COMPENSATION: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Compensation will include University benefits package, on-campus partially furnished apartment with utilities, and meal plan stipend during academic year, wireless computer access, and basic-extended cable
Internal Number: 22-83A
Office of Residential Life
The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university that has been recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence. Located between New York City and Boston in the shoreline city of West Haven, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of nearly 7,000 students from across the globe.
Over the last decade, the University has completed more than $300 million in major capital projects while launching 26 new academic programs. The University has also added campuses in Tuscany, Italy, and Orange, Conn.
The Area Coordinator staff member is an integral team member in organizing and implementing living and learning programs within our residential communities. The candidate must have the desire to work with a diverse group of students, staff, faculty, University administrators and external constituencies including parents. Successful candidates must possess a proven understanding and commitment to assuming leadership in a diverse, high-energy environment requiring the ability to consistently manage multiple simultaneous priorities. The position must carry out the mission and philosophy of the University of New Haven and is responsible for supporting and contributing to a positive atmosphere that facilitates respect, inclusivity and collaboration.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Supervises and Manages Residential Communities
Oversee a residential community and supervise, train, and evaluate student Resident Assistants (RAs)
Be a live-in presence for 350-450 residents within your assigned residential community, working day, weekend, evening hours and university holidays
Supervise graduate level Residence Hall Director
Advise the Hall Council student group(s) within the residential area
Conduct weekly area meetings and one-on-ones with area staff.
Utilizes the division’s Competency Learning Experience (CLE) to shape training, supervision, and evaluation of staff.
Mentoring and advising student concerns and appropriately referring students to agencies on campus, e.g., University Police, Counseling Services, Financial Aid, Health Center, etc.
Creating a safe community through policy education and awareness.
Participate in all crisis management and disaster preparedness procedures.
Opening and closing of the residence halls throughout the academic year and summer
Managing assigned residential facilities, including conducting health and safety inspections, facilities management, room changes, etc.
Participating in a rotating 24/7 on-call duty schedule for crisis management.
Assist with the living and learning initiatives
Administer the departmental programming model including program approval, reviewing program
proposals, providing program feedback, and tracking program requirements
Manage the programming budget for your assigned residential area
Oversee the maintenance work order process as well as the damage billing process while working collaboratively with Facilities to address area needs and issues.
Attend weekly Residential Life staff meetings and one-on-ones with supervisor.
Coordinate operational aspects of residence hall openings and closings; health and safety inspection process, schedule fire drills and room inventory process for areas of supervision.
Assist with summer and fall orientation programs, summer camps and conferences, as well as Admissions Open House and Accepted Student Day events.
Coordinate hall check-in and closing procedures for all break periods and the summer vacation period. Tasks include vacation key distribution and collection, billing, creating and disseminating the student list of those approved to be on campus.
Assist Associate Director of Residential Operations with marketing and managing the room selection process; including coordinating information sessions and executing communication strategies.
Assist the department with training and recruitment efforts of student and professional staff
Serve as part of the student support/case management team with the Office of Residence Life
Serve as a resource for students seeking support and a referral agent to other resources on campus regarding academic, personal, or mental-health concerns.
Maintain communication with other campus offices/departments and respond to issues concerning residential students.
Conduct disciplinary counseling and hearings for violations of University rules and regulations.
Responsible for the coordination and implementation of social and educational programs for their residence hall and assigned areas.
Design, implement and assess a residential programming strategy that supports retaining students at the University as well as in housing.
Utilize a programming structure that fully supports the Competency Learning Experience (CLE)
Engages in opportunities to increase own capacity for equity, diversity, and inclusion and encourages cultural competency among students.
Consistently treats others without bias and applies understanding to using practices and policies.
Role models behavior which positively contributes to an inclusive work and learning environment.
Demonstrates a strong commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding on campus.
Assist in the coordination and implementation of institutional and departmental policy procedure development.
Participate in departmental, divisional and institutional committees as assigned.
Other duties as assigned in order to meet the needs of the residential student population
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.