Under the direction of the Director of Housing and Residential Life, the Area Coordinator (AC) position is critical to the development and oversight of residential communities and the creation of a residential community conducive to the social and intellectual growth of our students. ACs are 12-month full-time live-in staff members who are responsible for the overall management of assigned residential areas including supervision of Resident Assistants, supporting Living Learning communities, and serving on departmental committees. ACs are responsible for creating a climate that supports student success, personal development, and high levels of resident engagement. ACs will also support summer assignments related to conferences and events, summer session housing, and new student orientation. Due to the nature of the position, ACs are expected to work outside of traditional business hours including participation in an on-call duty rotation. Responsibilities often extend into weekend and evening/early morning hours.
Establish and maintain a healthy, actively engaged residential community
Recruit, train, supervise, coach, and evaluate Resident Assistants and other student staff who work directly with residents to implement programs and provide various levels of support within the residential communities
Assist with housing operations as needed
Participate in professional staff on-call coverage and duty schedule
Bachelors required and Master's Degree preferred in College Student Development, Higher Education Administration or related field.
Knowledge of residence life operations, student affairs and higher education administration
Demonstrated strong administrative, supervisory, and communication skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and effective organizational/planning skills
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to work flexible schedule with on-call duty rotation
Ability to operate a personal computer and various software programs
Ability to enforce safety policies, practices, procedures and requirements of the department
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies across campus
Ability to remain calm, objective, and work under pressure while handling student and/or staff crisis situations
Ability to balance representation of the department, Division of Student Life and Mills Commitment to providing culturally affirming programming to historically marginalized groups including students of color, including Black students, first generation college students, LGBTQIA+/transgender and gender nonconforming populations, students of all abilities and to the College's anti-racism goals.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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