Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Mar 11 2019 Job Description:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
General Living Learning Community Responsibilities
Provide direction in the creation and expansion of Living Learning Communities
Initiate assessment that tracks student retention and success in the Living Learning Communities
Supervise a graduate student that is dedicated to programming for the communities
Indirectly oversee Living Learning Communities resident assistant programming efforts
Serve as the main point of contact for questions from parents, students, faculty and staff regarding the Living Learning Communities program
Create campus wide community based initiations for on campus students
Oversee marketing, website and social media efforts in collaboration with the Housing and Residence Life Marketing Coordinator
Plan large scale socials and programs during the academic year and the orientation program
Coordinate special projects within Housing and Residence Life
Collaboration with Academic Partners
Work with academic and university partners to establish and maintain Living Learning Communities
Oversee programming collaboration efforts between Housing and Residence Life and the academic partners.
Provide training regarding programming, recruitment, and marketing endeavors for academic partners
Work with academic and university partners to assess needs and goals for each Living Learning Community
Manage Living Learning Community budget
Maintain accurate records of funds in order to prioritize monetary needs of the Living Learning Communities
Update and maintain Living Learning Communities application information within StarRez
Work with Associate Director of Housing Operations to plan and place students into their Living Learning Community assignments
Creating a Supportive Learning Environment
Create and sustain supportive residential communities that foster and enhance student learning, development, and academic success
Establish rapport and develop mentoring relationships with residents
Participate in ongoing developmental first-year student orientation program
Provide an active leadership role on departmental and programming committees
Implement department initiatives, including academic initiatives
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Ability to communicate effectively with professional staff, student staff, faculty, parents and visitors
Ability to possess a positive image of Housing and Residence Life
Must possess the ability to maintain an effective, cooperative working relationship with supervisors, supervisees, co-workers, academic, and community partners in keeping with the values and mission of both the Department and the University
Must possess above average oral, written, and computer communication skills
Must possess above average knowledge of student development theory and its application to meet the needs of today's college students
Must possess above average leadership, supervisory, and managerial skills
Must possess above average multi-tasking, administrative, and organizational skills
Must possess above average critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
Must be willing to serve as a role model for residential students, paraprofessional staff members, and co-workers in work ethic, initiative, attitude, and approach to work
Must be willing to assume additional responsibilities within the department as needed
Must consistently treat residents, student staff members, academic and community partners, and colleagues with dignity and respect
Must model a positive attitude regarding diversity
Must adhere to the ethical code of conduct governing the Student Affairs profession
Graduate degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or a related field
At least three of experience working in the residential setting.
Demonstrate direct professional experience in student housing, student life or student activities
Experience in supervision, advising, and leadership development
Successful applicant must be willing to submit to a state and national criminal history background check
12-month, renewable contract
Furnished office space
Professional development and extensive training opportunities within the Department, the Division of Enrollment and Student Experience and the University at-large
Salary range is $40,000 to $42,000, commensurate with experience with no housing provided
Salary range is $31,000 to $34,000, commensurate with experience with 2 bedroom on campus apartment provided.
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