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FLSA Designation
Date Issued: 2007-02-01
Campus Life
Title: Area Coordinator/Assistant Director of Residential Life
Function and Responsibility
This is a live-in residential life position that includes general and collaborative responsibilities of student staff supervision, student interaction, office hours, on call crisis intervention, liaison to other LSSU departments (public safety, food service, health center, and physical plant), opening and closing of residence halls, departmental planning, assessment and research and student organization advising. Work collaboratively with the Campus Life staff, LSSU faculty, and students to design and implement strategies that better integrate academic programming that will enhance the campus culture and educational outcomes of students.

The Area Coordinator/Assistant Director of Residential Life is a full time, ten-month position under the supervision of the Director of Campus LIfe and Housing.
Duties and Responsibilities
Area Coordinator Focus

Coordinate and encourage proactive programming that encourages academic success, emothionald and social growth and personal development.

Serve as first tier judicial hearing officer in discipline concerns involving students in areas supervised.

Provide comprehensive supervision/administration of one first-year residence hall.

Concentrate on retention, depending on area, theme housing, upperclass, and/or freshman experience.

Perform regular walk-a-rounds and inspections of areas supervised for facility and custodial concerns.

Assist the Director of Campus Life and Housing and Physical Plant to coordinate and direct maintenance and custodial requirements.

Oversee scheduling of all Resident Advisors/Community Advisors.

Assistant Director of Residential Life focus

Coordinate volunteer activities including reporting, tracking of hours and programming.

Maintain and record programming budget for all Resident Advisors/Community Advisors.

Committee Service on univeristy committees (e.g., retention, orientation, sustainability and diversity).

Collect and distribute surveys including Resident Advisors/Community Advisors, programming, and Seamore Shuttle.

Coordinate Resident and Community Advisor recruitment, selection, and training.

Coordinate and plan fall, spring and summer residential advisor training.

Coordinate social media aspects for promotion and advertisement of the Campus Life Office and its entities.

Coordinate activities such as Seamore Shuttle and Open Late.

Provide support and guidance to a Big 7 student organization including activities and meetings.

Other Responsibilities

Assist with all housing related, informational on campus mailings and postings.

Assist in damage assessment and billing.

Assist in room assignments.

Assist in Resident and Community Advisor recruitment, selection and training.

Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree and prior experience in residential life and student affairs. Masters degree preferred. Demonstrated leadership, crisis intervention training, and committee involvement and program development skills. Ability to work within a team, motivate others and willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings. Effective communication (written and verbal), organization and human relations skills. Understanding of today’s first year college student and the ability to work successfully in a university environment. Candidates should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Illustrator and Indesign are desired.
Physical and Mental Demands
Adequate physical fitness to be able to sit and concentrate for long periods of time; use of gross motor skills to perform supervisory and organizational duties; use of fine motor skills to operate computer; social intelligence; problem solving ability; ability to understand and work with numbers; ability to see, hear, and speak with or without the use of aids to perform normal office tasks.
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