Area Coordinator - University of Minnesota - Crookston
University of Minnesota Crookston
Location: Crookston, Minnesota
Salary: 35,000.00 - 38,000.00
Internal Number: 353900
Reporting to the Director for Residential Education, the Area Coordinator (AC) contributes to creating a vibrant campus community characterized by a strong commitment to equity, inclusion, and belonging for students with diverse identities with special focus to students in UMC’s residence hall facilities. The AC is a full time (10-month), entry-level professional required to live in an assigned on-campus apartment and serve in the on-call rotation with other department staff. The AC is responsible for the development and implementation of department initiatives that support learning, engagement, belonging, and persistence. The AC is expected to have weekly evening and occasional weekend commitments, to travel on behalf of the department periodically, and to work in the event of University closure or reduced operations as needed.
Compensation and Term:
10-month renewable contract.
Compensation commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic discipline.
Competitive benefits including health and retirement.
Housing and meal plan provided.
Functions and Duties:
Leadership & Administration (25%)
Demonstrate self-awareness of one's own cultural beliefs, perspectives, and privileges as a part of meeting the needs of all students in a fair, caring, and non-discriminatory manner.
Acknowledge the specific and particular realities of faculty and students of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and other minoritized communities with Northwest Minnesota while also connecting communities to local and regional experiences in order to foster a greater sense of belonging.
Generate mutual solidarity among historically underrepresented populations including but not limited to various racial and ethnic groups, first-generation college students, students from rural and agrarian communities, students from low-income families, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and religious minorities.
Directly supervise and evaluate Community Advisor staff (may include summer staff). Hold intentional one-on-one meetings. Plan and facilitate regular staff meetings.
Serve as the Summer Camps and Conference Coordinator, including supervision of summer staff, check ins and checkouts of camps, liaison between campus partners to ensure summer experiences are positive.
Participate in and present training topics for Community Advisors during fall/winter training and throughout the academic year.
Serve as a resource on University and departmental policies and procedures.
Assist the Director in the recruitment and selection of Community Advisors
Coordinates the recruitment of students for other engagement and leadership opportunities
Attend residential life staff meetings and actively participate in Community Advisor training.
Maintain and improve the physical environment of the residence community in conjunction with the Director. Ensure all safety, security, and maintenance needs are reported to appropriate personnel. Develop regular communication practices with custodial and maintenance staff.
Assist in the implementation of administrative functions within area (e.g. room assignments, no-shows, room changes, room condition records, damage billing,) in conjunction with the Director. Perform tasks in accordance with established Residential Life procedures and deadlines.
Maintain an inviting office space.
Assist in the implementation of all residence hall openings and closings throughout the year.
Assist in the management of residents undergoing quarantine/isolation due to COVID-19.
Assist in management of duty system for Community Advisor staff.
Represent Residential Life on University work groups, task forces, and committees.
Student/Community Development (75%)
Work with department staff and students to create and maintain a living and learning environment that supports the mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston Office of Residential Life.
Actively assist in the development and implementation of an intentional community development model that includes an emphasis on diverse, equitable, and inclusive community programming and support.
Establish an academic focused environment by creating campus partnerships, implementing initiatives, and providing tools to Community Advisors that supports student academic success.
Serve as a conduct hearing officer utilizing a restorative justice approach to sanctioning.
Assist in student leadership development. Be active and visible in support of student initiatives. Examples include collaboration with Multicultural Affairs, advising one of our identity-based organizations, etc.
Develop working knowledge of campus and community resources. Serve as an educator and general resource in a compassionate manner when intervening with students regarding a variety of issues including: college transition, academic and personal experiences, roommate conflicts/challenges, intimate partner/sexual violence, and mental health crises.
Confront behavior that is not appropriate in residence hall and apartment communities, per Community Behavioral Standards.
Maintain communication with faculty, staff, and other administrative personnel as needed.
Participate in an “on-duty” rotation to provide support for students and student staff. Being on duty may require quick on-site response throughout Residential Life facilities.
Assist Director in developing and maintaining departmental processes
Represent Residential Life at admission events and orientation.
Assist in the selection of full-time positions in Residential Life.
Assist in the execution of departmental emergency response procedures, including COVID-19.
One year of experience (including undergraduate employment) in Residential Life, Student Affairs, or a closely related field.
Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competence, and achievement in working with diverse student populations.
Demonstrated commitment to the land-grant mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston, especially as related to access and student success.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with faculty, student affairs educators, and students.
Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, or a closely related area.
Experience in higher education providing service to college students with diverse identities including first-generation college students; students of various racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds; students from low-income families; students from rural communities; LGBTQ students; and non-traditional adult learners.
Proficiency in a second language, preferably Spanish.
The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMN Crookston is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,800 students, approximately half on campus and half in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-four baccalaureate degrees are offered, 15 of which are also offered online. UMN Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota, beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two-year college in 1966 and to a four-year college in 1993. UMN Crookston is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMN Crookston makes a commitment to each individual student’s achievements and offers a hands-on approach and experiential learning that put students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMN Crookston provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, co...unty, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMN Crookston delivers world?class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close?knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMN Crookston has been recognized for its quality programs by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the campus as #1 in the category Top Public Regional Colleges–Midwest for 2020. U.S. News has ranked UMN Crookston among the top four in this category for the past 23 consecutive years.