Belmont Abbey College seeks an Area Coordinator of Residence Life.
The Area Coordinator (AC) for Residence Life provides a safe and healthy environment within the residence halls that is conducive to learning and community development. The AC position is live-in. Each Area Coordinator is given a specific set of students to work with, all while working collaboratively with the Residence Life staff to ensure a positive community campus-wide. The AC, under the direction of the Director of Residence Life, builds a professional team among the Resident Assistant staff through supervising their management of each residential area. The AC is responsible for the RA on-call schedule and manages the Residence Life programming model while advancing the Benedictine Hallmarks, Catholic identity, and mission of Belmont Abbey College.
The AC communicates with administrators and Resident Assistants to promote and maintain safe living environments for on campus students. The AC handles residence hall incidents and assists campus police, properly trains and supervises Resident Assistants, and actively promotes behaviors in the residence halls that coincide with the spirit of Belmont Abbey College through programming and special events. The AC spends time in the Residence Life office assisting in daily operations and serves as the nightly contact person in emergency situations.
Specific Job Requirements:
- Trains, supervises, evaluates, and provides on-going development opportunities for Resident Assistants.
- Oversees RA programming and the development of the residential community within their assigned area.
- Participates in regular duty rotation providing emergency assistance to students and staff. Acts as on call emergency contact; available on campus and by phone to handle situations and assist Campus Police.
- Provides fair and impartial sanctions for conduct cases as a conduct hearing officer, responds to policy violations and aids with conduct follow-through.
- Performs daily office operations which include answering questions and phones, creating documents, letters, posters, and signs.
- Remains visible, approachable, and involved in the residence hall community, especially on evenings and weekends.
- Assists RA staff in responding to student issues, roommate conflicts, and any emergencies.
- Assists with housing operations including room changes, opening and closing of the halls, and check-in and outs as directed by the Director of Residence Life.
- Supervises health and safety inspections and fire drills as necessary and completes paperwork and follow-up.
- Takes ownership of other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree; a Master’s degree is preferred. Experience in residence life is recommended, with preference given to those who have experience managing residential communities. This is a 12 month, live-in position. The work environment is an office, residence hall, and campus setting, which require the ability to work 40 hours per week in the main office followed by management availability of halls and office after business hours. On-call nights and weekends are shared among the professional staff of Residence Life. While on-call, acts as a resource for the on-duty RA staff and Campus Police. The position requires the ability to make walking rounds of campus and the residence halls. An unfurnished on-campus apartment is provided with an on-campus meal plan.
The incumbent must have strong communication skills, be highly organized, and have the ability to work harmoniously with a diverse population and personalities. They must be able to effectively communicate and relay information between students, parents, and administrators, while respecting appropriate confidentiality. The incumbent must be customer service driven with strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills. The incumbent must be very flexible with the ability to respond to crisis in a calm, responsible and effective manner. The incumbent will demonstrate creativity, energy, and be willing to be consistently available. Strong supervisory skills are necessary, along with the ability to bring a diverse population together as a team. The ability to create, maintain and guide professional relationships with students is an essential skill for this position.
In addition to the personal characteristics already described, the incumbent supports, embraces, and instills the habit of Excellence and Virtue to foster the vision of Belmont Abbey College as a Benedictine institution that finds glory in the true, the beautiful, and the good. The incumbent will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, and a stable disposition of character to support the richness of our Catholic and Benedictine identity while fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit in our students, our staff, and the greater community.
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In addition, candidates must wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the College to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. The incumbent will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, and stable disposition of character to support our Catholic and Benedictine identity while fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit in our students, our staff and the greater community. Finally, candidates must have a sincere appreciation and acceptance of our Catholic approach to education and an understanding of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
A review of applications will begin immediately. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.