collaborate with Residential Life staff to design and implement programming and community development philosophy aligning with the residential education model and goals.� Provide advisement regarding assessing the risk of student programming and issuing release of liability forms when necessary.
Develop and execute several campus-wide events such as Midnight Breakfast, Bear Beginnings, Residential College Dinners, Res Life Alumni Wine and Cheese event, assist with hall tours and annual office celebrations.
Actively participate as a member of the Residential Education Team, attending all meetings, retreats, and appropriate sessions.� These would include, but are not limited to, weekly Residential Education meetings, professional and student staff training, and orientation. Serve on various residential life and student affairs committees and initiatives in order to maintain a strong connection to the university community and to ensure a broad array of programs. Coordinate collaborative efforts with campus organizations and other university constituents.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, furnished apartment, local phone, cable, internet, parking, and an excellent University and departmental benefit package, including partner policy and pet policy.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. The projected start date for this role will be June 1, 2021.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Must have ability to work on-call and travel to on- and off-campus locations. Must be willing to work frequent evenings and weekends and willing to travel to national leadership conferences with students.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Residential Life. This position is for the Danforth Campus,
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.
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