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Residence Life Area Coordinator, Anticipated Opening (2nd year+ Halls)
Seattle Pacific University
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Residence Life
This is a live in, full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.
Internal Number: 150164
General Summary: The Area Coordinator for 2nd Year+ (AC) is a professional live-in position responsible, as a member of the Residence Life Staff, for creating a safe, inclusive, fun and transformative residential learning experience for undergraduate students at Seattle Pacific University and managing the day-to-day operations of the 2nd Year+ Halls operations and program. As a mid-level administrative position within Residence Life, the AC is responsible for supervision of the professional RLCs and paraprofessional staff in Hill Hall and Emerson Hall, offering support and supervision to the RLCs On-Call in an administrative back-up rotation with other administrative staff and oversight of one major administrative assignment within Residence Life. The AC may assume departmental responsibility in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director. The AC must have a demonstrated Christian faith, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and enthusiasm for developing college students.
Train, supervise and evaluate 8-10 undergraduate Resident Advisors in Emerson Hall. AC provides primary supervision for the Hill Hall RLCs and may supervise one part-time graduate assistant.
Contribute to the overall training of the Resident Advisor and Area Council staffs, including fall training, fall RA GS3418 class and staff in-services.
Assist in recruitment and selection or hiring processes for undergraduate student staff, graduate students and full-time staff.
Student Learning & Support
Develop meaningful relationships with students and maintain a high degree of visibility and availability in the residential community.
Facilitate student learning around general Student Life learning outcomes and specific outcomes for 2nd & 3rd year students through relationships and programs, including the areas of community & leadership development, faith formation & Christian service, cultural understanding & engagement, vocation & calling, health & wellness and integrated learning & academic success.
Engage students in the areas of personal values, relationships, wellness, decision-making and positive citizenship through mediation and student conduct processes.
Conduct regular wellness checks with students and provide coaching, strategies and resource referral related to student success.
Establish and maintain a Christ-centered community that supports a safe, inclusive, fun and transformative residential learning environment for undergraduate students.
May advise a GA or student Area Council Advisor within Emerson Hall, with a focus on community development through student advocacy and programs.
Conduct openings, closings, inventory inspections and room changes/withdrawals.
Provide support for undergraduate housing selection process.
Collaborate with campus partners such as Housing, Facility & Project Management, and Dining Services to sustain and improve residential environments.
Manage the Emerson Hall front desk, including hiring, training and supervision of student staff.
Help assess and submit capital improvement needs in Hill and Emerson Halls to the Director Residence Life and Facilities/Plant Services.
Learn and use technology platforms, including but not limited to Microsoft Office, StarRez, Banner, and Confluence.
Safety & Emergency Response
Participate in administrative back-up on-call rotation throughout the academic year to supervise and support RLCs in responding to incidents and emergencies for a residential population of approximately 1,500 students.
Serve as a Building Emergency Coordinator for the primary residence area and participate in overall response to campus emergencies.
Collaborative Residence Life Work
Collaboratively engage the Residence Life staff in a manner that fosters and invites trust, humility and respect, constructive critical feedback, focus on solutions and commitment to team and department decisions.
Serve on committees within Residence Life and the University as assigned.
Maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with other University departments.
Responsible for supervising one major administrative assignment within Residence Life.
Ongoing personal and professional work that enhances staff member's capacity for supporting historically underrepresented student populations and engaging all students related to cultural understanding and engagement at a predominantly white institution.
Ongoing professional engagement with the field of Student Affairs.
Participate in annual and ongoing departmental professional staff trainings.
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, Developmental Psychology, Education or a related field or commensurate experience.
2-3 years professional experience working directly with college students in a residential setting.
An understanding of and demonstrated commitment to engaging underrepresented and majority culture students in issues of diversity and inclusion and supporting underrepresented student success at predominantly white institutions.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Word and Excel.
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Developmental Psychology, Education or a related field.
5 years of progressively responsible professional experience working directly with college students in a residential setting.
Familiarity with online housing and judicial platforms.
Position will remain open until filled. Priority application deadline, April 18, 2022.
This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.
Please submit a cover letter and resume along with the online application.
About Seattle Pacific University
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.
Diversity Statement: As part of our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.
We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! L...earn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.
Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.