Area Coordinator

At Simpson University


The Area Coordinator (AC) partners with the Director of Residence Life (DRL) to accomplish programs, activities and the administration of the residential community. The area coordinator is primarily responsible for recruiting, developing and evaluating the resident assistant staff. The AC works with a team of Resident Assistants (RA’s), Staff in Residence (SIR’s) and Faculty in Residence (FIR’s) to execute and assess holistic programs that are based upon strengths and thriving, in order to promote a culture of student success. The AC will also oversee student conduct, managing the student accountability process.

1. Master’s degree in Student Affairs or related field highly preferred
2. Minimum of one year of management experience in student affairs or related field preferred
3. Commitment to the holistic development of students as a vocational calling
4. Effective communication and relational skills
5. A strong willingness and ability to act as part of a team
6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.) and experience in or willingness and aptitude to learn, integrated institutional database software (e.g. Symplicity)
7. Must be able to properly use tact, diplomacy, discretion and sound judgment
8. Willingness to demonstrate commitment to the profession, the ability to learn and be coachable

General Expectations:
1. Demonstrate Simpson University Values in the performance of all duties
2. Maintain lifestyle in accordance with Simpson University Lifestyle Policy in Staff Handbook
3. Maintain the confidentiality of information, data and records. Properly use tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment
4. Demonstrate strong customer service skills in the performance of job duties
5. Demonstrate good organizational and communication skills in the performance of job duties
6. Supervises employees in accordance with Simpson University policies and procedures
7. Support the overflow needs of other departments within the respective university area
8. Perform other duties in accordance with this position as deemed necessary by the Director of Residence Life

Essential Functions:
1. Lead the selection process and ongoing training of resident assistants
2. Support the recruitment, training, and evaluation processes for resident assistant staff and student leaders
3. Encourage the spiritual, social, emotional and professional development of the resident assistant team, Staff and Faculty in Residence, and individual staff members by offering training, direction, supervision and support
4. Execute and assess small scale residential and campus programs that encourage and support a strengths based and thriving oriented environment that encourages student success
5. Oversee residence life operation of multiple halls, hall associations, Staff-in-Residence (SIR) and assist the provost with the Faculty-in Residence (FIR) program
6. Assist the DRL with the housing assignment and exemption process for the academic year, breaks and summer
7. Assist the DRL with developing innovative and creative ways to attract more students to live on campus
8. Enforce community standards in accordance with the SU Student Handbook and the Amnesty program
9. Work with the Student Conduct Board and other University leaders to aid in response to behavioral issues and concerns in a redemptive manner to traditional undergraduate students
10. Coordinate with the orientation committee and assist with all processes in preparation for new and returning residents for “move-in weekend”
11. Knowledge of and ability to follow the university’s plan for residence life related emergencies and be prepared to coordinate with other campus departments to help lead in the case of disaster (e.g. fire, flood, campus shooting, etc.)
12. Maintain residence life compliance by staying up to date on appropriate laws, benchmark policies, Title IV, mission persons laws, ADA accommodations, Fair Housing Act and any other laws related to Residence Life
13. Assist in accurate maintenance of residence life record-keeping
14. Actively participate in the formation and implementation of Student Development goals and policies and update procedures, protocols and policies for residence life and its respective areas
15. Research, recommend, implement and assess best practices in residence life
16. Support the programming within Residence Life
17. Support and serve in other areas of Student Development as needed

Related Responsibilities:
1. Work with other directors in student development to establish and assess annual goals
2. Support the efforts and programs of other student development directors through collaboration, encouragement and mutual planning
3. Participate in both fall and spring student orientation
4. Mentor/disciple individual students, as opportunities present themselves
5. Serve on the Student Behavior Assessment Team (SBAT) and the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) to update emergency procedures for the residences
6. Serve on other department and campus committees as assigned

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