Manager of EcoVillage and SENS House Operations
The Manager provides leadership and administrative support for married/single family students living in the Ecovillage and SENS Housing, including educational programs, student support services, resources for community-based services, apartment/facility management. Participate in implementing goals, policies, and administrative processes for the delivery of services and programs. Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are necessary. Advanced degree required with student personnel or related professional experience in higher education.
• Serve as a member of the Housing Committee;
works closely with the Assistant Director of Housing in housing
• Serve in COD rotation. Responsible for conducting and participating in housing training.
• Responsible for SENS House management and related student labor.
• Supervise and train full-time Nontraditional Student Program Associate employee.
• Hire, train, and supervise eight to ten (8-10) student positions, approve payroll and conduct evaluations.
• Administer and manage program and operation budgets as well as endowment and other funding sources.
• Develop and implement educational programs i.e., sustainability, parenting, gardening, conflict mediation, New Resident Orientation program and weekly Thursday Lunch program for Nontraditional Students
• Provide support 24/7 for Crisis Management situations e.g., fire, violence, deaths, suicide gestures, etc.
• Coordinate community-based services (campus, local, state, federal) for single/married student families, including providing assistance with application for SNAP benefits.
• Manage and coordinate apartment rentals/turnovers e.g., applications, background checks, rental agreements/leases, maintenance, rent collections, scheduled inspections, provide referrals, complete check-ins/check-outs, etc.
• Oversee Ecovillage programs, processes, policies, and procedures and direct student compliance of policies/procedures, in alignment with Student Life residential guidelines.
• Collaborate with other campus departments to enhance students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences.
• Manage and operate office procedures such as purchases, office equipment, car usage/maintenance, lock-outs, contractors, etc.
• Conduct meetings and direct students with problem solving and referrals to appropriate resources.
• Promote Berea College and the Ecovillage through tours, conferences, interviews and college fairs.
• In support of Berea College’s great commitments this position requires student supervision. The fourth great commitment is to promote learning and serving in community through the student labor program, honoring the dignity and utility of all work, mental and manual, and taking pride in work well done. The Supervision would include scheduling, assigning and approving work performed. Developing students about common workplace acumen and giving them tangible work experience is an expected outcome. To learn more about the student labor program and requirements on this position see: Labor Program Goals
Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the College in the attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful learning environment for all staff, faculty and students.