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Area Coordinator, Housing and Residential Services - Division of Student Affairs (4599) (EXTENDED

Employer
Northern Illinois University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 6, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Primary Function

Position Focus: Under the direction of an Assistant Director of Residential Life, the Area Coordinator is full-time administrator of student development who oversees the ongoing operations of multiple residence halls in a designated area housing between 1200 and 2000 students. This is a live-on position with a university provided apartment that involves a level of accessibility and accountability to all students and staff and includes setting priorities and management of situations and emergencies that may occur at any time of day or night. This position including breaks during the university academic calendar also provides supervision of the residential organizational structure in the area including graduate residence hall director(s), full-time hall director(s), and indirect supervision of a Community Advisor staff of 60-80.
Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

Competence Area: Social Justice and Diversity. Create and coordinate cultural competence training for the department of Housing and Residential Services. Develop and lead diversity and inclusion programming efforts for all residential students. Works with cultural centers to support the identities of diverse student population. Liaise with Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Conversations on Diversity and Equity program.

Responsible for directing multiple residence halls in a designated area including training, developing, supervising, and evaluating all staff members who are a part of an Area Team that includes Residence Hall Directors, Graduate Hall Directors, and Office Support Specialists. Recruit, select, and train a team of 60 to 80 Community Advisors and 60 to 80 Desk Assistants.

Aid in the development and implementation of the Residential Curriculum. Formulates and recommends policy and program evaluation processes to be in line with best practices and the Residential Curriculum. Routes students to appropriate academic resources, advising, and counseling students through the use of the Navigate system. Uses self-authorship and critical race theories to promote co-curricular learning and development through multicultural competence, career development, community engagement, and personal growth and development. Recommends and implements changes based on the evaluations. Resolves any existing program problems.

Acts on behalf of the university to make critical decisions, and respond to crisis situations to support students, staff, and assure preservation of university assets. Will consult and collaborate with other university professionals as deemed appropriate. Participates in a campus-wide on-call duty rotation with the Management Team. Responds to emergency and crisis situations, including on-site management and upward communication protocols. Follows-up on pertinent matters.
Responsible for the administrative, developmental, and facilities management of residential complexes housing between 1200 and 2000 students. Maintains appropriate records and communicates effectively with Office Support Specialist to maintain housing occupancy and key management. Works with the Work Request Office to follow up on facilities concerns.

Responsible for implementing the departmental mission, and all policies and procedures of the department and the university. Establishes and maintains regularly scheduled office hours. Schedules, assigns, and reviews work within the residential area. Collaborates with other staff within the complex and across Housing and Residential Services to make decisions and to ensure consistency and sharing of best practices.

Aid in the development and implementation of the Residential Curriculum. Formulates and recommends policy and program evaluation processes to be in line with best practices and the Residential Curriculum. Uses self-authorship and critical race theories to promote co-curricular learning and development through multicultural competence, career development, community engagement, and personal growth and development. Recommends and implements changes based on the evaluations. Resolves any existing program problems.

Serves as a campus Adjudicator for Student Conduct Process. Serve as a Campus Security Authority and assist with the process of reporting crimes to maintain accurate and timely crime statistics and increase the overall safety of the campus.

Assists with summer conference operations and other summer projects as assigned.
Actively participates in professional staff development sessions.

Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Residential Life.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

1. A master’s degree in counseling, student personnel, or a related academic area is required.

2. Three or more years of successful, full-time post master’s residence hall experience and a demonstrated commitment to diversity are essential.

3. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, the desire to work as part of a team and offer innovative approaches to problem solving.

Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

Education and Experience Preferred

1. Experience with supervision, selection, training and development of residence hall staff

2. Ability to effectively respond to crisis, manage fiscal resources and adjudicate University Policy violations.

3. Previous supervision of graduate students is preferred

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.

Working Hours
M-F 8-4:30
Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)
$3500 per month
Hiring Rate Information

Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

Posting Date
08/06/2021
Closing Date

Priority Review Date
10/03/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants should submit application materials by October 3, 2021 . Applications received after this date are welcome, but will be considered as needed.

Required application materials:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of 3 professional references

Application Procedures

Link to Department Homepage
Housing & Residential Services
Physical Demands

EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-5560
Is Background Check Required
Yes
Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education ( AAEOE ) at ada@niu.edu .

Clery Act Information

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at www.safety.niu.edu/clery or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at www.niu.edu/clery/fire_report.pdf or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

Quick Link
https://employment.niu.edu/postings/58437
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of at least 3 References
Optional Documents

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