Area Director

Employer
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Jul 10, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
The Residence Hall Area Director position is a 12-month live-in position which serves as part of the leadership team for the Department of Residential Education. The primary objective of the Residence Hall Area Director position is responsibility for designing and implementing integrated learning strategies to assist students in the achievement of a broad array of co-curricular learning outcomes. Other primary objectives include focusing on the health and safety of individual students as well as the community collectively, creating a respectful and communicative environment of open discourse, and facilitating a challenging, yet supportive learning environment. As a vital part of the Division of Student Affairs, the Residence Hall Area Directors ensure the day to day residential operations of their communities of approximately 600 students with responsibilities for the following: 
 
  • Educate students and staff on relevant student development theory through formal and informal programming. 
  • Develop programs and presentations on the residential and campus wide perspective. 
  • Opportunity for teaching experiences through First Year Colloquium, Resident Assistant Course and/or other leadership based or related coursework. 
  • Supervise Resident Assistant staff. 
  • Supervise Night Assistant staff. 
  • Supervise a Head Resident Assistant. 
  • Assist with staff selection, training and evaluation process. 
  • Coordinate the Residence Hall/Community Staff Duty Schedule. 
  • Advise the Hall Council. 
  • Make daily and evening rounds throughout the residence hall/community. 
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings. 
  • Conduct weekly/bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with Resident Assistants. 
  • Coordinate and supervise the residence hall/community activity calendar. 
  • Coordinate all in-hall programs. 
  • Coordinate all activities for specially designated weekends. 
  • Resolve resident conflict through informal and formal mediation sessions. 
  • Counsel and advise students. 
  • Educate residents on University and Residence Hall Policy. 
  • Serve as a University hearing officer. 
  • Adjudicate student conduct cases as assigned. 
  • Conduct weekly inventory and maintenance checks. 
  • Maintain an up to date hall/community roster. 
  • Be on call for 'duty' rotation. 
  • Maintain key inventory for the community. 
  • Provide moderate administrative support for the central office. 
  • Publish a monthly Residence Hall/Community Newsletter. 
  • Participate on various campus and division committees. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

 
This position, housed within the Office of the Dean of Students, offers case management services to students within the residence halls with at risk mental health and social support needs and works collaboratively with the campus Case Manager. This will be achieved through interventions, referrals and connections to follow up services. 
 
The Residential Case Manager will: 
  • Work to address the needs of students who are struggling with both short and long term mental health and wellness, relationship conflicts, personality and social adjustment issues, physical health and nutrition, trauma recovery, and victim advocacy through a solution-focused approach. 
  • Collaborate with Academic Success partners to assist students with issues related to coursework, learning strategies, academic accommodations and other related issues. 
  • Be an advocate for student success and equitable support. 
  • Fully utilize the Maxient database for case creation, updates, referrals and resources. 
  • Regularly educate faculty, staff and students on topics relating to wellness and community support. 
  • Coordinate with community resources and campus partners as needed. 
  • Serve as an integral member of the Care and Crisis Team. 
  • Serve as a liaison for hospital admission and discharge planning. 
  • Participate in an on-call rotation as needed. 

 
The Residential Case Manager must demonstrate: 
  • An ability to document and establish systems for receiving, creating and tracking cases. 
  • The ability to multi-task and manage a diverse caseload. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • The ability to work as part of a team. 
  • Desire to work with students from underrepresented populations. 


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