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FLSA Designation
Date Issued: 2007-02-01
Campus Life
Title: Area Coordinator/Assistant Director of Student Activities
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, and 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 Student Activities is a full time, ten-month position under the supervision of the Director of Housing and Residential Life.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide comprehensive supervision/administration of one first-year residence hall and upperclassman areas.

Coordinate Saturday night programming (Open Late) and weekend shuttle.

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

Committee service that includes orientation, diversity and retention.

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

Work with Physical Plant staff to coordinate and direct maintenance and custodial requirements.

Assist Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development with campus-wide programming, intramurals, and other departmental projects.

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

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).
Physical and Mental Demands
Adequate physical fitness to be able to participate in and assist with set-up, takedown, and facilitation of student activities and events. Ability to use gross motor skills to perform supervisory and organizational duties. Use of fine motor skills to operate computer; problem solving ability; ability to understand and work with numbers; ability to see, hear, and speak with or without the use of aids to represent the University in public and promotional appearances, and mental capacity to assist with numerous administrative responsibilities.
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