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Area Coordinator


Posting Number: AS766P




The Area Coordinator is a full-time, 12-month, live-on professional staff member in the Office of Residence Life. The Area Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Residence Life and shares in the responsibility for all facets of the Residence Life program. The Area Coordinator leads a residential community and has responsibility for supporting Residence Life initiatives (such as Living-Learning Communities, RA Training and Development, or Marketing).


Duties and Responsibilities:


Community Responsibilities


• Lead and develop a residential community of approximately 550 students living in 1-2 residence halls

• Focus on residential student engagement and relationship development

• Supervise, develop, and evaluate 8-15 RAs, including 1-2 Senior RAs

• Oversee the planning and implementation of all programming initiatives within the residential area

• Hear student conduct cases and educate students within the restorative justice process

• Collaborate with campus partners to intervene with and support students of concern and students at-risk

• Mediate elevated conflicts among residents

• Reestablish and advise area-wide student leadership organization grounded in new divisional goals

• Advise redeveloped area student leadership organization

• Serve in the on-call duty rotation and support after hours processes that ensure student safety

• Manage budget lines for community building, programming, and staff development


Departmental Responsibilities


• Support housing operations functions, including hall opening and closing, occupancy management, access control, follow-up on facilities and housekeeping concerns, and consistent oversight of residence hall facility needs

• Assume responsibility for summer projects and assignments which may include summer housing and summer camps and conferences support

• Assist with planning and executing RA recruitment, selection, and training processes

• Assist with planning and executing office, divisional, and institutional commitments as assigned

• Perform occasional evening and weekend responsibilities

• Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:


• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree strongly preferred

• Previous residence life or housing experience

• Previous student staff supervision experience

• Thorough knowledge of student development, student leadership and community development theories

• Strong oral and written communication and critical thinking skills

• Interest in understanding and supporting John Carroll’s mission to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and in the world


Preferred Qualifications:


• Master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education, or related field

• Previous experience working with living-learning communities, student staff training, and/or departmental marketing


Normal Working Hours and Conditions:


Physical Requirements :


Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.


About John Carroll University:


John Carroll University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university, founded in 1886, dedicated to developing people with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. The University is located in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland. Academically, the University consists of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Boler College of Business, which both include graduate programs. The University offers 39 Academic Programs in the arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and business at the undergraduate level, and in select areas at the master’s level.The University enrolls approximately 2,500 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. John Carroll University is one of 27 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top 10 rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 30 consecutive years.


EEO Statement:


John Carroll University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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